Social Work and Social Welfare

Social Policy

  1. Alcohol Policy in Europe

    Delivering the WHO Ideal?

    By Shane Butler, Karen Elmeland, Betsy Thom, James Nicholls

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    The World Health Organisation subscribes to a structural approach to reduce alcohol-related harm. Rather than targeting individuals, it recommends that governments should control consumption through a combination of pricing strategies, restrictions on retail availability and, possibly, the...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  2. International Perspectives on Support for Trafficked Women

    Developing a Model for Service Provision

    By Delia Rambaldini-Gooding

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    Human trafficking for the purpose of prostitution and sexual exploitation has received a great deal of attention at national and international policy level. However, most of the focus has been on the criminal aspects of human trafficking and crime prevention, with little more than rhetoric around...

    To Be Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States

    Edited by Stephen Haymes, Maria Vidal de Haymes, Reuben Miller

    In the United States, the causes and even the meanings of poverty are disconnected from the causes and meanings of global poverty. The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States provides an authoritative overview of the relationship of poverty with the rise of neoliberal capitalism in the...

    To Be Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Governance, Development, and Social Work

    Edited by Chathapuram S. Ramanathan, Subhabrata Dutta

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    This book explores how many issues related to development and governance –including migration, disaster management, environmental justice, peace and security, sustainability, public-private partnerships, and terrorism – impact the practice of social work. It takes a global, comparative...

    Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Digital Divide

    The Internet and Social Inequality in International Perspective

    Edited by Massimo Ragnedda, Glenn W. Muschert

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book provides an in-depth comparative analysis of inequality and the stratification of the digital sphere. Grounded in classical sociological theories of inequality, as well as empirical evidence, this book defines ‘the digital divide’ as the unequal access and utility of internet...

    Published June 4th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Social Protection in Developing Countries

    Reforming Systems

    Edited by Katja Bender, Markus Kaltenborn, Christian Pfleiderer

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    Providing universal access to social protection and health systems for all members of society, including the poor and vulnerable, is increasingly considered crucial to international development debates. This is the first book to explore from an interdisciplinary and global perspective the reforms...

    Published April 4th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Key Themes in Social Policy

    By Patricia Kennedy

    Key Themes in Social Policy provides an accessible and authoritative introduction to the key concepts used in social policy, from autonomy to wellbeing. With over 100 ideas discussed, this is a comprehensive student guide and is designed to help readers to gain a deeper understanding of major...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Contemporary Drug Policy

    By Henry H Brownstein

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    This book focuses on the use of drugs in our lives and how we respond to them. Whereas drug policy typically centres on the problems of illicit drugs or licit drugs used in illicit ways or circumstances, Contemporary Drug Policy instead considers the wide variety of substances we call drugs as a...

    Published January 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Power and Welfare

    Understanding Citizens' Encounters with State Welfare

    By Nanna Mik-Meyer, Kaspar Villardsen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    In the welfare provision of today, power takes both the shape of juridical sanctions and of attractive offers for self-development. When state institutions punish criminals, remove children at risk, or enforce sanctions upon welfare recipients the question of power is immediately urgent. It is less...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State

    Edited by Bent Greve

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    ‘The welfare state’ in all its many forms has had a profound role in many countries around the world since at least the Second World War. The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State explores the classical issues around the welfare state, but also investigates its key concepts, along with how these...

    Published November 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  11. 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 June 20th 2012 by Routledge

  12. The Transformation of Children’s Services

    Examining and debating the complexities of inter/professional working

    Edited by Joan Forbes, Cate Watson

    Can we imagine different ways of working together to secure better outcomes for children and families? What are the complex issues that underlie the apparently simple call for ‘joined-up’ services? Children’s services in many countries around the world are being transformed as part of the call for...

    Published October 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  13. 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 11th 2013 by Routledge

  14. 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 September 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  15. China's One-Child Policy and Multiple Caregiving

    Raising Little Suns in Xiamen

    By Esther Goh

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book explores the effects of China’s one child policy on modern Chinese families. It is widely thought that such a policy has contributed to the creation of a generation of little emperors or little suns spoiled by their parents and by the grandparents who have been recruited to care for the...

    Published May 18th 2011 by Routledge

  16. International Encyclopedia of Social Policy

    Edited by Tony Fitzpatrick, Huck-ju Kwon, Nick Manning, James Midgley, Gillian Pascall

    Available in paperback for the first time, this milestone work offers an in-depth treatment of all aspects of the discipline and practice of social policy globally. Supported by a distinguished international advisory board, the editors have compiled almost 900,000 words across 734 entries written...

    Published April 7th 2010 by Routledge