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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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Family Mobility

    Reconciling Career Opportunities and Educational Strategy

    By Catherine Doherty, Wendy Patton, Paul Shield

    Series: Changing Mobilities

    Family mobility decisions reveal much about how the public and private realms of social life interact and change. This sociological study explores how contemporary families reconcile individual members’ career and education projects within the family unit over time and space, and unpacks the...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies

    Building new spaces

    Edited by Khayaat Fakier, Ellen Ehmke

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    Taking a unique comparative approach to the respective development paths of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), this book shows that people and governments in all three countries are faced with similar challenges of heightened insecurity, caused by liberalization and structural adjustment. The...

    Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture

    The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

    Edited by Jörg Gertel, Sarah Ruth Sippel

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Over the last three decades there has been a rapid expansion of intensive production of fresh fruit and vegetables in the Mediterranean regions of south and west Europe. Much of this depends on migrating workers for seasonal labour, including from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America....

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Artisans and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century London (Routledge Revivals)

    John Gast and his Times

    By Iorwerth Prothero

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1979, this book was the first, full-length study of working-class movements in London between 1800 and the beginnings of Chartism in the later 1830s. The leaders and rank and file in these movements were almost invariably artisans, and this book examines the position of the...

    Published March 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Retirement, Work and Pensions in Ageing Korea

    Edited by Jae-Jin Yang, Thomas Klassen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Even among the four Asian tigers, with their economic miracles during the past several decades that allowed them to join the ranks of the developed nations, South Korea is extraordinary. As significant as its economic progress, from a dirt poor and devastated nation in the 1960s, is South Korea’s...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Handbook of European Welfare Systems

    Edited by Klaus Schubert, Simon Hegelich, Ursula Bazant

    This book provides the first comprehensive information and detailed data on the welfare systems of all twenty-seven EU member states and offers the reader an invaluable introduction and basis for comparative welfare research. The introductory chapter summarizes the actual debate about...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Economic Justice, Labor and Community Practice

    Edited by Louise Simmons, Scott Harding

    Facing economic upheaval and growing inequality, people in local communities are fighting for economic justice. Coalitions from labor, grassroots community organizations, the faith community, immigrant communities and other progressive forces are emerging across the U.S. and Canada and winning...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Temporary Work, Agencies and Unfree Labour

    Insecurity in the New World of Work

    Edited by Judy Fudge, Kendra Strauss

    Series: Routledge Studies in Employment and Work Relations in Context

    Unfree labor has not disappeared from advanced capitalist economies. In this sense the debates among and between Marxist and orthodox economic historians about the incompatibility of capitalism and unfree labor are moot: the International Labour Organisation has identified forced, coerced, and...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge