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Major Works: Social Policy

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 54 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 26th 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 November 30th 2010 by Routledge

  5. 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 25th 2010 by Routledge

  6. 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 25th 2010 by Routledge

  7. 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 25th 2010 by Routledge

  8. 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 25th 2010 by Routledge

  9. International Indebtedness and the Developing Countries

    By George C. Abbott

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    First published in 1979, this study focuses upon two of the major economic problems faced by developing countries: massive foreign debts and the shortage of foreign funds offered on concessional terms for development purposes. The relationship between the two is highlighted in the effect that debt...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Seaports and Development

    The Experience of Kenya and Tanzania

    By B. S. Hoyle

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Development

    This book, originally published in 1983, demonstrates the importance of seaports in the growth of less-developed countries. The author focuses on the character of port activity within the context of transport systems and regional economic planning. General principles of port development are...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge