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Social Policy

  1. The Subject of Prostitution

    Sex Work, Law and Social Theory

    By Jane Scoular

    The Subject of Prostitution offers a distinctive analysis of the links between prostitution and social theory in order to advance a critical analysis of the relationship of law to sex work. Using the lens of social theory to disrupt fixed meanings the book provides an advanced analytical framework...

    To Be Published March 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. International Perspectives on Child Victimisation

    By Julia Davidson, Christopher Hamerton

    International Perspectives on Child Victimisation offers a comprehensive overview of the established themes and emergent debates relating to the abuse and victimization of children. Highlighting key areas of global concern, and illustrated with detailed case studies of important developments, Julia...

    To Be Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Organised Sexual Abuse

    By Michael Salter

    Organised Sexual Abuse offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary investigation of this phenomenon. Since the early 1980s, social workers and mental health professionals around the globe have encountered clients reporting sexual abuse by organized groups or networks. These allegations have been...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Privatising the Public University

    The Case of Law

    By Margaret Thornton

    Privatising the Public University: The Case of Law is the first full-length critical study examining the impact of the dramatic reforms that have swept through universities over the last two decades. Drawing on extensive research and interviews in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada, Margaret...

    Published September 12th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Child Pornography

    Law and Policy

    By Alisdair A. Gillespie

    Child Pornography: Law and Policy draws on interdisciplinary work in order to critically address the law relating to child pornography. Child pornography is recognized as a specific form of child abuse and there are now many national, and international, efforts to tackle it. Yet despite...

    Published June 15th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  6. Internet Child Abuse: Current Research and Policy

    Edited by Julia Davidson, Petter Gottschalk

    Internet Child Abuse: Current Research and Policy provides a timely overview of international policy, legislation and offender management and treatment practice in the area of Internet child abuse. Internet use has grown considerably over the last five years, and information technology now forms a...

    Published July 27th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  7. Welfare's Forgotten Past

    A Socio-Legal History of the Poor Law

    By Lorie Charlesworth

    That ‘poor law was law’ is a fact that has slipped from the consciousness of historians of welfare in England and Wales, and in North America. Welfare's Forgotten Past remedies this situation by tracing the history of the legal right of the settled poor to relief when destitute. Poor law was not...

    Published December 14th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  8. Regulation of the Voluntary Sector

    Freedom and Security in an Era of Uncertainty

    By Mark Sidel

    Series: Critical Approaches to Law

    Have we gone too far in enacting laws, promulgating regulations and announcing policies that threaten freedom of association, either now or ‘in waiting’ for the future? Regulation of the Voluntary Sector focuses on the legal and political environment for civil society in an era in which...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  9. Prostitution, Politics & Policy

    By Roger Matthews

    Prostitution has become an extremely topical issue in recent years and attention has focused both on the situation of female prostitutes and the adequacy of existing forms of regulation. Prostitution, Politics & Policy brings together the main debates and issues associated with...

    Published January 23rd 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  10. Regulating Social Housing

    Governing Decline

    By David Cowan, Morag McDermont

    Drawing upon Foucauldian analyzes of governmentality, the authors contend that social housing must be understood according to a range of political rationalities that saturate current practice and policy. They critically address the practice of dividing social from private tenure; situating subjects...

    Published March 16th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish