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Major Works: Social Policy

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 56 new and published major works in the subject of Social Policy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Social Transformation in China

    Edited by Jieyu Liu

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Since the late 1970s, China has transformed from an inefficient centrally planned backwater to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. While economic reform has enabled average living standards to improve immensely, the benefits have been shared disproportionately depending on demographic factors...

    Published January 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Television News and the Elderly

    Broadcast Managers' Attitudes Toward Older Adults

    By Michael L. Hilt

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    This concise survey investigates the television general managers’ and news directors’ attitudes towards the elderly in the United States. Originally published in 1997, it raises important issues of ageing in relation to the media with specific focus on the older viewer’s status as a viewing...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Contrasts in Punishment

    An explanation of Anglophone excess and Nordic exceptionalism

    By John Pratt, Anna Eriksson

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Why do some modern societies punish their offenders differently to others? Why are some more punitive and others more tolerant in their approach to offending and how can these differences be explained? Based on extensive historical analysis and fieldwork in the penal systems of England, Australia...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Population Studies

    Edited by Edith Gray, Zhongwei Zhao

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Demography is the scientific study of human populations. Classical demography has at its core three processes: fertility, migration, and mortality. To be human is to be part of the demographic process, so contemporary studies of population focus not only on the implications of population size and...

    Published November 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Retail and Commercial Planning (RLE Retailing and Distribution)

    By Ross Davies

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Retailing and Distribution

    Changes in the philosophy of planning and the political influences behind it have led to an increasingly ambivalent approach to retail and commercial matters and a lack of clear goals and objectives as to what both central government and the local authorities should be concerned with. At the same...

    Published August 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Multiculturalism

    Edited by Gerd Baumann, Steven Vertovec

    Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

    Edited by two leading scholars in the field, this new title in Routledge’s Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Sociology, is a four-volume collection of canonical and cutting-edge research. Serious work on multiculturalism flourishes as never before, and this ‘mini library’ meets the need for...

    Published December 1st 2010 by Routledge

  7. Population, Health and Nutrition in the Sahel

    Issues in the Welfare of Selected West African Communities

    Edited by Allan G. Hill

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    This collection of studies, first published in 1985, describes some contemporary problems of selected pastoral and agro-pastoral communities of the West African Sahel. Several important features of the Sahel are illustrated: the significance of seasonal factors in causing periodic stress amongst...

    Published November 26th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Womens' Roles and Population Trends in the Third World

    Edited by Richard Anker, Marya Buvinic, Nadia H. Youssef

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1982, this collection was the result of an ambitious and wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary research programme conducted by the International Labour Office (ILO) on the relationship between women’s roles and demographic change, with a view to influencing contemporary government and...

    Published November 26th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Population and Development

    High and Low Fertility in Poorer Countries

    Edited by Geoffrey Hawthorn

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1978, this book explores the vital global issue of high and low fertility in poorer countries through a series of case studies by contemporary experts in the fields of development and demography. These studies examine such issues as: the relations between fertility rates and...

    Published November 26th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of Family Planning in the Third World

    Edited by T. E. Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1973, this book is an attempt to examine the political determinants (as opposed to the more usual emphasis upon consequences) of contemporary population policy formation and action in developing countries, with particular reference to policy relating to family limitation....

    Published November 26th 2010 by Routledge