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  1. 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Migration, Family and the Welfare State

    Integrating Migrants and Refugees in Scandinavia

    Edited by Karen Fog Olwig, Birgitte Romme Larsen, Mikkel Rytter

    Migration, Family and the Welfare State explores understandings and practices of integration in the Scandinavian welfare societies of Denmark, Norway and Sweden through a comprehensive range of detailed ethnographic studies. Chapters examine discourses, policies and programs of integration in the...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Global Variations in the Political and Social Economy of Care

    Worlds Apart

    Edited by Shahra Razavi, Silke Staab

    Series: Routledge/UNRISD Research in Gender and Development

    Care work, both paid and unpaid, contributes to well-being, social development and economic growth. But the costs of providing care are unequally borne across gender and social class. Feminist scholarship on the gendered construction of welfare provisioning and welfare regimes has produced a...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Responding to Youth Crime in Hong Kong

    Penal Elitism, Legitimacy and Citizenship

    By Michael Adorjan, Wing Hong Chui

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    A society’s response to youth crime reveals much about its broader cultural values, social circumstances, and political affairs. This book examines reactions and policy responses to youth delinquency and crime in Hong Kong during its colonial and post-colonial periods, and in doing so, underscores...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. China's Changing Welfare Mix

    Local Perspectives

    Edited by Beatriz Carrillo, Jane Duckett

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This book draws attention to two neglected areas in the growing body of research on welfare in China: subnational variation and the changing mix of state and non-state provision. The contributors to this volume demonstrate the diversity of local welfare provision that lies behind broad national...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Genetic Testing

    Accounts of Autonomy, Responsibility and Blame

    By Michael Arribas-Ayllon, Srikant Sarangi, Angus Clarke

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Advances in molecular genetics have led to the increasing availability of genetic testing for a variety of inherited disorders. While this new knowledge presents many obvious health benefits to prospective individuals and their families it also raises complex ethical and moral dilemmas for families...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Road to Social Europe

    A Contemporary Approach to Political Cultures and Diversity in Europe

    By Jean-Claude Barbier

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    In the wake of the Greek and Irish crises, and at a moment when solidarity between states is hotly debated on a daily basis at EU level, it is important to understand how ‘solidarity’ can happen at all. The Road to Social Europe reviews the development of political cultural processes since the...

    Published January 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. Self-care

    Embodiment, Personal Autonomy and the Shaping of Health Consciousness

    By Christopher Ziguras

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book examines the widespread cultural and political consequences of the proliferation of popular health advice. It provides a key theoretical contribution to the sociological study of health and embodiment by illuminating the processes of social change that have transformed how individuals...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge