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  1. Evidence-Based Policymaking

    Insights from Policy-Minded Researchers and Research-Minded Policymakers

    By Karen Bogenschneider, Thomas J. Corbett

    This book is for those who believe that good government should be based on hard evidence, and that research and policy ought to go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, no such bond exists. Rather, there is a substantial gap, some say chasm, between the production of knowledge and its utilization. Despite...

    Published April 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Interdependency and Care over the Lifecourse

    By Sophia Bowlby, Linda McKie, Susan Gregory, Isobel Macpherson

    Series: Relationships and Resources

    Interdependency and Care over the Lifecourse draws upon theories of time and space to consider how informal care is woven into the fabric of everyday lives and is shaped by social and economic inequalities and opportunities. The book comprises three parts. The first explores contrasting social...

    Published January 14th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Introduction to Family Processes

    Fifth Edition

    By Randal Day, Randal D. Day

    What goes on "behind closed doors" in families is examined in this text. Through his storytelling style, Randy Day introduces readers to the family processes approach – the strategies and behaviors families use to achieve goals. The emphasis is on how families work and interact rather than on the...

    Published July 28th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Families in Asia

    Home and Kin, 2nd Edition

    By Stella Quah

    Families in Asia provides a unique sociological analysis of family trends in Asia. Stella R. Quah uses demographic and survey data, personal interviews and case studies from China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to provide a...

    Published September 15th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Intimate Fatherhood

    A Sociological Analysis

    By Esther Dermott

    Fatherhood is gaining ever more public and political attention, stimulated by the increasing prominence of fathers’ rights groups and the introduction of social policies, such as paternity leave. Intimate Fatherhood explores discourses of contemporary fatherhood, men’s parenting behaviour and...

    Published May 21st 2008 by Routledge

  6. Legal Responses to Domestic Violence

    By Mandy Burton

    This book aims to examine legal responses to domestic violence in a holistic way. In England and Wales, as in other jurisdictions, much attention has been paid to the criminal justice response to domestic violence. The response of the civil justice system has not been ignored, but has been somewhat...

    Published May 7th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  7. Researching Families and Communities

    Social and Generational Change

    Edited by Rosalind Edwards

    Series: Relationships and Resources

    Recent years have seen a concern with how family and community relationships have changed across the generations, whether for better or worse, and particularly how they have been affected by social and economic developments. But how can we think about and research the nature of the present in...

    Published April 29th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Marginalised Mothers

    Exploring Working Class Experiences of Parenting

    By Val Gillies

    Series: Relationships and Resources

    Successive moral panics have cast poor or socially excluded mothers - associated with social problems as diverse as crime, underachievement, unemployment and mental illness - as bad mothers. Their mothering practices are held up as the antithesis of good parenting and are associated with poor...

    Published November 30th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Assessing the Support Needs of Adopted Children and Their Families

    Building Secure New Lives

    By Liza Bingley Miller, Arnon Bentovim

    Written in consultation with a range of experts, clinicians and practitioners as well as adoptive children, families and birth relatives, this book gives helpful guidance on making evidence-based assessments and planning successful adoption support. Key features include: a discussion of the main...

    Published November 30th 2006 by Routledge

  10. The Lives of Foster Carers

    Private Sacrifices, Public Restrictions

    By Linda Nutt

    The Lives of Foster Carers analyzes the contradictions, conflicts, and ambiguities experienced by foster carers arising from the inter-penetrations of public bureaucracy and private family life. Topics covered include: social policy pertinent to childcare the history of foster care service...

    Published April 20th 2006 by Routledge