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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 15 new and published books in the subject of Public Services — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Social Problems in the UK

    An Introduction

    By Stuart Isaacs, David Blundell, Anne Foley, Norman Ginsburg, Brian McDonough, Dan Silverstone, Tara Young

    Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction is the first textbook on contemporary social issues to contextualise social problems within the disciplines of sociology, social policy, criminology and applied social science. Drawing on the research and teaching experience of academics in these areas,...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Social Housing in Transition Countries

    Edited by József Hegedüs, Martin Lux, Nóra Teller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    This volume intends to fill the gap in the range of publications about the post-transition social housing policy developments in Central and Eastern Europe by delivering critical evaluations about the past two decades of developments in selected countries’ social housing sectors, and showing what...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Child Welfare Practice with Immigrant Children and Families

    Edited by Alan Dettlaff, Rowena Fong

    Children in immigrant families represent nearly one-fourth of all children living in the United States. As this population of children has increased, so has their representation among children involved in child welfare and related systems. Once immigrant families come to the attention of these...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

    Edited by United Cities and Local Governments

    UCLG’s Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world. Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World examines the enormous challenge of ensuring the...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Globalization and Public Sector Reform in China

    Edited by Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book analyses public sector reform comprehensively in all parts of China’s public sector – government bureaucracy, public service units and state-owned enterprises. It argues that reform of the public sector has become an issue of great concern to the Chinese leaders, who realize that...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. New Horizons for Policy Practice

    By Richard Hoefer

    This book provides fresh perspectives on the state of policy practice. Leading scholars explore such vital conceptual topics such as how to impact social justice, what the strengths-based perspective means to policy practitioners and how to bridge the all-too common gap between community organizing...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Policing the Markets

    Inside the Black Box of Securities Enforcement

    By James W. Williams

    Set against the backdrop of the recurring waves of financial scandal and crisis to hit Canada, the US, the UK, and Europe over the last decade, this book examines the struggles of securities enforcement agencies to police the financial markets. While allegations of regulatory failure in this realm...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Rethinking Public-Private Partnerships

    Strategies for Turbulent Times

    Edited by Carsten Greve, Graeme Hodge

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management

    The global financial crisis hit the world in a remarkable way in late 2008. Many governments and private sector organizations, who had considered Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to be their future, were forced to rethink their strategy in the wake of the crisis, as a lot of the available private...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Legislating Creativity

    The Intersections of Art and Politics

    By Dustin Kidd

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    How does political policy-making shape the creative activities of artists? Do the political interests of artists influence actual political practices in any way? Legislating Creativity examines the relationship between art and politics through an analysis of controversial art projects tied to the...

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Public Criminology?

    By Ian Loader, Richard Sparks

    Series: Key Ideas in Criminology

    What is the role and value of criminology in a democratic society? How do, and how should, its practitioners engage with politics and public policy? How can criminology find a voice in an agitated, insecure and intensely mediated world in which crime and punishment loom large in government agendas...

    Published July 5th 2010 by Routledge