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  1. Engaging with the World

    Agency, Institutions, Historical Formations

    Edited by Margaret S Archer, Andrea Maccarini

    Series: Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

    This title reflects the general theme of the 2010 IACR annual conference that was held in Padova, Italy, the aim of which was to provide a fresh view on some cultural and structural changes involving Western societies after the world economic crisis of 2008, from the point of view of...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy

    Edited by John Eekelaar, Rob George

    Changes in family structures, demographics, social attitudes and economic policies over the last sixty years have had a large impact on family lives and correspondingly on family law. This book provides global perspectives on the policy challenges facing family law and policy round the world. The...

    Published May 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Social Work and Faith-based Organizations

    By Beth R. Crisp

    Faith-based organizations continue to play a significant role in the provision of social work services in many countries but their role within the welfare state is often contested. This text explores their various roles and relationships to social work practice, includes examples from different...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Changing Policy-Making Process in Greater China

    Case research from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

    Edited by Bennis Wai Yip So, Yuang-kuang Kao

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    This book explores how the policy-making process is changing in the very volatile conditions of present day mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It considers the overall background conditions – the need to rebalance in mainland China after years of hectic economic growth; governance transition and...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Social Capital and Economics

    Social Values, Power, and Social Identity

    Edited by Asimina Christoforou, John B. Davis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Economics

    This volume provides a collection of critical new perspectives on social capital theory by examining how social values, power relationships, and social identity interact with social capital. This book seeks to extend this theory into what have been largely under-investigated domains, and, at the...

    Published April 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Moral Economy of Welfare States

    Britain and Germany Compared

    By Steffen Mau

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

    This book investigates why people are willing to support an institutional arrangement that realises large-scale redistribution of wealth between social groups of society. Steffen Mau introduces the concept of 'the moral economy' to show that acceptance of welfare exchanges rests on moral...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Protecting the Vulnerable

    Autonomy and Consent in Health Care

    Edited by Margaret Brazier, Mary Lobjoit

    Series: Social Ethics and Policy

    The right of adults with sound mind to consent to treatment or risk their own health for the benefit of the community in a clinical trial is unequivocally recognised by the law. But what about those vulnerable by virtue of their age, nature or position in society? Experts from the fields of...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Troubling Multiculturalism

    Edited by Hans Skott-Myhre, J.N. Little

    It can be easy to imagine that Child and Youth Care practitioners are inherently or naturally attuned to issues of diversity and colonization as they pertain to multicultural practice. While there are excellent culturally attuned practices that are happening in the field of Child and Youth Care,...

    Published April 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Consuming Geographies of Food

    Diet, Food Deserts and Obesity

    By Hillary J. Shaw

    Series: Routledge Studies of Gastronomy, Food and Drink

    The consumption and distribution of food, as well as its production, has become a major public policy issue over the past few decades; what we eat is no longer merely a private matter but carries significant externalities for wider society. Its increasing significance within the...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The American Welfare State

    A Practical Guide

    By Brian Glenn

    Through a practical introduction to the policies of the American welfare state—a wide-ranging subject much discussed but seldom described—this concise volume details the four main areas of social welfare policy: housing assistance, nutrition assistance, income assistance, and medical assistance. In...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge