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VSB10-003 The Routledge Handbook of Disability in Southern Africa
  Tsitsi Chataika/ 9781138242333/ Price:ĘG 175.00
 
Book Cover This handbook provides a body of interdisciplinary analyses suitable for the development of disability studies in southern Africa. Through drawing upon and introducing resources from several disciplines, theoretical perspectives and personal narratives from disability activists, it reflects on disability and sustainable development in southern Africa. It also addresses a clear need to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives and narratives on disability and sustainable development in ways that do not undermine disability politics advanced by disabled people across the world. The handbook further acknowledges and builds upon the huge body of literature that understands the social, cultural, educational, psychological, economic, historical and political facets of the exclusion of disabled people. The handbook covers the following broad themes: °E Disability inclusion, ICT and sustainable development °E Access to education, from early childhood development up to higher education °E Disability, employment, entrepreneurship and community-based rehabilitation °E Religion, gender and parenthood °E Tourism, sports and accessibility °E Compelling narratives from disability activists on societal attitudes toward disability, media advocacy, accessible housing and social exclusion. Thus, this much-awaited handbook provides students, academics, practitioners, development partners, policy makers and activists with an authoritative framework for critical thinking and debates that inform policy and practice in incomparable ways, with the view to promoting inclusive and sustainable development.
   
VSB10-003 The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State
  Bent Greve/ 9781138631649/ Price:ĘG 175.00
 
Book Cover Forty-five contributions from renowned international specialists in the field provide readers with expert analysis of the core issues related to the welfare state, including regional depictions of welfare states around the globe. The second edition of the Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State combines essays on methodologies, core concepts and central policy areas to produce a comprehensive understanding of what °•the welfare state°¶ means around the world. In the aftermath of the credit crunch, the Handbook addresses some of the many questions about the welfare state. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include an in-depth analysis of societal changes in recent years. New articles can be found on topics such as: the impact of ideas, well-being, migration, globalisation, India, welfare typologies, homelessness and long-term care. This volume will be an invaluable reference book for students and scholars throughout the social sciences, particularly in sociology, social policy, public policy, international relations, politics and gender studies.
   
SB10-478 Child Abuse and Protection: Contemporary issues in research, policy and practice
  Julia Davidson/ 9781138209992/ Price:ĘG 29.99
 
   
SB10-478 Promoting Non-Violence: Social Work Conversations about Violence
  Gerard Heery/ 9781138097575/ Price:ĘG 29.99
 
   
SB10-478 Risk in Social Work Practice: Current Issues
  Andrew Whittaker/ 9781138599956/ Price:ĘG 115.00
 
   
SB10-478 Visual Communication for Social Work Practice: Power, Culture, Analysis
  Sonia M. Tascon/ 9780815374534/ Price:ĘG 110.00
 
   
SB10-478 Art in Social Work Practice: Theory and Practice: International Perspectives
  Ephrat Huss/ 9781138501249/ Price:ĘG 110.00
 
   
SB10-478 Towards Glocal Social Work in the Era of Compressed Modernity
  Timo Harrikari/ 9781138225541/ Price:ĘG 105.00
 
   
SB10-477 Social Work Practice with LGBTQIA Populations: A Relationship Perspective
  Claire L. Dente/ 9781138672437/ Price:ĘG 44.99
 
   
SB10-477 The Child Welfare Challenge: Policy, Practice, and Research
  Peter J. Pecora/ 9780815351665/ Price:ĘG 36.99
 
   
SB10-476 Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers
  John Sudbery/ 9781138304093/ Price:ĘG 32.99
 
   
SB10-476 Intersectionality in Social Work: Activism and Practice in Context
  Suryia Nayak/ 9781138628168/ Price:ĘG 110.00
 
   
SB10-476 A Field Guide for Social Workers: Applying Your Generalist Training
  Shelagh Larkin/ 9781506379241/ Price:ĘG 58.00
 
   
SB10-476 Disability Definitions, Diagnoses, and Practice Implications: An Introduction for Counselors.
  Julie Smart/ 9781138244696/ Price:ĘG 59.99
 
   
Understanding the Mixed Economy of Welfare
  Martin Powell/ 9781447333227/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover As the state withdraws from welfare provision, the mixed economy of welfare °V involving private, voluntary and informal sectors °V has become ever more important. This second edition of Powell°¶s acclaimed textbook on the subject brings together a wealth of respected contributors. New features of this revised edition include: °E An updated perspective on the mixed economy of welfare (MEW) and social division of welfare (SDW) in the context of UK Coalition and Conservative governments
   
Understanding the Mixed Economy of Welfare
  Powell, Martin/ 9781447333210/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
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Media and Governance: Exploring the rRole of News Media in Complex Systems of Governance
  Thomas Schillemans/ 9781447341437/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, this updated volume explores the intersections between governance and media in western democracies, which have undergone profound recent changes. Many governmental powers have been shifted toward a host of network parties such as NGOs, state enterprises, international organizations, autonomous agencies, and local governments. Governments have developed complex networks for service delivery and they have a strategic interest in the news media as an arena where their interests can be served and threatened. How do the media relate to and report on complex systems of government? How do the various governance actors respond to the media and what are the effects on their policies? This book considers the impact of media-related factors on governance, policy, public accountability and the attribution of blame for failures.
   
Implementing Innovative Social Investment: Strategic Lessons from Europe
  Susan Baines/ 9781447347828/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover The turn towards a Social Investment approach to welfare implies deploying resources to enhance human capital and mobilise the productive potential of citizens, starting in early childhood. This edited collection brings regional and local realities to the forefront of social investment debates by showcasing successes, challenges and setbacks of Social Investment policies and services from ten European countries: Italy, UK, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Spain. It provides practical, accessible illustrations of good practice, routes to success, and lessons learned. The book is informed throughout by engagement with service users and local communities, and features many previously unheard voices including front-line workers, local decision makers, volunteers and beneficiaries.
   
Illustrated Handbook of Social Work
  / 9781680944730/ Price:US$ 180.00
 
Book Cover This book presents a broad view of contemporary social work, exploring its roots and its possible future. Focusing on what students really need to know, this book breaks down all of the key social work theory covered across a students' training, demystifying complex concepts by demonstrating their application to real-life practice.
   
Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers
  WJ Gallerani/ 9781682505809/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Early childhood development (ECD) programs have demonstrated drastic improvements in survival, growth, health, and social productivity. An understanding of the major theories and research related to the broad categories of physical development, cognitive development and social development is required, as is the ability to apply this knowledge. Focusing on human growth and development over the lifespan, this book will assists physicians, nurses, nutritionists, substance abuse counselors, clergy, teachers, career counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists.
   
Social Work Assessment
  Sudha Menon/ 9781773614205/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Assessment is a critical social work task. Yet there is so much to consider that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. This book introduces and explores assessment in social work in a user-friendly, yet comprehensive way. This book is aimed at both qualified professionals and students, offers practical and useful advice on how to conduct a good assessment that is people-oriented.
   
Social Work Skills and Knowledge
  SUDHA MENON/ 9781773613567/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Social Work Skills and Knowledge examines various skills related to social work and also provides a brief description about the requirements of knowledge for conducting social work. It includes the concept of social work with an extensive information on social institutions and social work values along with various social changes leading to the change in social work. Provides the reader with the insights into the development of social work and required skills for the individuals or group of individuals eager to attain the knowledge related to it.
   
Social Work Theory and Practice
  Caitlin Emma/ 9781682505830/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Social work is life-changing work. But now, in the 21st century, social work itself needs to change so that it can match expectations for high quality, accessible, responsive and personalized services. This book discusses social policy and Social Work and the challenges that their relationship presents for professional intervention. An appealing guide for students as well as practitioners understands how theory impacts and informs social work practice across a range of contexts and with different service user groups.
   
Social Work with Adults
  Sudha Menon/ 9781773614199/ Price:US$ 160.00
 
Book Cover Social Work with Adults examines various aspects of social work and its connection with the adults of present generation. The book includes the meaning of geriatric social work and the issues related to the mental health of an adult. Provides the reader with the insights into the development of knowledge base for social work with respect to the adults, so as to understand the value base for Social Workers.
   
Social Work with Children and Families
  Lynden Olivia/ 9781682505854/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Over the last few years, an exponential growth of policy focused on children and young people has emerged. Covering theory and research to actual practice through the use of case studies and real-world examples for good practice and further research, the focus of this book will be the intersection of law, policy implementation, and social work in child and family protection. An invaluable resource for practitioners and academics across the field of social welfare, particularly for those embarking on or already involved in, child and family assessment.
   
Sociology and Social Work: Perspectives and Problems
  Zhong Yang/ 9781682505847/ Price:US$ 150.00
 
Book Cover Social work research and evaluation continue to evolve as a mechanism that gathers data that can be used toward enhancing well-being and socially just outcomes. Portraying the sociology of social problems from interesting and challenging perspectives, this comprehensive book draws together the key contemporary theories, theorists, and perspectives used in social work and explain how they are applied in practice and critiqued by social workers.
   
Welfare and Development of Women
  Margaret F. Bello/ 9781773613574/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Welfare and Development of Women examines various issues that are encountered by women in different parts of the world. It includes different welfare measures to improve the status of women in their respective society along with the importance and need for women's welfare in developing countries. An entire chapter has been dedicated to various renowned Women Achievers from across the world to drag the attention of the readers towards the talent and strength of a woman. Provide the reader with the insights into the problems and harassment a woman goes through during her living, so as to make readers understand that it has now become essential to empower women.
   
Unaccompanied Young Migrants: Identity, Care and Justice
  Sue Clayton/ 9781447331865/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
   
Unaccompanied Young Migrants: Identity, Care and Justice
  Sue Clayton/ 9781447331889/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Taking a multi-disciplinary perspective, and one grounded in human rights, Unaccompanied young migrants explores in depth the journeys migrant youth take through the UK legal and care systems. Arriving with little agency, what becomes of these children as they grow and assume new roles and identities, only to risk losing legal protection as they reach eighteen? Through international studies and crucially the voices of the young migrants themselves, the book examines the narratives they present, and the frameworks of culture and legislation in to which they are placed. Challenging existing policy, it questions, from a social justice perspective, what the treatment of this group tells us about our systems and the cultural presuppositions on which they depend.
   
VSB10-003 The Routledge Handbook of Green Social Work
  Dominelli, Lena/ 9781138740792/ Price:ĘG 170.00
 
Book Cover Green social work espouses a holistic approach to all peoples and other living things °V plants and animals, and the physical ecosystem; emphasises the relational nature of all its constituent parts; and redefines the duty to care for and about others as one that includes the duty to care for and about planet earth. By acknowledging the interdependency of all living things it allows for the inclusion of all systems and institutions in its remit, including both (hu)man-made and natural disasters arising from the (hu)made ones of poverty to chemical pollution of the earth°¶s land, waters and soils and climate change, to the natural hazards like earthquakes and volcanoes which turn to disasters through human (in)action. Green social work°¶s value system is also one that favours equality, social inclusion, the equitable distribution of resources, and a rights-based approach to meeting people°¶s needs to live in an ethical and sustainable manner. Responding to these issues is one of the biggest challenges facing social workers in the twenty-first century which this Handbook is intended to address. Through providing the theories, practices, policies, knowledge and skills required to act responsibly in responding to the diverse disasters that threaten to endanger all living things and planet earth itself, this green social work handbook will be required reading for all social work students, academics and professionals, as well as those working in the fields of community development and disaster management.
   
VSB10-003 The Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World
  Christensen, Karen/ 9781472479457/ Price:ĘG 170.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World provides both a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. It is the first handbook to cover social care work research from around the world, including both low- and middle-income countries as well as high income countries. Each of the 22 chapters are written by experts on long-term care services, particularly for older people and cover key issues and debates, based on research evidence, on social care work in a specific country. They look at perspectives of social care work from the macro level: the structural conditions for long-term care, including demographic challenges and the long-term care policy, the meso level: the level of provider organizations and intermediaries, and the micro level: views of care workers, care users, and unpaid informal carers. Furthermore, they discuss a number of topics central to discussions of care work including marketization, personalization policies, policy implementation under austerity, the provision of social care work whether through public services, or private arrangements, or mixed types, funding, the feminization of social care and the new role that technology, and robots can play in care work. By drawing together leading scholars from around the world, this book provides an up to the minute snapshot of current scholarship as well as signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom and will be of interest to students, academics, social workers, social policy-makers and human service professionals.
   
VSB10-003 The Routledge Handbook of Community Development Research
  Shevellar, Lynda/ 9781472469014/ Price:ĘG 170.00
 
Book Cover This handbook sets a new research agenda in community development. The contributors redefine existing areas within the context of interdisciplinary research, highlight emerging areas for community development related research, and provide researchers and post-graduate students with ideas and encouragement for future research activity. To do this, the editors have deliberately chosen to frame this book not through a traditional sociological lens of class, race and gender, but through a "Wicked Problems" framework. Drawing upon the work of 37 international authors, in diverse settings such as West Papua, Peru, the USA and Australia; and with methodologies equally as diverse, from case studies and interviews to the use of music and story-telling, this handbook focuses upon five Wicked Problems: forced displacement; family, gender and child related violence; indigenous marginalisation; climate change and food security; and human survival in the context of disaster and recovery work. By drawing together leading scholars from community development, social work and social policy, this handbook provides an up to the minute snapshot of current scholarship as well as signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable resource for both scholars and practitioners and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom and in the field.
   
VA05-505 Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice
  Sandu, Antonio/ 9781522530909/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Book Cover Today°¶s practitioners and researchers are looking, now more than ever, at the ethical issues that are raised through the practice of social work and social services. As such, it is crucial that they are up-to-date on the latest data on how to address, manage, and overcome ethical issues in their practice. Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice is a pivotal reference source for the latest research on the role of moral values within social work and the ethical dilemmas that arise in the profession. Highlighting extensive coverage among a variety of applicable perspectives and themes, such as governing principles of social work practice, ethical analysis of social work cases, and individual and social responsibility in social services, this book is ideally designed for professionals and researchers working in the field of social work and social services as well as academics and upper-level students seeking cutting-edge research on ethics in the practice of social work. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: °EEthical Frameworks of Social Programs and Strategies °EEthics Management in Social Practice °EGood Practice and Codes of Ethics °EOrganizational Ethical Audit °EPromoting Individual Autonomy °ESocial Work and Bioethics °EStrength-Based Social Work Practice
   
SB10-478 Family Demography in Asia: A Comparative Analysis of Fertility Preferences
  Stuart Gietel-Basten/ 9781785363542/ Price:ĘG 115.00
 
   
SB10-478 What is Social Work? Contexts and Perspectives
  Nigel Horner/ 9781473989481/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
   
SB10-476 Putting Professional Leadership into Practice in Social Work
  Peter Scourfield/ 9781526430038/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
   
SB10-476 SAGE Guide to Social Work Careers: Your Journey to Advocacy
  Melissa Bird/ 9781544324715/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
   
SB10-476 Household Debt and Economic Crises: Causes, Consequences and Remedies
  Heikki Hiilamo/ 9781785369865/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
   
SB10-476 Social Work Practice Across Disability
  Juliet Rothman/ 9781138037199/ Price:ĘG 75.99
 
   
SB10-476 The Transformation of Work in Welfare State Organizations: New Public Management and the Institutional Diffusion of Ideas
  Frank Sowa/ 9781138084568/ Price:ĘG 110.00
 
   
SB10-476 Social Work Practice and End-of-Life Care
  Heather Richardson/ 9780815383123/ Price:ĘG 115.00
 
   
SB10-476 Liberal Child Welfare Policy and its Destruction of Black Lives
  James G. Dwyer/ 9780815363279/ Price:ĘG 35.99
 
   
SB10-476 Consciousness-Raising: Critical Pedagogy and Practice for Social Change
  Nilan Yu/ 9781138091771/ Price:ĘG 110.00
 
   
SB10-476 Social Work in a Changing Scotland
  Viviene E. Cree/ 9781138295032/ Price:ĘG 29.99
 
   
SB10-476 A New Health and Care System: Escaping the Invisible Asylum.
  Alex Fox/ 9781447341673/ Price:ĘG 18.99
 
Book Cover This book reveals the ways in which public services squander the potential of people with long term support needs and the creativity and caring capacity of front line workers. Drawing on the ethos, practices and economics of human focused initiatives such as Shared Lives, this book outlines a new model for public services to replace the °•invisible asylum.°¶ This approach, focused on achieving and maintaining wellbeing, rather than on reacting to crisis or attempting to °•fix°¶ people, would both ask of us and offer us more. Responsibilities, resources, and risks would be more fairly and transparently shared.
   
SB10-476 Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges Between Research, Policy and Practice
  Sally Dowling/ 9781447338505/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover This book brings together international academics, policy makers and practitioners to build bridges between the real-world and scholarship on breastfeeding. It asks the question: How can the latest social science research into breastfeeding be used to improve support at both policy and practice level, in order to help women breastfeed and to breastfeed for longer? The edited collection includes discussion about the social and cultural contexts of breastfeeding and looks at how policy and practice can apply this to women°¶s experiences. This will be essential reading for academics, policy makers and practitioners in public health, midwifery, child health, sociology, women's studies, psychology, human geography and anthropology, who want to make a real change for mothers.
   
SB10-476 Protecting Children: A Social Model
  Brid Featherstone/ 9781447332756/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover Imagine a social model of supporting families and protecting children that would allow us to address some of the key policy and practice questions of our time, including: °E How can families be best supported to flourish and care safely? °E How can children°¶s rights be best promoted and nurtured? °E How can we combat the social determinants of much of the harm children and families experience? °E What alternatives are there to dominant and costly risk-focused adversarial approaches to child protection? Building on the ideas in the bestselling Re-imagining Child Protection, this book explores the policy and practice possibilities offered by a social model of child protection. Drawing on developments in mental health and disability studies, it examines the conceptual, political and practice implications of this new framework. This essential book deepens and extends the challenge to contemporary policy directions and offers an alternative to current policy and practice.
   
SB10-476 Supporting Children when Parents Separate: Embedding a Crisis Intervention Approach within Family Justice, Education and Mental Health Policy
  Mervyn Murch/ 9781447345961/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
Book Cover After years of research and reflection on the work of the interdisciplinary family justice system Mervyn Murch offers a fresh approach to supporting the thousands of children every year who experience a complex form of bereavement following parental separation and divorce. This stressful family change, combined with the loss of support due to austerity cuts, can damage their education, well-being, mental health and long-term life chances. Murch argues for early preventative intervention which responds to children's worries when they first present them, without waiting until things have gone badly wrong. His radical proposals for reform involve a much more coordinated and joined up approach by schools, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. This book encourages practitioners and academics to look outside their professional silos and to see the world through the eyes of children in crisis to enable services to offer direct support in a manner and at a time when it is most needed.
   
SB10-476 Life in the Debt Trap: Stories from Children and Families Struggling with Debt
  Sorcha Mahony/ 9781447341093/ Price:ĘG 9.99
 
Book Cover What is life like for families who are stuck in problem debt? Why do they fall into a spiral of debt in the first place, and why is it so hard to escape? The first hand stories in this book offer a unique understanding of life for families and children fighting a daily battle against poverty and debt. They give voice to some of the most underrepresented people in society, who are too often portrayed cruelly in the media and elsewhere. Drawing on research data collected through The Children°¶s Society°¶s Debt Trap campaign, this book explores the causes, implications and impacts of problem debt, challenges pejorative public attitudes and encourages more compassionate policy making to help families escape poverty and debt.
   
SB10-476 Communicating and Engaging with Children and Young People: Making a Difference
  Michelle Lefevre/ 9781447343530/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover Practitioners must be able to listen, talk, communicate and engage with children and young people if they are going to make a real difference to their lives. The key principles of collaborative, relational, child-centred working underpin all the ideas in this bestselling, practice-focused textbook. Using an innovative °•Knowing, Being, Doing°¶ model, it features reflective exercises, practice examples, vignettes, cutting-edge research findings and theoretical perspectives.
   
SB10-476 Troublemakers: The Construction of 'Troubled Families' as a Social Problem
  Stephen Crossley/ 9781447334743/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover The launch of the Troubled Families Programme in the wake of the 2011 riots conflated poor and disadvantaged families with anti-social and criminal families. The programme aimed to °•turn around°¶ the lives of the country°¶s most °•troubled families°¶, at a time of austerity and wide-ranging welfare reforms which hit the poorest families hardest. This detailed, authoritative and critical account reveals the inconsistencies and contradictions within the programme, and issues of deceit and malpractice in its operation. It shows how this core government policy has stigmatised the families it claimed to support. Paving the way for a government to fulfil its responsibility to families, rather than condemning them, this book will empower local authority workers, policy-makers and researchers, and anyone interested in social justice, to challenge damaging, aggressive neoliberal statecraft.
   
SB10-476 Parenting the Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Parent-Blame
  Tracey Jensen/ 9781447325062/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover Bad parenting is so often blamed for Britain°¶s °•broken society°¶, manifesting in sites as diverse as the government reaction to the riots of 2011, popular °•entertainment°¶ like Supernanny and the discussion boards of Mumsnet. This book examines how these pathologising ideas of failing, chaotic and dysfunctional families are manufactured across media, policy and public debate and how they create a powerful consensus that Britain is in the grip of a °•parent crisis°¶. It tracks how crisis talk around parenting has been used to police and discipline families who are considered to be morally deficient and socially irresponsible. Most damagingly, it has been used to justify increasingly punitive state policies towards families in the name of making °•bad parents°¶ more responsible. Is the real crisis in our perceptions rather than reality? This is essential reading for anyone engaged in policy and popular debate around parenting.
   
SB10-476 Children and Young People's Worlds
  Heather Montgomery/ 9781447348450/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover This new edition has been substantially updated to discuss and analyse new topics and issues that have emerged over the last ten years, including: °E developments in the way that children and young people°¶s lives have been theorised and understood; °E their engagement in all aspects of contemporary cultures including the spiritual as well as the digital; °E the impact of recent political, economic and social change. Drawing on insights from psychology, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, geography and education, each chapter challenges students°¶ assumptions and examines crucial issues in the field, such as participation, race, rights, law, transnational childhoods and sexuality. These different perspectives, drawing on different bodies of work, form a holistic picture of the multi-faceted lives of children and young people today.
   
SB10-476 Family Group Conferences in Social Work: Involving Families in Social Care Decision Making
  Deanna Edwards/ 9781447335825/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Book Cover Family group conferences (FGCs) are a strengths-based approach to social work practice, empowering families to take responsibility for decision-making. It is a cost-effective service, which is currently used by the majority of local authorities. This collection discusses the origins and theoretical underpinnings of family led decision making and brings together the current research on the efficacy and limitations of FGCs into a single text. This insightful book also covers topics such as the use of FGCs in different areas of children and families social work, uses cases studies to illustrate current practice, and explores whether FGCs should become a mainstream function of children and families social work.
   
SB10-476 Continuity and Change in Voluntary Action: Patterns, trends and understandings
  Rose Lindsey/ 9781447324836/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover There are great expectations of voluntary action in contemporary Britain but limited in-depth insight into the level, distribution and understanding of what constitutes voluntary activity.Drawing on extensive survey data and written accounts of citizen engagement, this book charts change and continuity in voluntary activity since 1981. How voluntary action has been defined and measured is considered alongside individuals°¶ accounts of their participation and engagement in volunteering over their lifecourses. Addressing fundamental questions such as whether the public are cynical about or receptive to calls for greater voluntary action, the book considers whether respective government expectations of volunteering can really be fulfilled. Is Britain really a °ßshared society°®, or a °ßbig society°®, and what is the scope for expansion of voluntary effort? This pioneering study combines rich, qualitative material from the Mass Observation Archive between 1981 and 2012, and data from many longitudinal and cross-sectional social surveys. Part of the Third Sector Research Series, this book is informed by research undertaken at the Third Sector Research Centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Barrow Cadbury Trust.
   
SB10-476 Why We Need a Citizen's Basic Income
  Malcolm Torry/ 9781447343172/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover In the five years since Money for Everyone was published the idea of a Citizen°¶s Basic Income has rocketed in interest to an idea whose time has come. In moving the debate on from the desirability of a basic income this fully updated and revised edition now includes comprehensive discussions on feasibility and implementation. Using the consultation undertaken by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as a basis, Torry examines a number of implementation methods for Citizen°¶s Basic Income and considers the cost implications. Including real-life examples from the UK, and data from case studies and pilots in Alaska, Namibia, India, Iran and elsewhere, this is the essential research-based introduction to the Citizen°¶s Basic Income.
   
SB10-476 Understanding Social Security
  Jane Millar/ 9781447339472/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
Book Cover The political and economic landscape of UK social security provision has changed significantly since the 2008 financial crisis. This fully revised, restructured and updated 3rd edition of a go-to text book covers all the key policy changes and their implications since the elections of 2010 and 2015. With contributions from leading academics in the field this book critically examines the design, entitlement, delivery and impact of current welfare provision. The first half of the book examines social security across the lifecycle from Child Benefit to retirement pensions. The second half focuses on key issues in policy and practice including new topics such as the realities of life on benefits in an era of austerity, and the pros and cons of Universal Basic Income. °EFramework supports teachers and students, encouraging analytical thinking of issues and providing pointers to related sources °EAuthoritative and evidence-based arguments °EClear section and chapter summaries, overviews, questions for discussion, website resources and a bibliography °EIncludes tables, charts and text boxes for clarity, interest and appeal This book is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Social Policy taking modules on Social Security Policy, Poverty and Inequality, Income Support and Welfare Reform, as well as Social Work students and those on other Social Science degree programmes.
   
SB10-476 Social Work and Social Theory: Making Connections
  Paul Michael Garrett/ 9781447341888/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Book Cover Drawing on a range of theorists and competing perspectives, this substantially updated and expanded second edition places social theory at the heart of social work pedagogy. This book imaginatively explores ways in which practitioners and social work educators might develop more critical and radical ways of theorising and working. It is an invaluable resource for students and contains features such as Reflection Boxes and Talk Boxes to encourage classroom and workplace discussions. This new edition includes: °P An extensive additional chapter on Foucault °P Reworked and expanded versions of the chapters featured in the highly-praised first edition °P Revised Reflection and Talk Boxes °P New and updated references to stimulate further reading and research
   
SB10-476 Reframing Global Social Policy: Social Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth.
  Christopher Deeming/ 9781447332497/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth together with internationally renowned contributors propose that the merging of the °•social investment°¶ and °•inclusive growth and development°¶ agendas is forging an unprecedented global social policy framework. The book shows how these key ideas together with the environmental imperative of °•sustainability°¶ are shaping a new global development agenda. This framework opens the way to a truly global social policy discipline making it essential reading for those working in social and public policy, politics, economics and development as well geographical and environmental sciences. In the spirit of the UN°¶s Sustainability Goals, the book will assist all those seeking to forge a new policy consensus for the 21st century based on Social Investment for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development.
   
SB10-476 Exploring Welfare Debates: Key concepts and questions
  Lee Gregory/ 9781447326564/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
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SB10-476 Exploring Welfare Debates: Key Concepts and Questions
  Lee Gregory/ 9781447326557/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
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SB10-476 The Best Interests Assessor Practice Handbook.
  Rachel Hubbard/ 9781447335559/ Price:ĘG 19.99
 
Book Cover Best Interests Assessors (BIA) are specialist practitioners with a unique professional identity. This is the first book to consider this complex role in depth, offering practical guidance and exploring its particular challenges in the context of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legal framework. How can you work with people who lack capacity to make sure their voice is heard? How can you maintain quality of assessments and decision-making while managing an increasing workload? How do you keep up to date with case law and work out how to apply it to day-to-day practice? The book answers these questions and many more, allowing you to meet the ever-changing requirements of the role, whilst maintaining professional knowledge, values and ethics in practice, now and in the future. Activities including case studies, legal summaries, decision making activities, CPD support and case law will be welcomed by BIA students, practitioners and others interested in the role.
   
SB10-476 Fathers, Families and Relationships: Researching Everyday Lives
  Esther Dermott/ 9781447331476/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
n this exciting book, leading fatherhood scholars from Europe and Scandinavia offer unique insights into how to research fathers and fatherhood in contemporary society. Outlining research methods in detail, including examples of large scale studies, online research, surveys and visual and aural methods, they explore how each approach worked in practice, what the benefits and pitfalls were, and what the wider and future application of the chosen research methods might be. Covering a wide range of subjects from non-resident fathers to father engagement in child protection, this major contribution to the field also critiques and addresses the notion that fathers, especially young fathers, can be °•hard to reach°¶. Essential reading for both students and policy makers in a fast-growing area of interest.
   
SB10-476 Payment by Results and Social Impact Bonds: Outcome-based Payment Systems in the UK and US.
  Kevin Albertson/ 9781447340706/ Price:ĘG 45.00
 
Book Cover This short book asks whether the Payment by Results model is an efficient way to unlock new capital investment, help new providers to enter the °•market°¶ and foster innovation, or whether the extension of °•neoliberal°¶ thinking, complexity and the effects of managerialism undermine the effective delivery of social outcomes. Synthesising lessons from the UK and US for the first time, the book draws on published work in both countries together with insights from the authors°¶ own research and consultancy experience to offer a balanced and bi-partisan overview of a field where the evidence has been weak and there are strong ideological agendas in play.
   
SB10-476 Poverty, Inequality and Social Work: The Impact of Neo-Liberalism and Austerity Politics on Welfare Provision.
  Ian Cummins/ 9781447334828/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover This book offers a critical, sociological analysis of the domino effect of neoliberalism and austerity politics on the role of social work and wider welfare provision. It argues that social work should move away from the resultant emphasis on risk management and bureaucracy, and return to a focus on relational and community approaches as the cornerstone of practice. Applying theoretical frameworks including those of Bourdieu and the recent work of Wacquant to practice, the book is divided into two sections: the first examines the development of neoliberal ideas and their impact in the areas of social welfare. The second explores the implications of this across a range of areas of social work practice, including work with children and families, working with asylum seekers and refugees and mental health.
   
SB10-476 Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development.
  Hans-Uwe Otto/ 9781447334316/ Price:ĘG 80.00
 
Book Cover How can unjust societies be overcome with a better distribution of opportunities to flourish? How can human development be revitalised in countries where social welfare is being questioned? In short, how can human development be fostered in practice? These are some of the important questions asked in this volume through analysis of existing policies and conceptualisations of coherent and systematic strategies for human development policies at the local, national and international level. International contributors innovatively combine the hitherto unpaired perspectives of the capability approach and the tradition of critical social policy with empirical examples using case studies from South-Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America. The result is a call for a new, feasible approach towards more socially balanced, democratic and innovative capability-promoting policy activities, models and programmes that reduce social and human suffering to promote an enhanced social quality of current societies around the world.
   
SB10-476 Social Policy First Hand: An International Introduction to Participatory Social Welfare
  Peter Beresford/ 9781447332367/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover Social policy is often constructed and implemented by people who have little experience of its impact as a service user, but there has been a growing interest in greater public, patient and service user involvement in social policy as both political activity and academic discipline. Social Policy First Hand is the first comprehensive international social policy text from a participatory perspective and presents a new service user-led social policy that addresses the current challenges in welfare provision. A companion volume to Peter Beresford°¶s bestselling All our welfare, it introduces the voices of different groups of service users, starting from their lived experience. With an impressive list of contributors, this important volume fills a gap in looking at social policy using participatory and inclusive approaches and the use of experiential knowledge in its construction. It will challenge traditional state and market-led approaches to welfare.
   
SB10-476 Global Social Work in a Political Context: Radical Perspectives.
  Iain Ferguson/ 9781447322672/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover How is social work shaped by global issues and international problems and how should it address them? This is the only book to examine international social work from a radical perspective. Globalisation had opened up many issues for social work, including how to address global inequalities, the impact of global economic problems and trends towards neoliberalism. By examining the origins of modern social work, problematizing its definition and addressing the care/control dichotomy the book reveals what we can learn from different approaches and projects across the globe. Case studies from the UK, US, Canada, Spain, Latin America, Australia, Hungary and Greece bring the text to life and allow both students and practitioners to apply theory to practice.
   
SB10-476 Social Innovation and Social Policy: Theory, Policy and Practice.
  Simone Baglioni/ 9781447320104/ Price:ĘG 45.00
 
Book Cover Social innovation has become a prominent theme in discussions of social policy reform across the world. This book examines why social innovation is important to social policy analysis. It discusses the theoretical and policy context of this concept; its origin and background; why it has emerged to prominence in recent years and how it has been applied. The book relates social innovation to key debates and issues in social policy. These include competing agency and structural explanations of and solutions to social problems; the relative efficacy of government and civil society initiatives, and the capacity of community and/or service user-led responses to address social problems. The book will be a valuable resource for a wide, international readership including social and public policy analysts, policy makers, practitioners and students.
   
SB10-476 Thinking about Child Protection Practice: Case Studies for Critical Reflection and Discussion.
  Jadwiga Leigh/ 9781447332800/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover In this uniquely vivid and compelling textbook, the authors reflect on eight challenging situations they have faced in the world of child protection social work. Their candid accounts provide in-depth case studies in how to work reflectively, using theory and research in situations of pressure and dilemma. They cover many common aspects of practice, including: °E assessing risk; °E managing different professional perspectives; °E working with uncooperative clients; °E dealing with organisational change.
   
SB10-476 Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain.
  Daniel Edmiston/ 9781447337461/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover Dr Daniel Edmiston is a lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds. He holds a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy and has previously worked for the Economic and Social Research Council; Prime Minister°¶s Strategy Unit; the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE; and the University of Oxford. His research interests include poverty and inequality, comparative welfare reform, welfare state futures, and the political economy of social citizenship.
   
SB10-476 Re-imagining Contested Communities: Connecting Rotherham through Research.
  Elizabeth Campbell/ 9781447333326/ Price:ĘG 29.99
 
Book Cover This is a book that challenges contemporary images of °•place°¶. Too often we are told about °•deprived neighbourhoods°¶ but rarely do the people who live in those communities get to shape the agenda and describe, from their perspective, what is important to them. In this unique book the process of re-imagining comes to the fore in a fresh and contemporary look at one UK town, Rotherham. Using history, artistic practice, writing, poetry, autobiography and collaborative ethnography, this book literally and figuratively re-imagines a place. It is a manifesto for alternative visions of community, located in histories and cultural reference points that often remain unheard within the mainstream media. As such, the book presents a °•how to°¶ for researchers interested in community collaborative research and accessing alternative ways of knowing and voices in marginalised communities.
   
SB10-476 Research for Effective Social Work Practice.
  Judy L. Krysik/ 9781138819535/ Price:ĘG 75.99
 
   
SB10-476 Safeguarding Children and Young People Online: A Guide for Social Workers.
  Claudia Megele/ 9781447331827/ Price:ĘG 15.99
 
Book Cover Drawing on the latest research, theory and practice, this is the first book to provide social workers with an evidence-based, practical guide to safeguarding children and young people from abuse, in a world of sexting, selfies and snap chat. It presents an overview of the key e-safety and online risks to children and young people, including dark play, digital self-harm, and online grooming, sexualisation, bullying, offending and radicalisation. It also examines online boundaries, relationships and identity and the future of technologies. Case study examples and discussion of key principles will help social workers consider, mitigate and manage online risks and their effects for safeguarding children and young people, and their families and carers.
   
SB10-476 Social Determinants of Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Inequality and Wellbeing.
  Adrian Bonner/ 9781447336853/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
Book Cover This book provides an applied, interdisciplinary approach to an understanding of the key social determinants of health, essential at a time of increasing inequalities and reductions in existing NHS services and Local Authority budgets. A person's health and wellbeing is influenced by a spectrum of socioeconomic, cultural, living and working conditions, social and community networks and lifestyle choices. Based on the 'rainbow model' of the social determinants of health, chapters from experts in a wide range of disciplines examine the key factors which can lead to poor quality of life, homelessness and reduced mortality. Featuring practitioner, academic and commentator experiences, and clear case studies, this book will enable researchers, front-line workers, managers, service commissioners and politicians to identify and employ the most appropriate health, social and economic interventions to support those at the edge of the community, and the promotion of their inclusion in society.
   
SB10-475 Treating Addictions: The Four Components
  An-Pyng Sun/ 9781138932500/ Price:ĘG 59.99
 
   
SB10-475 The Future of Social Work: Seven Pillars of Practice
  Brij Mohan/ 9789352806256/ Price:ĘG 47.99
 
   
SB10-474 Leadership in Child and Family Practice
  Margarita Frederico/ 9780415793834/ Price:ĘG 29.99
 
   
SB10-472 Transnational Social Work: Opportunities and Challenges of a Global Profession.
  Allen Bartley/ 9781447333364/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover This unique book provides an international comparison of labour markets, migrant professionals and immigration policies, and their interaction in relation to social work. Case studies based on the latest research from the UK, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand and Australia allow readers to make critical comparisons and gain understanding of the global nature of the social work profession. Detailed analysis covers the opportunities and challenges presented by labour market mobility, the implications for social justice and discussion of the experiences and perceptions of transnational social workers. Essential reading for social work educators, academics and professionals, this book will also inform the development of relevant policy, professional, and educational responses to the phenomenon of transnational social work mobility.
   
SB10-472 Research and the Social Work Picture.
  Ian Shaw/ 9781447338895/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover This first book in the Research in Social Work series, published in association with the European Social Work Research Association, provides an accessible way to think about this question. Drawing on evidence from across Europe, Asia and the USA, it covers how research is conducted, used, and perceived. It is perfect for social work students, researchers and practitioners, providing a detailed sketch of how research finds a place in the wider social work picture and offering opportunities and exercises that highlight how social work research is relevant in day-to-day course programmes and practice.
   
SB10-470 Understanding Theories and Concepts in Social Policy: A Critical Perspective.
  Sudha Menon/ 9781773613277/ Price:US$ 155.00
 
Book Cover Designed for use by undergraduates on social theories and policy, social work and sociology courses and vocational courses students including postgraduate, this textbook covers all the main topics of social policy. The book examines the theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches, discusses prevailing concepts and reflects on methodological difficulties.
   
SB10-469 Pioneering Ethics in a Longitudinal Study: The Early Development of the ALSPAC Ethics and Law Committee.
  Karen Birmingham/ 9781447340386/ Price:ĘG 45.00
 
Book Cover he Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), also known as Children of the 90s, is a world-leading birth cohort study that uniquely enrolled participants in utero and obtained genetic material from a geographic population. It instigated the innovative but controversial ALSPAC Ethics and Law Committee. This book describes in detail the early work of this Committee, from establishing the core ethical principles necessary to protect participants, to the evolution of policies concerning confidentiality & anonymity, consent, non-intervention and disclosure of individual results, data access and security. Quotes from interviews with early members of the Committee reflect not only on its pioneering work but also on the unusual style and inspirational leadership of the first Chair, Professor Michael Furmston. This will be of interest to those involved in other cohort studies in understanding the evolution of ethical policies as ALSPAC developed.
   
The triple bind of single-parent families: Resources, employment and policies to improve well-being
  Rense Nieuwenhuis/ 9781447333647/ Price:ĘG 90.00
 
Book Cover Single parents face a triple bind of inadequate resources, employment, and policies, which in combination further complicate their lives. This book - multi-disciplinary and comparative in design - shows evidence from over 40 countries, along with detailed case studies of Sweden, Iceland, Scotland, and the UK. It covers aspects of well-being that include poverty, good quality jobs, the middle class, wealth, health, children°¶s development and performance in school, and reflects on social justice. Leading international scholars challenge our current understanding of what works and draw policy lessons on how to improve the well-being of single parents and their children.
   
The Best Interests Assessor Practice Handbook
  Rachel Hubbard/ 9781447335542/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover The book answers these questions and many more, allowing you to meet the ever-changing requirements of the role, whilst maintaining professional knowledge, values and ethics in practice, now and in the future. Activities including case studies, legal summaries, decision making activities, CPD support and case law will be welcomed by BIA students, practitioners and others interested in the role.
   
Re-imagining contested communities: Connecting Rotherham through research
  Kate Pahl/ 9781447333302/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
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Thinking About Child Protection Practice: Case Studies For Critical Reflection And Discussion
  / 9781447332794/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover In this uniquely vivid and compelling textbook, the authors reflect on eight challenging situations they have faced in the world of child protection social work. Their candid accounts provide in-depth case studies in how to work reflectively, using theory and research in situations of pressure and dilemma. They cover many common aspects of practice, including: °E assessing risk; °E managing different professional perspectives; °E working with uncooperative clients; °E dealing with organisational change. Throughout the book, the authors pause at intervals to reveal their thoughts and feelings, either as reflections in the moment or afterwards, and they invite the reader to do the same. Their detailed analysis will allow you to understand why particular decisions might be made, and how you can overcome similar predicaments using the tools of reflective practice. Annotated further readings lists and a glossary of terms offer further resources for study.
   
Global Social Work in a Political Context: Radical Perspectives
  Iain Ferguson/ 9781447322665/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
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Social policy first hand: An international introduction to participatory social welfare
  Peter Beresford/ 9781447332350/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
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Supporting Children when Parents Separate: Embedding a Crisis Intervention Approach within Family Justice, Education and Mental Health Policy
  Mervyn Murch/ 9781447345947/ Price:ĘG 80.00
 
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Protecting Children: A Social Model
  Brid Featherstone/ 9781447332732/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
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Adolescent Pathways and Responsibilities: Young Lives Study of Ethiopia, india, Peru, and Vietnam
  Jo Boyden/ 9781447348511/ Price:ĘG 12.99
 
What is life like for adolescents growing up in low and middle income countries? Using unique data from interviews in the Young Lives study of 12,000 children growing up in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam over the past 15 years, this book compares how adolescents living in poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam experience puberty, school, marriage, parenthood and work. It examines how poverty, geographical location and social exclusion affect key transitions, and how gender shapes children°¶s future opportunities. The book challenges policymakers to do more to understand the daily lives of adolescent girls and boys living in poverty, and to invest in high quality, responsive schooling and health services, protect families with older children against hardship, address everyday violence, and promote better opportunities for adolescents as they enter young adulthood.
   
Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges Between Research, Policy and Practice
  Sally Dowling/ 9781447338499/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
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Why We Need a Citizen's Basic Income
  Malcolm Torry/ 9781447343158/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
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Social Policy Review 30: Analysis And Debate In Social Policy, 2018
  Catherine Needham/ 9781447349990/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover This edition brings together specially commissioned reviews of key areas of social policy and considers a range of current issues within the field. The book contains invaluable research, including discussions on modern slavery, childcare and social justice and welfare chauvinism, as well as a chapter centred on the Grenfell Tower fire. Bringing together the insights of a diverse group of experts in social policy, this book examines critical debates in the field in order to offer an informed review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past year. Published in association with the SPA, the volume will be of interest to students and academics in social policy, social welfare and related disciplines.
   
Family Group Conferences in Social Work and Social Care: Involving Families in Social Work Decision Making
  Deanna Edwards/ 9781447335801/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
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Parenting the Crisis: The Cultural Politics of Parent-Blame
  Tracey Jensen/ 9781447325055/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
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Mental Health Social Work Re-imagined
  Ian Cummins/ 9781447335610/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover Taking a critical and radical approach, this book calls for a return to mental health social work that has personal relationships and an emotional connection between workers and those experiencing distress at its core. The optimism that underpinned the development of community care policies has dissipated to be replaced by a form of bleak managerialism. Neoliberalism has added stress to services already under great pressure and created a danger that we could revert to institutional forms of care. This much-needed book argues that the original progressive values of community care policies need to be rediscovered, updated and reinvigorated to provide a basis for a mental health social work that returns to fundamental notions of dignity and citizenship.
   
Mental Health Social Work Re-imagined
  Ian Cummins/ 9781447335597/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
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Troublemakers: The Construction of "Troubled Families" as a Social Problem
  Stephen Crossley/ 9781447334729/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
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Dealing with Welfare Conditionality: Implementation and Effects
  Peter Dwyer/ 9781447341826/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
This edited collection considers how conditional welfare policies and services are implemented and experienced by a diverse range of welfare service users across a range of UK policy domains including social security, homelessness, migration and criminal justice. The book showcases the insights and findings of a series of distinct, independent studies undertaken by early career researchers associated with the ESRC funded Welfare Conditionality project. Each chapter presents a new empirical analysis of data generated in fieldwork conducted with practitioners charged with interpreting and delivering policy and welfare service users who are at the sharp end of welfare services shaped by behavioural conditionality.
   
Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience
  Paul Sng/ 9781447344117/ Price:ĘG 20.00
 
Book Cover Invisible Britain: Portraits of Hope and Resilience is a photographic ethnography book that features the stories and portraits of individuals across the UK who have been impacted by social issues such as austerity, Brexit, deindustrialisation, nationalism and cuts to public services. The book captures and shares 40 untold stories of hope and resilience from a diverse range of people, many of whom feel misrepresented in the media and out of sync with the government and politicians. Each story will is told in the individual°¶s own words and is accompanied by a portrait from an accomplished documentary photographer.
   
Safeguarding Mental Health Service Users Online: A Guide for Social Workers
  Claudia Megele/ 9781447333999/ Price:ĘG 14.99
 
Book Cover This unique guide equips practitioners with an understanding of e-safety and online risks for mental health service users. Drawing on research, theory and practice examples, it will enable them to critically evaluate safeguarding issues and develop practical and effective online safeguarding plans. Subjects covered include online communities and peer support, online identity, exploitation and abuse, bullying and aggression, and apps, online therapy and avatar therapy. This is an essential book for social work students, mental health social workers, AMHPs and other mental health professionals involved in safeguarding people who experience mental ill health.
   
SB10-476 Internationalising Social Work Education: Insights from Leading Figures Across the Globe.
  Askeland, Gurid A./ 9781447328704/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover This book brings together, through 13 interviews and biographies, the lives, experiences and contributions of leading social work educators from Comoros, the Caribbean, India, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States and the United Kingdom. Their receipt of IASSW°¶s Katherine Kendall Award recognised that they were at the forefront of establishing and securing social work education during this period of internationalisation. Exploring their aims and priorities, Askeland and Payne draw out a historical and contextual account of how social work education became widely adopted in different national and cultural environments. The Awardees°¶ diverse lives and professional experiences reveal the issues they faced, the paths they travelled and the prospects and threats confronting social work and its education.
   
SB10-467 For Whose Benefit?: The Everyday Realities of Welfare Reform.
  Patrick, Ruth/ 9781447333487/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover What does day-to-day life involve for those who receive out-of-work benefits? Is the political focus on moving people from °•welfare°¶ and into work the right one? And do mainstream political and media accounts of the °•problem°¶ of °•welfare°¶ accurately reflect lived realities? For whose benefit? The everyday realities of welfare reform explores these questions by talking to those directly affected by recent reforms. Ruth Patrick interviewed single parents, disabled people and young jobseekers on benefits repeatedly over five years to find out how they experienced the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and whether the welfare state still offers meaningful protection and security in times of need. She reflects on the mismatch between the portrayal of °•welfare°¶ and everyday experiences, and the consequences of this for the UK°¶s ongoing welfare reform programme. Exploring issues including the meaning of dependency, the impact of benefit sanctions and the reach of benefits stigma, this important book makes a timely contribution to ongoing debates about the efficacy and ethics of welfare reform.
   
SB10-467 Understanding the Cost of Welfare.
  Glennerster, Howard/ 9781447334040/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Book Cover The challenge of meeting the growing cost of welfare is one of the most pressing issues facing governments of our time. Glennerster°¶s authoritative Understanding the cost of welfare assesses what welfare costs and how it is funded sector-by-sector. The book is written in a clear, accessible style, ideally suited to both teaching and study, and the general reader. This substantially revised third edition includes: °E Discussion of the many funding issues now facing welfare states, such as demographic change, tax resistance, slow growth and austerity programmes °E The theory and practice of devolved tax and budgetary responsibilities between UK nations and in comparison with other countries °E New chapters on pensions and post-16 education °E More regular and extensive comparative analysis
   
SB10-467 How Philanthropy Is Changing in Europe.
  Carnie, Christopher/ 9781447331100/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover There is a new age of philanthropy in Europe °V a £Š50 billion plus financial market. Changing attitudes to wealth, growing social need and innovations in finance are creating a revolution in how we give, aided and sometimes abetted by governments. Mapping the changes, Christopher Carnie focuses on high-value philanthropists °V people and foundations as °•major donors°¶ °V investing or donating £Š25,000 upwards. Designed to help people find their way around the sector, this book includes interviews with philanthropists, advisers and fundraisers, and provides practical insider knowledge to access donors and donor information. Complete with a substantial appendix of sources, this book helps readers understand the revolution in philanthropy in Europe and provides market information for anyone building strategies for fundraising or philanthropy.
   
SB10-467 What Death Means Now: Thinking Critically About Dying and Grieving.
  Walter, Tony/ 9781447337362/ Price:ĘG 9.99
 
Book Cover Though death is universal, how we respond to it depends on when and where we live. Dying and grieving continually evolve: new preparations for dying, new kinds of funerals, new ways of handling grief and new ways to memorialise are developing all the time. Bringing 25 years of research and teaching in the sociology of death and dying to this important book, Tony Walter engages critically with key questions such as: should we talk about death more and plan in advance? How effective is this as more people suffer frailty and dementia? How do physical migration and digital connection affect place-bound deathbeds, funerals and graves? Is the traditional funeral still relevant? Can burial and cremation be ecological? And how should we grieve: quietly, openly, or online?
   
SB10-467 Challenging the Politics of Early Intervention: Who's 'Saving' Children and Why.
  Gillies, Val/ 9781447324102/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
Book Cover A vital interrogation of the internationally accepted policy and practice consensus that intervention to shape parenting in the early years is the way to prevent disadvantage. Given the divisive assumptions and essentialist ideas behind early years intervention, in whose interests does it really serve? This book critically assesses assertions that the °•wrong type of parenting°¶ has biological and cultural effects, stunting babies°¶ brain development and leading to a life of poverty and underachievement. It shows how early intervention policies underpinned by interpretations of brain science perpetuate gendered, classed and raced inequalities. The exploration of future directions will be welcomed by those looking for a positive, collectivist vision of the future that addresses the real underlying issues in the creation of disadvantage
   
SB10-467 Social Policy in an Era of Global Competition
  Horsfall, Dan/ 9781447326274/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover Welfare states globally have been subjected to reform agendas that have stressed economic competitiveness but how has global competition reshaped welfare states in practice? Providing a new cross-national and international narrative this book captures the complexity of social policy reform process that have taken place over the past 25 years. Drawing on data relating to multiple countries the authors examine global, cross-national and local cases in order to shed light on the impact of international forces on social policy. The book addresses major theoretical debates about the direction of welfare state reform processes across the OECD and beyond, offering empirically rooted analyses of change and new perspectives on the impact of global competition on social policy.
   
SB10-467 Social Policy and Welfare Pluralism: Selected Writings of Robert Pinker.
  Offer, John/ 9781447323556/ Price:ĘG 80.00
 
Book Cover Robert Pinker has written extensively on social policy matters since the early 1960s. His distinct approach to understanding concepts such as welfare pluralism is of particular relevance today as welfare pluralism remains an essential component of the policy mix, giving people access to a greater range and diversity of statutory, voluntary, and private sector services than unitary models of welfare provide. Social Policy and Welfare Pluralism presents the first collection of Robert Pinker°¶s essays in one edited volume. It includes essays on the ways in which welfare theories and ideologies and public expectations have influenced and shaped the political processes of policy making. Other essays focus on clarifying some of the key concepts that underpin the study of social policy. Pinker also reviews the extent to which the United Kingdom has succeeded in creating a °•policy mix°¶ in which normative compromises are negotiated between the claims of market individualism and public sector collectivism. The concluding chapter by Robert Pinker reviews the prospects for social policy in the UK over the next five years.
   
SB10-467 Understanding Health and Social Care.
  Glasby, Jon/ 9781447331216/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover This is the concise, accessible guide for students and practitioners who want a comprehensive introduction to health and social care. Engaging practical features, such as user-focused case studies and reflective exercises, promote understanding of theoretical and conceptual knowledge. In turn, clear explanations of social policy theory help frame the policy and practice dilemmas faced by students, front-line workers and policy makers. Chapters cover partnership working and integrated care, independent living, disability and long-term conditions, discrimination, user involvement and support for carers. This new edition has been updated to cover key developments under the Coalition and beyond, including the 2012 Health Act, the 2014 Care Act, the Francis inquiry, the Winterbourne View abuse scandal, the integrated care agenda and the impact of austerity.
   
SB10-467 Legal Aid in Crisis: Assessing the Impact of Reform.
  Moore, Sarah/ 9781447335450/ Price:ĘG 12.99
 
Book Cover Originally introduced as a form of social welfare with near-universal eligibility, legal aid in the UK is now framed as a benefit external to the legal system and understood in primarily economic terms. This book is the first to evaluate the recent reforms of UK legal aid from a social policy perspective and assess their impact on family law courts and advocacy. Written by experts in the field, it focuses on the rise in people representing their own legal case and argues that the reforms effectively °•delawyerise°¶ disputes, producing a more inquisitorial justice system and impacting the litigants, court system, staff and process. Arguing for a more holistic concept of the reforms, the book will be of relevance to students, academics, policy-makers, judges, campaigners and social workers, not just in England and Wales, but in other jurisdictions instituting cuts to their legal aid budgets, such as Australia, Scotland, France, and the Netherlands.
   
SB10-467 Like Mother, Like Daughter?: How Career Women Influence Their Daughters' Ambition.
  Armstrong, Jill/ 9781447334088/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover Women are encouraged to believe that they can occupy top jobs in society by the example of other women thriving in their careers. Who better to be a role model for career success than your mother? Paradoxically, this book shows that having a mother as a role model, even for graduates of top universities, does not predict daughters progressing in their own careers. It finds that mothers with careers, whilst highly influential in their daughters°¶ choice of career path, rarely mentor their daughters as they progress. This is partly explained by °•quiet ambition°¶ °V the tendency of women to be modest about their achievements. Bigger issues are the twin pressures from contemporary motherhood and workplace culture that ironically lead career women°¶s daughters to believe that being a °•good mother°¶ means working part-time. This stalls career progress. Based on a large, cross-generational qualitative sample, this book offers a timely and original perspective on the debate about gender equality in leadership positions.
   
SB10-467 Environment in the Lives of Children and Families: Perspectives from India and the UK.
  Phoenix, Ann/ 9781447339199/ Price:ĘG 45.00
 
Book Cover How do environmental policies link to dynamic and relational family practices for children and parents? This Policy Press Short presents innovative cross-national research into how °•environment°¶ is understood and negotiated within families, and how this plays out in everyday lives. Based on an ESRC study that involved creative, qualitative work with families in India and the UK who live in different contexts, this book illuminates how environmental practices are negotiated within families, and how they relate to values, identities, and society. In doing so, it contributes to understanding of the ways in which families and childhood are constructed as sites for intervention in climate change debates. In an area that is increasingly of concern to governments, NGOs and the general public, this timely research is crucial for developing effective responses to climate change.
   
SB10-467 Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity.
  Blackman, Shane/ 9781447330547/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Book Cover Tabloid headlines such as °•Anti-social Feral Youth,°¶ °•Vile Products of Welfare in the UK°¶ and °•One in Four Adolescents is a Criminal°¶ have in recent years obscured understanding of what social justice means for young people and how they experience it. Youth marginality in Britain offers a new perspective by promoting young people°¶s voices and understanding the agency behind their actions. It explores different forms of social marginalisation within media, culture and society, focusing on how young people experience social discrimination at a personal and collective level. This collection from a wide range of expert contributors showcases contemporary research on multiple youth deprivation of personal isolation, social hardship, gender and ethnic discrimination and social stigma. With a foreword from Robert MacDonald, it explores the intersection of race, gender, class, asylum seeker status and care leavers in Britain, placing them in the broader context of austerity, poverty and inequality to highlight both change and continuity within young people°¶s social and cultural identities. This timely contribution to debates concerning youth austerity in Britain is suitable for students across youth studies, sociology, education, criminology, youth work and social policy.
   
SB10-463 Making Sense of Child Sexual Exploitation: Exchange, Abuse and Young People.
  Hallett, Sophie/ 9781447333586/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is now high on the social care agenda, but what is it? How is it different from other forms of child sexual abuse? This important book puts forward the rarely heard voices of children and young people who have experienced CSE and the professionals who have worked with them to answer these questions. Taking a critical perspective, Hallett also addresses the possibility that further problems might arise from the framing of °•child sexual exploitation°¶, which can have serious implications for the ways that society responds to CSE and to the children and young people caught up in it. Central to the discussion are themes such as youth, childhood, care and power, making for an important sociological contribution to this under-researched field. The book challenges the dominant way of thinking about CSE and, with new and valuable practice and policy relevant insights, is also essential reading for those working or training to work with children and young people.
   
SB10-463 Reflective Practice and Learning from Mistakes in Social Work.
  Sicora, Alessandro/ 9781447325222/ Price:ĘG 17.99
 
Book Cover What is a mistake in social work and how can we turn it into a positive learning experience? Simply going over the events of the day is often not enough and can become overwhelming. Learning from professional errors is, however, vital for successful reflective practice. This important book presents a theoretical framework that underpins this learning, along with a series of strategies for social workers to use either by themselves or as part of a group. These include creating questions and narratives to enhance learning, assertive techniques for receiving and offering criticism and organisational learning from mistakes. With plenty of practice examples and questions for reflection, this is essential reading for both social work students, and practitioners and managers at all stages of their career.
   
SB10-463 Where Academia and Policy Meet: A Cross-National Perspective on the Involvement of Social Work Academics in Social Policy.
  Gal, John/ 9781447320197/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Book Cover Based on data from 12 diverse societies, this is the first cross-national comparative study on academic engagement in social policy formulation. The chapters present survey data on the policy involvement of social work academics in different countries and an analysis of this data by country experts. The findings relate to the levels and types of policy engagement of the social work academics, their perceptions regarding this type of activity and the factors associated with this. This unique perspective on the academia-society nexus is essential reading for academics and students interested in the ongoing debate on the role of academia in policy, particularly those policies dealing with issues of social justice and social change.
   
SB10-460 Social Problems and Social Change.
  Herbert, Ness/ 9781682512852/ Price:US$ 140.00
 
Book Cover Social problems are the general factors that affect and damage society. A social problem is normally a term used to describe problems with a particular area or group of people in the world. Social change refers to an alteration in the social order of a society. Social change may include changes in nature, social institutions, social behaviors, or social relations. This book illustrates how to create the social breakthroughs needed to solve urgent global threats such as poverty, disease, and hunger. Print ISBN: 978-1-68251-285-2 | $ 140 | 2017 | Hardcover
   
SB10-460 Social Welfare Administration.
  Taylor, Matthew/ 9781682512876/ Price:US$ 145.00
 
Book Cover Social welfare is organized public or private social services for the assistance of disadvantaged group. Social welfare administration is the process of efficiently providing resources and services to meet the needs of the individuals, families, groups and communities to facilitate social relationship and adjustment necessary to social functioning. This book discusses the key aspect of social welfare administration and developmental issues. It also covers the issues that are undertaken with regard to an individual, group and community in the process of organization and direction of a social institution.
   
SB10-460 Micro-Enterprise and Personalisation: What Size is Good Care?
  Needham, Catherine/ 9781447319238/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
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SB10-460 Social Entrepreneurship: A Skills Approach.
  Durkin, Christopher/ 9781447331711/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Book Cover The second edition of this popular book has been inspired by the increasing interest around social entrepreneurship scholarship and the practice of delivering innovative solutions to social issues. Although social enterprises generally remain small, the impact of social entrepreneurs is increasing globally, as all countries are endeavouring to respond to increasingly complex social problems and demands for welfare at a time of government cut backs. Additional chapters and international case studies explore new developments, such as the rise of the social investment market, the use of design thinking and the increasing importance of social impact measurement.
   
SB10-460 Delivering Social Welfare: Governance and Service Provision in the UK.
  Birrell, Derek/ 9781447319184/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover As the system of governance and delivery of social welfare in the UK radically changes, this important new book argues that the extent of this change is such that it could be considered a fundamental transformation or even a revolution. It shows how a new public governance perspective has replaced the dominance of new public management, reflecting the increasingly plural and fragmented nature of public policy implementation. Drawing on examples across a range of policy areas it assesses how changes in social policy and governance interact in the delivery of the main areas of social policy and social welfare. The book will be essential reading for researches, students and policy makers.
   
Challenging the Politics of Early Intervention: Who's 'Saving' Children and Why
  Val Gillies/ 9781447324096/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Book Cover A vital interrogation of the internationally accepted policy and practice consensus that intervention to shape parenting in the early years is the way to prevent disadvantage. Given the divisive assumptions and essentialist ideas behind early years intervention, in whose interests does it really serve? This book critically assesses assertions that the °•wrong type of parenting°¶ has biological and cultural effects, stunting babies°¶ brain development and leading to a life of poverty and underachievement. It shows how early intervention policies underpinned by interpretations of brain science perpetuate gendered, classed and raced inequalities. The exploration of future directions will be welcomed by those looking for a positive, collectivist vision of the future that addresses the real underlying issues in the creation of disadvantage
   
Young People Leaving State Care in China
  Xiaoyuan Shang/ 9781447336693/ Price:ĘG 80.00
 
Book Cover In the last 20 years, state care in China has shifted away from institutional care, towards alternative care that recognises children°¶s rights to an inclusive childhood and adulthood. This book reviews changes in policy and practices that affected the generation of young people who grew up in state care in China during this time. The young people themselves give their perspectives on their childhood, their current experiences and their future plans for independence. These insights, combined with analysis of national state care datasets and policy documents, provide answers to questions about the impact of different types of alternative care on young people°¶s experiences, the impact on their identity and their capacity to live independently, finding a job, a home and relationships. All countries continue to struggle with how to improve the quality child protection practices and alternatives to group care. The results here provide evidence to researchers, governments and professionals to help to improve social inclusion by changing institutionalisation practices.
   
Practice-Based Research in Children's Play
  Wendy Russell/ 9781447330035/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover This unique collection of 12 research projects carried out by experienced practitioners in the play sector in the UK and USA puts forward a range of perspectives on children's play and adults' relationships with it. Drawing on a diverse range of research methodologies, the studies consider adults' memories of play; the co-production of spaces where children can play (in adventure playgrounds, out of school clubs, children°¶s zoos, children's museums and public space); therapeutic approaches to playwork; playwork and wellbeing; supporting the play of severely disabled children and young people; play and contemporary art practice; and children's use of technology in a playground. Offering a fresh look beyond the dominant singular voice of developmental psychology, this book is essential reading for anyone studying or working with children at play.
   
Race, Gangs and Youth Violence: Policy, Prevention and Policing
  Anthony Gunter/ 9781447322870/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Book Cover This book aims to challenge current thinking about serious youth violence and gangs, and their racialisation by the media and the police. Written by an expert with over 14 years°¶ experience in the field, it brings together research, theory and practice to influence policy. Placing gangs and urban violence in a broader social and political economic context, it argues that government-led policy and associated funding for anti-gangs work is counter-productive. It highlights how the street gang label is unfairly linked by both the news-media and police to black (and urban) youth street-based lifestyles/cultures and friendship groups, leading to the further criminalisation of innocent black youth via police targeting. The book is primarily aimed at practitioners, policy makers, academics as well as those community-minded individuals concerned about youth violence and social justice.
   
Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity
  Shane Blackman/ 9781447330523/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover Tabloid headlines such as °•Anti-social Feral Youth,°¶ °•Vile Products of Welfare in the UK°¶ and °•One in Four Adolescents is a Criminal°¶ have in recent years obscured understanding of what social justice means for young people and how they experience it. Youth marginality in Britain offers a new perspective by promoting young people°¶s voices and understanding the agency behind their actions. It explores different forms of social marginalisation within media, culture and society, focusing on how young people experience social discrimination at a personal and collective level. This collection from a wide range of expert contributors showcases contemporary research on multiple youth deprivation of personal isolation, social hardship, gender and ethnic discrimination and social stigma. With a foreword from Robert MacDonald, it explores the intersection of race, gender, class, asylum seeker status and care leavers in Britain, placing them in the broader context of austerity, poverty and inequality to highlight both change and continuity within young people°¶s social and cultural identities. This timely contribution to debates concerning youth austerity in Britain is suitable for students across youth studies, sociology, education, criminology, youth work and social policy.
   
Making Sense of Child Sexual Exploitation: Exchange, Abuse and Young People
  Sophie Hallett/ 9781447333609/ Price:ĘG 19.99
 
Book Cover Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is now high on the social care agenda, but what is it? How is it different from other forms of child sexual abuse? This important book puts forward the rarely heard voices of children and young people who have experienced CSE and the professionals who have worked with them to answer these questions. Taking a critical perspective, Hallett also addresses the possibility that further problems might arise from the framing of °•child sexual exploitation°¶, which can have serious implications for the ways that society responds to CSE and to the children and young people caught up in it. Central to the discussion are themes such as youth, childhood, care and power, making for an important sociological contribution to this under-researched field. The book challenges the dominant way of thinking about CSE and, with new and valuable practice and policy relevant insights, is also essential reading for those working or training to work with children and young people.
   
Blinded by Science: The Social Implications of Epigenetics and Neuroscience
  David Wastell/ 9781447322337/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Book Cover In recent years, new areas of biology, especially epigenetics and neuroscience, have enthralled the public imagination. They have been used as powerful arguments for developing social policy in a particular direction, from early intervention in the lives of disadvantaged children to seeking 'biomarkers' as identifiers of criminality. This timely book, written by leading commentators, critically examines the capabilities and limitations of these biotechnologies, exploring their implications for policy and practice. The book will enable social scientists, policy makers, practitioners and interested general readers to understand how the new biologies of epigenetics and neuroscience have increasingly influenced the fields of family policy, mental health, child development and criminal justice. The book will facilitate much needed debate about what makes a good society and how best to build one. It also draws attention to the ways that the uncertainties of the original science are lost in their translation into the everyday world of practice and policy.
   
Understanding Health and Social Care
  Jon Glasby/ 9781447331209/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover This is the concise, accessible guide for students and practitioners who want a comprehensive introduction to health and social care. Engaging practical features, such as user-focused case studies and reflective exercises, promote understanding of theoretical and conceptual knowledge. In turn, clear explanations of social policy theory help frame the policy and practice dilemmas faced by students, front-line workers and policy makers. Chapters cover partnership working and integrated care, independent living, disability and long-term conditions, discrimination, user involvement and support for carers. This new edition has been updated to cover key developments under the Coalition and beyond, including the 2012 Health Act, the 2014 Care Act, the Francis inquiry, the Winterbourne View abuse scandal, the integrated care agenda and the impact of austerity.
   
Islam and Social Work: Culturally Sensitive Practice in a Diverse World
  Sara Ashencaen Crabtree/ 9781447330103/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Book Cover This unique textbook enables social work practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of how Islamic principles inform and influence the lives of Muslim populations. Designed to support work with families and faith communities, this completely revised and updated edition examines religious precepts, cosmologies, philosophies and daily practices, while acknowledging cultural variants and population heterogeneity. It includes a comprehensive update of the research literature, international case studies, and new sections on religious extremism and ageing and end-of-life. This is the only book specifically on social work with Muslim communities and provides an essential toolkit for culturally sensitive social work practice.
   
Social Determinants of Health: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Social Inequality and Wellbeing
  Adrian Bonner/ 9781447336846/ Price:ĘG 80.00
 
Book Cover This book provides an applied, interdisciplinary approach to an understanding of the key social determinants of health, essential at a time of increasing inequalities and reductions in existing NHS services and Local Authority budgets. A person's health and wellbeing is influenced by a spectrum of socioeconomic, cultural, living and working conditions, social and community networks and lifestyle choices. Based on the 'rainbow model' of the social determinants of health, chapters from experts in a wide range of disciplines examine the key factors which can lead to poor quality of life, homelessness and reduced mortality. Featuring practitioner, academic and commentator experiences, and clear case studies, this book will enable researchers, front-line workers, managers, service commissioners and politicians to identify and employ the most appropriate health, social and economic interventions to support those at the edge of the community, and the promotion of their inclusion in society.
   
Social and Caring Professions in the European Welfare States: Policies, Services and Professional Practices
  Bjorn Blom/ 9781447327196/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover This collection provides new insights about current welfare professions in a number of European countries. Focusing on research representing different types of European welfare states, including the Scandinavian and the Continental, the book offers in-depth understandings of professionals°¶ everyday work within different contextual conditions, explored from empirical and theoretical perspectives. Subjects covered include knowledge and identity, education and professional development, regulation, accountability, collaboration, assessment and decision making. This is a valuable contribution to the discussion of professionalism and welfare professions, offering lessons learned and ways forward.
   
Social Policy Review 29: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2017
  John Hudson/ 9781447336211/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover This edition presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past 12 months, from a group of internationally renowned authors. As debates continue over the future of liberalism and the effects of globalised capitalism, this collection offers a comprehensive discussion of some of the most challenging issues facing social policy today, including an examination of Brexit, the Trump presidency, °•post-truth°¶, migration, the lived experiences of food bank users, and the future of welfare benefits. Published in association with the SPA, the volume will be valuable to academics and students within social policy, social welfare and related disciplines.
   
Irish Social Policy: A Critical Introduction
  Fiona Dukelow/ 9781447329626/ Price:ĘG 29.99
 
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Irish Social Policy: A Critical Introduction
  Fiona Dukelow/ 9781447329619/ Price:ĘG 80.00
 
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For Whose Benefit?: The Everyday Realities of Welfare Reform
  Ruth Patrick/ 9781447333463/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
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Understanding the Policy Process: Analysing Welfare Policy and Practice
  John Hudson/ 9781447323778/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
Book Cover ow in its third edition, this bestselling textbook is fully updated to take account of the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath, drawing on the latest and best social science to explain how and why policy change occurs. Focusing on the policy making process as the key to change, and using core concepts of policy analysis in each chapter, it builds up a fully worked explanation of policy change that can be applied to any aspect of welfare policy, public and social policy more generally. It will be a key text for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academic researchers, in Social policy, Political science, Applied social science and Public management.
   
VSB10-001 Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Education
  Taylor, Imogen/ 9781138890237/ Price:ĘG 150.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Education provides an authoritative overview of current understanding through coverage of key debates, exploring the state of play in particular social work education fields and reflecting on where the future might be taking us. The overall aim of the Handbook is to further develop pedagogic research and scholarship for social work education. Drawing on medical education as an exemplar, the contributions view social work education as a specialism and a field of expertise that counts in the same way as research programmes in more traditional areas of social work practice. The chapters are concerned with the theory and practice of social work education at all levels; they are accessible, conceptually clear, research based where appropriate, critically reflective and ethically underpinned. The Handbook is organised into seven sections that reflect the proposed themes and sub-themes covering: °ESocial work education in context: the western drivers °EEmerging and re-emerging social work education °EThe scholarship of learning and teaching °ENew insights into field education °ENew directions in learning and teaching °EFuture challenges in social work education This handbook presents a contribution to the process of exchange and dialogue which is essential to global social work education. It brings together professional knowledge and lived experience, both universal and local, and will be an essential reference for social work educators, researchers, students and professionals.
   
VA05-460 Social Work Research, 4-Vols/Set.
  Shaw, Ian F./ 9781446295793/ Price:ĘG 690.00
 
Book Cover Social work research has gathered a greater transparency and clarity of identity in North American and parts of Europe. Furthermore, the rapid emergence of social work research in other European countries, China, India, Japan and elsewhere in Asia and Pacific Rim countries, and gradually in South America, has created a need for a collection that can contribute to both shaping and making accessible key and sometimes hard-to-access sources. This four-volume collection answers this need, bringing together key literature in a single resource and structuring it into thematic volumes to enable clear understanding of the different aspects involved in the research. Volume One: Historical Trajectories, Purposes and Key Concepts Volume Two: Key Decisions about Research Strategy Volume Three: The Practice of Social Work Research Volume Four: The Contexts of Social Work Research
   
SB10-458 Practice Placement in Social Work: Innovative Approaches for Effective Teaching and Learning.
  Bellinger, Avril/ 9781447318606/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Book Cover Involved in educating social work professionals? Overwhelmed and demoralized by the current climate of cuts to services and over-regulation? This unique book written by practice educators, students and academics offers hope. This collection of innovative approaches to social work placements addresses subjects including sustainability, student-led services, overseas placements, the value of the third-sector, supporting students from minority groups and the visual arts. The international and diverse contributions offer practical guidance and challenge conventional approaches to placement finding, teaching and assessment in field education. Written from a global social work perspective this is essential reading for anyone responsible for ensuring quality placements for future professionals.
   
SB10-457 Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Radical Approaches to Prevention, Protection and Support.
  Nelson, Sarah/ 9781447313878/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
Book Cover In this outspoken and challenging book, Sarah Nelson argues that progress in addressing childhood sexual abuse has been in fearful or complacent retreat and that change is urgently needed in order to prevent abuse occurring, and to better support survivors. From this starting point, she puts forward radical suggestions for new models of practice. These are designed to provide perpetrator-focussed child protection, to encourage community approaches to prevention, and to better support those who have survived abuse. As revelations of widespread child abuse continue to emerge at an unprecedented rate, this book campaigns for change, offering policy makers and practitioners solutions for new ways in tackling sexual abuse, working alongside survivors to reduce its prevalence and impact.
   
SB10-457 Supporting Adult Care-Leavers: International Good Practice.
  Murray, Suellen/ 9781447313632/ Price:ĘG 65.00
 
Book Cover Growing up in care is not just a part of childhood, but can have ongoing impacts across a person°¶s life. Various inquiries have revealed accounts of abuse and neglect, and a fracturing of family relationships. Organised thematically to allow comparison of different initiatives, this book considers the range of responses to adult care leavers in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. Initiatives examined include public inquiries, symbolic acknowledgements, redress schemes, specialist support services, access to personal records and family reunification programs. Featuring detailed case studies and examples of good practice, this is an excellent international source book for practitioners and policy makers in social work and social care.
   
SB10-457 Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States: Comparing Care Policies and Practice.
  Eydal, Guony B./ 9781447310488/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
Book Cover The five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, are well-known for their extensive welfare system and gender equality which provides both parents with opportunities to earn and care for their children. In this topical book, expert scholars from the Nordic countries, as well as UK and the US, demonstrate how modern fatherhood is supported in the Nordic setting through family and social policies, and how these contribute to shaping and influencing the images, roles and practices of fathers in a diversity of family settings and variations of fatherhoods. This comprehensive volume will have wide international appeal for those who look to Nordic countries and their success in creating gender equal societies.
   
SB10-457 Social Work with Sex Offenders: Making a Difference.
  Cowburn, Malcolm/ 9781447301196/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover his topical book explores social work practice with people who have sexually offended. It addresses the emotional impacts of °•facing the sex offender°¶, the importance of values and ethics in practice, it reviews popular and academic understandings of sex offenders and sex crimes It engages with current practice issues, including assessment and interventions, working in an inter-professional context and supporting workers. Written in an accessible style, and integrating practice exercises throughout the book helps readers reflect on theory, practice and developing emotional resilience. It will appeal to students, practitioners, policy makers and academics, in and beyond the discipline of social work.
   
SB10-457 Reconstructing Retirement: Work and Welfare in the UK and USA.
  Lain, David/ 9781447326175/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Book Cover Retirement is being °•reconstructed°¶, with the UK following the US path of abolishing mandatory retirement and increasing state pension ages. This timely book assesses prospects for work and retirement at age 65-plus in the UK and US. Part 1 explores the shifting °•policy logics°¶ in both countries that increase both the need and opportunities to work past age 65. Part 2 presents an original comparative statistical analysis on the wide range of factors influencing employment at this age. Part 3 proposes a series of policies across the life-course that would promote security and autonomy for older people. Pathways to employment after 65 are complex and pressures to work at this age are likely to result in very unequal outcomes. This book is essential reading for researchers, students and practitioners interested in the late careers and the future of retirement.
   
SB10-457 Community Development as Micropolitics: Comparing Theories, Policies and Politics in America and Britain.
  Emejulu, Akwugo/ 9781447313182/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Community development is routinely invoked as a practical solution to tackle a myriad of social problems, even though there is little consensus about its meaning and purpose. Through a comparative analysis of competing perspectives on community development since 1968, this book critically examines the contradictory ideas and practices that have shaped this field in the US and the UK. This approach exposes a problematic politics that have far-reaching consequences for those committed to working for social justice. This accessible book offers an alternative model for thinking about the politics of community development and so will appeal to academics, postgraduate students and community development workers.
   
SB10-457 The Short Guide to Community Development.
  Gilchrist, Alison/ 9781447327837/ Price:ĘG 11.99
 
Book Cover Now in its second edition, this invaluable guide provides an introduction to community development, its origins and the different forms it takes. It has been updated to reflect developments in policy and practice, as well as recent debates about the changing nature of community development itself. Crucially, it explores how community development can be applied in different policy areas, examines trends and the challenges it faces. Accessibly written, this is essential reading for students studying a degree or taking a module in this field, as well as those already involved in community development and community organising.
   
SB10-457 Class, Inequality and Community Development.
  Shaw, Mae/ 9781447322467/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover This book, the second title in the Rethinking Community Development series, starts from concern about increasing inequality worldwide and the re-emergence of community development in public policy debates. It argues for the centrality of class analysis and its associated divisions of power to any discussion of the potential benefits of community development. It proposes that, without such an analysis, community development can simply mask the underlying causes of structural inequality. It may even exacerbate divisions between groups competing for dwindling public resources in the context of neoliberal globalisation. Reflecting on their own contexts, a wide range of contributors from across the global north and south explore how an understanding of social class can offer ways forward in the face of increasing social polarisation. The book considers class as a dynamic and contested concept and examines its application in policies and practices past and present. These include local/global and rural/urban alliances, community organising, ecology, gender and education.
   
SB10-457 Social Policy in a Cold Climate: Policy, Poverty and Inequality in England.
  Lupton, Ruth/ 9781447327721/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Book Cover Social Policy in a Cold Climate offers a data-rich, evidence-based analysis of the impact Labour and coalition government policies have had on inequality and on the delivery of services such as health, education, adult social care, housing and employment in the wake of the greatest recession of our time. The authors provide an authoritative and unflinching analysis of recent approaches to social policy and their outcomes following the financial crisis, with particular focus on poverty and inequality. Through a detailed look at spending, outputs and outcomes the book offers a unique appraisal of Labour and the coalition°¶s impact as well as an insightful assessment of future directions.
   
SB10-457 Social Policy Review 28: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2016.
  Fenger, Menno/ 9781447331797/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover Drawing together a mix of internationally renown contributors, Social Policy Review 28 provides an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship. With specially commissioned reviews of pensions, health care, conditionality and housing this book examines important debates in the field. A themed section on personalised budgets examines the introduction and consequences of personalisation of funding from the perspectives of the UK, Australia and Norway and considers the impact of such funding on vulnerable groups such as the elderly and the homeless.
   
SB10-457 Health Divides: Where You Live Can Kill You.
  Bambra, Clare/ 9781447330356/ Price:ĘG 12.99
 
Book Cover Americans live three years less than their counterparts in France or Sweden. Scottish men survive two years less than English men. Across Europe, women in the poorest communities live up to ten years less than those in the richest. Revealing gaps in life expectancy of up to 25 years between places just a few miles apart, this important book demonstrates that where you live can kill you. With a foreword by Danny Dorling, Clare Bambra, a leading expert in public health geography, draws on case studies from across the globe to examine the social, environmental, economic and political causes of these health inequalities, how they have evolved over time and what they are like today. Bambra concludes by considering how health divides might develop in the future and what should be done, so that where you live is not a matter of life and death.
   
SB10-457 Managing and Leading in Inter-Agency Settings.
  Dickinson, Helen/ 9781447329848/ Price:ĘG 12.99
 
Book Cover This updated edition of this essential textbook provides a robust guide to the leadership and management of inter-agency collaborative endeavours. It summarises recent trends in policy, establishes what we can learn from research and practice, and uses international evidence to set out useful frameworks and approaches to address a range of problems that collaborations face.
   
SB10-457 Working in Teams.
  Jelphs, Kim/ 9781447329886/ Price:ĘG 12.99
 
Book Cover Working in teams sounds simple but the reality is often more difficult within complex health and social care systems. This revised edition of this essential book brings together cutting-edge thinking about teamworking, and considers how this can be turned into practice within the context of interagency settings. It introduces a range of theories, models and research to demonstrate the benefits °V and pitfalls °V inherent in teamworking in collaborative settings. This is a practical and accessible guide focused on how inter-agency teams may be made to function more effectively, illustrated through real-life examples. Its no-nonsense approach will appeal to students, practitioners, team leaders, managers and policy-makers across the health and social care system.
   
SB10-457 Understanding Community: Politics, Policy and Practice.
  Somerville, Peter/ 9781447316084/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Book Cover This substantially revised edition of a highly topical text draws upon theory from Marx and Bourdieu to offer a clearer understanding of community in capitalist society. The book takes a more critical look at the literature on community, community development and the politics of community, and applies this critical approach to themes introduced in the first edition on economic development, learning, health and social care, housing, and policing, taking into account the changes in policy that have taken place, particularly in the UK, since the first edition was written. It will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of social policy, sociology and politics as well as areas of housing and urban studies.
   
SB10-455 Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-1979.
  Hampton, Jameel/ 9781447316428/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Book Cover Created during and after the Second World War, the British Welfare State seemed to promise welfare for all, but, in its original form, excluded millions of disabled people. This book examines attempts in the subsequent three decades to reverse this exclusion. It is the first to contextualise disability historically in the welfare state and under each government of the period. It looks at how disability policy and perceptions were slow to change as a welfare issue, which is very timely in today°¶s climate of austerity. It also provides the first major analysis of the Disablement Income Group, one of the most powerful pressure groups in the period and the 1972 Thalidomide campaign and its effect on the Heath government. Given the recent emergence of the history of disability in Britain as a major area of research, the book will be ideal for academics, students and activists seeking a better understanding of the topic.
   
SB10-454 Strengthening Child Protection: Sharing Information in Multi-Agency Settings.
  Thompson, Kellie/ 9781447322511/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover Following high-profile Serious Case Reviews into the tragic deaths of children, including Victoria Climbie, Peter Connelly and Daniel Pelka, information sharing has now become a moral and political imperative for safeguarding the welfare of children. What promts information sharing and how do we get it right? This accessible book challenges widely held assumptions about information sharing in child welfare that facts about risks to children are clear and that sharing them with other professionals is a straightforward process. End of chapter questions prompt reflection and ensure direct practice relevance. This is essential reading for academics and policy makers, students on post-qualifying child protection courses, social workers, managers and all other professionals tasked with safeguarding children.
   
SB10-454 Pushed to the Edge: Inclusion and Behaviour Support in Schools.
  Gillies, Val/ 9781447317470/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover While debates rage about educational inequality and the best way to tackle attainment gaps, a pervasive form of in-school segregation is going largely unremarked upon. Internal behaviour support units have become common fixtures in British schools. Young people may be removed from mainstream classrooms for weeks, months or even years to undergo rehabilitative programmes that incur little monitoring or oversight. This original book is the first to provide a detailed insight into the politics and practices of internal school exclusion, highlighted through the experiences of the young people attending the units. Ambitious in its scope, it draws on intensive ethnographic research with pupils, their teachers and parents to address broad questions around social justice, equal opportunities and institutional racism. It will appeal to students, researchers and practitioners in education, social policy, sociology and beyond.
   
SB10-454 Social Work in a Diverse Society: Transformative Practice with Black and Ethnic Minority Individuals and Communities.
  Williams, Charlotte/ 9781447322627/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover The gap between the theory and the practice of working with Black and minority ethnic groups presents an ongoing conundrum for social work. This exciting textbook presents a new theory based on a rich understanding of the constraints and creativities of practice. Taking a transformative approach, this accessible textbook presents evidence from both academics and practitioners. Contributions draw on real-life practice scenarios and present case studies to illustrate the many dimensions of working in a diverse society, encouraging students and practitioners to form innovative solutions to service delivery. Covering practice themes including risk, co-production, interpreting, multi-disciplinary working and personalisation, this is vital reading for all students in social work, and practitioners undertaking continuing professional development.
   
SB10-453 Understanding Youth in the Global Economic Crisis.
  France, Alan/ 9781447315766/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
Book Cover In this innovative book, Professor Alan France tells the story of what impact the 2007 global crisis and the great recession that followed has had on our understandings of youth. Drawing on eight countries as case studies he undertakes an in-depth sociological analysis of historical and contemporary developments in post-sixteen education, training, work, and welfare policy to show how the ecological landscape of youth has been affected. He maps the growing influence of neoliberalism as a political strategy in each of the countries, showing how, after the crisis, it is accelerating the reconfiguration of institutions and practices that are central to the lives of the young. This book is essential reading for students of youth studies, sociology and policy, seeking a greater understanding of international public and social policy in relation to the youth question.
   
SB10-453 The Well-Being of Children in the UK.
  Bradshaw, Jonathan/ 9781447325635/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
Now in its fourth edition, this is the classic assessment of the state of child well-being in the United Kingdom. This edition has been updated to review the latest evidence, examining the outcomes for children of the impact of the economic crisis and austerity measures since 2008. It draws together a vast amount of robust empirical evidence and includes intra-UK and international comparisons. Edited by a highly regarded expert in the field, each chapter covers a different domain of child well-being, including health, wellbeing, housing and education. This is an invaluable resource for academics, students, practitioners and policy makers concerned with child welfare and wellbeing.
   
SB10-452 All Our Welfare: Towards Participatory Social Policy.
  Beresford, Peter/ 9781447328940/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Book Cover The UK welfare state is under sustained ideological and political attack. It has also been undermined by accusations of paternalism and past failures to engage with the very people it is intended to help. This unique book is the first to critique the past, present and future welfare state from a participatory perspective. Peter Beresford, champion of user involvement, draws on pioneering theories and practice of welfare service user movements to offer a blueprint for a new participatory social policy. He controversially challenges orthodox social policy and the limitations of both Fabian and Neo-liberal perspectives in engaging people to improve their own welfare, drawing on service users °• own ideas and experience, including fascinating vignettes from his own family°¶s experience, to demonstrate the value of °•user knowledge°¶. Filling a much-needed gap in the literature, this accessible text will provide a great introduction for students and a road-map for practitioners of an alternative vision for a future participatory and sustainable social policy. It will also command much wider interest from everyone concerned with how we look after each other in future in society.
   
SB10-452 Introduction to Social Policy Analysis: Illuminating Welfare.
  Sinclair, Stephen/ 9781447313922/ Price:ĘG 19.99
 
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SB10-452 Young People, Welfare and Crime: Governing Non-Participation.
  Fergusson, Ross/ 9781447307013/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Mass youth unemployment is now endemic and almost ubiquitous in the global north and south alike. This timely book offers an original and challenging interpretation of the ways in which young people°¶s unemployment and general non-participation is becoming marginalised and criminalised. It re-examines the causes and consequences of non-participation from an unusually wide range of disciplines, using an innovative theorisation of the fast-changing relationships between extended studentship, welfare provision, labour market restructuring and crime. This approach offers an important contribution for understanding what it means for young people to be socially re-positioned and economically excluded in increasingly unequal societies, in and beyond the UK.
   
SB10-451 Rematerialising Children's Agency: Everyday Practices in a Post-Socialist Estate.
  Blazek, Matej/ 9781447322740/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover This book is a detailed study of children°¶s everyday practices in a small deprived neighbourhood of post-socialist Bratislava, called Kop?any. It provides a novel empirical insight on what it is like to be growing up after 25 years of post-socialist transformations and questions the formation of children°¶s agency and the multitude of resources it comes from. What happens if we accept children°¶s practices as cornerstones of communities? What is uncovered if we examine adult°¶s co-presence with children in everyday community spaces? With a background in youth work, the author writes from the unique position of being able to develop in-depth insights into both children's life-worlds, and practitioners' priorities and needs.
   
SB10-451 Practice Placement in Social Work: Innovative Approaches for Effective Teaching and Learning.
  Bellinger, Avril/ 9781447318613/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover Involved in educating social work professionals? Overwhelmed and demoralized by the current climate of cuts to services and over-regulation? This unique book written by practice educators, students and academics offers hope. This collection of innovative approaches to social work placements addresses subjects including sustainability, student-led services, overseas placements, the value of the third-sector, supporting students from minority groups and the visual arts. The international and diverse contributions offer practical guidance and challenge conventional approaches to placement finding, teaching and assessment in field education. Written from a global social work perspective this is essential reading for anyone responsible for ensuring quality placements for future professionals.
   
SB10-451 Direct Payments and Personal Budgets: Putting Personalisation into Practice.
  Glasby, Jon/ 9781447326762/ Price:ĘG 19.99
 
Book Cover This third edition of the leading textbook on personalisation considers key policy changes since 2009 and new research into the extension and outcomes of personal budgets. Direct payments and personal budgets have developed rapidly, transforming the whole of adult social care. In future, all care will be delivered via a personal budget, with direct payments as the default rather than the exception. As the concepts have spread from adult social care to other sectors, the changes have been controversial and difficult to implement. Front-line practitioners and people using services have struggled to make sense of these ways of working in a challenging financial and policy context. This accessible textbook is essential reading for students, practitioners and policy makers in social work and community care services.
   
SB10-451 Politics, Power and Community Development.
  Meade, Rosie R./ 9781447317371/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover The increasing impact of neoliberalism across the globe means that a complex interplay of democratic, economic and managerial rationalities now frame the parameters and practices of community development. This book explores how contemporary politics, and the power relations it reflects and projects, is shaping the field today. This first title in the timely Rethinking Community Development series presents unique and critical reflections on policy and practice in Taiwan, Australia, India, South Africa, Burundi, Germany, the USA, Ireland, Malawi, Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazonia and the UK. It addresses the global dominance of neoliberalism, and the extent to which practitioners, activists and programmes can challenge, critique, engage with or resist its influence. Addressing key dilemmas and challenges being navigated by students, academics, professionals and activists, this is a vital intellectual and practical resource.
   
SB10-450 Father Involvement in the Early Years: An International Comparison of Policy and Practice.
  Adler, Marina A./ 9781447318996/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover Fatherhood is in transition and being challenged by often contradictory forces: societal mandates to be both an active father and provider, men°¶s own wish to be more involved with their children, and the institutional arrangements in which fathers work and live. This book explores these phenomena in the context of cross-national policies and their relation to the daily childcare practices of fathers. It presents the current state of knowledge on father involvement with young children in six countries from different welfare state regimes with unique policies related to parenting in general and fathers in particular: Finland, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, the UK and the USA.
   
Direct Payments and Personal Budgets: Putting Personalisation into Practice.
  Glasby, Jon/ 9781447326755/ Price:ĘG 65.00
 
Book Cover This third edition of the leading textbook on personalisation considers key policy changes since 2009 and new research into the extension and outcomes of personal budgets. Direct payments and personal budgets have developed rapidly, transforming the whole of adult social care. In future, all care will be delivered via a personal budget, with direct payments as the default rather than the exception. As the concepts have spread from adult social care to other sectors, the changes have been controversial and difficult to implement. Front-line practitioners and people using services have struggled to make sense of these ways of working in a challenging financial and policy context. This accessible textbook is essential reading for students, practitioners and policy makers in social work and community care services.
   
Introduction to Social Policy Analysis: Illuminating Welfare.
  Sinclair, Stephen/ 9781447313915/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
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Social Work in a Diverse Society: Transformative Practice with Black and Ethnic Minority Individuals and Communities.
  Williams, Charlotte/ 9781447322610/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Book Cover The gap between the theory and the practice of working with Black and minority ethnic groups presents an ongoing conundrum for social work. This exciting textbook presents a new theory based on a rich understanding of the constraints and creativities of practice. Taking a transformative approach, this accessible textbook presents evidence from both academics and practitioners. Contributions draw on real-life practice scenarios and present case studies to illustrate the many dimensions of working in a diverse society, encouraging students and practitioners to form innovative solutions to service delivery. Covering practice themes including risk, co-production, interpreting, multi-disciplinary working and personalisation, this is vital reading for all students in social work, and practitioners undertaking continuing professional development.
   
All Our Welfare: Towards Participatory Social Policy.
  Beresford, Peter/ 9781447328933/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Book Cover The UK welfare state is under sustained ideological and political attack. It has also been undermined by accusations of paternalism and past failures to engage with the very people it is intended to help. This unique book is the first to critique the past, present and future welfare state from a participatory perspective. Peter Beresford, champion of user involvement, draws on pioneering theories and practice of welfare service user movements to offer a blueprint for a new participatory social policy. He controversially challenges orthodox social policy and the limitations of both Fabian and Neo-liberal perspectives in engaging people to improve their own welfare, drawing on service users °• own ideas and experience, including fascinating vignettes from his own family°¶s experience, to demonstrate the value of °•user knowledge°¶. Filling a much-needed gap in the literature, this accessible text will provide a great introduction for students and a road-map for practitioners of an alternative vision for a future participatory and sustainable social policy. It will also command much wider interest from everyone concerned with how we look after each other in future in society.
   
Politics, Power and Community Development.
  Meade, Rosie/ 9781447317364/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Book Cover The increasing impact of neoliberalism across the globe means that a complex interplay of democratic, economic and managerial rationalities now frame the parameters and practices of community development. This book explores how contemporary politics, and the power relations it reflects and projects, is shaping the field today. This first title in the timely Rethinking Community Development series presents unique and critical reflections on policy and practice in Taiwan, Australia, India, South Africa, Burundi, Germany, the USA, Ireland, Malawi, Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazonia and the UK. It addresses the global dominance of neoliberalism, and the extent to which practitioners, activists and programmes can challenge, critique, engage with or resist its influence. Addressing key dilemmas and challenges being navigated by students, academics, professionals and activists, this is a vital intellectual and practical resource.
   
Social Work with Sex Offenders: Making a Difference.
  Myers, Steve/ 9781447301202/ Price:ĘG 65.00
 
Book Cover This topical book explores social work practice with people who have sexually offended. It addresses the emotional impacts of °•facing the sex offender°¶, the importance of values and ethics in practice, it reviews popular and academic understandings of sex offenders and sex crimes It engages with current practice issues, including assessment and interventions, working in an inter-professional context and supporting workers. Written in an accessible style, and integrating practice exercises throughout the book helps readers reflect on theory, practice and developing emotional resilience. It will appeal to students, practitioners, policy makers and academics, in and beyond the discipline of social work.
   
Micro-Enterprise and Personalisation: What Size is Good Care?
  Catherine Needham/ 9781447319221/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
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Islam and Social Work: Culturally Sensitive Practice in a Diverse World
  Sara Ashencaen Crabtree/ 9781447330097/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Book Cover This second edition includes a comprehensive update of the research literature and detailed description and explanation of contemporary social work practice with Muslim service users, using an up-dated and expanded list of international case studies. Designed to support work with families and faith communities, the book examines religious precepts, cosmologies, philosophies and daily practices, while acknowledging cultural variants and population heterogeneity. It also includes new sections on religious extremism and ageing and end-of-life. This is the only book specifically on social work with Muslim communities and provides an essential toolkit for culturally sensitive social work practice.
   
Delivering Social Welfare: Governance and Service Provision in the UK
  Derek Birrell/ 9781447319177/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
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Social Entrepreneurship: A Skills Approach
  Christopher Durkin/ 9781447331698/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
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Narcissistic Parenting in an Insecure World: A History of Parenting Culture 1920 to Present
  Harry Hendrick/ 9781447322559/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
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Vulnerability and Young People: Care and Social Control in Policy and Practice
  Kate Brown/ 9781447318187/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover The notion of 'vulnerability' is now a prominent motif in social policy in the UK and beyond, with important implications for those deemed 'vulnerable'. Yet the effects of recalibrating welfare and criminal justice processes on the basis of vulnerability often escape attention. This distinctive book draws together lived experiences of vulnerability with academic and practical applications of the concept, exploring the repercussions of a 'vulnerability zeitgeist' in UK policy and practice. Through a focus on the voices and perspectives of 'vulnerable' young people and the professionals who support them, it questions how far the rise of vulnerability serves the interests of disadvantaged citizens. Illuminating where support shades into more controlling practices, the book is important reading for scholars, students and policy-makers interested in exclusion, precariousness, deviance and youth.
   
The Well-Being of Children in the UK.
  Bradshaw, Jonathan/ 9781447325628/ Price:ĘG 80.00
 
Now in its fourth edition, this is the classic assessment of the state of child well-being in the United Kingdom. This edition has been updated to review the latest evidence, examining the outcomes for children of the impact of the economic crisis and austerity measures since 2008. It draws together a vast amount of robust empirical evidence and includes intra-UK and international comparisons. Edited by a highly regarded expert in the field, each chapter covers a different domain of child well-being, including health, wellbeing, housing and education. This is an invaluable resource for academics, students, practitioners and policy makers concerned with child welfare and wellbeing.
   
Pushed to the Edge: Inclusion and Behaviour Support in Schools.
  Gillies, Val/ 9781447317463/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Book Cover While debates rage about educational inequality and the best way to tackle attainment gaps, a pervasive form of in-school segregation is going largely unremarked upon. Internal behaviour support units have become common fixtures in British schools. Young people may be removed from mainstream classrooms for weeks, months or even years to undergo rehabilitative programmes that incur little monitoring or oversight. This original book is the first to provide a detailed insight into the politics and practices of internal school exclusion, highlighted through the experiences of the young people attending the units. Ambitious in its scope, it draws on intensive ethnographic research with pupils, their teachers and parents to address broad questions around social justice, equal opportunities and institutional racism. It will appeal to students, researchers and practitioners in education, social policy, sociology and beyond.
   
VSB10-001 The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States.
  Haymes, Stephen/ 9780415673440/ Price:ĘG 185.00
 
Book Cover 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 context of globalization. Reorienting its national economy towards a global logic, US domestic policies have promoted a market-based strategy of economic development and growth as the obvious solution to alleviating poverty, affecting approaches to the problem discursively, politically, economically, culturally and experientially. However, the handbook explores how rather than alleviating poverty, it has instead exacerbated poverty and pre-existing inequalities °V privatizing the services of social welfare and educational institutions, transforming the state from a benevolent to a punitive state, and criminalizing poor women, racial and ethnic minorities, and immigrants. Key issues examined by the international selection of leading scholars in this volume include: income distribution, employment, health, hunger, housing and urbanization. With parts focusing on the lived experience of the poor, social justice and human rights frameworks °V as opposed to welfare rights models °V and the role of helping professions such as social work, health and education, this comprehensive handbook is a vital reference for anyone working with those in poverty, whether directly or at a macro level.
   
VSB10-001 The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development.
  Coles, Anne/ 9780415829083/ Price:ĘG 200.00
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for gender and development policy making and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. Specifically, it provides critical reviews and appraisals of the current state of gender and development and considers future trends. It includes theoretical and practical approaches as well as empirical studies. The international reach and scope of the Handbook and the contributors°¶ experiences allow engagement with and reflection upon these bridging and linking themes, as well as the examining the politics and policy of how we think about and practice gender and development. Organized into eight inter-related sections, the Handbook contains over 50 contributions from leading scholars, looking at conceptual and theoretical approaches, environmental resources, poverty and families, women and health related services, migration and mobility, the effect of civil and international conflict, and international economies and development. This Handbook provides a wealth of interdisciplinary information and will appeal to students and practitioners in Geography, Development Studies, Gender Studies and related disciplines.
   
VSB10-001 Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia.
  Quah, Stella R./ 9780415715461/ Price:ĘG 185.00
 
Book Cover Research on the family has expanded considerably across Asia but studies tend to be fragmented, focusing on narrow issues within limited areas (cities, towns, small communities) and may not be accessible to international readers. These limitations make it difficult for researchers, students, policy makers, and practitioners to obtain the information they need. The Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia fills that gap by providing a current and comprehensive analysis of Asian families by a wide range of experts in a single publication. The thirty-two chapters of this comparative and multi-disciplinary volume are organized into nine major themes: conceptual approaches, methodological issues, family life in the context of culture, family relationships across the family life cycle, issues of work and income, stress and conflict, family diversity, family policy and laws, and environmental setting of homes. Each chapter examines family life across Asian countries, studying cultural similarities and differences and exploring how families are changing and what trends are likely to develop in the future. To provide a fruitful learning experience for the reader, each chapter offers examples, relevant data, and a comprehensive list of references. Offering a complete interdisciplinary overview of families in Asia, the Handbook will be of interest to students, academics, policy makers and practitioners across the disciplines of Asian Studies, Sociology, Demography, Social Work, Law, Social Policy, Anthropology, Geography, Public Health and Architecture.
   
VA05-459 The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment.
  Edgell, Stephen/ 9781446280669/ Price:ĘG 130.00
 
Book Cover The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment is a landmark collection of original contributions by leading specialists from around the world. The coverage is both comprehensive and comparative (in terms of time and space) and each °•state of the art°¶ chapter provides a critical review of the literature combined with some thoughts on the direction of research. This authoritative text is structured around six core themes: °EHistorical Context and Social Divisions °EThe Experience of Work °EThe Organization of Work °ENonstandard Work and Employment °EWork and Life beyond Employment °EGlobalization and the Future of Work. Globally, the contours of work and employment are changing dramatically. This handbook helps academics and practitioners make sense of the impact of these changes on individuals, groups, organizations and societies. Written in an accessible style with a helpful introduction, the retrospective and prospective nature of this volume will be an essential resource for students, teachers and policy-makers across a range of fields, from business and management, to sociology and organization studies.
   
VA05-446 Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice.
  Pack, Margaret/ 9781466665637/ Price:US$ 185.00
 
Book Cover Social workers play a crucial part in contemporary society by ensuring that individuals are able to address, overcome, and manage obstacles in their daily lives. In an effort to better serve their clients, many practitioners have turned to evidence-based practice. Evidence Discovery and Assessment in Social Work Practice provides practitioners with the tools necessary to locate, analyze, and apply the latest empirical research findings in the field to their individual practice. This premier reference work provides insights and support to professionals and researchers working in the fields of social work, counseling, psychotherapy, case management, and psychology. Topics Covered °EClinical Work Supervision °EGender and Relationship Counseling °EHigh-Tech Neurosurgery °EInter-Agency Collaboration °ESelf-Care °ESpiritual Approaches °ETherapeutic Group Work °EYouth Justice
   
SB10-460 A Contemporary History of Social Work: Learning from the Past.
  Bamford, Terry/ 9781447322153/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
rawing lessons from the recent history of social work to identify how and why it has lost its privilege and influence, this book challenges social work students to understand why social work has failed to maintain its position as a driver of social reform. Bamford looks forward to a new model of practice that places a commitment to put social justice back at the heart of professional practice. The book contributes to the topical debates about social work education and the identity of the profession, encouraging critical thinking about organisation models, practice content and meaning of professionalism in social work. Students are asked to consider questions such as °•why has social work found it so hard to define its role? °•, °•is the neoliberal tide irreversible?°¶, and °•do the jibes of political correctness have any substance?°¶. The book provides students of social work, history of social work and social policy, with a greater understanding of how social work became an unloved profession, whilst simultaneously charting a more hopeful course for the future.
   
SB10-451 Supporting Adult Care-Leavers: International Good Practice.
  Murray, Suellen/ 9781447313649/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Growing up in care is not just a part of childhood, but can have ongoing impacts across a person°¶s life. Various inquiries have revealed accounts of abuse and neglect, and a fracturing of family relationships. Organised thematically to allow comparison of different initiatives, this book considers the range of responses to adult care leavers in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. Initiatives examined include public inquiries, symbolic acknowledgements, redress schemes, specialist support services, access to personal records and family reunification programs. Featuring detailed case studies and examples of good practice, this is an excellent international source book for practitioners and policy makers in social work and social care.
   
SB10-450 The Short Guide to Social Policy.
  Hudson, John/ 9781447325680/ Price:ĘG 12.99
 
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SB10-450 Analysing Social Policy Concepts and Language: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives.
  Beland, Daniel/ 9781447306436/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover Social policy scholars and practitioners work with concepts such as °ßwelfare state°® and °ßsocial security°® but where do these concepts come from and how has their meaning changed over time? Which are the dominant social policy concepts and how are they contested? What characterises social policy language in specific countries and regions of the world and how do social concepts travel between countries? Addressing such questions in a systematic manner for the first time, this edited collection, written by a cross-disciplinary group of leading social policy researchers, analyses the concepts and language used to make sense of contemporary social policy. The volume focuses on OECD countries located on four different continents: Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North America. Combining detailed chapters on particular countries with broader comparative chapters, the book strikes a rare balance between case studies and transnational perspectives. It will be of interest to academics and students in social policy, social work, political science, sociology, history, and public administration, as well as practitioners and policy makers.
   
SB10-450 Ethics of Care: Critical Advances in International Perspective.
  Barnes, Marian/ 9781447316541/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
Book Cover Over the last 20 years there has been a flourishing of work on feminist care ethics. This collection makes a unique contribution to this body of work. The international contributors demonstrate the significance of care ethics as a transformative way of thinking across diverse geographical, policy and interpersonal contexts. From Tronto°¶s analysis of global responsibilities, to Fudge Schormans°¶ re-imagining of care from the perspective of people with learning disabilities, chapters highlight the necessity of thinking about the ethics of care to achieve justice and well-being within policies and practice. This book will be essential reading for all those seeking such outcomes.
   
SB10-450 Community Development as Micropolitics: Comparing Theories, Policies and Politics in America and Britain.
  Emejulu, Akwugo/ 9781447313175/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Community development is routinely invoked as a practical solution to tackle a myriad of social problems, even though there is little consensus about its meaning and purpose. Through a comparative analysis of competing perspectives on community development since 1968, this book critically examines the contradictory ideas and practices that have shaped this field in the US and the UK. This approach exposes a problematic politics that have far-reaching consequences for those committed to working for social justice. This accessible book offers an alternative model for thinking about the politics of community development and so will appeal to academics, postgraduate students and community development workers.
   
SB10-450 Trading Time: Can Exchange Lead to Social Change?
  Gregory, Lee/ 9781447318293/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover Welfare reform in the wake of austerity has fostered increased interest in self-help initiatives within the community sector. Amongst these, time banking, one of a number of complementary currency systems, has received increasing attention from policy makers as a means for promoting welfare reform. This book is the first to look at the concept of time within social policy to examine time banking theory and practice. By drawing on the social theory of time to examine the tension between time bank values and those of policy makers, it argues that time banking is a constructive means of promoting social change but is hindered by its co-option into neo-liberal thinking. This book will be valuable for academics/researchers with an interest in community-based initiatives, the third/voluntary sectors and theoretical analysis of social policy and political ideologies.
   
SB10-450 An Equal Start?: Providing Quality Early Education and Care for Disadvantaged Children.
  Gambaro, Ludovica/ 9781447310525/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Book Cover Early education and care has become a central policy area in many countries. As services expand rapidly, it is crucial to examine whether children from disadvantaged backgrounds receive provision of the highest possible quality. In this original, topical book, leading experts from eight countries examine how early education and care is organised, funded and regulated in their countries. Bringing together recent statistical evidence, the book gives an up-to-date picture of access to services by different groups, providing rich insights on how policies play out in practice, and the extent to which they help or hinder disadvantaged children to receive high quality provision. An equal start? reveals the common tensions and complexities countries face in ensuring that early education and care is affordable, accessible and of high quality. Its critical examination of the potential for better policies ensures that An equal start? will be of interest to academic readers as well as policy makers and practitioners.
   
SB10-450 Self-Leadership in Social Work: Reflections from Practice.
  McKitterick, Bill/ 9781447314851/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
Book Cover This book is a call for confident, skilled and knowledgeable practice in social work. The current managerialist agenda has restricted judgement and the exercise of discretion in the profession, and, more damagingly, has played down the social justice components of social work, as well as the responsibilities for therapeutic and change-orientated interventions. This book explores how, through strong self-leadership, social workers can both explain and demonstrate how social work can achieve positive change. Offering a fresh and innovative view on leadership for social workers, managers of social services and social work students at all levels, the book identifies tactics and strategies to provide leadership both within a team and in senior positions.
   
SB10-447 Medical Regulation, Fitness to Practice and Revalidation: A Critical Introduction.
  Chamberlain, John M./ 9781447325444/ Price:ĘG 40.00
 
Book Cover Medical sociology has long been concerned with the role played by specialist forms of expertise in enabling the governance of °•troublesome°¶ social groups- including, the unwell, the °•deviant°¶ and the criminally insane. However, only recently has it begun to explore how the state ensures the public is protected from acts of medical malpractice, negligence and criminality. Against the background of a series of high-profile scandals, including the case of Dr Harold Shipman who murdered over 200 of his patients, this topical and authoritative book examines how the regulation of doctors has been modernised by the introduction of the quality assurance process medical revalidation. In doing so, it questions if there indeed is evidence to support the argument that revalidation serves the public interest by ensuring individual doctors are fit to practice. Highlighting areas of good practice and areas for further research and development, the book is ideal for academics and postgraduates interested in medical sociology, medical education, health policy and related subjects.
   
SB10-447 Social Policy Review 27: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2015.
  Irving, Zoe/ 9781447322771/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover Published in association with the SPA, Social Policy Review 27 draws together international scholarship at the forefront of addressing concerns that emphasise both the breadth of social policy analysis, and the expanse of issues with which it is engaged. Contributions to this edition focus on the effects of financialisation on services and care provision, policies to address deficiencies in housing and labour markets and ways in which the study of social policy may need to develop to respond to its changing material concerns. A themed section explores the place of comparative welfare modelling in the context of change over the last quarter of a century to consider where scholarship has been and where it might be going.
   
SB10-447 Accommodating Difference: Evaluating Supported Housing for Vulnerable People.
  Clapham, David/ 9781447306344/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover For vulnerable older, disabled or homeless people who need accommodation and support, many different forms have developed - whether hostels, group homes, extra-care housing or retirement villages. But do these settings effectively improve the well-being of those who live in them? This important book explores the impact of different forms of policy and practice on the lives of vulnerable people, arguing for a flexible policy approach that places people in control of their own lives. It puts forward an original evaluation framework and applies this to case studies of provision in Britain and Sweden °V two countries with long and differing experiences °V to raise interesting and important issues for the future. The book will be a valuable resource for those working in and devising policy for supported housing as well as students on urban studies and planning courses and those studying Health and Social Care subjects who wish to better-understand the nature of supported housing.
   
SB10-447 Disabled People, Work and Welfare: Is Employment Really the Answer?
  Grover, Chris/ 9781447318330/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
Book Cover This is the first book to challenge the concept of paid work for disabled people as a means to °•independence°¶ and °•self determination°¶. Recent attempts in many countries to increase the employment rates of disabled people have actually led to an erosion of financial support for many workless disabled people and their increasing stigmatisation as °•scroungers°¶. Led by the disability movement°¶s concern with the employment choices faced by disabled people, this controversial book uses sociological and philosophical approaches, as well as international examples, to critically engage with possible alternatives to paid work. Essential reading for students, practitioners, activists and anyone interested in relationships between work, welfare and disability.
   
SB10-447 Social Work with People with Learning Difficulties: Making a Difference.
  Hunter, Susan/ 9781861348784/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
Book Cover In the field of learning difficulties there has been a revolution in professional understanding and user aspirations towards delivery of services. Institutional models no longer prevail; language, attitudes and practices have been transformed. Full of up-to-date case studies, practice examples and points for reflection, this exciting textbook explores how to embed this culture shift into mainstream services. It explores theoretical frameworks for working with people with learning difficulties and examines the role of services and the social worker, drawing on person-centred, community-centred and family involvement perspectives. Essential reading for anyone studying social work or nursing people with learning difficulties.
   
SB10-447 Social Work with People with Learning Difficulties: Making a Difference.
  Hunter, Susan/ 9781861348791/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Book Cover In the field of learning difficulties there has been a revolution in professional understanding and user aspirations towards delivery of services. Institutional models no longer prevail; language, attitudes and practices have been transformed. Full of up-to-date case studies, practice examples and points for reflection, this exciting textbook explores how to embed this culture shift into mainstream services. It explores theoretical frameworks for working with people with learning difficulties and examines the role of services and the social worker, drawing on person-centred, community-centred and family involvement perspectives. Essential reading for anyone studying social work or nursing people with learning difficulties.
   
SB10-446 New Philanthropy and Social Justice: Debating the Conceptual and Policy Discourse.
  Morvaridi, Behrooz/ 9781447316978/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover There is a broad consensus that traditional philanthropy has the potential to be transformative and address inequalities and injustices, as well as provide relief to the poor. Over the last two decades individual capitalists and private corporations have become increasingly involved in philanthropy, often through foundations targeted at helping to reduce social problems associated with poverty, disease and food insecurity. This important book questions the political and ideological reasons behind rich individuals and large companies choosing to engage in poverty reduction through philanthropy. The question of concern is not whether new philanthropy is good or bad, but what motivates this form of giving and whether the sources of new philanthropy funding are legitimate. The book argues that this new philanthropy risks being a sticking plaster without long-term results, because it fails to tackle social injustice or the structural reasons for inequality. It will be of value to academics, upper-level undergraduates and postgraduates in politics, sociology, economics and development studies.
   
SB10-446 Continuing Professional Development in Social Work.
  Halton, Carmel/ 9781447307389/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Book Cover Continuing professional development (CPD) has become a defining issue in twenty-first century social work. There is widespread consensus in favour of CPD. But what is it? Are there discernible international trends? What are the barriers to participating in CPD? What do social workers think about and want from CPD? This book seeks to answer these questions. Based on a survey and interviews with social work practitioners, CPD in social work offers a unique insight into the possibilities and challenges of CPD and the issues it presents for newly qualified and experienced social workers in practice. Combining the perspectives of social workers and their managers with international research, assures its global appeal. It offers possible directions for the future of post qualifying social work education, making it essential reading for practitioners, educators, managers and policy-makers.
   
SB10-446 Multidisciplinary Investigation of Child Maltreatment.
  Shapiro, Lauren R./ 9781449686987/ Price:US$ 77.95
 
Book Cover Multidisciplinary Investigation of Child Maltreatment is written for professionals in criminal justice, law, social work, psychology, medicine, and human services, as well as for students in undergraduate and graduate courses in these fields. Specifically, it is an ideal primary textbook for child abuse and neglect courses and can be a valuable supplement for investigation and victimology courses. The available textbooks on the market only partially cover the type of information needed for understanding maltreatment in American society and for conducting child abuse investigations. This comprehensive textbook addresses both normative and non-normative development in infants, children, and adolescents, as well as appropriate ways for child protective services and criminal justice professionals to investigate and, when founded, prosecute perpetrators of maltreatment. Through presentation of analogies, examples, court cases, and illustrations, this definitive textbook effectively guides readers using a best practices approach to evaluating alleged neglect and maltreatment cases.
   
SB10-446 Madness, Distress and the Politics of Disablement.
  Spandler, Helen/ 9781447314585/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Book Cover This book explores the challenges of applying disability theory and policy, including the social model of disability, to madness and distress. It brings together leading scholars and activists from Europe, North America, Australia and India, to explore the relationship between madness, distress and disability. Whether mental health problems should be viewed as disabilities is a pressing concern, especially since the inclusion of psychosocial disability in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This book will appeal to policy makers, practitioners, activists and academics.
   
SB10-446 Research and Policy in Ethnic Relations: Compromised Dynamics in a Neoliberal Era.
  Husband, Charles/ 9781447314899/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover Historically, interactions around social policy interventions in ethnic relations between academic researchers, research funders and those who use this research have been tortuous and even cloaked in silence. With this unique book, the contributors seek to develop a dialogue about the internal constraints that impact on this field of practice and to kickstart a wider debate within the research community. They aim to produce a renewed awareness of the current linkages between research and social policy in ethnic relations amongst students of social sciences and social policy. The book will be of interest to academics working in higher and further education who have a professional engagement with both the research agenda and the substantive policy areas discussed, as well as students at higher undergraduate and postgraduate level.
   
SB10-446 Making Policy Move: Towards a Politics of Translation and Assemblage.
  Clarke, John/ 9781447313373/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Book Cover Responding to increasing interest in the movement of policies between places, sites and settings, this timely book presents a critical alternative to approaches centred on ideas of policy transfer, dissemination or learning. Written by key people in the field, it argues that treating policy°¶s movement as an active process of °•translation°¶, in which policies are interpreted, inflected and re-worked as they change location, is of critical importance for studying policy. The book provides an exciting and accessible analytical and methodological foundation for examining policy in this way and will be a valuable resource for those studying policy processes at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Mixing collectively written chapters with individual case studies of policies and practices, the book provides a powerful and productive introduction to rethinking policy studies through translation. It ends with a commitment to the possibilities of thinking and doing 'policy otherwise'.
   
SB10-446 Social Work and the Transformation of Adult Social Care: Perpetuating a Distorted Vision?
  Lymbery, Mark/ 9781447310419/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
Book Cover Health and Social Care reforms and cuts in services and finances are part of the everyday fabric of the social work landscape. This book takes a critical approach to the transformation agenda and the implications for adult health and social care. Fully informed by theory, research, policy and legislation the book uses a problem based learning approach through the application of case studies to explain and explore the overlapping roles of social care and social policy. The book argues for the continued significance and importance of social work within the context of adult social care: it shows that social work can make a difference in the lives and experiences of many of the people who are perceived as the most vulnerable people in society. This text is essential reading for students of social work and social policy, health and social care courses and other professional disciplines, social work educators and practitioners and managers working in social care.
   
SB10-446 Families and Poverty: Everyday Life on a Low Income.
  Daly, Mary/ 9781447318835/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
The recent radical cutbacks of the welfare state in the UK have meant that poverty and income management continue to be of great importance for intellectual, public and policy discourse. Written by a leading author in the field, the central interest of this innovative book is the role and significance of family in a context of poverty and low-income. Based on a micro-level study carried out in 2011 and 2012 with 51 families in Northern Ireland, it offers new empirical evidence and a theorisation of the relationship between family life and poverty. Different chapters explore parenting, the management of money, family support and local engagement. The ordinary and extraordinary practices of constructing and managing family life and relationships in circumstances of poverty and low income are the driving set of interests and will make the book of interest to a wide readership including policymakers.
   
SB10-443 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities: International Perspectives in Social Work.
  Fish, Julie/ 9781447309680/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
This ground-breaking book examines inequalities experienced by LGBT people and considers the role of social work in addressing them. The book is organised in three parts: the first provides a policy context in four countries, the second examines social work practice in tackling health inequalities, and part three considers research and pedagogic developments. The book°¶s distinctive approach includes international contributions, practice vignettes and key theoretical perspectives in health inequalities, including social determinants of health, minority stress, ecological approaches and human rights. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities is relevant to social work educators, practitioners and students, alongside an interdisciplinary audience interested in LGBT health inequalities.
   
SB10-443 A Contemporary History of Social Work: Learning from the Past.
  Bamford, Terry/ 9781447322160/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Drawing lessons from the recent history of social work to identify how and why it has lost its privilege and influence, this book challenges social work students to understand why social work has failed to maintain its position as a driver of social reform. Bamford looks forward to a new model of practice that places a commitment to put social justice back at the heart of professional practice. The book contributes to the topical debates about social work education and the identity of the profession, encouraging critical thinking about organisation models, practice content and meaning of professionalism in social work. Students are asked to consider questions such as °•why has social work found it so hard to define its role? °•, °•is the neoliberal tide irreversible?°¶, and °•do the jibes of political correctness have any substance?°¶. The book provides students of social work, history of social work and social policy, with a greater understanding of how social work became an unloved profession, whilst simultaneously charting a more hopeful course for the future.
   
SB10-443 Population Ageing from a Lifecourse Perspective: Critical and International Approaches.
  Komp, Kathrin/ 9781447310716/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover Populations around the globe age. This demographic shift affects families, market structures, and social provisions. This timely volume, part of the Ageing and the Lifecourse series, argues that the lifecourse perspective helps us understand causes and effects of population ageing. The lifecourse perspective suggests that individuals°¶ experiences at an early age can influence decisions and behaviour at a later age. This much-needed volume combines insights from different disciplines and real-life experiences to describe the theories and practices behind this idea. It therefore caters to the needs of scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers in a range of areas including sociology and political science.
   
SB10-442 The Emotional Politics of Social Work and Child Protection.
  Warner, Joanne/ 9781447318439/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
For several decades, social work and child protection systems have been subject to accelerating cycles of crisis and reform, with each crisis involving intense media and political scrutiny. In understanding the nature and causes of this cycle, little attention has been paid to the importance of collective emotions. Using a range of cases from the UK, and also considering cases from the Netherlands, the US and New Zealand, this book introduces the concept of emotional politics. It shows how collective emotions, such as anger, shame, fear and disgust, are central to constructions of risk and blame, and are generated and reflected by official documents, politicians and the media. The book considers strategies for challenging these °•emotional politics°¶, including identifying models for a more politically engaged stance for the social work profession.
   
SB10-442 Practice Research Partnerships in Social Work: Making a Difference.
  Fouche, Christa/ 9781447314011/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
Book Cover Practice research partnerships in social work can make a significant difference to social work service delivery. This comprehensive, accessibly written resource, is designed to help students and practitioners to actively engage with research through their front line work. Through clear practice scenarios, critical questions and examples from research the text guides researchers, students, educators, practice managers, funders, and practitioners to creatively explore partnerships in creating, contributing, consuming, commissioning or critiquing evidence in and for social work practice. The text encourages collaborative practice by demonstrating the transformative nature of knowledge networks to °•make a difference°¶ in social work practice. An essential text for students undertaking professional training at all levels as well as meeting the needs of qualified staff for continued professional development.
   
SB10-440 Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States: Comparing Care Policies and Practice.
  Eydal, Guony B./ 9781447310471/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover The five Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, are well-known for their extensive welfare system and gender equality which provides both parents with opportunities to earn and care for their children. In this topical book, expert scholars from the Nordic countries, as well as UK and the US, demonstrate how modern fatherhood is supported in the Nordic setting through family and social policies, and how these contribute to shaping and influencing the images, roles and practices of fathers in a diversity of family settings and variations of fatherhoods. This comprehensive volume will have wide international appeal for those who look to Nordic countries and their success in creating gender equal societies.
   
Practice Research Partnerships in Social Work: Making a Difference.
  Fouche, Christa/ 9781447314004/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Book Cover Practice research partnerships in social work can make a significant difference to social work service delivery. This comprehensive, accessibly written resource, is designed to help students and practitioners to actively engage with research through their front line work. Through clear practice scenarios, critical questions and examples from research the text guides researchers, students, educators, practice managers, funders, and practitioners to creatively explore partnerships in creating, contributing, consuming, commissioning or critiquing evidence in and for social work practice. The text encourages collaborative practice by demonstrating the transformative nature of knowledge networks to °•make a difference°¶ in social work practice. An essential text for students undertaking professional training at all levels as well as meeting the needs of qualified staff for continued professional development.
   
Reconceptualising Family: Everyday Life on a Low Home.
  Daly, Mary/ 9781447318828/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
The recent radical cutbacks of the welfare state in the UK have meant that poverty and income management continue to be of great importance for intellectual, public and policy discourse. Written by a leading author in the field, the central interest of this innovative book is the role and significance of family in a context of poverty and low-income. Based on a micro-level study carried out in 2011 and 2012 with 51 families in Northern Ireland, it offers new empirical evidence and a theorisation of the relationship between family life and poverty. Different chapters explore parenting, the management of money, family support and local engagement. The ordinary and extraordinary practices of constructing and managing family life and relationships in circumstances of poverty and low income are the driving set of interests and will make the book of interest to a wide readership including policymakers.
   
The Emotional Politics of Social Work and Child Protection.
  Warner, Joanne/ 9781447318422/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
For several decades, social work and child protection systems have been subject to accelerating cycles of crisis and reform, with each crisis involving intense media and political scrutiny. In understanding the nature and causes of this cycle, little attention has been paid to the importance of collective emotions. Using a range of cases from the UK, and also considering cases from the Netherlands, the US and New Zealand, this book introduces the concept of emotional politics. It shows how collective emotions, such as anger, shame, fear and disgust, are central to constructions of risk and blame, and are generated and reflected by official documents, politicians and the media. The book considers strategies for challenging these °•emotional politics°¶, including identifying models for a more politically engaged stance for the social work profession.f
   
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities: International Perspectives in Social Work.
  Fish, Julie/ 9781447309673/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover This ground-breaking book examines inequalities experienced by LGBT people and considers the role of social work in addressing them. The book is organised in three parts: the first provides a policy context in four countries, the second examines social work practice in tackling health inequalities, and part three considers research and pedagogic developments. The book°¶s distinctive approach includes international contributions, practice vignettes and key theoretical perspectives in health inequalities, including social determinants of health, minority stress, ecological approaches and human rights. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health inequalities is relevant to social work educators, practitioners and students, alongside an interdisciplinary audience interested in LGBT health inequalities.
   
Making Policy Move: Towards a Politics of Translation and Assemblage.
  Clarke, John/ 9781447313366/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover Responding to increasing interest in the movement of policies between places, sites and settings, this timely book presents a critical alternative to approaches centred on ideas of policy transfer, dissemination or learning. Written by key people in the field, it argues that treating policy°¶s movement as an active process of °•translation°¶, in which policies are interpreted, inflected and re-worked as they change location, is of critical importance for studying policy. The book provides an exciting and accessible analytical and methodological foundation for examining policy in this way and will be a valuable resource for those studying policy processes at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Mixing collectively written chapters with individual case studies of policies and practices, the book provides a powerful and productive introduction to rethinking policy studies through translation. It ends with a commitment to the possibilities of thinking and doing 'policy otherwise'.
   
Social Work and the Transformation of Adult Social Care: Perpetuating a Distorted Vision?
  Lymbery, Mark/ 9781447310402/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover Health and Social Care reforms and cuts in services and finances are part of the everyday fabric of the social work landscape. This book takes a critical approach to the transformation agenda and the implications for adult health and social care. Fully informed by theory, research, policy and legislation the book uses a problem based learning approach through the application of case studies to explain and explore the overlapping roles of social care and social policy. The book argues for the continued significance and importance of social work within the context of adult social care: it shows that social work can make a difference in the lives and experiences of many of the people who are perceived as the most vulnerable people in society. This text is essential reading for students of social work and social policy, health and social care courses and other professional disciplines, social work educators and practitioners and managers working in social care.
   
The Italian Welfare State in a European Perspective: A Comparative Analysis.
  Ugo Ascoli/ 9781447316886/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Book Cover There is a need to understand the Italian welfare state, but as yet it has received little academic research attention. The Italian welfare state in a European perspective is the first book to explore the evolution of the Italian welfare state in the decades since the °•Trente Glorieuses°¶ (1945-1975). It offers a rare overview and analysis of the Italian situation based on an in-depth study of the main social policy fields (including education, higher education and taxation policies), a detailed analysis of the connection between policies and their outputs/outcomes, and a comparative perspective framing the Italian case within the European context. This is the first English-language book to take a comparative look at the Italian welfare state as a whole since the 2008 economic crisis and will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers as well as students.
   
Madness, Distress and the Politics of Disablement.
  Spandler, Helen/ 9781447314578/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover This book explores the challenges of applying disability theory and policy, including the social model of disability, to madness and distress. It brings together leading scholars and activists from Europe, North America, Australia and India, to explore the relationship between madness, distress and disability. Whether mental health problems should be viewed as disabilities is a pressing concern, especially since the inclusion of psychosocial disability in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This book will appeal to policy makers, practitioners, activists and academics.
   
Positive Youth Justice: Children First, Offenders Second.
  Haines, Kevin/ 9781447321712/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
Book Cover This topical book moves beyond established critiques to outline a model of positive youth justice: Children First, Offenders Second (CFOS). Already in use in Wales, the proposed model promotes child-friendly, diversionary, inclusive, engaging, promotional practice and legitimate partnership between children and adults which can serve as a blueprint for other local authorities and countries. Setting out a progressive, positive and principled model of youth justice, Positive Youth Justice: Children First, Offenders Second is written in an accessible style which will appeal to academics, practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students seeking to improve working practices and outcomes and will make an important contribution to the debate on youth justice policy.
   
Understanding Health Policy.
  Rob Baggott/ 9781447300113/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
Book Cover In recent years the pace of reform in health policy and the NHS has been relentless. But how are policies formed and implemented? This fully updated edition of a bestselling book explores the processes and institutions that make health policy, examining what constitutes health policy, where power lies, and what changes could be made to improve the quality of health policy making. Drawing on original research by the author over many years, and a wide range of secondary sources, the book examines the role of various institutions in the formation and implementation of health policy. Unlike most standard texts, it considers the impact of devolution in the UK and the role of European and international institutions and fills a need for an up-to-date overview of this fast-moving area. It features new case studies to illustrate how policy has evolved and developed in recent years. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect policies under the later years of New Labour and the Coalition government. Although written particularly with the needs of students and tutors in mind, this accessible textbook will also appeal to policy makers and practitioners in the health policy field.
   
Child Development and the Brain.
  Abbott, Rob/ 9781447307051/ Price:ĘG 62.99
 
Book Cover This book explores how our increasing knowledge of neuroscience and advances in methods of investigation is changing our understanding of child development. It looks at key aspects of development such as emotion, memory, learning, perception and language, as well as neurodevelopmental disorders. This text is written in clear and simple language with a full glossary of technical terms, learning checklists and reflection points. It will appeal to students on a range of courses including childhood studies, early years, psychology, counselling, teaching, nursing and social work.
   
VSB10-001 The Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice.
  Reisch, Michael/ 9780415620437/ Price:ĘG 185.00
 
Book Cover In a world where genocide, hunger, poverty, war, and disease persist and where richer nations often fail to act to address these problems or act too late, a prerequisite to achieving even modest social justice goals is to clarify the meaning of competing discourses on the concept. Throughout history, calls for social justice have been used to rationalize the status quo, promote modest reforms, and justify revolutionary, even violent action. Ironically, as the prominence of the concept has risen, the meaning of social justice has become increasingly obscured. This authoritative volume explores different perspectives on social justice and what its attainment would involve. It addresses key issues, such as resolving fundamental questions about human nature and social relationships; the distribution of resources, power, status, rights, access, and opportunities; and the means by which decisions regarding this distribution are made. Illustrating the complexity of the topic, it presents a range of international, historical, and theoretical perspectives, and discusses the dilemmas inherent in implementing social justice concepts in policy and practice. Covering more than abstract definitions of social justice, it also includes multiple examples of how social justice might be achieved at the interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal levels. With contributions from leading scholars around the globe, Reisch has put together a magisterial and multi-faceted overview of social justice. It is an essential reference work for all scholars with an interest in social justice from a wide range of disciplines, including social work, public policy, public health, law, criminology, sociology, and education.
   
VSB10 The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States
  Haymes, Stephen/ 9781138298743/ Price:ĘG 39.99
 
Book Cover 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 context of globalization. Reorienting its national economy towards a global logic, US domestic policies have promoted a market-based strategy of economic development and growth as the obvious solution to alleviating poverty, affecting approaches to the problem discursively, politically, economically, culturally and experientially. However, the handbook explores how rather than alleviating poverty, it has instead exacerbated poverty and pre-existing inequalities °V privatizing the services of social welfare and educational institutions, transforming the state from a benevolent to a punitive state, and criminalizing poor women, racial and ethnic minorities, and immigrants. Key issues examined by the international selection of leading scholars in this volume include: income distribution, employment, health, hunger, housing and urbanization. With parts focusing on the lived experience of the poor, social justice and human rights frameworks °V as opposed to welfare rights models °V and the role of helping professions such as social work, health and education, this comprehensive handbook is a vital reference for anyone working with those in poverty, whether directly or at a macro level.
   
VA05-440 Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity, 3-Vols/Set.
  Cousins, Linwood H./ 9781452287485/ Price:ĘG 445.00
 
Book Cover Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity is the first encyclopedia to reflect the changes in the mission of human services professionals as they face today°¶s increasingly diverse service population. Diversity encompasses a broad range of human differences, including differences in ability and disability, age, education level, ethnicity, gender, geographic origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and values. Understanding the needs and problems of Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, the deaf, the blind, the LGBT community, and many other groups demands an up-to-date and cutting-edge reference. This three-volume encyclopedia provides human services students, professors, librarians, and practitioners the reference information they need to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population. Features: °E600 signed entries are organized A-to-Z across three volumes. °EEntries, authored by key figures in the field, conclude with cross references and further readings. °EA Reader's Guide groups related articles within broad, thematic areas, such as aging, community mental health, family and child services, substance abuse, etc. °EA helpful Resource Guide guides students to classic books, journals, and web sites, and a glossary assists them with the terminology of the field.
   
SB10-439 Ageing, Meaning and Social Structure: Connecting Critical and Humanistic Gerontology.
  Baars, Jan/ 9781447300892/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
Book Cover Ageing, meaning and social structure is a unique book advancing critical discourse in gerontology and makes a major contribution to understanding key social and ethical dilemmas facing ageing societies. It confronts and integrates approaches that have been relatively isolated from each other, and interrelates two major streams of thought within critical gerontology: analyses of structural issues in the context of political economy and humanistic perspectives on issues of existential meaning. The chapters, from a wide range of contributors, focus on major issues in ageing such as autonomy, agency, frailty, lifestyle, social isolation, dementia and professional challenges in social work and participatory research. This volume should be valuable reading for scholars and graduate students in gerontology and humanistic studies, as well as for policy makers and practitioners working in the field of ageing.
   
SB10-439 Countryside Connections: Older People, Community and Place in Rural Britain.
  Hennessy, Catherine H./ 9781447310303/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover Older people in the countryside are vastly under-researched compared to those in urban areas. This innovative volume, the first project-based book in the New Dynamics of Ageing series, offers a unique interdisciplinary perspective on this issue, focusing on older people°¶s role as assets in rural civic society. It demonstrates how the use of diverse methods from across disciplines aims to increase public engagement with this research. The authors examine the ways in which rural elders are connected to community and place, the contributions they make to family and neighbours, and the organisations and groups to which they belong. Highly topical issues around later life explored through these perspectives include older people°¶s financial security, leisure, access to services, transport and mobility, civic engagement and digital inclusion °V all considered within the rural context in an era of fiscal austerity. In doing so, this book challenges problem-based views of ageing rural populations through considering barriers and facilitators to older people°¶s inclusion and opportunities for community participation in rural settings. Countryside Connections is a valuable text for students, researchers and practitioners with interests in rural ageing, civic engagement and interdisciplinary methods, theory and practice.
   
SB10-439 Moving on from Munro: Improving Children's Services.
  Blyth, Maggie/ 9781447315667/ Price:ĘG 18.99
 
Book Cover Three years after the publication of the influential Munro Report (2011) this important publication draws together a range of experts working in the field of child protection to critically examine what impact the reforms have had on multi-agency child protection systems in this country, at both local and national level. With a particular emphasis on early intervention, vulnerable adolescents and effective multi-agency responses to young people at risk, specialists from policy and practice alongside academics in different areas of children°¶s services consider progress in improving child protection arrangements, in transforming services and the challenges that remain. Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs), the statutory bodies responsible for local scrutiny of child protection arrangements, are now subject to Ofsted inspection and this publication considers the role of LSCBs, how services should respond to the most vulnerable children and what 'good' services look like.
   
SB10-439 Social Policy Review 26: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2014.
  Farnsworth, Kevin/ 9781447315568/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover Since the 2008 economic crisis, each year has brought new challenges to welfare states. This important annual volume with contributions from an exciting mix of internationally renowned experts within the social policy community examines the economic and political challenges that have confronted governments, and highlights the diverse ways in which nations have responded. Part One explores the most pressing questions confronting British social policy, from the school-leaving age, employment, in-work benefits to taxation. Part Two examines the political and professional dilemmas involved in the delivery and financing of social policy. Part Three identifies the challenges in integrating social policy with other areas of the welfare state, including social care, health policy and labour market policy. This comprehensive discussion of the most challenging issues arising during the past year provides academics and students with an invaluable up-to-date analysis of the current state of social policy.
   
SB10-439 Social Workers Affecting Social Policy: An International Perspective.
  Gal, John/ 9781847429742/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Book Cover Furthering social justice and human rights is a fundamental principle underlying the social work profession. Engaging in social policy formulation processes is a major route through which social workers can realise this goal. This type of social work activity has been termed °•policy practice°¶. The aim of this book is to shed light on policy practice in social work discourse, education and practice in eight liberal democracies. This is the first effort to undertake a cross-national study of social worker engagement in social policy formulation processes. The book offers insights into questions such as °•what is the importance attributed to social worker involvement in policy change in the social work discourse and education in different countries?°¶ and °•how do social workers influence social policy in various national settings?°¶ These issues are relevant to social worker practitioners, students, educators and researchers, as well as to social policy scholars, who are interested in the role of professionals in social policy formulation.
   
SB10-439 Effective Writing for Social Work: Making a Difference.
  Rai, Lucy/ 9781447305163/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
Book Cover Based on original research, this book offers students an insight into the nature and challenges of writing in social work practice, enabling them to improve their writing skills. It explores the ways in which both students and qualified social workers can be more effective in their writing through an awareness of the purpose, context and audience. It makes explicit the connections and differences between learning to write in university and communicating through writing in practice and explores the impact that new technologies have on academic and professional writing. Drawing on both research and examples from practice, Effective writing for social work is a valuable tool for students, educators, practitioners and managers to critically examine ways in which writing could better support best practice in social work.
   
SB10-439 Combining Paid Work and Family Care: Policies and Experiences in International Perspective.
  Kroger, Teppo/ 9781447306825/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Book Cover As populations age around the world, increasing efforts are required from both families and governments to secure care and support for older and disabled people.At the same time both women and men are expected to increase and lengthen their participation in paid work, which makes combining caring and working a burning issue for social and employment policy and economic sustainability. International discussion about the reconciliation of work and care has previously focused mostly on childcare. Combining paid work and family care widens the debate, bringing into discussion the experiences of those providing support to their partners, older relatives and disabled or seriously ill children. The book analyses the situations of these working carers in Nordic, liberal and East Asian welfare systems. Highlighting what can be learned from individual experiences, the book analyses the changing welfare and labour market policies which shape the lives of working carers in Finland, Sweden, Australia, England, Japan and Taiwan.
   
SB10-439 Applying Complexity Theory: Whole Systems Approaches to Criminal Justice and Social Work.
  Pycroft, Aaron/ 9781447311409/ Price:ĘG 82.99
 
Book Cover Approaches based around complexity theory are increasingly being used in the study of organisations and the delivery of services. This is the first book to explore the application of complexity theory to difficult practice issues in criminal justice and social work and is intended to stimulate debate. It brings together experts in this emerging field to address complexity theory from a range of perspectives (positivist, realist, and constructivist), providing a detailed but accessible discussion of the key issues to whole systems approaches. The chapters cover theory and research on the nature of complex adaptive systems, their application to key areas of service delivery and the efficacy and ethics of criminal justice and social work interventions. The book argues for the usefulness of applying complexity theory to address significant and intractable social problems and also challenges the reductionist approaches to solving those problems currently favoured by policy makers. It will be of interest to academics and postgraduate students in social work and criminal justice.
   
SB10-437 The Story of Baby P: Setting the Record Straight.
  Jones, Ray/ 9781447316220/ Price:ĘG 14.99
 
Book Cover In England in 2007 Peter Connelly, a 17 month old little boy - known initially in the media reporting as 'Baby P' - died following terrible neglect and abuse. Fifteen months later, his mother, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's brother were sent to prison. But media attention turned on those who worked to protect children who became the focus of the reporting and of the blame, especially the social workers and their managers. Five years later they are still harassed by press reporters. This book tells what happened to 'Baby P', how the story was told and became focused on the social workers, its threatening consequences for those who work to protect children, and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England. This is the first book to draw together all evidence available on this high profile case and will make a unique and crucial contribution to the topic. It will make essential reading for everyone who is concerned about child protection and the care of children and about the media's impact.
   
SB10-436 Social Policies and Social Control: New Perspectives on the 'Not-So-Big Society'.
  Harrison, Malcolm/ 9781447310747/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover Drawing on a wide array of policy domains and events, this book provides an innovative account of social control and behaviourism within welfare systems and social policies, and the implications for disadvantaged groups. This accessible collection reviews the controls, assumptions and persuasions applied to individuals and households; indicates how interventions have tightened selectivity, increased obligations, and narrowed social rights; illuminates links between social control developments, welfare systems and economic liberalism; and highlights the significance of behaviourist assumptions and strategies as growing influences shaping social policies negatively for the disadvantaged. It also explores broader themes, including how °•new behaviourism°¶ emerged and how it was consolidated during the New Labour and Cameron periods. Social policy and social control offers timely engagements with key issues for researchers and policy makers, and is relevant for students in social policy, sociology, socio-legal studies, social work and social care, disability studies, human geography, politics and public policy, and gender, family and life course studies.
   
SB10-436 Active Ageing: Voluntary Work by Older People in Europe.
  Principi, Andrea/ 9781447307204/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover °•Active ageing°¶ has become a key phrase in discourses about challenges and remedies for demographic ageing and the enrolment of older adults into voluntary work is an important dimension of it. The pattern and factors conditioning volunteering among older people has so far been an under-researched topic in Europe and this is the first book to study volunteering among older people comparatively and comprehensively In this topical book older people°¶s volunteering is studied in eight European countries at the structural, macro, meso and micro levels. Overall it highlights how different interactions between the levels facilitate or hinder older people°¶s inclusion in voluntary work and makes policy suggestions for an integrated strategy. This book provides important new insights for academics and students interested in ageing societies, active ageing and voluntary work. It will also be of great value for policy makers and practitioner in third sector and voluntary organisations.
   
SB10-435 Analysing Social Policy Concepts and Language: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives.
  Beland, Daniel/ 9781447306443/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover Social policy scholars and practitioners work with concepts such as °ßwelfare state°® and °ßsocial security°® but where do these concepts come from and how has their meaning changed over time? Which are the dominant social policy concepts and how are they contested? What characterises social policy language in specific countries and regions of the world and how do social concepts travel between countries? Addressing such questions in a systematic manner for the first time, this edited collection, written by a cross-disciplinary group of leading social policy researchers, analyses the concepts and language used to make sense of contemporary social policy. The volume focuses on OECD countries located on four different continents: Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North America. Combining detailed chapters on particular countries with broader comparative chapters, the book strikes a rare balance between case studies and transnational perspectives. It will be of interest to academics and students in social policy, social work, political science, sociology, history, and public administration, as well as practitioners and policy makers.
   
SB10-434 Safeguarding Older People from Abuse: Critical Contexts to Policy and Practice.
  Ash, Angie/ 9781447305668/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover The mistreatment of older people is increasingly recognised internationally as a significant abuse of elders°¶ human rights. °•Scandals°¶ and inquiries into the failure to protect older people from abuse in health and social care systems rarely address, and still less challenge, the social, economic and cultural context to the abuse of older people. This critical and challenging book makes a strong case for the development of ethically-driven, research-informed policy and practice to safeguard older people from abuse. Drawing on findings of original UK research and framed in an international context, it illustrates ways in which ageism, under-resourced services to older people, target-driven health and social care policy and services, and organisational cultures of blame and scapegoating, are a powerful yet invisible backcloth to elder abuse. Safeguarding older people from abuse will be essential reading for policy makers, politicians, professionals, campaigners, researchers and educators, and those working in criminal justice fields.
   
SB10-434 Re-imagining Child Protection: Towards Humane Social Work with Families.
  Featherstone, Brid/ 9781447308010/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Book Cover Why has the language of the child and of child protection become so hegemonic? What is lost and gained by such language? Who is being protected, and from what, in a risk society? Given that the focus is overwhelmingly on those families who are multiply deprived, do services reinforce or ameliorate such deprivations? And is it ethical to remove children from their parents in a society riven by inequalities? This timely book challenges a child protection culture that has become mired in muscular authoritarianism towards multiply deprived families. It calls for family-minded humane practice where children are understood as relational beings, parents are recognized as people with needs and hopes and families as carrying extraordinary capacities for care and protection. The authors, who have over three decades of experience as social workers, managers, educators and researchers in England, also identify the key ingredients of just organizational cultures where learning is celebrated. This important book will be required reading for students on post-qualifying courses in child protection, social workers, managers, academics and policy makers.
   
SB10-433 Inclusive Leadership in Social Work and Social Care.
  Hafford-Letchfield, Trish/ 9781447300250/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover Social work and social care continue to face an unprecedented period of challenge and uncertainty, requiring the development of leadership capabilities at every level of the workforce as well as in the community. This critical and reflexive book looks closely at the pivotal but demanding role that leadership and management play in promoting social work and social care. It focuses particularly on the value potentially created when the human relationships between people delivering and using public services are effective, and the conditions required nourish confidence, inspire self-esteem, unlock potential and erode inequality. Aimed at new, aspiring and experienced managers, and senior practitioners, it draws on a range of disciplines not typically found in social work and social care and encourages readers to broaden their examination of leadership in areas such as the design of organisations, the role of service users in leadership practice and the phenomena of dignity within the context of organisational culture and dignity.
   
SB10-433 Understanding Global Social Policy.
  Yeates, Nicola/ 9781447310242/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
Building on the successes of Understanding Global Social Policy (Yeates ed. 2008) and its companion text, the Global Social Policy Reader (Yeates and Holden ed. 2009), the second edition of this leading textbook in social policy identifies and reviews the key issues, debates and priorities for action in global social policy as a field of academic study and research and as a field of political practice and action. All first edition chapters have been systematically revised and updated to reflect major developments in the fast-paced area of global social policy making over the past five years, and include new material on the Millennium Development Goals, the Social Protection Floor and the °•greening°¶ of global social policy. This much-needed second edition includes new chapters on global poverty and inequality, social protection, criminal justice and education. Written by an international team of leading social policy analysts , Understanding Global Social Policy is the leading textbook in the field and provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of international actors and social policy formation in global context. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners seeking to identify key issues in contemporary social policy and locate them within a global framework of analysis and action.
   
SB10-433 Social Policy: Theory and Practice.
  Spicker, Paul/ 9781447316107/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Book Cover Social Policy: Theory and practice is a fully revised, updated and extended edition of a bestselling social policy textbook, extensively reworked and adapted to meet the needs of its international readership. The book lays out the architecture of social policy as a field of study, binding the discussion of theory to the understanding of social policy in practice. It aims to provide students and practitioners with a sense of the scope, range and purpose of the subject while developing critical awareness of problems, issues and common fallacies. Written in an accessible and engaging style, it explains what social policy is and why it matters; looks at social policy in its social context; considers policy, the role of the state and the social services; explores issues in social administration and service delivery; and focuses on the methods and approaches of the subject. For practitioners, there are discussions of the techniques and approaches used to apply social policy in practice. For students, there are boxes raising issues and reviewing case studies, questions for discussion and a detailed glossary.
   
SB10-433 Exploring the Dynamics of Personal, Professional and Interprofessional Ethics.
  Jindal-Snape, Divya/ 9781447308997/ Price:ĘG 82.99
 
Book Cover Although codes of conduct and ethics provide guidance, professionals have to exercise their own judgement in increasingly complex and demanding roles and work contexts when applying them to practice. At times, this can lead to conflict between personal, professional and interprofessional ethics due to the dynamics of the person-centred environment they function in. This interdisciplinary book draws on the perspectives of forty authors from four continents to explore the dynamics of ethical dilemmas using theory, research and practice-based examples. Overall, the book will help to spearhead the debate about these ethical dilemmas, and ways of working with them, in an informed manner. It will make ideal reading for students, academics and professionals.
   
SB10-431 Continuing Professional Development in Social Work.
  Halton, Carmel/ 9781447307372/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Book Cover Continuing professional development (CPD) has become a defining issue in twenty-first century social work. There is widespread consensus in favour of CPD. But what is it? Are there discernible international trends? What are the barriers to participating in CPD? What do social workers think about and want from CPD? This book seeks to answer these questions. Based on a survey and interviews with social work practitioners, CPD in social work offers a unique insight into the possibilities and challenges of CPD and the issues it presents for newly qualified and experienced social workers in practice. Combining the perspectives of social workers and their managers with international research, assures its global appeal. It offers possible directions for the future of post qualifying social work education, making it essential reading for practitioners, educators, managers and policy-makers.
   
SB10-431 The Shame of It: Global Perspectives on Anti-poverty Policies.
  Gubrium, Erika K./ 9781447308706/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Book Cover The shame experienced by people living in poverty has long been recognised. Nobel laureate and economist, Amartya Sen, has described shame as the "irreducible core" of poverty. However, little attention has been paid to the implications of this connection in the making and implementation of anti-poverty policies. This important volume rectifies this critical omission and demonstrates the need to take account of the psychological consequences of poverty for policy to be effective. Drawing on pioneering empirical research in countries as diverse as Britain and Uganda, Norway and Pakistan, India, South Korea and China, it outlines core principles that can aid policy makers in policy development. In so doing, it provides the foundation for a shift in policy learning on a global scale and bridges the traditional distinctions between North and South, and high, middle and low income countries. This will help students, academics and policy makers better understand the reasons for the varying effectiveness of anti-poverty policies.
   
SB10-431 Race, Racism and Social Work: Contemporary Issues and Debates.
  Lavalette, Michael/ 9781447307075/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Book Cover Without a doubt, structural and institutionalised racism is still present in Britain and Europe, a factor that social work education and training has been slow to acknowledge. In this timely new book, Lavalette and Penketh reveal that racism towards Britain°¶s ethnic minority groups has undergone a process of change. They affirm the importance of social work to address issues of °•race°¶ and racism in education and training, presenting a critical review of a demanding aspect of social work practice. Original in its approach, and with diverse perspectives from key practitioners in the field, the authors examine contemporary anti-racism and racism towards Eastern European migrants, Roma people and asylum seekers and the realities of racism and their implications for current practice. This is essential reading for anyone academically or professionally interested in social work, and the developments in this field of study post 9/11.
   
SB10-431 Social Work and Poverty: A Critical Approach.
  Parrott, Lester/ 9781447307945/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Book Cover Social work and poverty: A critical approach provides a timely review of the key issues facing social workers and service users in working together to combat poverty.First, it situates social work and poverty within a historical context, then analyses definitions and theories of poverty along with their importance in enabling anti-oppressive practice with service users. It goes on to evaluate the Welfare Reform Act 2012 in relation to the negative impact on service users and social workers alike. Key areas of social work and social care are covered with regard to the effects of poverty including, uniquely, access to food, obesity and problematic drug use. Finally the impacts of globalisation on social work and issues of poverty are explored. The book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in social work and policy makers working in related areas.
   
Inclusive Leadership in Social Work and Social Care.
  Hafford-Letchfield, Trish/ 9781447300267/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Book Cover Social work and social care continue to face an unprecedented period of challenge and uncertainty, requiring the development of leadership capabilities at every level of the workforce as well as in the community. This critical and reflexive book looks closely at the pivotal but demanding role that leadership and management play in promoting social work and social care. It focuses particularly on the value potentially created when the human relationships between people delivering and using public services are effective, and the conditions required nourish confidence, inspire self-esteem, unlock potential and erode inequality. Aimed at new, aspiring and experienced managers, and senior practitioners, it draws on a range of disciplines not typically found in social work and social care and encourages readers to broaden their examination of leadership in areas such as the design of organisations, the role of service users in leadership practice and the phenomena of dignity within the context of organisational culture and dignity.
   
Re-imagining Child Protection: Towards Humane Social Work with Families.
  Brid Featherstone/ 9781447308027/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover Why has the language of the child and of child protection become so hegemonic? What is lost and gained by such language? Who is being protected, and from what, in a risk society? Given that the focus is overwhelmingly on those families who are multiply deprived, do services reinforce or ameliorate such deprivations? And is it ethical to remove children from their parents in a society riven by inequalities? This timely book challenges a child protection culture that has become mired in muscular authoritarianism towards multiply deprived families. It calls for family-minded humane practice where children are understood as relational beings, parents are recognized as people with needs and hopes and families as carrying extraordinary capacities for care and protection. The authors, who have over three decades of experience as social workers, managers, educators and researchers in England, also identify the key ingredients of just organizational cultures where learning is celebrated. This important book will be required reading for students on post-qualifying courses in child protection, social workers, managers, academics and policy makers.
   
A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk.
  Taylor, Paul/ 9781447310334/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover Within the domains of criminal justice and mental health care, critical debate concerning °•care°¶ versus °•control°¶ and °•therapy°¶ versus °•security°¶ is now commonplace. Indeed, the °•hybridisation°¶ of these areas is now a familiar theme. This unique and topical text provides an array of expert analyses from key contributors in the field that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. Using concise yet robust definitions of key terms and concepts, it consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice. Readers are provided with practical debates, in addition to the theoretical and ideological concerns surrounding the risk assessment, treatment, control and risk management in a cross-disciplinary context. Included in this book is recommended further reading and an index of legislation, making it an ideal resource for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, together with researchers and practitioners in the field.
   
Reforming Healthcare: What's the Evidence?
  Greener, Ian/ 9781447307112/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover NHS reform continues to be a topical yet contentious issue in the UK. Reforming healthcare: What's the evidence? is the first major critical overview of the research published on healthcare reform in England from 1990 onwards by a team of leading UK health policy academics. It explores work considering the Conservative internal market of the 1990s and New Labour's healthcare reorganizations, including its attempts at performance management and the reintroduction of market-based reform from 2004 to 2010. It then considers the implications of this research for current debates about healthcare reorganization in England, and internationally. As the most up-to-date summary of what research says works in English healthcare reform, this essential review is aimed at anyone interested in the wide-ranging debates about health reorganization, but especially students and academics interested in social policy, public management and health policy.
   
Austerity Bites: A Journey to the Sharp End of Cuts in the UK.
  O'Hara, Mary/ 9781447315605/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover After coming to power in May 2010, the Coalition government in the United Kingdom embarked on a drastic programme of cuts to public spending and introduced a raft of austerity measures that had profoundly damaging effects on much of the population. This timely and apposite book by award-winning journalist Mary O°¶Hara chronicles the true impact of austerity on people at the sharp end, based on her °•real-time°¶ 12-month journey around the country just as the most radical reforms were being rolled out in 2012 and 2013. Drawing on hundreds of hours of compelling first-person interviews, with a broad spectrum of people ranging from homeless teenagers, older job-seekers, pensioners, charity workers, employment advisers and youth workers, as well as an extensive body of research and reports, the book explores the grim reality of living under the biggest shakeup of the welfare state in 60 years. A °•must-read°¶ book, Austerity Bites seeks to dispel any notion that °ßwe are all in this together°® and offers an alternative to the dominant and simplistic narrative that we inhabit a country of °ßskivers versus strivers".
   
Effective Writing for Social Work: Making a Difference.
  Lucy Rai/ 9781447305170/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Book Cover Based on original research, this book offers students an insight into the nature and challenges of writing in social work practice, enabling them to improve their writing skills. It explores the ways in which both students and qualified social workers can be more effective in their writing through an awareness of the purpose, context and audience. It makes explicit the connections and differences between learning to write in university and communicating through writing in practice and explores the impact that new technologies have on academic and professional writing. Drawing on both research and examples from practice, Effective writing for social work is a valuable tool for students, educators, practitioners and managers to critically examine ways in which writing could better support best practice in social work.
   
Inclusive Equality: A Vision for Social Justice.
  Witcher, Sally/ 9781447300045/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Book Cover In an era of ongoing economic failures, as governments cut support to the poorest, the richest continue to get richer and those in-between are squeezed by rising costs and flagging incomes, the challenges for social cohesion °V and for social justice °V seem overwhelming. As inequality increases, it can become harder to empathise with life experiences far removed from our own, particularly when fuelled by a sense of injustice. Our samenesses and our differences can remain unseen, unvalued or misunderstood. In this ambitious, wide-ranging book, the author sets out a vision for social justice as 'inclusive equality', where barriers to equality and inclusion are removed to the maximum extent possible while preserving and strengthening social cohesion. Weaving together themes from the theoretical literatures on social justice, poverty, discrimination and social exclusion, she explores relationships between equality, diversity and inclusion - a novel approach that reveals clear, practical implications for the design and delivery of social policy.
   
Understanding Global Social Policy.
  Nicola Yeates/ 9781447310235/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover Building on the successes of Understanding Global Social Policy (Yeates ed. 2008) and its companion text, the Global Social Policy Reader (Yeates and Holden ed. 2009), the second edition of this leading textbook in social policy identifies and reviews the key issues, debates and priorities for action in global social policy as a field of academic study and research and as a field of political practice and action. All first edition chapters have been systematically revised and updated to reflect major developments in the fast-paced area of global social policy making over the past five years, and include new material on the Millennium Development Goals, the Social Protection Floor and the °•greening°¶ of global social policy. This much-needed second edition includes new chapters on global poverty and inequality, social protection, criminal justice and education. Written by an international team of leading social policy analysts , Understanding Global Social Policy is the leading textbook in the field and provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of international actors and social policy formation in global context. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners seeking to identify key issues in contemporary social policy and locate them within a global framework of analysis and action.
   
Social Policy: Theory and Practice.
  Spicker, Paul/ 9781447316091/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover Social Policy: Theory and practice is a fully revised, updated and extended edition of a bestselling social policy textbook, extensively reworked and adapted to meet the needs of its international readership. The book lays out the architecture of social policy as a field of study, binding the discussion of theory to the understanding of social policy in practice. It aims to provide students and practitioners with a sense of the scope, range and purpose of the subject while developing critical awareness of problems, issues and common fallacies. Written in an accessible and engaging style, it explains what social policy is and why it matters; looks at social policy in its social context; considers policy, the role of the state and the social services; explores issues in social administration and service delivery; and focuses on the methods and approaches of the subject. For practitioners, there are discussions of the techniques and approaches used to apply social policy in practice. For students, there are boxes raising issues and reviewing case studies, questions for discussion and a detailed glossary. The book°¶s distinctive, path°Vbreaking approach makes it invaluable for students studying social policy at a range levels, professionals and practitioners in the field of social policy.
   
SB10-433 Inclusive Equality: A Vision for Social Justice.
  Witcher, Sally/ 9781447300038/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover In an era of ongoing economic failures, as governments cut support to the poorest, the richest continue to get richer and those in-between are squeezed by rising costs and flagging incomes, the challenges for social cohesion °V and for social justice °V seem overwhelming. As inequality increases, it can become harder to empathise with life experiences far removed from our own, particularly when fuelled by a sense of injustice. Our samenesses and our differences can remain unseen, unvalued or misunderstood. In this ambitious, wide-ranging book, the author sets out a vision for social justice as 'inclusive equality', where barriers to equality and inclusion are removed to the maximum extent possible while preserving and strengthening social cohesion. Weaving together themes from the theoretical literatures on social justice, poverty, discrimination and social exclusion, she explores relationships between equality, diversity and inclusion - a novel approach that reveals clear, practical implications for the design and delivery of social policy.
   
SB10-431 The Responsiveness of Social Policies in Europe: The Netherlands in Comparative Perspective.
  Fenger, Menno/ 9781447305767/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover Modern welfare states are confronted with a wide variety of social and economic developments, including individualization, secularization, globalization and changing preferences and ideologies of citizens. Using in-depth analysis gathered over 15 years, this book closely analyzes the consequences of these significant changes for social policies, offering theoretical and practical insights about their responsiveness. It includes a comparative analysis of recent developments in social assistance, sheltered work and labour market policies in the Netherlands, showing how policy-makers are continuously trying to incorporate societal transformations into social policies while they are obstructed by the path-dependent development of welfare state institutions. The insights from the case studies are related to developments in other European countries in the three domains and show how policy-makers and politicians deal with multiple challenges, interests and perspectives on social policies. This book is essential reading for academics and students interested in the institutional development of social policies.
   
SB10-431 Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2013.
  Ramia, Gaby/ 9781447312741/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover The field of social policy has a rich history but policies on the ground are undergoing intensive change. Governments around the world are responding to political, economic and financial pressures, many of them linked to the global economic crisis. National agendas typically have social policy at or close to the centre. This latest edition of Social Policy Review presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship. It brings together specially commissioned reviews of key areas, research examining important debates in the field from an exciting mix of internationally renowned authors who consider a range of current debates within British and international social policy. This edition includes a special focus in the third part on work, employment and insecurity. Social Policy Review is essential reading for social policy academics and students and for anyone who is interested in the social and economic implications of government policy.
   
SB10-431 Transforming Adult Social Care: Contemporary Policy and Practice.
  Gray, Ann M./ 9781847427991/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Book Cover Adult social care has emerged as a distinct policy area in the UK and one which has come under increasing scrutiny by government and other bodies. With the expectation that in future many more adults will need care and support, ideas have emerged about a °•transformation°¶ of adult social care. The focus of this wide-ranging book is on the major themes in policy and provision including personalisation, integration, user participation, the cost of long term care, risk and safeguarding, care quality and workforce issues and is one of the first texts to deal with adult social care as a distinct entity and is an up-to-date source on contemporary government policies, debates and research.The book encourages readers to think critically about decisions being made and about the direction of future policy. The accessible book will be a valuable resource for undergraduate students in Social Policy, Health and Social Care, and Social Work, those taking advanced vocational qualifications in social care and practitioners.
   
SB10-431 Building the Client's Relational Base: A Multi-Disciplinary Handbook.
  Furlong, Mark/ 9781847428615/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Developed from nearly 20 years' practice and consulting experience, this ground-breaking text challenges practitioners to understand, and work, with their clients as relational beings rather than independent units, whatever the presenting problem might be. The book focuses on an often neglected key condition, that sustainable and accountable personal relationships are a precondition for health and well-being, and argues that there are always opportunities to deepen the quality, and range, of the client's connections with their current and future significant-others. The central concern of the book is to describe practical actions that can be taken by any professional committed to strengthening the relational base of their clients - an agenda that is supported by coherently woven insights from critical theory and social epidemiology. Written in a compelling style and brought to life with more than twenty case vignettes, this original, practical and rich resource offers practitioners usable resources that can be incorporated within many practice roles. Especially relevant to senior students and those in casework, this innovative, timely, multidisciplinary material is ideal for all those who wish to make a practical difference to the lives of their clients.
   
SB10-431 Social Work and Social Theory: Making Connections.
  Garrett, Paul M./ 9781847429605/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Book Cover In order to work effectively, social workers need to understand theoretical concepts and develop critical theory. In this unique book, Paul Michael Garrett seeks to bring the profession into the orbit of the anti-capitalist movement and encourages a new engagement with theorists, rarely explored in social work, such as Antonio Gramsci, Pierre Bourdieu and Nancy Fraser. The book also provides brief, insightful introductions to other important thinkers such as Antonio Negri, Alain Badiou, Luc Boltanski and E`ve Chiapello. It provides an accessible and exhilarating introduction for practitioners, students, social work academics and other readers interested in social theory and critical social policy. The book will be a vital resource aiding those intent on creating a new, more radical, social work. It will also be a useful teaching tool to spark lively classroom discussion.
   
SB10-431 Practical Social Pedagogy: Theories, Values and Tools for Working with Children and Young People.
  Storo, Jan/ 9781447305385/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Book Cover Social pedagogical work is a field of practice that is indebted to and illuminated by aspects of knowledge from sociology and psychology, but many practitioners feel that social pedagogical theories are too abstract and distant from the challenges faced in practice. In Practical Social Pedagogy Jan Storo shows the reader for the first time how the theories and practices of social pedagogy interlock. The book combines social pedagogy theories, psychology, sociology and social work with a social constructionist perspective to help practitioners guide children and young people to cope better with the challenges they face as they grow up. The author emphasises that the actualities of practice are first disclosed in the meeting between the professional practitioner and the client. The book uses many practical examples to help the application of social pedagogy more accessible and is ideal for students on courses covering work with children.
   
SB10-431 International Community Organising: Taking Power, Making Change.
  Beck, Dave/ 9781847429766/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Book Cover As the Arab Spring continues to work through changes, the Occupy Movement is agitating for change and many are looking for alternatives in the face of global financial and political challenges, community organising offers a realistic way forward for many communities: a tried and tested way of improving people°¶s lives. This book is the first to explore the diverse history of community organising, telling stories of how it developed, its successes and failures, and the lessons that can be applied today. It analyses contemporary examples of practice from the USA, UK, India, South Africa, Cambodia and Australia against both wider theoretical frameworks and their ability to contribute to sustainable social change. It will be useful for a wide range of practitioners, students and researchers engaged in the struggle to develop new ways of doing community.
   
SB10-431 Rethinking Community Practice: Developing Transformative Neighbourhoods.
  Chanan, Gabriel/ 9781447300090/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
As local communities and public services reel under the impact of global economic turmoil, it is vital to find more creative ways for the services to work together with those who depend on them and who also, as citizens, ultimately govern them. Community practice is the name for that growing part of the relationship by which service providers and local residents collaborate flexibly and economically to meet needs, boost community strengths and service effectiveness, and link participative and representative democracy. Combining re-examination of theory with practical tools and approaches, Chanan and Miller provide a new framework for local involvement strategy, for policy-makers and practitioners alike. They show how this innovative but still amorphous movement can become more coherent, both on the ground and in public policy: reforming community development, building new kinds of neighbourhood partnership, measuring outcomes objectively, and combining the best innovations of the past three decades into a new synthesis. This is an important new perspective for all local public service agencies, all practitioners working in communities, and academics and students concerned with these fields.
   
SB10-431 Managing Community Practice: Principles, Policies and Programmes.
  Banks, Sarah/ 9781447301240/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Community involvement is now at the centre of the UK government's social inclusion, neighbourhood renewal and health development programmes, resulting in many challenges for managers involved in such work. The bestselling first edition of this book discussed the meaning, principles and application of managing community practice, focusing on the role and skills needed by managers. This will be required if ambitious regeneration and social inclusion programmes are to work in partnership with the active involvement of communities and exploring a wide range of examples from practice. Since the first edition, there has been a perceptible increase in the structured involvement of communities in developing, delivering and evaluating public policies and projects. In this new edition all chapters have been fully updated in the light of recent developments and new case examples have been included to illustrate such changes. A new chapter on The Managers Role in Community Research has been added and a new concluding chapter explores key challenges which need to be addressed. This book is an essential resource for operational and strategic managers in local government, housing, health and other service delivery agencies, social inclusion and community regeneration projects. It will be essential reading for tutors and students on a wide range of undergraduate and Masters courses.
   
SB10-431 Intergenerational Relations: European Perspectives in Family and Society.
  Albert, Isabelle/ 9781447300984/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover opulation ageing today affects most industrialised countries, and it will have an impact on many facets of the social system. Intergenerational relationships will play a key role in dealing with the demographical and societal change. This book provides innovative views in the multidisciplinary research field of intergenerational family relations in society, with a focus on Europe. Different, but complementary, perspectives are integrated in one volume bringing together international scholars from sociology, psychology and economics. The book's chapters are grouped into three thematic sections which cover conceptual issues, multigenerational and cross-cultural perspectives, as well as applied issues. Implications for research, policy and practice are addressed and suggestions for future directions are discussed. By raising recent discussions on controversial issues, this book will stimulate the current discourse at various levels. Intergenerational relations in society and family will be equally interesting for researchers, advanced-level students and stakeholders in the fields of social policy, population ageing and intergenerational family relationships.
   
SB10-431 Understanding Crime and Social Policy.
  Wincup, Emma/ 9781847424990/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Book Cover Understanding crime and social policy explores the interface between crime and social policy, drawing upon international theoretical developments and empirical research from within Criminology and Social Policy. Written by an experienced author, it uses analysis of policy-making under the New Labour and Conservative-Liberal Democrat governments to reflect upon the multiplicity of influences which shape the formulation and delivery of crime control policies, the changing nature of government and governance in neo-liberal societies, and the enhanced role of the welfare state in 'solving' crime 'problems'. A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of policy examples including the resettlement of prisoners, problem drug use and 'troubled' families. Understanding crime and social policy encourages readers to reflect upon the close connections, and sometimes tensions, between crime reduction and social policy agendas and is aimed at two audiences. The first is students on courses in criminology, criminal justice and social policy. The second is practitioners from across the public, private and voluntary sector.
   
SB10-431 The Short Guide to Working with Children and Young People.
  Conradie, Liesl/ 9781447300236/ Price:ĘG 13.99
 
Book Cover Childhood and youth have become increasingly important key concepts across a range of disciplines, professions and studies. The short guide to working with children and young people is an accessible introduction into the main concepts, developments and policy related to this exciting area of work. Divided into two parts, the opening chapters prepare readers to think about work with children and young people by providing an overview of key theoretical perspectives related to the field. The second part focuses on work with children and young people by exploring the roles of some of the key practitioners at each stage and developing an understanding of what they do. This unique book provides a clear, concise and accessible overview of the subject and allows readers to make more informed choices in their career pathway. It provides a key starting point for relevant undergraduate degree courses as well as for people considering working in this field and a valuable reference point for existing practitioners and volunteers.
   
SB10-431 Family Troubles?: Exploring Changes and Challenges in Family Lives of Children and Young People.
  McCarthy, Jane R./ 9781447304432/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover As the everyday family lives of children and young people come to be increasingly defined as matters of public policy and concern, it is important to raise the question of how we can understand the contested terrain between "normal" family troubles and troubled and troubling families. In this important, timely and thought-provoking publication, a wide range of contributors explore how "troubles°® feature in °ßnormal" families, and how the °ßnormal" features in °ßtroubled°® families. Drawing on research on a wide range of substantive topics - including infant care, sibling conflict, divorce, disability, illness, migration and asylum-seeking, substance misuse, violence, kinship care, and forced marriage - the contributors aim to promote dialogue between researchers addressing mainstream family change and diversity in everyday lives, and those specialising in specific problems which prompt professional interventions. In tackling these contentious and difficult issues across a variety of topics, the book addresses a wide audience, including policy makers, service users and practitioners, as well as family studies scholars more generally who are interested in issues of family change.
   
SB10-431 Young Muslims, Pedagogy and Islam: Contexts and Concepts.
  Khan, M. G./ 9781847428776/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Book Cover For most young people religion and religiosity is something latent or private activated by private events or the passing of years. For Muslim young people it can be activated by an incessant Islamaphobic discourse that requires fundamental questions of relationships and belonging to be addressed in the public gaze whilst being positioned as representatives and 'explainers' of their religion and their communities. Written by a leading practitioner and academic in the field of youth and community work this multidisciplinary book reflects the way theoretical, the social and the religious impacts on the lives of Muslim young people. It discusses the realpolitik of developing services for young Muslims in the post 9/11 context and moves beyond notions of gendered provision and confessional activity to ask what defines a Muslim pedagogy. In doing so it presents a 'theoretical frame for Muslim youth work' that can be recognised by informal educators and Muslims alike and which re-conceptualises the relationships paradigm in this field. This much needed book provides insights and analyses of nuances that are only possible from a real engagement in a subject and is for anyone working with young people in general and Muslim young people in particular.
   
SB10-431 Critical Social Work with Children and Families: Theory, Context and Practice
  Rogowski, Steve/ 9781447305026/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Book Cover This book traces the changing fortunes of radical and critical social work in the U.K., and examines the theory, context and application of such approaches. Radical social work of the 1970s declined as the rise of neoliberalism changed the nature of the welfare state along with what social workers do and how. A looser critical approach developed, although practitioner demoralisation and disillusionment led to the °•second wave°¶ of radical social work in the late 2000s. Despite challenges, critical practice is both necessary and possible in the neoliberal world. Drawing on the author°¶s unique experience, core areas of practice with children and families are covered, including real life case studies, key point summaries and suggestions for further reading. The essential argument is for an emancipatory practice geared to meeting immediate needs, as well as having some vision of a future, more socially just and equal, society. The book will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate social work students, experienced practitioners, educators, managers and policy makers.
   
SB10-431 Narrative Social Work: Theory and Application.
  Baldwin, Clive/ 9781847428257/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Book Cover Interest in the contribution narrative can make across many disciplines has been booming in recent years, but its impact in social work has been limited. It has mainly been used in therapeutic intervention such as narrative therapy, social work education or personal accounts. This is the first book to extend the narrative lens to explore the contribution of narrative to social work values and ethics, social policy and our understanding of the self in social, cultural and political context. The book firstly sets out theoretical concerns and then applies them to specific areas of social work, including child protection, mental health and disability. The author argues that narrative is a richly textured approach to social work that can enhance both theory and practice. As such the book will be of interest to social work students, practitioners and educators, policy makers and those interested in the application of narrative to professional practice.
   
SB10-431 Global Social Policy in the Making: The Foundations of the Social Protection Floor.
  Deacon, Bob/ 9781447312345/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
The global economic crisis continues to dominate headlines, yet measures to build a social floor under the global economy and reform global governance have received little attention. In 2012 the Social Protection Floor was adopted as a global social policy measure ensuring that all could have access to essential health care and income security over their lifespan. This book by the world°¶s leading authority on global social policy examines why and how the Social Protection Floor became ILO, UN and G20 policy and how the World Bank and IMF took steps to lay its foundation. Bob Deacon explains this development in terms of four influences: firstly, shifts in the global social structure, secondly, processes inside international institutions, thirdly, global actors -sometimes individuals - using their positions to make change, and fourthly, shifting discourses about social protection. This much-needed contribution to the field of global social policy will be of interest to students of international relations, international organization and development studies and should be read by international civil servants in global agencies.
   
SB10-423 Essential Skills for Youth Work Practice.
  Sapin, Kate/ 9780857028334/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
   
Narrative Social Work: Theory and Application.
  Baldwin, Clive/ 9781847428264/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Interest in the contribution narrative can make across many disciplines has been booming in recent years, but its impact in social work has been limited. It has mainly been used in therapeutic intervention such as narrative therapy, social work education or personal accounts. This is the first book to extend the narrative lens to explore the contribution of narrative to social work values and ethics, social policy and our understanding of the self in social, cultural and political context. The book firstly sets out theoretical concerns and then applies them to specific areas of social work, including child protection, mental health and disability. The author argues that narrative is a richly textured approach to social work that can enhance both theory and practice. As such the book will be of interest to social work students, practitioners and educators, policy makers and those interested in the application of narrative to professional practice.
   
Critical Social Work with Children and Families: Theory, Context and Practice.
  Rogowski, Steve/ 9781447305033/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book traces the changing fortunes of radical and critical social work in the U.K., and examines the theory, context and application of such approaches. Radical social work of the 1970s declined as the rise of neoliberalism changed the nature of the welfare state along with what social workers do and how. A looser critical approach developed, although practitioner demoralisation and disillusionment led to the °•second wave°¶ of radical social work in the late 2000s. Despite challenges, critical practice is both necessary and possible in the neoliberal world. Drawing on the author°¶s unique experience, core areas of practice with children and families are covered, including real life case studies, key point summaries and suggestions for further reading. The essential argument is for an emancipatory practice geared to meeting immediate needs, as well as having some vision of a future, more socially just and equal, society. The book will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate social work students, experienced practitioners, educators, managers and policy makers.
   
Young Muslims, Pedagogy and Islam: Contexts and Concepts.
  Khan, M. G./ 9781847428783/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover For most young people religion and religiosity is something latent or private activated by private events or the passing of years. For Muslim young people it can be activated by an incessant Islamophobic discourse that requires fundamental questions of relationships and belonging to be addressed in the public gaze whilst being positioned as representatives and 'explainers' of their religion and their communities. Written by a leading practitioner and academic in the field of youth and community work this multidisciplinary book reflects the way theoretical, the social and the religious impacts on the lives of Muslim young people. It discusses the real politic of developing services for young Muslims in the post 9/11 context and moves beyond notions of gendered provision and confessional activity to ask what defines a Muslim pedagogy. In doing so it presents a 'theoretical frame for Muslim youth work' that can be recognised by informal educators and Muslims alike and which re-conceptualises the relationships paradigm in this field. This much needed book provides insights and analyses of nuances that are only possible from a real engagement in a subject and is for anyone working with young people in general and Muslim young people in particular.
   
Unequal Health: The Scandal of Our Times.
  Dorling, Danny/ 9781447305149/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Health inequalities are the most important inequalities of all. In the USA and the UK these inequalities have now reached an extent not seen for over a century. Most peoples°¶ health is much better now than then, but the gaps in life expectancy between regions, between cities, and between neighbourhoods within cities now surpass the worst measures over the last hundred years. In almost all other affluent countries, inequalities in health are lower and people live longer. In his new book, academic and writer Daniel Dorling describes the current extent of inequalities in health as the scandal of our times. He provides nine new chapters and updates a wide selection of his highly influential writings on health, including international peer reviewed studies, annotated lectures, newspaper articles, and interview transcripts, to create an accessible collection that is both contemporary and authoritative. As a whole the book shows conclusively that inequalities in health are the scandal of our times in the most unequal of rich nations and calls for immediate action to reduce these inequalities in the near future.
   
The Squeezed Middle: The Pressure on Ordinary Workers in America and Britain.
  Parker, Sophia/ 9781447308942/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
As wages stagnate but living costs keep rising, the pressure on working people grows more intense. The issue of living standards has become one of the most urgent challenges for politicians in both Britain and America. 'The squeezed middle' brings together experts from both sides of the Atlantic to ask what the UK can learn from the US. American workers have not benefited from growth for an entire generation - the average American worker earned no more in 2009 than in 1975. Now British workers are undergoing a similar experience. No longer can they assume that when the economy grows their wages will grow with it. This collection brings together for the first time leading economic and policy thinkers to analyse the impact of different policies on those on low-to middle incomes and to explain what lessons the UK can learn from America's 'lost generation'. This timely book is essential reading for everyone concerned about the living standards crisis, an issue which could decide elections as well as shaping the future for millions of working families.
   
Social Workers Affecting Social Policy: An International Perspective.
  Gal, John/ 9781847429735/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover Furthering social justice and human rights is a fundamental principle underlying the social work profession. Engaging in social policy formulation processes is a major route through which social workers can realise this goal. This type of social work activity has been termed 'policy practice'. The aim of this book is to shed light on policy practice in social work discourse, education and practice in eight liberal democracies. This is the first effort to undertake a cross-national study of social worker engagement in social policy formulation processes. The book offers insights into questions such as 'what is the importance attributed to social worker involvement in policy change in the social work discourse and education in different countries?' and 'how do social workers influence social policy in various national settings?' These issues are relevant to social worker practitioners, students, educators and researchers, as well as to social policy scholars, who are interested in the role of professionals in social policy formulation.
   
Understanding Crime and Social Policy.
  Emma Wincup/ 9781847425003/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Understanding crime and social policy explores the interface between crime and social policy, drawing upon international theoretical developments and empirical research from within Criminology and Social Policy. Written by an experienced author, it uses analysis of policy-making under the New Labour and Conservative-Liberal Democrat governments to reflect upon the multiplicity of influences which shape the formulation and delivery of crime control policies, the changing nature of government and governance in neo-liberal societies, and the enhanced role of the welfare state in 'solving' crime 'problems'. A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of policy examples including the resettlement of prisoners, problem drug use and 'troubled' families. Understanding crime and social policy encourages readers to reflect upon the close connections, and sometimes tensions, between crime reduction and social policy agendas and is aimed at two audiences. The first is students on courses in criminology, criminal justice and social policy. The second is practitioners from across the public, private and voluntary sector.
   
Global Social Policy in the Making: The Foundations of the Social Protection Floor.
  Deacon, Bob/ 9781447312338/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
The global economic crisis continue to dominate headlines, yet measures to build a social floor under the global economy and reform global governance have received little attention. In 2012 the Social Protection Floor was adopted as a global social policy measure ensuring that all could have access to essential health care and income security over their lifespan. This book by the world°¶s leading authority on global social policy examines why and how the Social Protection Floor became ILO, UN and G20 policy and how the World Bank and IMF took steps to lay its foundation. Bob Deacon explains this development in terms of four influences: firstly, shifts in the global social structure, secondly, processes inside international institutions, thirdly, global actors -sometimes individuals - using their positions to make change, and fourthly, shifting discourses about social protection. This much-needed contribution to the field of global social policy will be of interest to students of international relations, international organization and development studies and should be read by international civil servants in global agencies.
   
Rethinking Community Practice: Developing Transformative Neighbourhoods.
  Chanan, Gabriel/ 9781447300106/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
As local communities and public services reel under the impact of global economic turmoil, it is vital to find more creative ways for the services to work together with those who depend on them and who also, as citizens, ultimately govern them. Community practice is the name for that growing part of the relationship by which service providers and local residents collaborate flexibly and economically to meet needs, boost community strengths and service effectiveness, and link participative and representative democracy. Combining re-examination of theory with practical tools and approaches, Chanan and Miller provide a new framework for local involvement strategy, for policy-makers and practitioners alike. They show how this innovative but still amorphous movement can become more coherent, both on the ground and in public policy: reforming community development, building new kinds of neighbourhood partnership, measuring outcomes objectively, and combining the best innovations of the past three decades into a new synthesis. This is an important new perspective for all local public service agencies, all practitioners working in communities, and academics and students concerned with these fields.
   
International Community Organising: Taking Power, Making Change.
  Beck, Dave/ 9781847429773/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
As the Arab Spring continues to work through changes, the Occupy Movement is agitating for change and many are looking for alternatives in the face of global financial and political challenges, community organising offers a realistic way forward for many communities: a tried and tested way of improving people's lives. This book is the first to explore the diverse history of community organising, telling stories of how it developed, its successes and failures, and the lessons that can be applied today. It analyses contemporary examples of practice from the USA, UK, India, South Africa, Cambodia and Australia against both wider theoretical frameworks and their ability to contribute to sustainable social change. It will be useful for a wide range of practitioners, students and researchers engaged in the struggle to develop new ways of doing community.
   
Child Protection: Managing Conflict, Hostility and Aggression.
  Laird, Siobhan E./ 9781847429230/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
As they intervene in families to reduce the risk of harm to children, child protection social workers around the world are confronting increasingly high levels of hostility and aggression from some parents. Investigations into the deaths of children known to social services have accused social workers of failing to use their professional authority to challenge parents. This much needed book analyses public inquiries and serious case reviews to reveal the dynamics of hostility and aggression which contribute to the failure to protect children. These can occur within the office environment and between social workers and parents or their partners.. The book details applied theories of aggression in conjunction with the skills required for dealing with anger, conflict and aggression. A set of tools and reflective exercises assists the application of theory to day-to-day child protection practice. This indispensable and practical text is ideal for social work students, practitioners, trainers and academics specialising in child protection.
   
Social Work and Social Theory: Making Connections.
  Garrett, Paul M./ 9781847429612/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
In order to work effectively, social workers need to understand theoretical concepts and develop critical theory. In this unique book, Paul Michael Garrett seeks to bring the profession into the orbit of the anti-capitalist movement and encourages a new engagement with theorists, rarely explored in social work, such as Antonio Gramsci, Pierre Bourdieu and Nancy Fraser. The book also provides brief, insightful introductions to other important thinkers such as Antonio Negri, Alain Badiou, Luc Boltanski and E`ve Chiapello. It provides an accessible and exhilarating introduction for practitioners, students, social work academics and other readers interested in social theory and critical social policy. The book will be a vital resource aiding those intent on creating a new, more radical, social work. It will also be a useful teaching tool to spark lively classroom discussion.
   
Combining Paid Work and Family Care: Policies and Experiences in International Perspective.
  Kroger, Teppo/ 9781447306818/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover As populations age around the world, increasing efforts are required from both families and governments to secure care and support for older and disabled people. At the same time both women and men are expected to increase and lengthen their participation in paid work, which makes combining caring and working a burning issue for social and employment policy and economic sustainability. International discussion about the reconciliation of work and care has previously focused mostly on childcare. Combining paid work and family care widens the debate, bringing into discussion the experiences of those providing support to their partners, older relatives and disabled or seriously ill children. The book analyses the situations of these working carers in Nordic, Liberal and East Asian welfare systems. Highlighting what can be learned from individual experiences, the book analyses the changing welfare and labour market policies which shape the lives of working carers in Finland, Sweden, Australia, England, Japan and Taiwan.
   
Social Work and Poverty: A Critical Approach.
  Parrott, Lester/ 9781447307952/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Book Cover Social work and poverty: A critical approach provides a timely review of the key issues facing social workers and service users in working together to combat poverty.First, it situates social work and poverty within a historical context, then analyses definitions and theories of poverty along with their importance in enabling anti-oppressive practice with service users. It goes on to evaluate the Welfare Reform Act 2012 in relation to the negative impact on service users and social workers alike. Key areas of social work and social care are covered with regard to the effects of poverty including, uniquely, access to food, obesity and problematic drug use. Finally the impacts of globalisation on social work and issues of poverty are explored. The book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in social work and policy makers working in related areas.
   
Race, Racism and Social Work: Contemporary Issues and Debates.
  Lavalette, Michael/ 9781447307082/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover Without a doubt, structural and institutionalised racism is still present in Britain and Europe, a factor that social work education and training has been slow to acknowledge. In this timely new book, Lavalette and Penketh reveal that racism towards Britain°¶s ethnic minority groups has undergone a process of change. They affirm the importance of social work to address issues of °•race°¶ and racism in education and training, presenting a critical review of a demanding aspect of social work practice. Original in its approach, and with diverse perspectives from key practitioners in the field, the authors examine contemporary anti-racism and racism towards Eastern European migrants, Roma people and asylum seekers and the realities of racism and their implications for current practice. This is essential reading for anyone academically or professionally interested in social work, and the developments in this field of study post 9/11.
   
VSB10 Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies
  Watson, Nick/ 9781138787711/ Price:ĘG 43.99
 
Book Cover The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world today. Adopting an international perspective and consisting entirely of newly commissioned chapters arranged thematically, it surveys the state of the discipline, examining emerging and cutting edge areas as well as core areas of contention. Divided in five sections, this comprehensive handbook covers: °E different models and approaches to disability °E how key impairment groups have engaged with disability studies and the writings within the discipline °E policy and legislation responses to disability studies and to disability activism °E disability studies and its interaction with other disciplines, such as history, philosophy and science and technology studies °E disability studies and different life experiences, examining how disability and disability studies intersects with ethnicity, sexuality, gender, childhood and ageing. Containing chapters from an international selection of leading scholars, this authoritative handbook is an invaluable reference for all academics, researchers and more advanced students in disability studies and associated disciplines such as sociology, health studies and social work.
   
SB10-447 Maternalism Reconsidered: Motherhood, Welfare and Social Policy in the Twentieth Century.
  Marian Van Der Klein/ 9780857454669/ Price:US$ 120.00
 
   
SB10-440 Understanding Social Work Research.
  McLaughlin, Hugh/ 9780857028716/ Price:ĘG 92.00
 
   
SB10-424 Improving the Quality of Child Custody Evaluations: A Systematic Model.
  Tolle, Lauren W./ 9781461434047/ Price:EUR 54.99
 
   
SB10-422 Lifelong Learning in Europe: Equity and Efficiency in the Balance.
  Riddell, Sheila/ 9781447300137/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Book Cover The ongoing economic crisis raises fundamental questions about the political and social goals of the European Union, particularly the feasibility of harmonising social and education policy across member states. The forward momentum of the European project is clearly faltering, raising the possibility that the high water mark of European integration has been achieved, with implications for many aspects of education and social policy, including lifelong learning. This timely book makes a major and original contribution to the development of knowledge and understanding of lifelong learning in an expanded Europe. Its wide range of contributors look at the contribution of lifelong learning to economic growth and social cohesion across Europe, focusing its challenge to social exclusion. It draws on comparative data from the EU Sixth Framework Project Lifelong Learning Policy and Practice in Europe (LLL2010), which ran from 2005 - 2011 and involved twelve European countries and Russia. Very little research has been conducted to date on the nature of lifelong learning in post-Soviet countries, and this book provides important insights into their evolving education and lifelong learning systems. The book will be of interest to researchers and academics in the UK and Europe, especially those from social policy, adult and comparative education, equality studies and practice of lifelong learning.
   
SB10-422 Gender Equality in the Welfare State?
  Pascall, Gillian/ 9781847426642/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
The relationship between gender and welfare states is of key importance in understanding welfare states and gender equality and inequality. Western welfare states of the post-war era were built on assumptions about gender difference: they treated men as breadwinners and women as carers. Now governments are committed in principle to gender equality. But how far have they come from male breadwinner assumptions to gender equality assumptions? How much do gender differences continue in UK social policy and social practice? The book analyses the male breadwinner model in terms of power, employment, care, time and income, providing a framework for chapters which ask about policies and practices for gender equality in each of these. This new approach to analysis of gender equality in social welfare contextualises national policies and debates within comparative theoretical analysis and data, making the volume interesting to a wide audience.
   
SB10-422 Care in Everyday Life: An Ethic of Care in Practice.
  Barnes, Marian/ 9781847428226/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Care has been struggled for, resisted and celebrated. The failure to care in 'care services' has been seen as a human rights problem and evidence of malaise in contemporary society. But care has also been implicated in the oppression of disabled people and demoted in favour of choice in health and social care services. In this bold wide ranging book Marian Barnes argues for care as an essential value in private lives and public policies. She considers the importance of care to well-being and social justice and applies insights from feminist care ethics to care work, and care within personal relationships. She also looks at 'stranger relationships', how we relate to the places in which we live, and the way in which public deliberation about social policy takes place. This book will be vital reading for all those wanting to apply relational understandings of humanity to social policy and practice.
   
SB10-422 Social Work in the Community: Making a Difference.
  Teater, Barbra/ 9781847424846/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
Social work in the community offers practice guidance to students, practice assessors and practitioners within a political, theoretical, methodological and ethical framework. The book is written from an experiential learning perspective, encouraging the reader not only to understand the ideas and methods but to test them out in their own practice, which additionally provides an element of problem-based learning. The book is written within the framework of the practice curriculum for the social work degree, including the National Occupational Standards and an extended statement of values for practice. This will enable students to use the book to make sense of their practice in relation to the knowledge, skills and values of social work practice in its community context.
   
SB10-422 Organisational Behaviour for Social Work.
  Bissell, Gavin/ 9781847422798/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Organizational Behaviour for Social Work unites the well-established study of behaviour in organizations with the special, and sometimes unusual, organizational settings of social work practice. In doing this, it recognizes the gendered nature of social work organizations, but, uniquely, retains simultaneously the valuable insights of mainstream organizational behaviour research, despite its often male context.Another innovation of the book is the targetting of non-traditional organizational behaviour audiences. For, where previous textbooks have tended to cater for managers, this book is aimed at the social work practitioner, and others who interact with social work organizations.Finally, the book uses real social work case examples to flesh out traditional organizational behaviour concepts, and, in doing so, also explains the impact of recent organizational changes upon social work practice.
   
SB10-422 Transitions and the Lifecourse: Challenging the Constructions of 'Growing Old'
  Grenier, Amanda/ 9781847426918/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
Transitions and the life course: Challenging the constructions of 'growing old' explores and challenges dominant interpretations of transitions as they relate to ageing and the life course. It takes a unique perspective that draws together ideas about late life as expressed in social policy and socio-cultural constructs of age with lived experience. The book is aimed at academics and students interested in social gerontology, policy studies in health and social care, and older people's accounts of experience.
   
SB10-422 Commissioning for Health and Well-being: An Introduction
  Glasby, Jon/ 9781847427922/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Commissioning is now a key task for health and social care - and yet policy aspirations often outstrip the infrastructure needed to support commissioners as they take difficult decisions about future services and to make commissioning a career of choice for future leaders. While commissioning was important under New Labour, it seems set to be even more fundamental now as commissioners think about future services in an era of austerity. Against this background, this is the first comprehensive text on a key area of management practice , exploring what commissioning is, where it has come from and where it might be taking us. With a wide range of leading contributors from fields including health care, social care, local government , the book takes students, practitioners and managers through key stages of the commissioning cycle as well as addressing cross-cutting themes such as the economics of commissioning, user involvement and commissioning in an era of personalisation.It is essential reading for everyone involved in the planning and delivery of health and social care - for social policy students, health and social care practitioners, managers and policy makers alike.
   
SB10-422 Understanding Health and Social Care.
  Glasby, Jon/ 9781847426239/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
As public spending cuts bite, joint working between health and social care is more important than ever before - but even harder to achieve. Following a series of high profile reforms and policy announcements, this substantially updated second edition highlights key developments under both the UK New Labour (1997-2010) and the Coalition governments (2010-), focusing on the key policy and practice dilemmas facing community health and social services.With partnership working now part of core business rather than an optional extra, this book is essential reading for anyone studying or working in health and social care. It provides practical material to populate the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of social policy students, and conceptual material to help make sense of the practical experience of professional students on training courses. It also appeals to both a social care and a health care audience - and particularly to those who seek to work such boundaries.
   
SB10-422 Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches.
  Becker, Saul/ 9781847428158/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
It is vital for students, policy makers and practitioners engaged in social policy, social work and other related academic disciplines and fields of practice to understand the importance of research and how to interpret research evidence and findings. They also need to know how to effectively carry out and report good quality research of their own. This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of the acclaimed international best-seller will enable readers to meet all these challenges. Comprehensive in scope, and written expertly by 80 leading contributors in an accessible and engaging style, this landmark book, from The Policy Press' Understanding Welfare series ,includes dozens of new sections which highlight developments since the first edition. It also combines theoretical and applied discussions and case examples to provide the essential one-stop guide to research methods, approaches and debates.The book is essential reading for students and teachers of social policy, social work, public policy, , criminology, nursing and health sciences, education and other applied social sciences;; policy makers and practitioners who would like to improve their use of research evidence; and those who want to conduct high quality research of their own.
   
SB10-422 Citizenship Social Work with Older People.
  Payne, Malcolm/ 9781447301271/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Social work and social care services should treat older people as citizens with the same humanity and rights as every other citizen. That means services of all kinds engaging older people in a fulfilling, creative life in the mainstream of each community. Informed by a wide international literature, Malcolm Payne, a leading social work author, develops a critical and creative social work practice focused on social inclusion to achieve a high quality of life for all older people and explores how advance care planning allows older people to influence the space they live in and the quality of care that they need, and support at the end of life. He shows how integrated services can provide a secure place for older people, with opportunities for personal development and creativity in their lives and that groupwork should be a crucial part of any service to facilitate mutual support and advocacy for older people and their carers.This clearly written and well-structured textbook uses case examples and reflective points to illustrate concepts and will be essential reading for all social work students.
   
SB10-422 Effective Safeguarding for Children and Young People: What Next After Munro?
  Blyth, Maggie/ 9781447304906/ Price:ĘG 18.99
 
The number of children entering the child protection system has risen dramatically in the last three years with implications for children's services and partner agencies. This timely volume takes a critical look at the impact of the Munro Review (2011) on child protection and the Government's response. It looks at questions including how effective Local Safeguarding Children Boards are in providing the necessary scrutiny to ensure children are safe, how the early offer of help at local level might reduce the numbers of children at the critical end of the spectrum and whether reducing regulation from the centre will result in better outcomes for the most vulnerable? Moreover, it also considers those young people who traditionally bypass child protection services but remain at risk of harm. These are critical questions for both policy and practice in understanding the reforms Munro states are required. Contributions from leading experts working in the child protection system review current safeguarding policy and explore the future after Munro.
   
SB10-422 Social Happiness: Theory into Policy and Practice.
  Thin, Neil/ 9781847429193/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
The development of happiness as an explicit theme in social research and policy worldwide has been rapid and remarkable, posing fundamental questions about our personal and collective motives and purposes. This book examines the achievements and potential of applied happiness scholarship in diverse cultures and domains. It argues that progressive policies require a substantial and explicit consideration of happiness. Part one introduces the development of happiness themes in scholarship, policy and moral discourse. Part two explores the interplay between happiness scholarship and a wide variety of domains of social experience, including relationship guidance, managing social aspirations, parenting, schooling, gender reform, work-life harmonizing, marketing and consumption and rethinking old age.This exciting new text will appeal to policy makers, social organizers and community development practitioners, especially those interested in well-being related policy innovation and social entrepreneurship. It will also be of interest to academics embedded in policy practice.
   
SB10-422 From Exclusion to Inclusion in Old Age: A Global Challenge.
  Scharf, Thomas/ 9781847427724/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Evidence of widening inequalities in later life raises concerns about the ways in which older adults might experience forms of social exclusion. Such concerns are evident in all societies as they seek to come to terms with the unprecedented ageing of their populations. Taking a broad international perspective, this highly topical book casts light on patterns and processes that either place groups of older adults at risk of exclusion or are conducive to their inclusion. Leading international experts challenge traditional understandings of exclusion in relation to ageing in From Exclusion to Inclusion in Old Age. They also present new evidence of the interplay between social institutions, policy processes, personal resources and the contexts within which ageing individuals live to show how this shapes inclusion or exclusion in later life. Dealing with topics such as globalisation, age discrimination and human rights, intergenerational relationships, poverty, and migration, the book is essential reading for anyone interested in ageing issues.
   
SB10-422 Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet: Research and Policy Challenges in Comparative Perspective.
  Livingstone, Sonia/ 9781847428820/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
As internet use is extending to younger children, there is an increasing need for research focus on the risks young users are experiencing, as well as the opportunities, and how they should cope. With expert contributions from diverse disciplines and a uniquely cross-national breadth, this timely book examines the prospect of enhanced opportunities for learning, creativity and communication set against the fear of cyberbullying, pornography and invaded privacy by both strangers and peers. Based on an impressive in-depth survey of 25,000 children carried out by the EU Kids Online network, it offers wholly new findings that extend previous research and counter both the optimistic and the pessimistic hype. It argues that, in the main, children are gaining the digital skills, coping strategies and social support they need to navigate this fast-changing terrain. But it also identifies the struggles they encounter, pinpointing those for whom harm can follow from risky online encounters. Each chapter presents new findings and analyses to inform both researchers and students in the social sciences and policy makers in government, industry or child welfare who are working to enhance children's digital experiences.
   
SB10-422 Social Capital, Children and Young People: Implications for Practice, Policy and Research.
  Allan, Julie/ 9781847429278/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
   
SB10-421 Transitions and the Lifecourse: Challenging the Constructions of 'Growing Old'.
  Grenier, Amanda/ 9781847426925/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Transitions and the life course: Challenging the constructions of 'growing old' explores and challenges dominant interpretations of transitions as they relate to ageing and the life course. It takes a unique perspective that draws together ideas about late life as expressed in social policy and socio-cultural constructs of age with lived experience. The book is aimed at academics and students interested in social gerontology, policy studies in health and social care, and older people's accounts of experience.
   
SB10-415 Global Child Poverty and Well-Being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action.
  Nandy, Shailen/ 9781847424815/ Price:ĘG 32.99
 
Child poverty is a central and present part of global life, with hundreds of millions of children around the world enduring tremendous suffering and deprivation of their most basic needs. Despite its long history, research on poverty and development has only relatively recently examined the issue of child poverty as a distinct topic of concern. This book brings together theoretical, methodological and policy-relevant contributions by leading researchers on international child poverty. With a preface from Sir Richard Jolly, Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, it examines how child poverty and well-being are now conceptualized, defined and measured, and presents regional and national level portraits of child poverty around the world, in rich, middle income and poor countries. The book's ultimate objective is to promote and influence policy, action and the research agenda to address one of the world's great ongoing tragedies: child poverty, marginalization and inequality.
   
SB10-415 Supporting People with Alcohol and Drug Problems: Making a Difference.
  Galvani, Sarah/ 9781847421166/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Social workers regularly face the challenges of working with people with alcohol and other drug problems. Yet many social workers receive little, if any, training for working with these issues in social work education. As substance use and its impact on communities and families rises up the political agenda, this book offers a timely support for social workers working with these issues. Supporting people with alcohol and drug problems addresses the gap in social work education by providing a combination of research evidence, policy frameworks and practical hints and tips for good social work practice. Based around practice examples supplied by social workers from both adults' and children's social care, it combines knowledge with action as well as providing an important introduction to the evidence base on assessment, intervention and partnership working with specialist substance use colleagues. This book is for all those working in children's and adults' social work and social care settings who are working with people who use, or have problems with, alcohol or other drugs.
   
SB10-415 Social Work and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People: Making a Difference.
  Fish, Julie/ 9781847428035/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
This important textbook makes a timely contribution to international agendas in social work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) people. It examines how practitioners and student social workers can provide appropriate care across the lifespan (including work with children and families and older people) and considers key challenges in social work practice for example, asylum, mental health and substance misuse.Drawing on practice scenarios, the book takes an enquiry based learning approach to facilitate critical reflection. Its distinctive approach includes: °E Use of the concepts of the Professional Capabilities Framework for social work; °E Key theoretical perspectives including human rights °E Structured around the framework of the UK National Occupational Standards for social work °E Student friendly features including key questions and exercises. °E Complete glossary of key terms and concepts °E The UK policy and legislative context °E Informed by international research in social work with LGBT peopleThe book is essential reading for students on qualifying social work programmes and practitioners in statutory, voluntary and independent sectors.
   
SB10-412 Understanding Disability Policy.
  Roulstone, Alan/ 9781847427380/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
In an era of scarce social resources the question of the changing social policy constructions and responses to disabled people has become increasingly important. Paradoxically, some disabled people are realising new freedoms and choices never before envisioned, whilst others are prey to major retractions in public services and aggressive attempts to redefine who counts as 'genuinely disabled'. Understanding Disability Policy locates disability policy into broader social policy and welfare policy writings and goes beyond narrow statutory evaluations of welfare to embrace a range of indicators of disabled people's welfare. The book critically explores the roles of social security, social support, poverty, socio-economic status, community safety, official discourses and spatial change in shaping disabled people's opportunities. It also situates welfare and disability policy in the broader conceptual shifts to the social model of disability and its critics. Finally it explores the possible connection between changing official and academic constructions of disability and their implications for social policy in the 21st century.
   
SB10-410 Wealth and the Wealthy: Exploring and Tackling Inequalities Between Rich and Poor.
  Rowlingson, Karen/ 9781847423078/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Wealth and the wealthy have received relatively little attention from social scientists despite a growing wealth gap. Aimed at a broad social science and public readership, this book draws on new data on wealth to answer the following key questions: What is wealth? Who has got it? Where might we draw a 'wealth line'? Who lies above it? And what might policy do about wealth and the wealthy? Using data sources from the HMRC to the Times Rich list, this book provides a comprehensive and critical discussion of these issues, and looks at potential policy responses, including 'asset-based' welfare and taxation.
   
SB10-409 Critical Perspectives on User Involvement.
  Barnes, Marian/ 9781847427502/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
Drawing on contributions from user activists and academic researchers, this topical reader provides a critical stock take of the state of user involvement. It considers different contexts in which such involvement is taking place and includes diverse and sometimes conflicting perspectives on the issues involved. This original and insightful critique will be an important resource for students studying health and social care and social work, researchers and user activists.
   
SB10-409 Mixed Communities: Gentrification by Stealth?
  Bridge, Gary/ 9781847424938/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
   
SB10-409 Adult Lives: A Life Course Perspective.
  Katz, Jeanne/ 9781447300434/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
With the proportion of people between young adulthood and the third age growing in relation to children and young people in western industrialised societies, there is an increasing need for a comprehensive look at the past, present and future of adult lives. These adult lives are defined by the experience of history, are structurally specific, and draw upon different interpersonal, lifestyle and cultural resources and it is important to recognise the impact of the past and the present on future adult lives. 'Adult Lives', co-published by The Policy Press and the Open University, is a diverse collection of readings, rich in resources, from all stages of life. These readings contribute to a shared life course perspective to understand how those living and working together in an ageing society relate to each other. The originality and appeal of this Reader lies in its holistic approach to understanding ageing in adulthood through biography and auto-biography that is applicable to all, including those developing policy and in practice, and will make essential reading for those who wishing to contextualise ageing, understand how lives can be transformed through policy and practice, and consider the lived experience
   
For Youth Workers and Youth Work: Speaking Out for a Better Future.
  Nicholls, Doug/ 9781847428707/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
In this unique and passionate book, Doug Nicholls proposes a cultural revolution within youth work. He draws on the best of youth work's past to redesign the youth work map for today. He speaks with wit, wisdom and warmth to youth workers about their craft. Yet he takes no intellectual prisoners in proposing a new role for youth work in the struggle for social justice. No student or practitioner should miss it.
   
Youth Participation in Europe: Beyond Discourses, Practices and Realities.
  Loncle, Patricia/ 9781447300182/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
In a period where social unrest manifests itself by coinciding with young people's dissatisfaction with formal political involvement and the diversification of protest movements across the globe, the question of youth participation is at the forefront of democratic societies. This timely book offers a fresh look at youth participation: examining official and unofficial constructions of participation by young people in a range of socio-political domains, exploring the motivations and rationales underlying official attempts to increase participation among young people, and offering a critique of their effectiveness. Based on original research data, Youth participation in Europe provides a thorough analysis of participation initiatives at the implementation level and gives a transversal approach to various areas of youth participation. Drawing on examples from different European countries, it analyses the results of structure on youth participation and the effects of youth agencies on types of mobilisation.
   
A Revolution in Family Policy: Where We Should Go from Here.
  Henricson, Clem/ 9781447300526/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Book Cover Brought in by New Labour and carried forward, albeit in diluted form, by the Coalition, Henricson asks whether this philosophy of social betterment through manipulating the parent-child relationship is appropriate for family policy. She challenges the thinking behind the expectation that you can change a highly unequal society through the family route. Instead the argument is made for a family policy with its own raison d'etre, free of other government agendas. A premium is set on the need to manage the multiple core tensions in families of affection, empathy and supportiveness on the one hand and aggression, deception and self interest on the other. A set of coherent support and control polices for family relations are developed which endorse this awareness and embrace a fundamental shift in perspective for future progressive governments.
   
A Revolution in Family Policy: Where We Should Go from Here.
  Henricson, Clem/ 9781447300533/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
This book offers a radical rethink of family policy in the UK. Clem Henricson, the family policy expert, analyses in detail the major shift in the role of the state viz a viz personal relationships in recent years, with its aspirations to reduce child poverty, increase social mobility and deliver social cohesion. Brought in by New Labour and carried forward, albeit in diluted form, by the Coalition, Henricson asks whether this philosophy of social betterment through manipulating the parent-child relationship is appropriate for family policy. She challenges the thinking behind the expectation that you can change a highly unequal society through the family route. Instead the argument is made for a family policy with its own raison d'etre, free of other government agendas. A premium is set on the need to manage the multiple core tensions in families of affection, empathy and supportiveness on the one hand and aggression, deception and self interest on the other. A set of coherent support and control polices for family relations are developed which endorse this awareness and embrace a fundamental shift in perspective for future progressive governments.
   
Social Work on Trial: The Colwell Inquiry and the State of Welfare.
  Butler, Ian/ 9781847428677/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
   
Social Work in the Community: Making a Difference.
  Teater, Barbra/ 9781847424853/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Social work in the community offers practice guidance to students, practice assessors and practitioners within a political, theoretical, methodological and ethical framework. The book is written from an experiential learning perspective, encouraging the reader not only to understand the ideas and methods but to test them out in their own practice, which additionally provides an element of problem-based learning. The book is written within the framework of the practice curriculum for the social work degree, including the National Occupational Standards and an extended statement of values for practice. This will enable students to use the book to make sense of their practice in relation to the knowledge, skills and values of social work practice in its community context.
   
Social Policy Review 24: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2012.
  Kilkey, Majella/ 9781447304470/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
This edition of Social Policy Review marks the 40th anniversary of a publication from the UK Social Policy Association devoted to presenting an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship. It includes a special Anniversary Preface celebrating the publication's evolution and distinctive contributions. Continuing its reputation as a cutting edge, international publication in social policy, Part One of this edition analyses current developments under the UK's Coalition Government across a range of key policy areas. Part Two includes an examination of social policy in 'developing' countries, including in Africa and the Arab nations. Part Three considers the fate of social welfare in countries among the worst hit by the 'economic crisis', including: Ireland, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Iceland.Social Policy Review is essential reading for social policy academics and students and for anyone who is interested in the implications of government policy.
   
Social Justice and Social Policy in Scotland.
  Mooney, Gerry/ 9781847427021/ Price:ĘG 32.99
 
Social justice and social policy in Scotland offers a critical engagement with the state of social policy in one of the devolved nations of the UK, a decade after the introduction of devolution. Promoting greater social justice has been held up as a key vision of successive Scottish administrations since devolution began. It is argued throughout this important book that the analysis of Scottish social policy must therefore be located in wider debates around social injustice as well as about how the devolution process affects the making, implementation and impact of social policy.Social justice and social policy in Scotland focuses on a diverse range of topics and issues, including income inequalities, work and welfare, criminal justice, housing, education, health and poverty, each reflecting the themes of social inequality and social justice.This book will be essential reading for academics, researchers, policy makers and practitioners as well as students of social policy and of society in Scotland and other devolved nations.
   
Social Justice and Social Policy in Scotland.
  Mooney, Gerry/ 9781847427038/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Social justice and social policy in Scotland offers a critical engagement with the state of social policy in one of the devolved nations of the UK, a decade after the introduction of devolution. Promoting greater social justice has been held up as a key vision of successive Scottish administrations since devolution began. It is argued throughout this important book that the analysis of Scottish social policy must therefore be located in wider debates around social injustice as well as about how the devolution process affects the making, implementation and impact of social policy.Social justice and social policy in Scotland focuses on a diverse range of topics and issues, including income inequalities, work and welfare, criminal justice, housing, education, health and poverty, each reflecting the themes of social inequality and social justice.This book will be essential reading for academics, researchers, policy makers and practitioners as well as students of social policy and of society in Scotland and other devolved nations.
   
Religion and Faith-based Welfare: From Wellbeing to Ways of Being.
  Jawad, Rana/ 9781847423894/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
This original book makes a timely and potentially controversial contribution both to the teaching of social policy and the wider debates surrounding it in Britain today. It offers a critical and theoretically sensitive overview of the role of religious values, actors and institutions in the development of state and non-state social welfare provision in Britain, combining historical discussion of the relationship between religion and social policy in Britain with a comparative theoretical discussion that covers continental Europe and North America. Grounded in new empirical research on religious welfare organisations from the nine major faiths in the UK, the book brings together all of these perspectives to argue for an analytical shift in the definition of wellbeing through a new concept called 'ways of being'. This reflects the moral, ideational and cultural underpinnings of social welfare. Written in a readable style, the book will appeal to students and tutors of social policy, as well as policy-makers seeking to inform themselves about the key issues surrounding faith-based welfare in modern Britain.
   
Religion and Faith-based Welfare: From Wellbeing to Ways of Being.
  Jawad, Rana/ 9781847423900/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
This original book makes a timely and potentially controversial contribution both to the teaching of social policy and the wider debates surrounding it in Britain today. It offers a critical and theoretically sensitive overview of the role of religious values, actors and institutions in the development of state and non-state social welfare provision in Britain, combining historical discussion of the relationship between religion and social policy in Britain with a comparative theoretical discussion that covers continental Europe and North America. Grounded in new empirical research on religious welfare organisations from the nine major faiths in the UK, the book brings together all of these perspectives to argue for an analytical shift in the definition of wellbeing through a new concept called 'ways of being'. This reflects the moral, ideational and cultural underpinnings of social welfare. Written in a readable style, the book will appeal to students and tutors of social policy, as well as policy-makers seeking to inform themselves about the key issues surrounding faith-based welfare in modern Britain.
   
Gypsies and Travellers: Empowerment and Inclusion in British Society.
  Richardson, Joanna/ 9781847428943/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
The eviction at Dale Farm in the UK in 2011 brought the conflicting issues relating to Gypsy and Traveller accommodation to the attention of the world's media. However, as the furore surrounding the eviction has died down, the very pressing issues of accommodation need, inequality of access to education, healthcare and employment, and exclusion from British (and European) society is still very much evident. This topical book examines and debates a range of themes facing Gypsies and Travellers in British society, including health, social policy, employment and education. It also looks at the dilemmas faced in representing disadvantaged minority groups in media and political discourse, theories on power, control and justice and the impact of European initiatives on inclusion. Gypsies and Travellers: Empowerment and inclusion in British society will be of interest to students, academics, policy makers, practitioners, those working in the media, police, education and health services, and of course to Gypsies and Travellers themselves.
   
Gypsies and Travellers: Empowerment and Inclusion in British Society.
  Richardson, Joanna/ 9781847428950/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
The eviction at Dale Farm in the UK in 2011 brought the conflicting issues relating to Gypsy and Traveller accommodation to the attention of the world's media. However, as the furore surrounding the eviction has died down, the very pressing issues of accommodation need, inequality of access to education, healthcare and employment, and exclusion from British (and European) society is still very much evident. This topical book examines and debates a range of themes facing Gypsies and Travellers in British society, including health, social policy, employment and education. It also looks at the dilemmas faced in representing disadvantaged minority groups in media and political discourse, theories on power, control and justice and the impact of European initiatives on inclusion. Gypsies and Travellers: Empowerment and inclusion in British society will be of interest to students, academics, policy makers, practitioners, those working in the media, police, education and health services, and of course to Gypsies and Travellers themselves.
   
Towards a Social Investment Welfare State?: Ideas, Policies and Challenges.
  Morel, Nathalie/ 9781847429254/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
This book questions whether the recently promoted European 'social investment' strategy is able to regenerate the welfare state, promote social inclusion, create more and better jobs, and help address the challenges posed by the economic crisis, globalisation, ageing and climate change. To assess the diversity, achievements, shortcomings and potentials of social investment policies, it brings together some of the best social policy scholars and well-known policy experts, connecting academic and policy debates around the future of the welfare state. Supported by the Nordic Center of Excellence NordWel and the EU funded Network of Excellence RECWOWE (Reconciling Work and Welfare).
   
Major Thinkers in Welfare: Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective.
  George, Vic/ 9781447305842/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This is the first book to examine the views of a number of theorists from ancient times to the 19th century on a range of welfare issues: wealth, poverty and inequality; slavery, gender issues, and the family; child rearing and education; crime and punishment; the role of government in society; the strengths and weaknesses of government provision vis a vis market provision. The book also looks at the values of the various theorists as well as their perception of human nature for these tend to underpin their welfare views. The book will make essential reading for students of social policy, gender issues, community care, social work, and sociology.
   
Work, Health and Wellbeing: The Challenges of Managing Health at Work.
  Sarah Vickerstaff/ 9781447301110/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
The relationship between health and work is widely recognised as complex and multifaceted. In the context of an ageing population our ability to enable people with health issues to continue working is becoming more critical. This multi-disciplinary volume brings together original research from diverse disciplinary backgrounds investigating how we can define and operationalise a bio-psychosocial model of ill-health to improve work participation in middle and later life.
   
Consultancy in Public Services: Empowerment and Transformation.
  Adams, Robert/ 9781847424686/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Based on the authors' twenty-five year experience of consultancy in the public services, this book develops an empowering approach to thinking about and doing consultancy with public services. It challenges the traditional view that the consultants are brought in as experts and instead examines ways of using consultancy to empower staff, patients, service users and members of the public, so that they can take part in developing, changing, innovating and ultimately transforming these services. The book includes chapters explaining consultancy, on preparing bids, on negotiations and on the importance of assessment and review which are geared towards the needs of those working in public and third sectors, either as or with consultants. It includes a glossary, abbreviations, helpful contacts and websites which are valuable for quick reference and to aid further understanding.
   
Youth and Community Empowerment in Europe: International Perspectives.
  Evans, Peter/ 9781447305910/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
The current economic crisis with its gloomy implications for lost generations leaves many disadvantaged young people with ever diminishing opportunities. Violent youth protests in many countries have been widely reported and different approaches called for. The Youth Empowerment Partnership Programme (YEPP) is a fully evaluated on-going international programme focused on disadvantaged areas in eight European countries. YEPP aims to empower young people and the communities in which they live by making them central to new decision-making processes involving partnerships between public, private and independent sectors. Youth and community empowerment in Europe provides the theoretical context for this programme and gives a full account of the process and outcomes of over ten years of joint effort in its unique development and research process. The book also reflects upon the lessons learnt for future policy, including for developing effective evaluation strategies. It will appeal to practitioners, researchers, policymakers and decision-makers in foundations.
   
Understanding Disability Policy.
  Roulstone, Alan/ 9781847427397/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
In an era of scarce social resources the question of the changing social policy constructions and responses to disabled people has become increasingly important. Paradoxically, some disabled people are realising new freedoms and choices never before envisioned, whilst others are prey to major retractions in public services and aggressive attempts to redefine who counts as 'genuinely disabled'. Understanding Disability Policy locates disability policy into broader social policy and welfare policy writings and goes beyond narrow statutory evaluations of welfare to embrace a range of indicators of disabled people's welfare. The book critically explores the roles of social security, social support, poverty, socio-economic status, community safety, official discourses and spatial change in shaping disabled people's opportunities. It also situates welfare and disability policy in the broader conceptual shifts to the social model of disability and its critics. Finally it explores the possible connection between changing official and academic constructions of disability and their implications for social policy in the 21st century.
   
Global Child Poverty And Well-Being: Measurement, Concepts, Policy And Action.
  Minujin, Alberto/ 9781847424822/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Child poverty is a central and present part of global life, with hundreds of millions of children around the world enduring tremendous suffering and deprivation of their most basic needs. Despite its long history, research on poverty and development has only relatively recently examined the issue of child poverty as a distinct topic of concern. This book brings together theoretical, methodological and policy-relevant contributions by leading researchers on international child poverty. With a preface from Sir Richard Jolly, Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, it examines how child poverty and well-being are now conceptualized, defined and measured, and presents regional and national level portraits of child poverty around the world, in rich, middle income and poor countries. The book's ultimate objective is to promote and influence policy, action and the research agenda to address one of the world's great ongoing tragedies: child poverty, marginalization and inequality.
   
Social Work and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People: Making a Difference.
  Fish, Julie/ 9781847428042/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This important textbook makes a timely contribution to international agendas in social work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) people. It examines how practitioners and student social workers can provide appropriate care across the lifespan (including work with children and families and older people) and considers key challenges in social work practice for example, asylum, mental health and substance misuse.Drawing on practice scenarios, the book takes an enquiry based learning approach to facilitate critical reflection. Its distinctive approach includes: °E Use of the concepts of the Professional Capabilities Framework for social work; °E Key theoretical perspectives including human rights °E Structured around the framework of the UK National Occupational Standards for social work °E Student friendly features including key questions and exercises. °E Complete glossary of key terms and concepts °E The UK policy and legislative context °E Informed by international research in social work with LGBT peopleThe book is essential reading for students on qualifying social work programmes and practitioners in statutory, voluntary and independent sectors.
   
Children's Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools: A Critical Perspective.
  Watson, Debbie/ 9781847425232/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
This book challenges the concept of wellbeing as applied to children, particularly in a school-based context. Taking a post-structural approach, it suggests that wellbeing should be understood, and experiences revealed, at the level of the subjective child. This runs counter to contemporary accounts that reduce children's wellbeing to objective lists of things that are needed in order to live well. This book will be useful for academics and practitioners working directly with children, and anyone interested in children's wellbeing.
   
Supporting People With Alcohol And Drug Problems: Making A Difference.
  Galvani, Sarah/ 9781847421173/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Social workers regularly face the challenges of working with people with alcohol and other drug problems. Yet many social workers receive little, if any, training for working with these issues in social work education. As substance use and its impact on communities and families rises up the political agenda, this book offers a timely support for social workers working with these issues. Supporting people with alcohol and drug problems addresses the gap in social work education by providing a combination of research evidence, policy frameworks and practical hints and tips for good social work practice. Based around practice examples supplied by social workers from both adults' and children's social care, it combines knowledge with action as well as providing an important introduction to the evidence base on assessment, intervention and partnership working with specialist substance use colleagues. This book is for all those working in children's and adults' social work and social care settings who are working with people who use, or have problems with, alcohol or other drugs.
   
Citizenship Social Work With Older People.
  Payne, Malcolm/ 9781447301288/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Social work and social care services should treat older people as citizens with the same humanity and rights as every other citizen. That means services of all kinds engaging older people in a fulfilling, creative life in the mainstream of each community. Informed by a wide international literature, Malcolm Payne, a leading social work author, develops a critical and creative social work practice focused on social inclusion to achieve a high quality of life for all older people and explores how advance care planning allows older people to influence the space they live in and the quality of care that they need, and support at the end of life. He shows how integrated services can provide a secure place for older people, with opportunities for personal development and creativity in their lives and that groupwork should be a crucial part of any service to facilitate mutual support and advocacy for older people and their carers.This clearly written and well-structured textbook uses case examples and reflective points to illustrate concepts and will be essential reading for all social work students.
   
Commissioning for Health and Social Care: An Introduction.
  Glasby, Jon/ 9781847427939/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Commissioning is now a key task for health and social care - and yet policy aspirations often outstrip the infrastructure needed to support commissioners as they take difficult decisions about future services and to make commissioning a career of choice for future leaders. While commissioning was important under New Labour, it seems set to be even more fundamental now as commissioners think about future services in an era of austerity. Against this background, this is the first comprehensive text on a key area of management practice , exploring what commissioning is, where it has come from and where it might be taking us. With a wide range of leading contributors from fields including health care, social care, local government , the book takes students, practitioners and managers through key stages of the commissioning cycle as well as addressing cross-cutting themes such as the economics of commissioning, user involvement and commissioning in an era of personalisation.It is essential reading for everyone involved in the planning and delivery of health and social care - for social policy students, health and social care practitioners, managers and policy makers alike.
   
Social Capital, Children and Young People: Implications for Practice, Policy and Research.
  Allan, Julie/ 9781847429285/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
   
Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice.
  Kraftl, Peter/ 9781847428455/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This original book explores the importance of geographical processes for policies and professional practices related to childhood and youth. Contributors from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds explore how concepts such as place, scale, mobility and boundary-making are important for policies and practices in diverse contexts. Chapters present both comprehensive cutting-edge academic research and critical reflections by practitioners working in diverse contexts, giving the volume wide appeal. The focus on the role of geographical processes in policies and professional practices that affect young people provides new, critical insights into contemporary issues and debates. The contributions show how local and national concerns remain central to many youth programmes; they also highlight how youth policies are becoming increasingly globalised. Examples are taken from the UK, the Americas and Africa. The chapters are informed by and advance contemporary theoretical approaches in human geography, sociology, anthropology and youth work, and will be of interest to academics and higher-level students in those disciplines. The book will also appeal to policy-makers and professionals who work with young people, encouraging them to critically reflect upon the role of geographical processes in their own work.
   
Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice.
  Kraftl, Peter/ 9781847428462/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
This original book explores the importance of geographical processes for policies and professional practices related to childhood and youth. Contributors from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds explore how concepts such as place, scale, mobility and boundary-making are important for policies and practices in diverse contexts. Chapters present both comprehensive cutting-edge academic research and critical reflections by practitioners working in diverse contexts, giving the volume wide appeal. The focus on the role of geographical processes in policies and professional practices that affect young people provides new, critical insights into contemporary issues and debates. The contributions show how local and national concerns remain central to many youth programmes; they also highlight how youth policies are becoming increasingly globalised. Examples are taken from the UK, the Americas and Africa. The chapters are informed by and advance contemporary theoretical approaches in human geography, sociology, anthropology and youth work, and will be of interest to academics and higher-level students in those disciplines. The book will also appeal to policy-makers and professionals who work with young people, encouraging them to critically reflect upon the role of geographical processes in their own work.
   
Children, Risk and Safety on the Internet: Kids Online in Comparative Perspective.
  Livingstone, Sonia/ 9781847428837/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
As internet use is extending to younger children, there is an increasing need for research focus on the risks young users are experiencing, as well as the opportunities, and how they should cope. With expert contributions from diverse disciplines and a uniquely cross-national breadth, this timely book examines the prospect of enhanced opportunities for learning, creativity and communication set against the fear of cyberbullying, pornography and invaded privacy by both strangers and peers. Based on an impressive in-depth survey of 25,000 children carried out by the EU Kids Online network, it offers wholly new findings that extend previous research and counter both the optimistic and the pessimistic hype. It argues that, in the main, children are gaining the digital skills, coping strategies and social support they need to navigate this fast-changing terrain. But it also identifies the struggles they encounter, pinpointing those for whom harm can follow from risky online encounters. Each chapter presents new findings and analyses to inform both researchers and students in the social sciences and policy makers in government, industry or child welfare who are working to enhance children's digital experiences.
   
What Works in Reducing Inequalities in Child Health?
  Roberts, Helen/ 9781847429964/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
The UK has a deservedly strong reputation for work on understanding social inequalities in health, but there is some way to go in using research and other types of knowledge to reduce inequalities in child health. This revised and updated edition of an important report looks at macro public policy interventions, community interventions, and individual level interventions in a variety of settings, including infancy, early years, childhood, adolescence, and particular needs including looked after children. It considers 'what works' - or might work - in practice. There are new case studies, updated research references, and new reference to cost effectiveness - all relevant for doing the right thing in a climate of austerity.Drawing on evidence from the UK and beyond, the book presents these in an accessible form, not just for those who make decisions now, but also for the students of today who are the decision makers of tomorrow.
   
Social Happiness: Theory into Policy and Practice.
  Thin, Neil/ 9781847429209/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
The development of happiness as an explicit theme in social research and policy worldwide has been rapid and remarkable, posing fundamental questions about our personal and collective motives and purposes. This book examines the achievements and potential of applied happiness scholarship in diverse cultures and domains. It argues that progressive policies require a substantial and explicit consideration of happiness. Part one introduces the development of happiness themes in scholarship, policy and moral discourse. Part two explores the interplay between happiness scholarship and a wide variety of domains of social experience, including relationship guidance, managing social aspirations, parenting, schooling, gender reform, work-life harmonizing, marketing and consumption and rethinking old age.This exciting new text will appeal to policy makers, social organizers and community development practitioners, especially those interested in well-being related policy innovation and social entrepreneurship. It will also be of interest to academics embedded in policy practice.
   
SB10-416 Evidence, Policy and Practice: Critical Perspectives in Health and Social Care.
  Glasby, Jon/ 9781847423191/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
This edited book provides a hard-hitting and deliberately provocative overview of the relationship between evidence, policy and practice, how policy is implemented and how research can and should influence the policy process. It critiques the notion of 'evidence-based practice', suggesting instead a more inclusive idea of 'knowledge-base practice', based in part on the lived experience of service users. It will be of interest to everyone in health and social care policy, practice and research.
   
SB10-409 The Community Development Reader: History, Themes and Issues.
  Craig, Gary/ 9781847427045/ Price:ĘG 32.99
 
Community development emerged as a recognisable occupational activity in the United Kingdom in the 1950s. Since then, whilst struggling to remain true to its basic values it has often been manipulated to serve differing policy and political purposes. This unique Reader traces its changing fortunes through a selection of readings from key writers. It will be invaluable to those pursuing community development careers, for activists, and for all those teaching, training and practising community development.
   
SB10-409 Transforming The Dutch Welfare State: Social Risks And Corporatist Reform.
  Yerkes, Mara A./ 9781847429636/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This comprehensive study provides a thorough account of important policy developments in the Netherlands that are significant beyond the borders of the Dutch welfare state. It demonstrates the dramatic changes that have taken place in the protection of old and new social risks, exploring the mechanisms behind these changes in the context of corporatist welfare state institutions. This book is essential for welfare state scholars, graduate students and policy makers.
   
SB10-409 Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011.
  Holden, Chris/ 9781847428301/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This edition of Social Policy Review presents an extensive analysis of the coalition government's social policies. In an expanded first section, experts in a range of policy areas analyse the rationale behind, and implications of, government reforms, whilst the second section examines education policy in an international context. It is essential reading for social policy academics and students and for anyone who is interested in the implications of government policy.
   
SB10-409 Promoting Social Cohesion: Implications for Policy and Evaluation.
  Ratcliffe, Peter/ 9781847426949/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
This book makes a forthright case for a shift in policy focus from 'community cohesion' to the broader notion of social cohesion, and is distinctive and innovative in its focus on evaluation. It constitutes an extremely valuable source both for practitioners involved in social cohesion interventions and for researchers and students studying theory-based evaluation and the policy areas highlighted (housing, intergenerational issues, the recession, education, communications, community development).
   
SB10-409 Belief and Ageing: Spiritual Pathways in Later Life.
  Coleman, Peter G./ 9781847424594/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Based on 40 years' interviewing experience, this book illustrates the variety of religious, spiritual and other beliefs held by older people. It provides models of research procedure, especially in the context of bereavement. Participants include not only British Christians, but also Muslims, Humanists and witnesses of the Soviet persecution of religion. The author argues that both welfare professionals and gerontologists need to pay far more consideration to belief as a constituent of well-being in later life. The book looks to the future and increasing diversity of choice in matters of belief among Britain and Europe's older citizens as a consequence of immigration and globalisation.
   
SB10-409 Social Work in Northern Ireland: Conflict and Change.
  Heenan, Deirdre/ 9781847423320/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Written in an accessible style, this book highlights the distinctive aspects of social work policy and practice in Northern Ireland. It covers the historical development of social work, explores the challenges that have arisen from delivering services both during and post conflict and addresses the new imperatives created after the devolution settlement. Exploring many major themes - including social exclusion, devolution and working across borders - the book demonstrates how Northern Ireland's experience can provide lessons for national and international theory and practice.
   
SB10-409 Community Development: A critical approach.
  Ledwith, Margaret/ 9781847426468/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Community development finds itself in times of unprecedented political, social and economic change, locally and globally, at the same time as divisions between poverty and privilege widen. Building practical approaches to theory and theoretical approaches to practice, this updated and expanded second edition of a bestselling text develops critiques of the changing context and identifies challenges faced by community development both at community level and as a collective force for a more just, equal and sustainable future. Featuring a range of different models of community development and illustrative stories from practitioners in the field, the new edition will be essential reading for practitioners, students and educators involved in community development, youth and community work, social work, health and education.
   
SB10-409 Understanding Agency: Social Welfare and Change.
  Jeffery, Liz/ 9781847423306/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
Using student-friendly features such as case studies and a glossary, this textbook provides an introduction to the concept of agency and how it can usefully inform social welfare practice. It considers how agency and power inter-relate and how it can inform new ways of thinking about the individual and society. Tracing the origins of agency and exploring the contributions of key thinkers from sociological and social policy perspectives, the book demonstrates a model of achievable change and in doing so represents an optimistic view on social work's potential to contribute to this. It is essential reading for students and professionals training in social welfare, social work and education.
   
SB10-409 Housing Transitions Through the Life Course: Aspirations, Needs and Policy.
  Beer, Andrew/ 9781847424280/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
The housing we live in shapes individual access to jobs, health, well being and communities. There are also substantial differences between generations regarding the type of housing they aspire to live in, their attitudes to housing costs, the nature of their households and their attitudes to different tenures. This important contribution to the literature draws upon research from the UK, Australia and the USA to show how lifetime attitudes to housing have changed, with new population dynamics driving the market and a greater emphasis on consumption. It also considers how the global financial crisis has differentially affected housing markets across the globe, with variable impacts on the long term housing transitions of different populations.
   
SB10-409 Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems.
  Farnsworth, Kevin/ 9781847428271/ Price:ĘG 29.99
 
There is no precedent to the current economic crisis which looks set to redefine social policy debate throughout the globe. But its effects are not uniform across nations. Bringing together a range of expert contributions, the key lesson to emerge from this book is that 'the crisis' is better understood as a variety of crises, each mediated by national context. Consequently, there is an array of potential trajectories for welfare systems, from those where social policy is regarded as incompatible with the post-crisis economy to those where it is considered essential to future economic growth and security.
   
SB10-409 Unmasking Age: The significance of Age for Social Research.
  Bytheway, Bill/ 9781847426178/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
What is age? A simple question but not that easy to answer. 'Unmasking Age' addresses it using data from a series of research projects relating to later life. This is supplemented by material from a range of other sources including diaries and fiction. Drawing on a long career in social research, Bill Bytheway critically examines various methods and discusses ways of uncovering the realities of age.
   
SB10-409 Disabled People and Housing: Choices, Opportunities and Barriers.
  Hemingway, Laura/ 9781847428059/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This book provides a comprehensive investigation of housing issues for disabled people from a social model perspective. Documenting historical and current trends, it looks at policy, barriers to housing options and meanings of 'home'. Such a review is crucial to understanding the varying housing needs and desires of disabled people, particularly in the current economic climate. The book is a practical resource for housing policy makers and practitioners, and will be of interest to academics and students in the field.
   
SB10-409 Migration and Welfare in the New Europe: Social Protection and the Challenges of Integration.
  Carmel, Emma/ 9781847426444/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
This book provides innovative insights into one of the most controversial and important subjects of the 21st century: migration and social integration. Empirically, the volume offers comprehensive grounding in the relationships between migration, migration policies and social protection/inclusion in the enlarged European Union and its member states. Theoretically, the collection moves the debate on migration and integration policies onto new terrain. It explains how policies in this field are produced by institutional frameworks, political strategy, and contingent responses to events, but that these are themselves shaped by emotions, discourses, narratives, formal and informal aspects of governance. With contributions from leading international experts, the book can be used by academics and professionals as well as by undergraduate and postgraduate students.
   
SB10-409 Social Work on Trial: The Colwell Inquiry and the State of Welfare.
  Butler, Ian/ 9781847428684/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
The public inquiry that followed the death of Maria Colwell had profound implications for the developing profession and practice of social work in the UK. This book describes both the local and national politics, professional concerns and public interest that surrounded the inquiry and its aftermath and shows how the concerns of this landmark child abuse case have still failed to find a satisfactory resolution today. Social work, then and now, remains 'on trial'.
   
SB10-409 The Conservative Party and Social Policy.
  Bochel, Hugh/ 9781847424327/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
With the Conservative Party breaking new ground in forming a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, this book examines the development and content of the Conservatives' approaches to social policy and how they inform the Coalition's policies.Chapters cover the development of Conservative Party social policy and specific policy areas. The book will be of interest to academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and everyone with an interest in the Conservative Party and the Coalition government's social policies.
   
SB10-409 Social Policy for Social Welfare Professionals: Tools for Understanding, Analysis and Engagement.
  Connor, Stuart/ 9781847422651/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
Social welfare workers are frequently motivated by a desire to 'work with people', 'bring about change' or to 'make a difference'. This valuable book explores some of the difficulties and dilemmas faced by those who deliver welfare in a changing policy context.This book seeks to develop an analytical skills-based approach to understanding the role and importance of social policy in social welfare practice, and will encourage and enable readers to understand, analyse and engage with policy. It will be of great value to students of social work, other welfare professions, and their teachers.
   
SB10-409 Parental Rights and Responsibilities: Analysing Social Policy and Lived Experiences.
  Churchill, Harriet/ 9781847420909/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
This timely book examines parental rights to 'welfare state support' and parental responsibilities for child welfare in relation to recent social policy agendas pursued by the Labour government in the UK in the context of child well-being research, state welfare analysis and sociological research about parental perspectives and the multiple contexts of parenting and childhood. It calls for notions of parental rights and responsibilities which are more responsive to the diversity of parental perspectives and parenting contexts. The book is valuable reading for students, researchers and practitioners in social policy and child and family services.
   
SB10-409 Education, Disability and Social Policy.
  Haines, Steve/ 9781847423368/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Disability is an increasingly vital contemporary issue in British social policy especially in education. Education, disability and social policy brings together for the first time unique perspectives from leading thinkers including senior academics, opinion formers, policy makers and school leaders. Key issues covered include: law and international human rights frameworks; policy developments for schools and school leaders; educational inequalities for disabled children and young people and curriculum design and qualifications changes for children who are being failed by the current education system.The book is a milestone in social policy studies, of enduring interest to students, academics, policy makers, parents and campaigners alike.
   
SB10-407 The Housing Debate.
  Lowe, Stuart/ 9781847422736/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
The emergence of Britain as a fully-fledged home-owning society at the end of the last century has major implications for how houses are used not just as a home but as an asset. The key debate in this important and timely book is whether social policy and people's homes should be so closely connected, especially when housing markets are so volatile. It will be essential reading for all students and practitioners of housing and those concerned with how social and public policy is being shaped in the twenty-first century.
   
Education, Disability and Social Policy.
  Haines, Steve/ 9781847423375/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Disability is an increasingly vital contemporary issue in British social policy especially in education. Education, disability and social policy brings together for the first time unique perspectives from leading thinkers including senior academics, opinion formers, policy makers and school leaders. Key issues covered include: law and international human rights frameworks; policy developments for schools and school leaders; educational inequalities for disabled children and young people and curriculum design and qualifications changes for children who are being failed by the current education system.The book is a milestone in social policy studies, of enduring interest to students, academics, policy makers, parents and campaigners alike.
   
Parental Rights And Responsibilities: Analysing Social Policy And Lived Experiences.
  Churchill, Harriet/ 9781847420916/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
This timely book examines parental rights to 'welfare state support' and parental responsibilities for child welfare in relation to recent social policy agendas pursued by the Labour government in the UK in the context of child well-being research, state welfare analysis and sociological research about parental perspectives and the multiple contexts of parenting and childhood. It calls for notions of parental rights and responsibilities which are more responsive to the diversity of parental perspectives and parenting contexts. The book is valuable reading for students, researchers and practitioners in social policy and child and family services.
   
Social Policy for Social Welfare Professionals: Tools for Understanding.
  Connor, Stuart/ 9781847429131/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Social welfare workers are frequently motivated by a desire to 'work with people', 'bring about change' or to 'make a difference'. This valuable book explores some of the difficulties and dilemmas faced by those who deliver welfare in a changing policy context.This book seeks to develop an analytical skills-based approach to understanding the role and importance of social policy in social welfare practice, and will encourage and enable readers to understand, analyse and engage with policy. It will be of great value to students of social work, other welfare professions, and their teachers.
   
Radical Social Work Today: Social work at the crossroads.
  Lavalette, Michael/ 9781847428172/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Bailey and Brake's seminal text Radical Social Work (1975), this volume seeks to explore the radical tradition within social work and assess its legacy, relevance and prospects.With a foreword by Roy Bailey, the book brings together leading academics within social work in Britain to reflect on the legacy of Radical Social Work (both the original text and the wider social movement) within social work education, theory and practice. With the current issues facing social work in Britain, this book examines the radical tradition to assert that 'another social work is possible'.
   
Radical Social Work Today: Social work at the crossroads.
  Lavalette, Michael/ 9781847428189/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Created to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Bailey and Brake's seminal text Radical Social Work (1975), this volume seeks to explore the radical tradition within social work and assess its legacy, relevance and prospects.With a foreword by Roy Bailey, the book brings together leading academics within social work in Britain to reflect on the legacy of Radical Social Work (both the original text and the wider social movement) within social work education, theory and practice. With the current issues facing social work in Britain, this book examines the radical tradition to assert that 'another social work is possible'.
   
The Conservative Party and Social Policy.
  Bochel, Hugh/ 9781847424334/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
With the Conservative Party breaking new ground in forming a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, this book examines the development and content of the Conservatives' approaches to social policy and how they inform the Coalition's policies.Chapters cover the development of Conservative Party social policy and specific policy areas. The book will be of interest to academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and everyone with an interest in the Conservative Party and the Coalition government's social policies.
   
Down and Out: Poverty and Exclusion in Australia.
  Saunders, Peter/ 9781847428394/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
This landmark study provides the first comprehensive assessment of the nature and associations between the three main forms of social disadvantage in Australia: poverty, deprivation and social exclusion. Drawing on the author's extensive research expertise and his links with welfare practitioners, it explains the limitations of existing approaches and presents new findings that build on the insights of disadvantaged Australians and views about the essentials of life, providing the basis for a new deprivation-based poverty measure.
   
Personalising Public Services: Understanding The Personalisation Narrative.
  Needham, Catherine/ 9781847427601/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Personalisation - the idea that public services should be tailored to the individual, with budgets devolved to the service user or frontline staff - is increasingly seen as the future of the welfare state. This book focuses on how personalisation evolved as a policy narrative and has mobilised such wide-ranging political support. It will be a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in public policy and social policy and for researchers and practitioners working in related fields.
   
Fighting Poverty, Inequality and Injustice: A Manifesto Inspired By Peter Townsend.
  Walker, Alan/ 9781847427151/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This important book makes a vital academic and political statement in the cause of social justice. It begins with an appreciation of the seminal contributions of Peter Townsend (1928-2009), and applies them to contemporary policy debates. It brings together many of the leading contributors to current debates in this field and provides a compelling manifesto for change for students and researchers in the social sciences, policy makers and practitioners, and everybody with an interest in creating a more equal and socially just society.
   
Fair Play: Selected readings on social justice by Daniel Dorling.
  Dorling, Daniel/ 9781847428806/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
This accessible reader brings together a selection of highly influential writings by Danny Dorling which look at inequality and social justice, why they matter and what they are. Encompassing an extensive range of print and online media - including newspaper articles and key publications - 'Playing fair' provides evidence that Britain is becoming more politically, socially and economically divided whilst coming together in terms of educational outcomes and reduced segregation by ethnicity.
   
Understanding Agency: Social Welfare and Change.
  Jeffery, Liz/ 9781847423313/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Using student-friendly features such as case studies and a glossary, this textbook provides an introduction to the concept of agency and how it can usefully inform social welfare practice. It considers how agency and power inter-relate and how it can inform new ways of thinking about the individual and society. Tracing the origins of agency and exploring the contributions of key thinkers from sociological and social policy perspectives, the book demonstrates a model of achievable change and in doing so represents an optimistic view on social work's potential to contribute to this. It is essential reading for students and professionals training in social welfare, social work and education.
   
Social Work In Northern Ireland: Conflict And Change.
  Heenan, Deirdre/ 9781847423337/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Written in an accessible style, this book highlights the distinctive aspects of social work policy and practice in Northern Ireland. It covers the historical development of social work, explores the challenges that have arisen from delivering services both during and post conflict and addresses the new imperatives created after the devolution settlement. Exploring many major themes - including social exclusion, devolution and working across borders - the book demonstrates how Northern Ireland's experience can provide lessons for national and international theory and practice.
   
Promoting Social Cohesion: Implications For Policy And Evaluation.
  Ratcliffe, Peter/ 9781847426956/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book makes a forthright case for a shift in policy focus from 'community cohesion' to the broader notion of social cohesion, and is distinctive and innovative in its focus on evaluation. It constitutes an extremely valuable source both for practitioners involved in social cohesion interventions and for researchers and students studying theory-based evaluation and the policy areas highlighted (housing, intergenerational issues, the recession, education, communications, community development).
   
Applying Social Science: The Role Of Social Research In Politics, Policy And Practice.
  Byrne, David/ 9781847424518/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
In complex contemporary societies social science has become increasingly interwoven into the whole fabric of governance. At the same time there is an increasing recognition that attempts to understand the social world which seek to mimic the linear approaches of the conventional 'hard sciences' are mostly useless given the complex systems character of society in all its aspects. This book draws on a synthesis of critical realism and complexity theory to examine how social science is applied now and how it might be applied in the future in relation to social transformation in a time of crisis. A central argument is that there is no such thing as a 'pure' science of the social and that a recognition of the inevitability of application imposes obligations on social scientists wherever they work which challenge the passivity of most in the face of inequality and injustice.
   
The Last Safety Net: A Handbook Of Minimum Income Protection In Europe.
  Bahle, Thomas/ 9781847427250/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
Minimum income protection provides the last social safety net for people in need. The book provides a systematic comparative and longitudinal analysis of minimum income protection systems in 17 EU countries based on a newly developed dataset. Country-specific chapters providing institutional overviews are combined with comparative quantitative indicators on issues such as benefit levels, expenditures and beneficiaries. The book will be of major interest to researchers, scholars and experts in income protection, poverty and the welfare state.
   
Work, Health and Well-Being: The Challenges of Managing Health at Work.
  Vickerstaff, Sara/ 9781847428080/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
he relationship between health and work is widely recognised as complex and multifaceted. In the context of an ageing population our ability to enable people with health issues to continue working is becoming more critical. This multi-disciplinary volume brings together original research from diverse disciplinary backgrounds investigating how we can define and operationalise a bio-psychosocial model of ill-health to improve work participation in middle and later life.
   
Changing Social Equality: The Nordic Welfare Model in the 21st Century.
  Kvist, Jon/ 9781847426598/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
The Nordic countries have been able to raise living standards and curb inequalities without compromising economic growth. But with social inequalities on the rise how do they fare when compared to countries with alternative welfare models, such as the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany?Taking a comparative perspective, this book casts new light on the changing inequalities in Europe. It will be invaluable for students and policy makers interested in European social policy and living conditions.
   
SB10-397 Population Ageing and International Development: From Generalisation to Evidence.
  Lloyd-Sherlock, Peter/ 9781847421920/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
Over the next 40 years the number of people aged 60+ in the world, many of whom live in developing regions, will grow by 11/4 billion. What will old age be like for them? This original book provides an analysis of links between development, population ageing and older people, challenging some widely held misconceptions. It highlights the complexity of international experiences and argues that the effects of population ageing on development are influenced by policy choices. The book will be of interest to a range of academic disciplines, including economics, gerontology, social policy and development studies as well as policy-makers and practitioners concerned with developing countries.
   
SB10-397 People with Intellectual Disabilities: Towards a Good Life?
  Johnson, Kelley/ 9781847420688/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
What does it mean to live a good life? Why has it proved so difficult for people with intellectual disabilities to live one? What happens when we make a good life the centre of our consideration of people with intellectual disabilities? These questions are explored through a re-examination of ideas from philosophy and social theory, and through personal life stories. This important and timely book provides an analysis and critique of current policies and underpinning ideologies in relation to people with intellectual disabilities and explores ways in which a good life may be made more attainable.
   
SB10-397 Social Policy Review 22: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2010.
  Greener, Ian/ 9781847427113/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Social Policy Review 22 presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship. It brings together specially commissioned reviews of key areas, research examining important debates in the field, and considers a range of issues including assessments of Labour's social policy after three terms in office, service-user involvement and the labour market impact of the economic crisis along with the winner of the SPA's best postgraduate paper award. It is essential reading for academics and students in the field, but more generally for anyone interested in contemporary social policy.
   
SB10-397 Major Thinkers in Welfare: Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective.
  George, Vic/ 9781847427069/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
This is the first book to examine the views of a number of theorists from ancient times to the 19th century on a range of welfare issues: wealth, poverty and inequality; slavery, gender issues, and the family; child rearing and education; crime and punishment; the role of government in society; the strengths and weaknesses of government provision vis a vis market provision. The book also looks at the values of the various theorists as well as their perception of human nature for these tend to underpin their welfare views. The book will make essential reading for students of social policy, gender issues, community care, social work, and sociology.
   
SB10-397 Understanding Theories and Concepts in Social Policy.
  Lister, Ruth/ 9781861347930/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
A central theme of this lively and accessible text is that theory helps us to understand policy, politics and practice. The book combines an in-depth exploration of selected theoretical perspectives and concepts with the student-friendly format of the Understanding Welfare series. The author uses diverse examples from contemporary social policy to help theoretical arguments come alive. It should provide a key text for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates and postgraduates in social policy and related subjects, as well as their teachers.
   
SB10-397 Understanding Human Need.
  Dean, Hartley/ 9781847421890/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Human need is a central but contested concept in social policy and the social sciences. This book provides an accessible overview of the subject using concepts from many disciplines. It presents a unique integrative model that shows how the main approaches may be reflected in social policy goals. The author engages with recent debates which advance our understanding of human need, including human wellbeing and 'happiness'; poverty, social exclusion and global inequality; human difference, the diversity of needs and the concept of human capabilities. Most crucially, the book explores how human needs may be translated into rights and how these can be informed by a politics of human need. The book offers essential insights for students of social policy, but will also be of interest to other social science disciplines, policy makers and political activists.
   
SB10-397 Understanding Social Citizenship: Themes and Perspectives for Policy and Practice.
  Dwyer, Peter/ 9781847423283/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
This updated and revised edition of Understanding social citizenship is still the only citizenship textbook written from a social policy perspective. It provides students with an understanding of the concept of citizenship in relation to UK, EU and global welfare institutions; covers a range of welfare debates and issues; explores inclusion and exclusion; combines analysis and discussion of social policies and uses easy-to-digest text boxes. The revised second edition contains a new chapter on ageing and citizenship and new topical sections on 'Cameron's Conservatism' and the EU and A8/10 migration in the UK.The book is essential reading for undergraduates in social policy, sociology, social work, politics and citizenship, A/AS level students and their teachers, and those on access courses, foundation degrees and teacher training courses.
   
SB10-397 Community Development and Civil Society: Making Connections in the European Context.
  Henderson, Paul/ 9781861349699/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
To what extent are the ideas and practice of community development across Europe similar? Community Development and Civil Society explores this question with special reference to the UK and Hungary and shows how community development connects powerfully with civil society, a concept that today has global significance.Paul Henderson and Ilona Vercseg argue that community development is both a profession and a social movement and is relevant to a wide range of issues.They interweave case studies with discussion of principles and theory.The book's critical and accessible approach will appeal especially to students and practitioners.
   
SB10-397 Communicating with Children and Young People: Making a Difference.
  Lefevre, Michelle/ 9781847422828/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
It is now clear that if professionals are to make a real difference for children and young people, they must be able to engage and communicate with children themselves, not just their parents and carers. Practitioners must be able to listen to children, support them, keep them informed, and fully involve them in matters which concern them. This timely book aspires to prepare social workers and other practitioners for this challenging set of roles and tasks. In particular, it aims to enthuse readers to develop the most powerful resource they have to offer in their direct work with children: themselves.
   
SB10-397 The Short Guide to Social Work.
  Adams, Robert/ 9781847422873/ Price:ĘG 11.99
 
This engaging and accessible text offers a concise and accessible overview of social work which will appeal to anyone needing a quick introduction to social work as a discipline. It contains essential information for all prospective and new social work students, the theories and policy and practice frameworks as well as current issues facing social work today. Illustrated with many examples from practice, it covers social work with many service user groups including children and families, adults, older people, disabled people and people with mental health problems as well as specialist areas of practice.
   
SB10-392 Managing the Ageing Experience: Learning from Older People.
  Tanner, Denise/ 9781861348852/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Current social policy recognises that older people should be treated as experts in their own lives and be actively involved in their care. This book explores what can be learned from older people's experiences of managing ageing. Direct connections are made between the everyday experiences and perspectives of older people, related research and theoretical perspectives. This yields an engaging and informative analysis of how older people manage the ageing experience and what this means for policy and practice directed at promoting older people's wellbeing. The book will be of value to undergraduate and postgraduate students in health and social care and practitioners in these fields.
   
SB10-392 Broadening the Dementia Debate: Towards Social Citizenship.
  Bartlett, Ruth/ 9781847421777/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Dementia has been widely debated from the perspectives of biomedicine and social psychology. This book broadens the debate to consider the experiences of men and women with dementia from a socio-political perspective. It brings to the fore the concept of social citizenship, exploring what it means within the context of dementia and using it to re-examine the issue of rights, status(es), and participation. Most importantly, the book offers fresh and practical insights into how a citizenship framework can be applied in practice. It will be of interest to health and social care professionals, policy makers, academics and researchers and people with dementia and family carers may find it revitalizing.
   
SB10-391 Ageing, Health and Care.
  Victor, Christina R./ 9781847420879/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
The ageing of the population has enormous implications for the provision of, and access to, health care. Christina Victor's important new textbook provides comprehensive overview of the experiences of older people, chapters on physical health, mental health, disability and lifestyle, a thesis of current policy developments, the key debates on the future health of elders and an international, up-to-date perspective.Written by a leader in the field, the book covers key questions such as the fitness of future older people, the widening inequalities in their health and whether health in old age is related to habits and behaviour in earlier life.
   
SB10-391 Ageing, Health and Care.
  Victor, Christina R./ 9781847420886/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
The ageing of the population has enormous implications for the provision of, and access to, health care. Christina Victor's important new textbook provides comprehensive overview of the experiences of older people, chapters on physical health, mental health, disability and lifestyle, a thesis of current policy developments, the key debates on the future health of elders and an international, up-to-date perspective.Written by a leader in the field, the book covers key questions such as the fitness of future older people, the widening inequalities in their health and whether health in old age is related to habits and behaviour in earlier life.
   
SB10-384 Rural Social Work: An International Perspectives.
  Pugh, Richard/ 9781861347206/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
In much of the West the concerns of rural people are marginalised and rural issues neglected. This stimulating book draws upon a rich variety of material to show why rural social work is such a challenging field of practice. It incorporates research from different disciplines and places to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to rural practice. The first part of the book focuses upon the experience of rurality. The second part of the book turns to the development of rural practice, reviewing different ways of working from casework through to community development. This book is relevant to planners, managers and practitioners not only in social work but also in other welfare services such as health and youth work, who are likely to face similar challenges.
   
SB10-384 Rural Social Work: An International Perspectives.
  Pugh, Richard/ 9781861347213/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
In much of the West the concerns of rural people are marginalised and rural issues neglected. This stimulating book draws upon a rich variety of material to show why rural social work is such a challenging field of practice. It incorporates research from different disciplines and places to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to rural practice. The first part of the book focuses upon the experience of rurality. The second part of the book turns to the development of rural practice, reviewing different ways of working from casework through to community development. This book is relevant to planners, managers and practitioners not only in social work but also in other welfare services such as health and youth work, who are likely to face similar challenges.
   
SB10-384 The Peter Townsend Reader.
  Gordon, Dave/ 9781847424044/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Peter Townsend, who sadly passed away in June 2009, had a long career researching an exceptional range of topics within the social sciences and campaigning against social inequalities.This reader brings together for the first time a collection of his most distinctive work, allowing readers to review changes and continuities over the past six decades, and reflect on social issues that have returned to the fore today. A particular feature of the volume is in tracing the links between empirical evidence and both social theory and social policy, and how those disciplines intersect. This reader will provide a teaching and learning resource for students in different disciplines of the social sciences and will also provide an insight into the development of one scientist's entire intellectual approach. We hope it will be a fitting memorial to his life and work.
   
SB10-384 The Peter Townsend Reader.
  Gordon, Dave/ 9781847424051/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
Peter Townsend, who sadly passed away in June 2009, had a long career researching an exceptional range of topics within the social sciences and campaigning against social inequalities.This reader brings together for the first time a collection of his most distinctive work, allowing readers to review changes and continuities over the past six decades, and reflect on social issues that have returned to the fore today. A particular feature of the volume is in tracing the links between empirical evidence and both social theory and social policy, and how those disciplines intersect. This reader will provide a teaching and learning resource for students in different disciplines of the social sciences and will also provide an insight into the development of one scientist's entire intellectual approach. We hope it will be a fitting memorial to his life and work.
   
SB10-384 Ageing and Intergenerational Relations: Family Reciprocity from a Global Perspective.
  Izuhara, Misa/ 9781847422040/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
With socio-economic and demographic changes taking place in contemporary societies, new patterns of family relations are forming partly due to significant family changes, value shifts, precariousness in the labour market, and increasing mobility within and beyond national boundaries. This exciting book explores the exchange of support between generations and examines variations in contemporary practices and rationales in different regions and societies around the world. It draws on theoretical perspectives and empirical analyses to discuss both newly emerging patterns of family reciprocity and more established ones which are affected by changing opportunities and pressures in contemporary societies. The book is split into two parts: the first reviews key theoretical and conceptual debates in this field, while the second offers new insights and an understanding of exchange practices based on case studies from different regions and different relationships.
   
SB10-384 Ageing and Intergenerational Relations: Family Reciprocity from a Global Perspective.
  Izuhara, Misa/ 9781847422057/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
With socio-economic and demographic changes taking place in contemporary societies, new patterns of family relations are forming partly due to significant family changes, value shifts, precariousness in the labour market, and increasing mobility within and beyond national boundaries. This exciting book explores the exchange of support between generations and examines variations in contemporary practices and rationales in different regions and societies around the world. It draws on theoretical perspectives and empirical analyses to discuss both newly emerging patterns of family reciprocity and more established ones which are affected by changing opportunities and pressures in contemporary societies. The book is split into two parts: the first reviews key theoretical and conceptual debates in this field, while the second offers new insights and an understanding of exchange practices based on case studies from different regions and different relationships.
   
Living a Good Life With a Disability?
  Johnson, Kelley/ 9781847420695/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
What does it mean to live a good life? Why has it proved so difficult for people with intellectual disabilities to live one? What happens when we make a good life the centre of our consideration of people with intellectual disabilities? These questions are explored through a re-examination of ideas from philosophy and social theory, and through personal life stories. This important and timely book provides an analysis and critique of current policies and underpinning ideologies in relation to people with intellectual disabilities and explores ways in which a good life may be made more attainable.
   
Leadership for Healthcare.
  Benington, John/ 9781847424877/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
It is vital for healthcare leaders to have a clear sense of which leadership ideas and practices are rooted in sound theory and convincing evidence, and which are more speculative. This book provides a coherent set of six lenses through which to scrutinise the leadership literature relevant to healthcare - leadership concepts, characteristics, contexts, challenges, capabilities and consequences. It offers a view of leadership beyond the traditional focus on the individual, and argues instead that leadership has to be understood and developed as a complex set of practices by many people within specific organisational and inter-organisational contexts and cultures.
   
Towards the Emancipation of Patients: Patients' Experiences and the Patient Movement.
  Williamson, Charlotte/ 9781847427458/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
The patient movement works to improve the quality of healthcare. Some of the work entails trying to get standards of care that put patients at institutionalised disadvantage replaced by standards that free (emancipate) patients from that disadvantage. Combining new academic theory with rich empirical evidence, the author explains how looking at healthcare from an emancipatory perspective could improve its quality as patients experience it. Now that the quality of patients' experiences is on the government's agenda, this book, by a leading patient activist, should appeal to health professionals, managers, patient activists, policy makers and others concerned with the quality of healthcare.
   
Children of the 21st Century: The First Five Years.
  Hansen, Kirstine/ 9781847424761/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
This book documents the first five years of life of the children of the influential Millennium Cohort Study, which is tracking almost 19,000 babies born in 2000 and 2001 in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This book is the second in a series of books which will report on the findings from the data and follows on from "Children of the 21st Century: From birth to nine months" (The Policy Press, 2005). It takes an extended look at the children's lives and development as they grow and begin formal education, and the implications for family policy, and service planning in health and social services. The chapters in this book are written by experts across a wide range of social science and health fields and form a unique look at the early lives of children that cuts across disciplinary boundaries. It is essential reading for academics, student and researchers in these fields. It will also be of interest to policy makers and practitioners with an interest in children's early years, family life, child development, child poverty, childcare and education and health care.
   
Broadening the Dementia Debate: Towards Social Citizenship
  Bartlett, Ruth/ 9781847421784/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Dementia has been widely debated from the perspectives of biomedicine and social psychology. This book broadens the debate to consider the experiences of men and women with dementia from a socio-political perspective. It brings to the fore the concept of social citizenship, exploring what it means within the context of dementia and using it to re-examine the issue of rights, status(es), and participation. Most importantly, the book offers fresh and practical insights into how a citizenship framework can be applied in practice. It will be of interest to health and social care professionals, policy makers, academics and researchers and people with dementia and family carers may find it revitalizing.
   
Understanding Human Need
  Dean, Hartley/ 9781847421906/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Human need is a central but contested concept in social policy and the social sciences. This book provides an accessible overview of the subject using concepts from many disciplines. It presents a unique integrative model that shows how the main approaches may be reflected in social policy goals. The author engages with recent debates which advance our understanding of human need, including human wellbeing and 'happiness'; poverty, social exclusion and global inequality; human difference, the diversity of needs and the concept of human capabilities. Most crucially, the book explores how human needs may be translated into rights and how these can be informed by a politics of human need. The book offers essential insights for students of social policy, but will also be of interest to other social science disciplines, policy makers and political activists.
   
Managing the Ageing Experience: Learning from Older People
  Tanner, Denise/ 9781861348869/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Current social policy recognises that older people should be treated as experts in their own lives and be actively involved in their care. This book explores what can be learned from older people's experiences of managing ageing. Direct connections are made between the everyday experiences and perspectives of older people, related research and theoretical perspectives. This yields an engaging and informative analysis of how older people manage the ageing experience and what this means for policy and practice directed at promoting older people's wellbeing. The book will be of value to undergraduate and postgraduate students in health and social care and practitioners in these fields.
   
Communicating With Children and Young People: Making a Difference.
  Lefevre, Michelle/ 9781847422835/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
It is now clear that if professionals are to make a real difference for children and young people, they must be able to engage and communicate with children themselves, not just their parents and carers. Practitioners must be able to listen to children, support them, keep them informed, and fully involve them in matters which concern them. This timely book aspires to prepare social workers and other practitioners for this challenging set of roles and tasks. In particular, it aims to enthuse readers to develop the most powerful resource they have to offer in their direct work with children: themselves.
   
Reinventing Social Security Worldwide: Back to Basics.
  Rys, Vladimir/ 9781847426413/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Prior to the onset of the current financial crisis, global trends of social security in industrialised societies were indicating a progressive disengagement of the State, in favour of tax-financed measures similar to social assistance, which may fail to ensure a basic standard of living. In this timely book the author, with his life-long experience of international social security, advocates reinstating social insurance by reducing the volume of income redistribution, increasing the transparency of money flows and improving citizen information. It will be of interest to a wide audience, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and lecturers, policy makers, social partners, professionals dealing with social security institutions and civil society groups.
   
Population Ageing and International Development: From Generalisation to Evidence.
  Lloyd-Sherlock, Peter/ 9781847421937/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Over the next 40 years the number of people aged 60+ in the world, many of whom live in developing regions, will grow by 11/4 billion. What will old age be like for them? This original book provides an analysis of links between development, population ageing and older people, challenging some widely held misconceptions. It highlights the complexity of international experiences and argues that the effects of population ageing on development are influenced by policy choices. The book will be of interest to a range of academic disciplines, including economics, gerontology, social policy and development studies as well as policy-makers and practitioners concerned with developing countries.
   
Child Slavery Now: A Contemporary Reader.
  Craig, Gary/ 9781847426109/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Most slave trades were abolished during the 19th century yet there remain millions of people in slavery today, amongst them approximately 210 million children in slavery, trafficked, in debt bondage and other forms of forced labour. This groundbreaking book, drawing on experience worldwide, shows how children remain locked in slavery, the ways in which they are exploited and how they can be emancipated. Written for policy and political actors, academics and activists, it reminds us also that all are implicated in modern childhood slavery - as consumers - and need both to understand its causes, and act to stop it.
   
SB10-416 Community and Ageing: Maintaining Quality of Life in Housing with Care Settings.
  Evans, Simon/ 9781847420718/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Specialist forms of housing with care are becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom, largely as a result of the ageing of the population and the relative wealth of the latest generation of older people. Retirement villages and extra care housing are two models of provision that have seen particularly spectacular growth. This is partly because in many ways they are perceived to promote government agendas for increasing independence and wellbeing for older people. They also aim to meet older people's aspirations for a good quality of life in their retirement years and to live somewhere they feel they belong. Many such housing developments are marketed as 'communities of like minded people', offering security, peace of mind, a range of facilities and new opportunities for friendship and social interaction. This important book investigates changing concepts and experiences of community across the lifecourse and into older age and how they play out in housing with care settings. An overview of how the housing with care sector has developed, both in the UK and internationally, is provided. The book emphasizes the central importance of a sense of community for older people's quality of life and explores the impact of a range of factors including social networks, inclusive activities, diversity and the built environment.The book will be of particular interest to students in the fields of gerontology, social policy, housing, planning, the built environment and community development. It will also appeal to academics, policy makers, practitioners, service providers and researchers, both in the UK and other countries with similar housing with care options, including the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
   
SB10-386 Initiatives with Youth-at-risk in Hong Kong.
  Lee, Francis Wing-Lin/ 9789629371746/ Price:NT$ 810.00
 
   
SB10-380 Participatory Practice: Community-Based Action for Transformative Change.
  Ledwith, Margaret/ 9781847420121/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Ledwith and Springett's innovative approach bridges the divide between ideas and practice and allows the development of the knowledge that is needed to bring about transformative social change. Their ideas are founded on two premises: firstly, that transformative practice begins in the everyday stories that people tell about their lives and that practical theory generated from these narratives is the best way to inform both policy and practice. Secondly, that participatory practice is a tool for examining this knowledge that allows practitioners to examine the way they view the world and to situate their local practice within bigger social issues. The book will be of interest to both academics and community-based practitioners.
   
SB10-380 Social Work and Child Welfare Politics: Through Nordic Lenses.
  Forsberg, Hannele/ 9781847424068/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Children and families are at the heart of social work all over the world, but, until now Nordic perspectives have been rare in the body of English-language child welfare literature. Is there something that makes child welfare ideas and practices that are in use in the Nordic countries characteristically 'Nordic'? If so, what kinds of challenges do the current globalization trends pose for Nordic child welfare practices, especially for social work with children and families? Covering a broad range of child welfare issues, this edited collection provides examples of Nordic approaches to child welfare, looking at differences between Nordic states as well as the similarities. It considers, and critically examines, the particular features of the Nordic welfare model - including universal social care services that are available to all citizens and family policies that promote equality and individuality - as a resource for social work with children and families. Drawing on contemporary research and debates from different Nordic countries, the book examines how social work and child welfare politics are produced and challenged as both global and local ideas and practices. "Social work and child welfare politics" is aimed at academics and researchers in social work, childhood studies, children's policy and social policy, as well as social work practitioners, policy makers and service providers, all over the world who are interested in Nordic experiences of providing care and welfare for families with children.
   
SB10-379 Managing Transitions: Support for Individuals at Key Points of Change.
  Petch, Alison/ 9781847421791/ Price:ĘG 19.99
 
Everyone will experience a number of transitions throughout their life. Many of these will be positive, others may present challenges. This book addresses significant transitions relevant to policy and practice, covering key transition points in social care from childhood to old age.Drawing on the best available research evidence, 'Managing transitions' highlights issues common to all experiencing transition as well as the dilemmas specific to particular situations. Individual chapters explore what we know about how transition is experienced by young people leaving care and by those with learning disabilities and mental health problems. For young people seeking asylum there are multiple transitions, of age, of country and of culture. Further contributions address the current transformation from service provision to self directed support, the major transition for older people who move to supported living, and the enduring challenges that surround the transition from hospital to community. The practice orientation of this volume is reinforced by the inclusion of evidence-based practice guidance for each of the areas addressed and a strong emphasis throughout on the implications for practice development. It will be of interest to practitioners, policy makers and researchers looking at generic transition challenges and solutions, as well as researchers, academics and students of health and social care and social work.
   
SB10-379 Managing Transitions: Support for Individuals at Key Points of Change.
  Petch, Alison/ 9781847421883/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Everyone will experience a number of transitions throughout their life. Many of these will be positive, others may present challenges. This book addresses significant transitions relevant to policy and practice, covering key transition points in social care from childhood to old age.Drawing on the best available research evidence, 'Managing transitions' highlights issues common to all experiencing transition as well as the dilemmas specific to particular situations. Individual chapters explore what we know about how transition is experienced by young people leaving care and by those with learning disabilities and mental health problems. For young people seeking asylum there are multiple transitions, of age, of country and of culture. Further contributions address the current transformation from service provision to self directed support, the major transition for older people who move to supported living, and the enduring challenges that surround the transition from hospital to community. The practice orientation of this volume is reinforced by the inclusion of evidence-based practice guidance for each of the areas addressed and a strong emphasis throughout on the implications for practice development. It will be of interest to practitioners, policy makers and researchers looking at generic transition challenges and solutions, as well as researchers, academics and students of health and social care and social work.
   
SB10-379 Searching for Community: Representation, Power and Action on an Urban Estate.
  Brent, Jeremy/ 9781847423238/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Searching for community examines ways to understand and engage with the troublesome concept of 'community', presenting a variety of perspectives to challenge the ways in which areas of poverty and disrepute are represented.
   
SB10-378 The Impact of Devolution on Social Policy.
  Birrell, Derek/ 9781847422255/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
With new devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, this book makes a comprehensive assessment of the impact of devolution on social policy. It provides a study of developments in the major areas of social policy and a full comparison between Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. To what extent is it valid to speak of agendas for government driven by social policy? With new governments in each country, has a fresh dynamic been given to the emergence of distinct social policies?"The impact of devolution on social policy" uses a framework of analysis based on the nature and scope of social policies, ranging from major innovations and policy distinctiveness, to differences in implementation, policy convergence and areas of overlap with UK policies. This framework facilitates an integrated analysis and comparison of social policy developments and outcomes between the four UK nations. An assessment is also made of the ideas and values which have driven the direction of social policy under devolution. With devolution becoming increasingly important in the study of social policy, the book will be of key interest to academics and students in social policy, public policy and politics, and will also be a valuable resource for practitioners involved in policy making.
   
SB10-378 Social Work and Global Health Inequalities: Practice and Policy Developments.
  Bywaters, Paul/ 9781847421951/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Tackling inequalities in health is an essential social work task. Every day, social workers grapple with the impact on people's lives of the social inequalities that shape their health chances and experience. This book examines the relationship between social work and health inequalities in the context of globalisation.Based on the practice expertise and research of social workers from developing and developed countries worldwide and using specific examples, this book: °E demonstrates the relevance of health inequalities to social work practice and policy across the lifecourse; °E analyses barriers to good health that result from global social, economic, environmental and political trends; °E develops core ideas on how social workers can act to combat negative effects of globalisation by adopting a health inequalities lens. "Social work and global health inequalities" is a unique snapshot of a new global social work that is responsive to local conditions and circumstances but seeks partners in the international struggle for equity, rights and social justice.This groundbreaking collection is essential reading for social work students, academics and researchers, and for policy makers, managers and social workers.
   
SB10-378 Social Work and Global Health Inequalities: Practice and Policy Developments.
  Bywaters, Paul/ 9781847421968/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Tackling inequalities in health is an essential social work task. Every day, social workers grapple with the impact on people's lives of the social inequalities that shape their health chances and experience. This book examines the relationship between social work and health inequalities in the context of globalisation.Based on the practice expertise and research of social workers from developing and developed countries worldwide and using specific examples, this book: °E demonstrates the relevance of health inequalities to social work practice and policy across the lifecourse; °E analyses barriers to good health that result from global social, economic, environmental and political trends; °E develops core ideas on how social workers can act to combat negative effects of globalisation by adopting a health inequalities lens. "Social work and global health inequalities" is a unique snapshot of a new global social work that is responsive to local conditions and circumstances but seeks partners in the international struggle for equity, rights and social justice.This groundbreaking collection is essential reading for social work students, academics and researchers, and for policy makers, managers and social workers.
   
SB10-378 Ageing in Urban Neighbourhoods: Place Attachment and Social Exclusion.
  Smith, Allison E./ 9781847422705/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
Many western nations have experienced a rise in the number of marginalised and deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Despite a plethora of research focused on these areas, there remain few studies that have sought to capture the 'optimality' of ageing in place in such places. In particular, little is known about why some older people desire to age in place despite multiple risks in their neighbourhood and why others reject ageing in place. Given the growth in both the ageing of the population and policy interest in the cohesion and sustainability of neighbourhoods there is an urgent need to better understand the experience of ageing in marginalised locations.This book aims to address the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhoods and in so doing progress what critics have referred to as the languishing state of environmental gerontology. The author examines new cross-national research with older people in deprived urban neighbourhoods and suggests a rethinking and refocusing of the older person's relationship with place. Impact on policy and future research are also discussed.This book will be relevant to academics, students, architects, city planners and policy makers with an interest in environmental gerontology, social exclusion, urban sustainability and design of the built environment.
   
SB10-378 Ageing in Urban Neighbourhoods: Place Attachment and Social Exclusion.
  Smith, Allison E./ 9781847422712/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Many western nations have experienced a rise in the number of marginalised and deprived inner-city neighbourhoods. Despite a plethora of research focused on these areas, there remain few studies that have sought to capture the 'optimality' of ageing in place in such places. In particular, little is known about why some older people desire to age in place despite multiple risks in their neighbourhood and why others reject ageing in place. Given the growth in both the ageing of the population and policy interest in the cohesion and sustainability of neighbourhoods there is an urgent need to better understand the experience of ageing in marginalised locations.This book aims to address the shortfall in knowledge regarding older people's attachment to deprived neighbourhoods and in so doing progress what critics have referred to as the languishing state of environmental gerontology. The author examines new cross-national research with older people in deprived urban neighbourhoods and suggests a rethinking and refocusing of the older person's relationship with place. Impact on policy and future research are also discussed.This book will be relevant to academics, students, architects, city planners and policy makers with an interest in environmental gerontology, social exclusion, urban sustainability and design of the built environment.
   
SB10-378 Unequal Ageing: The Untold Story of Exclusion in Old Age.
  Cann, Paul/ 9781847424129/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
This powerful book analyses the vital dimensions of money, health, place, quality of life and identity, and demonstrates the gaps of treatment and outcomes between older and younger people, and between different groups of older people. Written by leading experts in the field, it provides strong evidence of the scale of current disadvantage in the UK and suggests actions that could begin to change the picture of unequal ageing.'Unequal ageing' is aimed at all those with a serious interest in the unprecedented challenge of our ageing society. It will be of importance to policy-makers, opinion-formers, and above all to older people themselves.
   
SB10-377 Community and Ageing: Maintaining Quality of Life in Housing with Care Settings.
  Evans, Simon/ 9781847420701/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Specialist forms of housing with care are becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom, largely as a result of the ageing of the population and the relative wealth of the latest generation of older people. Retirement villages and extra care housing are two models of provision that have seen particularly spectacular growth. This is partly because in many ways they are perceived to promote government agendas for increasing independence and wellbeing for older people. They also aim to meet older people's aspirations for a good quality of life in their retirement years and to live somewhere they feel they belong. Many such housing developments are marketed as 'communities of like minded people', offering security, peace of mind, a range of facilities and new opportunities for friendship and social interaction. This important book investigates changing concepts and experiences of community across the lifecourse and into older age and how they play out in housing with care settings. An overview of how the housing with care sector has developed, both in the UK and internationally, is provided. The book emphasizes the central importance of a sense of community for older people's quality of life and explores the impact of a range of factors including social networks, inclusive activities, diversity and the built environment.The book will be of particular interest to students in the fields of gerontology, social policy, housing, planning, the built environment and community development. It will also appeal to academics, policy makers, practitioners, service providers and researchers, both in the UK and other countries with similar housing with care options, including the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
   
SB10-377 The Politics of Parental Leave Policies: Children, Parenting, Gender and the Labour Market.
  Kamerman, Sheila B./ 9781847420671/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
With the growth of parental employment, leave policy is at the centre of welfare state development and at the heart of countries' child and family policies. It is widely recognised as an essential element for attaining important demographic, social and economic goals and is the point where many different policy areas intersect: child well-being, family, gender equality, employment and labour markets, and demography. Leave policy, therefore, gives a unique insight into a country's values, interests and priorities. International comparisons of leave policy are widely available, but far less attention has been paid to understanding the factors that bring about these variations. "The politics of parental leave policies" makes good this omission. Looking at parental leave policy within a wider work/family context, it addresses how and why, and by whom, particular policies are created and subsequently developed in particular countries. Chapters covering 15 countries in Europe and beyond and the European Union bring together leading academic experts to provide a unique insight into the past, present and future state of this key policy area. "The politics of parental leave policies" is essential reading for students, teachers and researchers in social policy, child and family policy, welfare states, gender relations and equality, and employment and labour markets, providing an opportunity to study in depth the creation of social policy. It will also be of interest to policy makers in national governments and international organisations.
   
SB10-377 Valuing Older People: A Humanist Approach to Ageing.
  Edmondson, Ricca/ 9781847422927/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
How can we understand older people as real human beings, value their wisdom, and appreciate that their norms and purposes both matter in themselves and are affected by those of others? Using a life-course approach, "Valuing older people" argues that the complexity and potential creativity of later life demand a humanistic vision of older people and ageing. It acknowledges the diversity of experiences of older age and presents a range of contexts and methodologies through which they can be understood. Ageing is a process of creating meaning carried out by older people, and is significant for those around them. This book, therefore, considers the impact of social norms and political and economic structures on older people's capacities to age in creative ways. What real obstacles are there to older people's construction of meaningful lives? What is being achieved when they feel they are ageing well? This collection, aimed at students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers, offers a lively and constructive response to contemporary challenges involving ageing and how to understand it.
   
SB10-377 A Generation of Change, A Lifetime of Difference: Social Policy in Britain Since 1979.
  Evans, Martin/ 9781847423047/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This innovative book addresses the historical development of social and fiscal policies from the late 1970s to the present day by asking what has changed, how these changes have affected the lifecourse and what the potential lifetime impacts of policy change are.This book provides an overview of the development of policy change over the period and uses an innovative and unique lifetime approach "from the cradle to the grave" to put it into perspective.The authors begin by reviewing the political changes and policy story since the 1970s and demonstrate the economic and social changes that have occurred alongside. The book then takes an innovative approach in looking at specific programmes about crucial aspects of the lifecycle - from maternity and childhood, through to adult events and risks before finally looking at retirement, survivorship and death. Finally, profiles of three hypothetical "families" - the Meades, who are median earners, the Moores, high earners and the Lowes who are low paid - are developed for 1979, 1997 and 2008 to provide a comprehensive discussion of policy change and make innovative insights for the future. This is the first book to join up the history of policy direction with an analysis of outcomes over the whole period. It will therefore be ideal for students of social policy and attract a wide readership interested in pensions, children's support and related issues.
   
SB10-377 Social Welfare and Religion in the Middle East: A Lebanese Perspective.
  Jawad, Rana/ 9781861349538/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
As religion continues to regain its centrality in both academic and policy circles around the world, this book presents a new framework which examines the complex social and political dynamics shaping social welfare in the Middle East. Based on an in-depth study of the major Muslim and Christian religious welfare organisations in Lebanon (including Hezbollah), and drawing upon supplementary research conducted in Iran, Egypt and Turkey, the book argues that religion is providing sophisticated solutions to the major social and economic problems of the Middle East. It will be of use to students and academics of social policy, sociology, politics and Middle Eastern studies.
   
SB10-377 Family Practices in Later Life.
  Chambers, Pat/ 9781847420527/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
There is no shortage of political and moral commentary on family life. Frequently the underlying theme of these commentaries is the decline of contemporary family commitment, particularly when older people's family experiences are the focus. "Family Practices in Later Life" challenges many common stereotypes about the nature of family involvement as people age. The book explores diversity and change in the family relationships older people maintain, looking at how family relationships are constructed and organised in later life. It recognises that the emerging patterns are a consequence of the choices and decisions negotiated within family networks, emphasising older people's agency in the construction of their family practices. In exploring such themes as long-term marriage, sibling ties in later life and grandparenthood, the book highlights the continued significance of family connection and solidarity in later life, while recognizing that family relationships are inevitably modified over time as people's social and material circumstances alter."Family Practices in Later Life" will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in the fields of social policy, family studies and social gerontology. It provides a valuable contribution to the developing field of critical social gerontology as well as to an understanding of family process.
   
SB10-377 Family Practices in Later Life.
  Chambers, Pat/ 9781847420534/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
There is no shortage of political and moral commentary on family life. Frequently the underlying theme of these commentaries is the decline of contemporary family commitment, particularly when older people's family experiences are the focus. "Family Practices in Later Life" challenges many common stereotypes about the nature of family involvement as people age. The book explores diversity and change in the family relationships older people maintain, looking at how family relationships are constructed and organised in later life. It recognises that the emerging patterns are a consequence of the choices and decisions negotiated within family networks, emphasising older people's agency in the construction of their family practices. In exploring such themes as long-term marriage, sibling ties in later life and grandparenthood, the book highlights the continued significance of family connection and solidarity in later life, while recognizing that family relationships are inevitably modified over time as people's social and material circumstances alter."Family Practices in Later Life" will be of interest to students, researchers and academics in the fields of social policy, family studies and social gerontology. It provides a valuable contribution to the developing field of critical social gerontology as well as to an understanding of family process.
   
SB10-376 The Well-Connected Community: A Networking Approach to Community Development.
  Gilchrist, Alison/ 9781847420565/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Since the publication of the first edition of "The well-connected community" there has been a growing recognition in practice and policy of how networks contribute to the vitality of community life and civil society. Government policy has increasingly emphasised the need to involve communities in decision making, while social capital is increasingly associated with health, low levels of crime, educational achievement and a strong 'sense of community'."The well-connected community" aims to strengthen and extend informal networks, support partnership working across boundaries and promote social cohesion. It explores the concept of 'community' in relation to patterns of interaction, social identity and mutual influence, advocating a new model of community development that promotes networking as a skilled and strategic intervention and providing recommendations for good networking practice.This fully updated second edition includes new ideas drawn from recent research on social capital and the policy context for community practice, reflecting the increasing emphasis on community engagement and empowerment. Recent case studies and examples have been added throughout. "The well-connected community" is aimed at practitioners, trainers, policy makers and managers working with communities or responsible for community participation strategies, both in the UK and internationally. Academics will also find it a useful source for teaching and research.
   
SB10-376 The Global Social Policy Reader.
  Yeates, Nicola/ 9781847423771/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
A comprehensive and accessible guide to the key themes, issues and debates in global social policy. This Reader collects together key papers by international leaders in the field that cover the emergence of global social policy as a dynamic and expanding field, the transformation of welfare from a predominantly national to a global field of action, and the impact of globalisation on key welfare discourses and governance mechanisms. The global social policy reader will have broad appeal among undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of social science subjects, including social and public policy, social care and health studies, sociology, politics, economics, international relations and development studies.
   
SB10-376 The Global Social Policy Reader.
  Yeates, Nicola/ 9781847423788/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
A comprehensive and accessible guide to the key themes, issues and debates in global social policy. This Reader collects together key papers by international leaders in the field that cover the emergence of global social policy as a dynamic and expanding field, the transformation of welfare from a predominantly national to a global field of action, and the impact of globalisation on key welfare discourses and governance mechanisms. The global social policy reader will have broad appeal among undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of social science subjects, including social and public policy, social care and health studies, sociology, politics, economics, international relations and development studies.
   
SB10-376 Understanding Social Welfare Movements.
  Annetts, Jason/ 9781847420961/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Contemporary social policy has never been more vigorously contested. Issues range from single-issue campaigns over housing, social care, hospital closures through to organised movements around disability, environment, health and education. However, the historical and contemporary role played by social movements in shaping social welfare has too often been neglected in standard social policy texts. "Understanding social welfare movements" is the first text to bring together social policy and social movement studies. Using actual case studies and written in an accessible and engaging style, it will attract a wide readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students, higher education teachers and researchers, stakeholders and activists.Introductory chapters examine the historical and theoretical relationship between state welfare and social movements. Subsequent chapters outline the historical contribution of various social movements to the creation of the welfare state relating to Beveridge's 'five giants' of idleness, ignorance, squalor, illness and want. The book then examines the contemporary challenge posed by 'new social movements' in relation to the family, discrimination, environment, and global social justice. The book provides a timely and much needed overview of the changing nature of social welfare as it has been shaped by the demands of social movements.
   
SB10-376 Speaking to Power: Advocacy for Health and Social Care.
  Donnison, David/ 9781847420374/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Anyone working, or planning to work, as an advocate for people who need help in dealing with public services will want to read this book. Advocacy is an area of increasing importance in service provision, where new ways of working have to be found that increasingly create an enabling, rather than a providing, state. Advocacy has an important part to play in this shift.Based on the experience of real advocates, "Speaking to power" is written in a vivid, jargon-free style. As well as practical chapters on 'what advocates do', using case studies from Scotland where important developments are taking place, the book discusses how advocacy fits into the broader scheme of things. Donnison describes and discusses examples of advocacy, with chapters dealing with management, training and evaluation of the work. The book concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of various strategies which help vulnerable people speak to power on more equal terms."Speaking to power" will be particularly helpful to advocates working with people who have mental health or learning difficulties, for doctors, nurses and social workers involved in advocacy, and for students preparing to enter those professions. It will also be of interest to students of social policy and other readers concerned about Britain's broader social and political development.
   
SB10-376 Speaking to Power: Advocacy for Health and Social Care.
  Donnison, David/ 9781847420381/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Anyone working, or planning to work, as an advocate for people who need help in dealing with public services will want to read this book. Advocacy is an area of increasing importance in service provision, where new ways of working have to be found that increasingly create an enabling, rather than a providing, state. Advocacy has an important part to play in this shift.Based on the experience of real advocates, "Speaking to power" is written in a vivid, jargon-free style. As well as practical chapters on 'what advocates do', using case studies from Scotland where important developments are taking place, the book discusses how advocacy fits into the broader scheme of things. Donnison describes and discusses examples of advocacy, with chapters dealing with management, training and evaluation of the work. The book concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of various strategies which help vulnerable people speak to power on more equal terms."Speaking to power" will be particularly helpful to advocates working with people who have mental health or learning difficulties, for doctors, nurses and social workers involved in advocacy, and for students preparing to enter those professions. It will also be of interest to students of social policy and other readers concerned about Britain's broader social and political development.
   
SB10-376 Valuing Older People: A Humanist Approach to Ageing.
  Edmondson, Ricca/ 9781847422910/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
How can we understand older people as real human beings, value their wisdom, and appreciate that their norms and purposes both matter in themselves and are affected by those of others? Using a life-course approach, "Valuing older people" argues that the complexity and potential creativity of later life demand a humanistic vision of older people and ageing. It acknowledges the diversity of experiences of older age and presents a range of contexts and methodologies through which they can be understood. Ageing is a process of creating meaning carried out by older people, and is significant for those around them. This book, therefore, considers the impact of social norms and political and economic structures on older people's capacities to age in creative ways. What real obstacles are there to older people's construction of meaningful lives? What is being achieved when they feel they are ageing well? This collection, aimed at students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers, offers a lively and constructive response to contemporary challenges involving ageing and how to understand it.
   
SB10-375 Social Policy Review 21: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2009.
  Rummery, Kirstein/ 9781847423733/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Social Policy Review provides students, academics and all those interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. This year the Review takes the opportunity of the 60th anniversary of the key legislation founding the welfare state in the UK to provide a comprehensive overview of policy developments in the UK and internationally. The first part brings together a selection of papers which have been commissioned to examine historical and contemporary developments in policy tackling Beveridge's five evils of want, idleness, disease, squalor and ignorance, looking at how policy has changed since the aims and ideology of the inception of the post-war welfare state. The second part looks at the issue of the current challenges facing children's welfare services internationally: always a contemporary and contentious issue. The final part brings together a selection of papers looking at the effect of policy development at various governance levels on social policy.The contributions bring together an exciting mix of internationally renowned authors to provide comprehensive discussion of the some of the most challenging issues facing social policy today.
   
SB10-375 Contemporary Social Evils.
  Utting, David/ 9781847424082/ Price:ĘG 19.99
 
Which underlying problems pose the greatest threat to British society in the 21st century? A hundred years after its philanthropist founder identified poverty, alcohol, drugs and gambling among the social evils of his time, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation initiated a major consultation among leading thinkers, activists and commentators, as well as the wider public. The findings have now been brought together in this fascinating book.Individual contributors range across the political spectrum but the book also reports the results from a web survey and consultation with groups whose voices are less often heard. The results suggest that while some evils - like poverty - endure as undisputed causes of social harm, more recent sources of social misery, such as an alleged rise in selfish consumerism and a perceived decline in personal responsibility and family commitment, attract controversy.
   
SB10-375 Contemporary Social Evils.
  Utting, David/ 9781847424099/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Which underlying problems pose the greatest threat to British society in the 21st century? A hundred years after its philanthropist founder identified poverty, alcohol, drugs and gambling among the social evils of his time, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation initiated a major consultation among leading thinkers, activists and commentators, as well as the wider public. The findings have now been brought together in this fascinating book.Individual contributors range across the political spectrum but the book also reports the results from a web survey and consultation with groups whose voices are less often heard. The results suggest that while some evils - like poverty - endure as undisputed causes of social harm, more recent sources of social misery, such as an alleged rise in selfish consumerism and a perceived decline in personal responsibility and family commitment, attract controversy.
   
SB10-374 Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care.
  Payne, Malcolm/ 9781847424150/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Contents: Introduction; Social work, end-of-life and palliative care; Death and dying: awareness and uncertainty; Communication at the end of life: truth and hope; Engaging and assessing in end-of-life care; Intervention in end-of-life social work; Grief and bereavement: ideas and intervention; Multi-professional end-of-life care; Ethical and value issues for end-of-life social work; Group and macro interventions.
   
SB10-374 Radical Social Work in Practice: Making a Difference.
  Ferguson, Iain/ 9781861349910/ Price:ĘG 18.99
 
Radical social work is a tradition often identified exclusively with the movement which developed in the UK in the 1970s, yet as this much-needed new textbook demonstrates, the relevance of radical approaches to contemporary social work practice have never been stronger. Challenges to a neoliberal approach to social work have been gaining ground academically, and, to a lesser extent, in practice circles. This book provides a fresh understanding of the radical tradition and shows how it can be developed in contemporary social work. Using case studies to illustrate the type of dilemmas faced by workers in their day-to-day practice, the book sets out the ways in which a radical social work approach can inform constructive responses. The book emphasises the need to understand the diverse lives of service users, encouraging readers to share experience and knowledge and to discuss past and present events, to build confidence in tackling injustice at individual and societal levels. As many social workers are becoming disillusioned and dissatisfied with the profession, this book promotes a practice that is rooted in a commitment to positive change and to social justice that will offer a breath of fresh air to students and practitioners alike.
   
SB10-374 The EU and Social Inclusion: Facing the Challenges.
  Marlier, Eric/ 9781847424198/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Social cohesion is one of the declared objectives of the European Union and, with some 16% of EU citizens at risk of poverty, the need to fight poverty and social exclusion continues as a major challenge. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the EU Social Inclusion Process, the means by which it hopes to meet this objective, and explores the challenges ahead at local, regional, national and EU levels. It sets out concrete proposals for taking the Process forward.The book provides a unique analysis of policy formation and assessment. Setting out the evolution and current state of EU cooperation in social policy, it examines what can be learned about poverty and social exclusion from the EU community agreed indicators. Taking the position of outside, but informed, observers, the authors explore the further development of common indicators, including the implications of Enlargement, and consider the challenges of advancing the Social Inclusion Process - strengthening policy analysis, embedding the Process in domestic policies and making it more effective. Proposing the setting of targets and restructuring of National Action Plans and their implementation, they emphasise the need for widespread "ownership" of the Process at domestic and EU level and for it to demonstrate significant progress in reducing poverty and social exclusion.The book will be invaluable to academics, students and policy-makers at sub-national, national and EU levels as well as to social partners, and to NGOs working towards a more inclusive society.
   
SB10-374 The Future for Older Workers: New Perspectives.
  Loretto, Wendy/ 9781847424181/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
Across the world governments in mature industrial and post-industrial economies are concerned about the ageing population. Dealing directly and exclusively with the issue of older workers, this book brings together up-to-the-minute research findings by many of the leading researchers and writers in the field.The duration and quality of working lives and the timing and circustances of retirement are of growing concern, especially in those cases where employers' demands and imperatives clash with employees' wishes. The contributions in this volume focus upon various measures taken by the state and employers to foster the employment of older workers in Britain, mainland Europe, the US and Japan. The authors address key issues that will influence public policy, exploring what workers over 50 want, the impact of the ageing workforce on employer policies and the implications for governments in promoting and supporting extended working lives.The book is aimed at academics, students, policy makers and other professionals (such as training managers, HR professionals and trade unionists) interested in contemporary issues within social policy, the sociology of ageing, and human resource and diversity management. It wil also be of interest to older workers themselves.
   
SB10-374 Gender Regimes in Transition in Central and Eastern Europe.
  Pascall, Gillian/ 9781847424204/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
The understanding of welfare states has been much enriched by comparative work on welfare regimes and gender. This book uses these debates to illuminate the changing gender regimes in countries of Central and Eastern Europe. It has particular significance as countries in the region make the transition from communism and into a European Union (EU) that has issues of women's employment, work-life balance, and gender equality at the heart of its social policy. The countries of Western Europe have, to varying degrees, been changing from a traditional male breadwinner/female carer model towards that of a duel earner, although in reality most are one-and-a-half, with women's paid work competing with their care work. But what is the trajectory of those countries of Central and Eastern Europe now joining the EU? Transition from communism has challenged those welfare structures that supported women in the labour market. Are these countries re-traditionalising as women's employment reduces, nurseries close and competition puts mothers at a disadvantage? The analysis draws on quantitative comparative data and on rich qualitative data from a new study of mothers in Polish households, illuminating the effects of changing welfare and gender relations from the perspective of those most directly affected - mothers of young children."Gender regimes in transition in Central and Eastern Europe" is an important addition to the literature and is recommended to academics and students interested in the study of gender relations, welfare states, and international and comparative European social policy. The insights gained will also be of value to those engaged in welfare policy and practice.
   
SB10-374 Children, Politics and Communication: Participation at the Margins.
  Thomas, Nigel/ 9781847421845/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
It focuses on the politics of children's communication in two senses: children as political actors and the micro-politics of children's interaction with each other and with adults. It is about how children and young people communicate and engage, how they organise themselves and their lives, and how they deal with conflict in their relationships and the world around them. These are children at the margins - in communities in revolt in rural Mexico, growing up in Chinese families in England, isolated at home with ME, living under occupation in Palestine, negotiating their way through the UK asylum system. But they are not victims; these are children taking charge of their lives - running 'kid's clubs' in Nepal, linking with each other on websites, learning to manage disagreements, defending their national identity. The book is also about adults and how they can interact effectively with children and young people, both on an individual and societal level, in ways that are sensitive to their feelings and empowering and supportive of their attempts to be autonomous. With international contributions from a range of different disciplines, Children, politics and communication is timely and relevant for policy-makers, practitioners and researchers engaging with children and young people.
   
SB10-374 Children, Politics and Communication: Participation at the Margins.
  Thomas, Nigel/ 9781847421838/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
The book is also about adults and how they can interact effectively with children and young people, both on an individual and societal level, in ways that are sensitive to their feelings and empowering and supportive of their attempts to be autonomous. With international contributions from a range of different disciplines, Children, politics and communication is timely and relevant for policy-makers, practitioners and researchers engaging with children and young people.
   
SB10-373 Contemporary Fathering: Theory, Policy and Practice.
  Featherstone, Brid/ 9781861349873/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
This book explores diversity and complexity in fathering through psychoanalysis, sociology and psychology and analyses contemporary developments in social policies and welfare practices. Using a feminist perspective, it highlights the opportunities and dangers in contemporary developments for those wishing to advance gender equity.
   
SB10-373 Understanding Equal Opportunities and Diversity: The Social Differentiations and Intersections of Inequality.
  Bagilhole, Barbara/ 9781861348494/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
This is a seminal time for Equal Opportunities and Diversity (EO&D) in the UK: the three existing Equality Commissions have been amalgamated into the Commission for Equality and Human Rights and a new Single Equality Act is promised. The concepts of EO&D now incorporate gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief and age inequalities. For the future, the problems of separate and relative deprivation, and conflicting experiences and interests, must be tackled, both between and within different categories of disadvantage. These different, complex and sometimes contradictory strands in legislation, policy and practice need to be analysed and understood in order to facilitate genuine social change. This book challenges the official discourse that shapes the debates on EO&D at national, regional and European level. The book will be a key text for students and researchers of EO&D in criminology, social policy, sociology, women's studies, gender studies, public administration, business studies, economics and management and industrial relations, at both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It will also be of interest to EO&D professionals and policy makers in public and private sector organisations.
   
SB10-373 Understanding Equal Opportunities and Diversity: The Social Differentiations and Intersections of Inequality.
  Bagilhole, Barbara/ 9781861348487/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
This book challenges the official discourse that shapes the debates on Equal Opportunities and Diversity (EO&D) at national, regional and European level and will be a key text for students and researchers of EO&D in many fields.
   
SB10-373 Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care.
  Reith, Margaret/ 9781847424143/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
Contents: Introduction; Social work, end-of-life and palliative care; Death and dying: awareness and uncertainty; Communication at the end of life: truth and hope; Engaging and assessing in end-of-life care; Intervention in end-of-life social work; Grief and bereavement: ideas and intervention; Multi-professional end-of-life care; Ethical and value issues for end-of-life social work; Group and macro interventions.
   
SB10-373 Modernising Social Work: Critical Considerations.
  Harris, John/ 9781847420060/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
New Labour's modernisation agenda has produced an avalanche of change that has posed formidable challenges for everyone involved in social work, whether as service users, practitioners or managers. Modernising Social Work provides a radical appraisal of the far-reaching changes in their theoretical, historical and policy contexts.
   
SB10-373 Modernising Social Work: Critical Considerations.
  Harris, John/ 9781847420053/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
New Labour's modernisation agenda has produced an avalanche of change that has posed formidable challenges for everyone involved in social work, whether as service users, practitioners or managers. Modernising Social Work provides a radical appraisal of the far-reaching changes in their theoretical, historical and policy contexts.
   
SB10-372 Towards a More Equal Society?: Poverty, Inequality and Policy Since 1997.
  Hills, John/ 9781847422019/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
As New Labour approaches the end of an unprecedented third term in office, this book asks whether Britain is more equal than it was in 1997. The second volume, updating the highly successful A More Equal Society, provides an independent assessment of the success or otherwise of New Labour's policies. The book is essential reading for academic and student audiences with an interest in contemporary social policy, and for all those seeking an objective account of Labour's achievements in power.
   
SB10-372 Understanding the Policy Process: Analysing Welfare Policy and Practice.
  Hudson, John/ 9781847422675/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
This book explains how and why social policy change occurs. Using core concepts of policy analysis it builds up a fully worked explanation of social policy change that can be applied to any aspect of welfare policy and public and social policy. This second edition of the book updates the bestselling first edition for the post-Blair era with international case studies from numerous countries.
   
SB10-372 Understanding the Finance of Welfare: What Welfare Costs and How to Pay for It.
  Glennerster, Howard/ 9781847421081/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
The second edition of this best-selling textbook assesses in detail the ways in which health care, personal social services, education, housing, pensions and social security are funded in the UK. In each case what happens in the UK is compared with the means used in other countries. The book considers how services are rationed and concludes by asking what future there is for the funding of Western welfare states.
   
SB10-372 Understanding Social Security: Issues for Policy and Practice.
  Millar, Jane/ 9781847421876/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This second edition of the important text, Understanding Social Security, reviews policy developments since 1997, giving readers the information and analytical tools to make sense of policy debates and reforms and to evaluate options for the future. The chapters have been extensively updated since the first edition, with new chapters on social security reform, inequalities and social security, and the new 'welfare market'.
   
SB10-372 Understanding Social Security: Issues for Policy and Practice.
  Millar, Jane/ 9781847421869/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
This second edition of the important text, Understanding Social Security, reviews policy developments since 1997, giving readers the information and analytical tools to make sense of policy debates and reforms and to evaluate options for the future. The chapters have been extensively updated since the first edition, with new chapters on social security reform, inequalities and social security, and the new 'welfare market'.
   
SB10-372 Children Caring for Parents with HIV and AIDS: Global Issues and Policy Responses.
  Evans, Ruth/ 9781847420220/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
The book makes a significant contribution to the growing research evidence on children and youth with caring responsibilities ('young carers') and the impacts of HIV and AIDS on families globally. It examines caring relationships within families affected by HIV and AIDS; the outcomes of caregiving; children's and families' resilience; the factors influencing whether children become involved in care work; and local and global policy responses. The book also provides insight into the perspectives of parents living with HIV and service providers working with families. The book will be of interest to policymakers and practitioners in the field of HIV and AIDS, and to researchers, academics and students concerned with international development; social policy; human geography; childhood and youth studies; social work; health and social care; education; children's services; nursing and palliative care.
   
SB10-372 Children Caring for Parents with HIV and AIDS: Global Issues and Policy Responses.
  Evans, Ruth/ 9781847420213/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
The book makes a significant contribution to the growing research evidence on children with caring responsibilities ('young carers') and the impacts of HIV/AIDS on families globally, focusing on the experiences and perspectives of children that are caring for a parent with HIV in the global North and South.
   
SB10-372 Children, Families and Social Exclusion: New Approaches to Prevention.
  Morris, Kate/ 9781861349668/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Many policy and practice initiatives that aim to prevent social exclusion focus on children and young people. This book seeks to consider new approaches to understanding the complexities of prevention, and how these new understandings can inform policy and practice. The authors use evidence from the National Evaluation of the Children's Fund to illustrate and explore the experiences of children and families who are most marginalised. They consider the historical context of approaches to child welfare, and present a new framework for understanding and developing preventative polices and practice within the context of social exclusion. Preventative initiatives such as the Children's Fund have supported large-scale complex evaluations that have generated rich and important data about strategies for addressing social exclusion and what they can achieve. The findings of this book have direct relevance for all those engaged in developing preventative policy and practice and will therefore be of interest to policy makers, practitioners and students of child welfare and social policy more broadly, in providing a timely discussion of key debates in designing, delivering and commissioning preventative services.
   
SB10-371 Children, Families and Social Exclusion: New Approaches to Prevention.
  Morris, Kate/ 9781861349651/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Many policy and practice initiatives that aim to prevent social exclusion focus on children and young people. This book seeks to consider new approaches to understanding the complexities of prevention, and how these new understandings can inform policy and practice. The authors use evidence from the National Evaluation of the Children's Fund to illustrate and explore the experiences of children and families who are most marginalised. They consider the historical context of approaches to child welfare, and present a new framework for understanding and developing preventative polices and practice within the context of social exclusion. Preventative initiatives such as the Children's Fund have supported large-scale complex evaluations that have generated rich and important data about strategies for addressing social exclusion and what they can achieve. The findings of this book have direct relevance for all those engaged in developing preventative policy and practice and will therefore be of interest to policy makers, practitioners and students of child welfare and social policy more broadly, in providing a timely discussion of key debates in designing, delivering and commissioning preventative services.
   
SB10-367 The Dilemmas of Development Work: Ethical Challenges in Regeneration.
  Hoggett, Paul/ 9781861349729/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book, written by three well-known educators and researchers in the social policy and development field, explores the ways in which front-line professionals, working with communities, identify and address the dilemmas inherent in the current policy context. Drawing upon original material, the authors examine: °P how 'community engagement' workers negotiate the ethical and emotional challenges they face. °P how they work through problems of community representation, deal with issues of race and class at interpersonal and team levels °P how they manage the conflicting roles of local activist and paid worker? °P what role colleagues, management and others play when responding to such challenges? The book reconnects to, and updates, an important tradition in social policy which explores the dilemmas of 'street-level' work by drawing on contemporary political theory, current debates concerning the modernisation of governance and psycho-social perspectives on identity, values and agency. The book combines theory and practice and will appeal both to professional practitioners, policy makers and undergraduates in social and public policy.
   
SB10-367 The Dilemmas of Development Work: Ethical Challenges in Regeneration.
  Hoggett, Paul/ 9781861349712/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
This book, written by three well-known educators and researchers in the social policy and development field, explores the ways in which front-line professionals, working with communities, identify and address the dilemmas inherent in the current policy context. Drawing upon original material, the authors examine: °P how 'community engagement' workers negotiate the ethical and emotional challenges they face. °P how they work through problems of community representation, deal with issues of race and class at interpersonal and team levels °P how they manage the conflicting roles of local activist and paid worker? °P what role colleagues, management and others play when responding to such challenges? The book reconnects to, and updates, an important tradition in social policy which explores the dilemmas of 'street-level' work by drawing on contemporary political theory, current debates concerning the modernisation of governance and psycho-social perspectives on identity, values and agency. The book combines theory and practice and will appeal both to professional practitioners, policy makers and undergraduates in social and public policy.
   
SB10-367 Healthcare in the UK: Understanding Continuity and Change.
  Greener, Ian/ 9781861346087/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This book contends that attempts to reform the NHS can only be understood by reference to both the wider social and political context, and to the organisational and ideational legacies present within the NHS itself. It aims to take students beyond a basic understanding of the historical development of health policy in the UK, to one that demonstrates an appreciation of the interactions between health policy, organisation and society.
   
SB10-366 Healthcare in the UK: Understanding Continuity and Change.
  Greener, Ian/ 9781861346094/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book contends that attempts to reform the NHS can only be understood by reference to both the wider social and political context, and to the organisational and ideational legacies present within the NHS itself. It aims to take students beyond a basic understanding of the historical development of health policy in the UK, to one that demonstrates an appreciation of the interactions between health policy, organisation and society.
   
Unequal Ageing: The Untold Story of Exclusion in Old Age.
  Cann, Paul/ 9781847424112/ Price:ĘG 19.99
 
This powerful book analyses the vital dimensions of money, health, place, quality of life and identity, and demonstrates the gaps of treatment and outcomes between older and younger people, and between different groups of older people. Written by leading experts in the field, it provides strong evidence of the scale of current disadvantage in the UK and suggests actions that could begin to change the picture of unequal ageing.'Unequal ageing' is aimed at all those with a serious interest in the unprecedented challenge of our ageing society. It will be of importance to policy-makers, opinion-formers, and above all to older people themselves.
   
Kids Online: Opportunities and risks for children.
  Livingstone, Sonia/ 9781847424389/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
As the internet and new online technologies are becoming embedded in everyday life, there are increasing questions about their social implications and consequences. Children, young people and their families tend to be at the forefront of new media adoption but they also encounter a range of risky or negative experiences for which they may be unprepared, which are subject to continual change.This book captures the diverse, topical and timely expertise generated by the EU Kids Online project, which brings together 70 researchers in 21 countries across Europe. Each chapter has a distinct pan-European focus resulting in a uniquely comparative approach.
   
Kids Online: Opportunities and risks for children.
  Livingstone, Sonia/ 9781847424396/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
As the internet and new online technologies are becoming embedded in everyday life, there are increasing questions about their social implications and consequences. Children, young people and their families tend to be at the forefront of new media adoption but they also encounter a range of risky or negative experiences for which they may be unprepared, which are subject to continual change.This book captures the diverse, topical and timely expertise generated by the EU Kids Online project, which brings together 70 researchers in 21 countries across Europe. Each chapter has a distinct pan-European focus resulting in a uniquely comparative approach.
   
Religion, Belief and Social Work: Making a Difference.
  Furness, Sheila/ 9781861349811/ Price:ĘG 18.99
 
This book examines how religion and related beliefs have varied impacts on the needs and perceptions of practitioners, service users, and the support networks available to them. The authors argue that social workers need to understand these phenomena, so that they can become more confident in challenging discriminatory and oppressive practices. The centrality of religion and associated beliefs in the lives of many is emphasised, as are their potentially liberating (and potentially negative) impacts. In line with the "Social Work in Practice" series style, the book allows readers to explore issues in depth. It focuses on knowledge transmission, and the encouragement of critical reflection on practice. Each chapter is built around 'real-life' case scenarios using a problem-based learning approach. This book is the first to deal with social work and religion so comprehensively and will therefore be essential reading for social work students, as well as practitioners in a range of areas, social work academics and researchers in the UK and beyond.
   
Religion, Belief and Social Work: Making a Difference.
  Furness, Sheila/ 9781861349828/ Price:ĘG 60.00
 
This book examines how religion and related beliefs have varied impacts on the needs and perceptions of practitioners, service users, and the support networks available to them. The authors argue that social workers need to understand these phenomena, so that they can become more confident in challenging discriminatory and oppressive practices. The centrality of religion and associated beliefs in the lives of many is emphasised, as are their potentially liberating (and potentially negative) impacts. In line with the "Social Work in Practice" series style, the book allows readers to explore issues in depth. It focuses on knowledge transmission, and the encouragement of critical reflection on practice. Each chapter is built around 'real-life' case scenarios using a problem-based learning approach. This book is the first to deal with social work and religion so comprehensively and will therefore be essential reading for social work students, as well as practitioners in a range of areas, social work academics and researchers in the UK and beyond.
   
A Generation of Change, a Lifetime of Difference: Social Policy in Britain Since 1979.
  Evans, Martin/ 9781847423054/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This innovative book addresses the historical development of social and fiscal policies from the late 1970s to the present day by asking what has changed, how these changes have affected the lifecourse and what the potential lifetime impacts of policy change are.This book provides an overview of the development of policy change over the period and uses an innovative and unique lifetime approach "from the cradle to the grave" to put it into perspective.The authors begin by reviewing the political changes and policy story since the 1970s and demonstrate the economic and social changes that have occurred alongside. The book then takes an innovative approach in looking at specific programmes about crucial aspects of the lifecycle - from maternity and childhood, through to adult events and risks before finally looking at retirement, survivorship and death. Finally, profiles of three hypothetical "families" - the Meades, who are median earners, the Moores, high earners and the Lowes who are low paid - are developed for 1979, 1997 and 2008 to provide a comprehensive discussion of policy change and make innovative insights for the future. This is the first book to join up the history of policy direction with an analysis of outcomes over the whole period. It will therefore be ideal for students of social policy and attract a wide readership interested in pensions, children's support and related issues.
   
SB10-442 Fallverstehen und Fallstudien: Interdisziplinare Beitrage zur rekonstruktiven Sozialarbeitsforschung.
  Fischer, Wolfram/ 9783866492073/ Price:EUR 24.90
 
   
SB10-423 Zambia: Social Protection Expenditure and Performance Review and Social Budget.
  International Labour Office/ 9789221212515/ Price:SFR 40.00
 
   
SB10-415 Social Work and Mental Health.
  Golightley, Malcolm/ 9781844451548/ Price:ĘG 16.00
 
This third edition provides a thorough grounding in the key issues in mental health and, by highlighting the skills and values that are necessary for contemporary practice, helps students to develop their knowledge and understanding to enable them to deliver an appropriate and responsive service for people facing mental health challenges. This edition also reflects the recent and important changes to mental health legislation policies and practice including the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 2007 which makes significant amendments to the 1983 MHA, including the introduction of the Approved Mental Health Professional.
   
SB10-415 The Critical Practitioner in Social Work and Health Care.
  Fraser, Sandy/ 9781412948418/ Price:ĘG 32.99
 
   
SB10-414 Supervision und Mediation in der Sozialen Arbeit: Eine Studie zur Klarung von Mitarbeiterkonflikten.
  Iser, Angelika/ 9783871597107/ Price:EUR 38.00
 
   
SB10-414 Lebensalter und Soziale Arbeit, Bd. 6: Altere und alte Menschen.
  Aner, Kirsten/ 9783834004314/ Price:EUR 19.80
 
   
SB10-414 Schlusselwerke der Sozialraumforschung: Traditionslinien in Text und Kontexten.
  Kessl, Fabian/ 9783531151526/ Price:EUR 26.16
 
   
SB10-414 Helfen und Erziehen: Soziale Arbeit im 20. Jahrhundert.
  Muller, C. W./ 9783779920267/ Price:EUR 19.90
 
   
SB10-414 Soziale Arbeit im Kampf um Anerkennung: Professionstheoretische Perspektiven.
  Heite, Catrin/ 9783779912279/ Price:EUR 25.00
 
   
SB10-378 Research Methods for Social Work.(International Student Edition)
  Rubin, Allen/ 9780495501725/ Price:NT$ 1500.00
 
   
SB10-374 Social Work and Multi-Agency Working: Making a Difference.
  Morris, Kate/ 9781861349460/ Price:ĘG 62.99
 
Multi-agency working is a dominant characteristic of emerging policy and practice across the range of social care settings. While this challenging activity places considerable demands at both practice and policy levels, when done well, service users agree it offers enhanced service provision. When delivered ineffectively, it can be frustrating and disempowering. This stimulating introductory text explores the challenges and opportunities for social-work education and practice within the context of multi-agency working. It: °P brings together leading experts from across a range of disciplines, including criminology, mental health, child protection, drugs and alcohol, and education, to give the reader insights into different social care settings; °P includes perspectives of those using services as well as describing the relevant legal and policy context and offering an overview of key research findings; °P contains trigger questions and a recommended resources section within each chapter.
   
SB10-374 The Grim Reaper's Road Map: An Atlas of Mortality in Britain.
  Shaw, Mary/ 9781861348241/ Price:ĘG 85.00
 
An atlas of mortality in Britain based on data from 1981 to 2003, this new study explores causes of death across the UK, including a description of the cause of death, a map and cartogram showing the spatial distribution of that cause, a commentary on the pattern observed and the reason for it.
   
SB10-374 DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood Problems and Community Self-Help.
  Richardson, Liz/ 9781847420855/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
How people can be persuaded to take more control of their own lives continues to be a subject of policy and academic debate, and the contribution of active citizens to improving societal well-being is high across different policy agendas. But the promotion of community self-help raises a wide range of questions - for people working in neighbourhoods, for policy makers, for politicians, and for residents themselves - about how we promote engagement, what would motivate people to become active, and more fundamentally about the ongoing relevance and value of community activity. DIY Community Action offers thought-provoking answers to these questions, based on detailed real-life evidence from over 100 community groups, each trying to combat neighbourhood problems. It presents a lively challenge to the existing thinking on contested debates, and proposes ways forward for community building. This timely publication is an engaging resource for policy makers, practitioners, academics, students and general readers interested in exploring community engagement and active citizenship. Its insightful analysis will be of interest to students of social policy, sociology, community work, housing and regeneration, local government studies and public policy.
   
SB10-374 Families in Transition: Social Change, Family Formation and Kin Relationships.
  Charles, Nickie/ 9781861347886/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
This book analyses the specific ways in which family lives have changed and how they have been affected by the major structural and cultural changes of the second half of the twentieth century.
   
SB10-374 Families in Transition: Social Change, Family Formation and Kin Relationships.
  Charles, Nickie/ 9781861347893/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book addresses the complexity of family change. It draws on evidence from two linked studies, one carried out in the 1960s and the other in the early years of the 21st century, to analyse the specific ways in which family lives have changed and how they have been affected by the major structural and cultural changes of the second half of the twentieth century. The book shows that, while there has undeniably been change, there is a surprising degree of continuity in family practices. It casts doubt on claims that families have been subject to a process of dramatic change and provides an alternative account which is based on careful analysis of empirical data.
   
SB10-374 Private and Confidential?: Handling Personal Information in Social and Health Services.
  Clark, Chris/ 9781861349064/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book examines key philosophical, ethical and legal issues in the area of privacy and confidentiality and explores their implications for policy and practice. ,Offering a range of analytical frameworks the book focuses on different practice areas, including health and social care, children's services and criminal justice. The contributors from disciplines including law, philosophy, anthropology and the personal service professions bring their direct personal experience of working to create new systems and practices in a turbulent policy environment. The book provides a synoptic multi-disciplinary view of this increasingly challenging area where technological development, civil liberties, surveillance, health and welfare become inexorably intertwined. The book will be of key interest to professionals, managers, policy makers and academics in the health and personal social services. Students of social work, probation, medicine, nursing and professions allied to medicine will find a common multidisciplinary framework for their respective professional concerns to protect the interests and promote the wellbeing of clients, their families and the wider community.
   
SB10-365 The Grim Reaper's Road Map: An Atlas of Mortality in Britain.
  Shaw, Mary/ 9781861348234/ Price:ĘG 40.00
 
An atlas of mortality in Britain based on data from 1981 to 2003, this new study explores causes of death across the UK, including a description of the cause of death, a map and cartogram showing the spatial distribution of that cause, a commentary on the pattern observed and the reason for it.
   
SB10-364 Renewing Neighbourhoods: Work, Enterprise and Governance.
  Syrett, Stephen/ 9781861348623/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book directly addresses the economic development issues central to neighbourhood renewal, drawing on the authors' original research and wide-ranging analysis of recent academic theory and policy practice. Their critical examination of the economic problems of deprived areas, and the range of employment and enterprise-related policy initiatives and governance arrangements that have attempted to address them, offers informed insights into what does and what does not work. Through its topical focus on issues of work and enterprise in deprived neighbourhoods, Renewing neighbourhoods goes to the heart of much current policy practice that seeks to combine concerns of economic competitiveness with those of social exclusion. It will be essential reading for academics, practitioners and policy makers working in the fields of urban regeneration, neighbourhood renewal and local and regional economic development. It will also be a key text for students of urban studies, planning, social policy, human geography and related discipline
   
SB10-364 Renewing Neighbourhoods: Work, Enterprise and Governance.
  Syrett, Stephen/ 9781861348616/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This book directly addresses the economic development issues central to neighbourhood renewal, drawing on the authors' original research and wide-ranging analysis of recent academic theory and policy practice. Their critical examination of the economic problems of deprived areas, and the range of employment and enterprise-related policy initiatives and governance arrangements that have attempted to address them, offers informed insights into what does and what does not work. Through its topical focus on issues of work and enterprise in deprived neighbourhoods, Renewing neighbourhoods goes to the heart of much current policy practice that seeks to combine concerns of economic competitiveness with those of social exclusion. It will be essential reading for academics, practitioners and policy makers working in the fields of urban regeneration, neighbourhood renewal and local and regional economic development. It will also be a key text for students of urban studies, planning, social policy, human geography and related discipline
   
SB10-363 Making Spaces for Community Development.
  Pitchford, Michael/ 9781847422590/ Price:ĘG 18.99
 
Making spaces for community development offers an account of the key changes to the context and practice of community development since the 1970s, told through the experiences and insights of a group of highly experienced practitioners.
   
SB10-363 Calculating a Fair Market Price for Care: A Toolkit for Residential and Nursing Homes.
  Laing, William/ 9781847423153/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
This new and updated third edition of the best-selling Calculating a fair price for care estimates the potential cost to the public sector of paying fair market fees to a fully modernised care home sector.
   
SB10-363 Ageing in a Consumer Society: From Passive to Active Consumption in Britain.
  Gilleard, Chris/ 9781861348821/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This book provides a unique critical perspective on the changing nature of later life by examining the engagement of older people with consumer society in Britain since the 1960s.
   
SB10-363 Ageing in a Consumer Society: From Passive to Active Consumption in Britain.
  Gilleard, Chris/ 9781861348838/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
This book provides a unique critical perspective on the changing nature of later life by examining the engagement of older people with consumer society in Britain since the 1960s.
   
SB10-363 Welfare and Well-Being: Social Value in Public Policy.
  Jordan, Bill/ 9781847420817/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
In this original book Bill Jordan presents a new analysis of well-being in terms of its social value, and outlines ways in which this could be incorporated into public policy decisions.
   
SB10-363 Welfare and Well-Being: Social Value in Public Policy.
  Jordan, Bill/ 9781847420800/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
In this original book Bill Jordan presents a new analysis of well-being in terms of its social value, and outlines ways in which this could be incorporated into public policy decisions.
   
SB10-363 Modernising the Welfare state: The Blair Legacy.
  Powell, Martin/ 9781847420404/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book, the third in Martin Powell's New Labour trilogy, analyses the legacy of Tony Blair's government for social policy, focusing on the extent to which it has changed the UK welfare state.
   
SB10-363 Modernising the Welfare State: The Blair Legacy.
  Powell, Martin/ 9781847420398/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
This book, the third in Martin Powell's New Labour trilogy, analyses the legacy of Tony Blair's government for social policy, focusing on the extent to which it has changed the UK welfare state.
   
SB10-363 New Labour's Countryside: Rural Policy in Britain Since 1997.
  Woods, Mike/ 9781861349323/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
This book critically reviews and analyses the development and implementation of New Labour's rural policies since 1997. It explores the factors shaping the evolution and form of New Labour's rural agenda, and assesses the impact of specific policies. Contributions examine discursive restructuring of the rural policy agenda, the institutional reforms and effects of devolution, the key political debates and challenges around hunting, agricultural reform, Foot and Mouth, housing development and the 'right to roam', and review policy developments with respect to crime, social exclusion and employment in the countryside, rural community governance and national parks. New Labour's Countryside will be of interest to students of contemporary British politics and of rural studies, and to anyone involved in the government and politics of the countryside.
   
SB10-363 Social Work, Politics and Society: From Radicalism to Orthodoxy.
  McLaughlin, Kenneth/ 9781847420459/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This original and stimulating book examines contemporary issues in social work, particularly exploring the politicisation of the profession from the 1970s onwards. Detailing the wider social and political influences on the development of social work, the book argues that underlying much social theory and practice is a pessimistic and degraded view of humanity. The author discusses different areas of social work in relation to this diminished view of the human subject, exploring the rise of the concept of abuse, the focus on individual vulnerability and the fear of the other, as well as the threat to civil liberties and privacy that has influenced changes in mental health legislation and the introduction of the Social Care Register. The book highlights the need for a new approach to social work that has a more optimistic view of both individuals and society, and of their capacity to overcome problems. It is essential reading for students of sociology, politics and social work and for those involved in social policy and social care practice.
   
SB10-363 Understanding Global Social Policy.
  Yeates, Nicola/ 9781861349446/ Price:ĘG 60.00
 
As a field of study, global social policy has grown in strength and remit over the last decade and offers a fresh set of perspectives on contemporary debates within social policy. This book is the first student-aimed textbook that comprehensively engages with this field of study, examining the key theoretical and policy debates and issues. Written by an international team of leading social policy analysts, it examines the impact of the prefix 'global' on the ways in which social policy as a field of study is constructed and explores how the globalising strategies of state and non-state actors intersect with social policy concerns, evaluating their impacts upon social welfare. Features ? emphasises the role of supra-national organisations and international actors in social policy formation ? highlights the 'bottom-up' transnational pressures and forces in the formation of global social policy as well as 'top-down' ones associated with intergovernmental fora and organisations. ? historicises current developments and debates in global social policy ? focuses on policy processes, content and impacts Designed with the needs of students in mind the book includes useful chapter summaries, illustrative boxes and diagrams, and pointers to relevant websites and other sources of further information that will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students in social policy, sociology, health studies and development studies. Understanding welfare: Social issues, policy and practice series
   
SB10-363 Social Work: Making a Difference.
  Cree, Vivien/ 9781861347794/ Price:ĘG 62.99
 
This major new text addresses the new agenda and explores what social work is in the 21st Century. Structured around the framework of the National Occupational Standards for social work - and using terminology and concepts contained within them - the book examines how social work can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities and argues that to really make a difference it is necessary to think outside the box. Features and benefits include: °P Provides all social work students with an introductory social work textbook for the 21st century °P Main chapters follow the six National Occupational Standards for social work °P Each chapter uses a problem-based learning approach, beginning with a 'real-life' case scenario from social work practice and drawing on messages from theory and research °P Includes a range of student friendly features including glossaries, summaries, questions, exercises, further reading and links to other resources °P Written by leading authors in their field and evaluated in detail by distinguished editorial panel Demonstrating social work's potential to be transformative, this new book provides the perfect introductory text for a new generation of social workers.
   
SB10-363 Rural Ageing: A Good Place to Grow Old?
  Keating, Norah/ 9781861349026/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
This important book addresses a growing international interest in 'age-friendly' communities. It brings together some of the best international scholars working on issues of how people and places influence experiences of ageing, to examine the conflicting stereotypes of rural communities as either idyllic and supportive or isolated and bereft of services. Throughout the book they ask the question, 'good places for whom'? The book extends our understanding of the intersections of rural people and places across the adult lifecourse. Taking a critical human ecology perspective, authors trace lifecourse changes in community and voluntary engagement and in the availability of social support. They highlight diversity among older adults in social inclusion and in the types of services that are essential to their well being. For the first time, detailed information is provided on characteristics of rural communities that make them supportive to different groups of older adults. Comparisons between the UK and North America highlight similarities in how landscapes create rural identities and highlight fundamental differences in how climate, distance and rural culture shape the everyday lives of older adults.
   
SB10-363 Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: Policies and Prospects.
  Ridge, Tess/ 9781861349156/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
At a time when the divide between the wealthy and the disadvantaged is widening, this major new textbook provides students with a critical understanding of poverty and social exclusion in relation to wealth, rather than as separate from it. Raising fundamental questions about the organisation of society, social structures and relationships and social justice, the book is split into four main sections exploring key concepts and issues; 'people and place' (poverty and wealth across different groups and situations); the role of the state; and prospects for the future. Features: °P the only textbook to focus on the links between wealth and poverty °P an edited collection of chapters specially written by a distinguished panel of contributors including Pete Alcock, Daniel Dorling, Mary Shaw, Gill Scott and Jay Ginn. °P designed with the needs of students in mind and includes useful chapter summaries, illustrative boxes and diagrams, and pointers to relevant websites and other sources of further information. It will be an essential textbook for level 1/2 undergraduate students studying social policy either as a main subject or as part of their course. It would be a core text for level 3/4 specialist modules in this field. Understanding welfare: Social issues, policy and practice series Series Editor: Saul Becker, University of Nottingham. This bestselling series presents topical and innovative approaches to understanding social issues, policies and welfare delivery from leading experts. Accessible and student friendly, each includes chapter-specific summaries, questions for discussion, illustrative boxes and diagrams to help understanding and full bibliographies. Each book is Social Policy Subject Benchmark compliant, and with an attractive series design this collection builds into a library of essential reading for students. For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.
   
SB10-361 Private and Confidential?: Handling Personal Information in the Social and Health Services.
  Clark, Chris/ 9781861349057/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This book examines key philosophical, ethical, legal and professional practice issues in the area of privacy and confidentiality and explores their implications for policy and practice.
   
SB10-361 Europe Enlarged: A Handbook of Education, Labour and Welfare Regimes in Central and Eastern Europe.
  Kogan, Irena/ 9781847420640/ Price:ĘG 82.99
 
The expansion of the European Union has put an end to the east-west division of Europe. At the same time it has increased the cultural heterogeneity, social disparities and economic imbalances within the EU - exemplified in the lower living standards and higher unemployment rates in some of the new member states. This important new reference work describes the educational systems, labour markets and welfare production regimes in the ten new Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries. In three comparative chapters, discussing each of these domains in turn, the editors provide a set of theory-driven, comprehensive and informative indicators that allow comparisons and rankings within the new EU member states. Then follow ten country-specific chapters - each written by experts from those countries - on: Hungary, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, the Slovac Republic, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. These chapters provide detailed information on each country's educational and training systems, labour market structure and regulations, and its provision of formal and informal welfare support. An important component of each country chapter is the explanation of the historical background, and the specific national conditions for the institutional choices in the transitional years. The handbook provides policy-makers with the tools to assess the institutional changes in CEE countries, and scholars with ways to apply the proposed indicators to their analytic research. It will be a vital resource that no major research library should be without.
   
SB10-361 Social Work, Politics and Society: From Radicalism to Orthodoxy.
  McLaughlin, Kenneth/ 9781847420442/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This original and stimulating book examines contemporary issues in social work, particularly exploring the politicisation of the profession from the 1970s onwards. Detailing the wider social and political influences on the development of social work, the book argues that underlying much social theory and practice is a pessimistic and degraded view of humanity. The author discusses different areas of social work in relation to this diminished view of the human subject, exploring the rise of the concept of abuse, the focus on individual vulnerability and the fear of the other, as well as the threat to civil liberties and privacy that has influenced changes in mental health legislation and the introduction of the Social Care Register. The book highlights the need for a new approach to social work that has a more optimistic view of both individuals and society, and of their capacity to overcome problems. It is essential reading for students of sociology, politics and social work and for those involved in social policy and social care practice.
   
SB10-360 Social Justice and Public Policy: Seeking Fairness in Diverse Societies.
  Burchardt, Tania/ 9781861349330/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Social justice is a contested term, incorporated into the language of widely differing political positions. Those on the left argue that it requires intervention from the state to ensure equality, at least of opportunity; those on the right believe that it can be underpinned by the economics of the market place with little or no state intervention. To date, political philosophers have made relatively few serious attempts to explain how a theory of social justice translates into public policy. This important book, drawing on international experience and a distinguished panel of political philosophers and social scientists, addresses what the meaning of social justice is, and how it translates into the everyday concerns of public and social policy, in the context of both multiculturalism and globalisation.
   
SB10-360 Social Policy Review 20: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2008.
  Maltby, Tony/ 9781847420763/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Social Policy Review provides students, academics and all those interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. Contributions reflect key themes in the UK and internationally. The first part of the collection focuses on developments and change in core UK social policy areas. Part two provides in-depth analyses of topical issues from both UK and international perspectives, while this year's themed section examines 'Gender and policy'.
   
SB10-360 The Activation Dilemma: Reconciling the Fairness and Effectiveness of Minimum Income Schemes in Europe.
  Moreira, Amilcar/ 9781847420466/ Price:ĘG 77.99
 
The activation of social welfare recipients has been, and still is, a central issue in the development of social and employment policies in Europe. This ambitious book explores the employment effectiveness of Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) schemes, and provides the first comprehensive examination of its dependency on how the rights and obligations of the recipients are defined. The book argues that the right to a minimum income can only be adequately justified with reference to the individual's Right to Personal Development. Combining political theory and policy analysis, the author draws on evidence from eight different European countries to illustrate how it is possible to combine higher levels of employment effectiveness with the respect for recipients' Right to Personal Development. Exploring the balance between fairness and effectiveness in the activation of GMI recipients and acknowledging that individuals have both rights and obligations, this book will provide a useful reference tool to students, researchers and policy-makers with an interest in the work versus welfare nexus.
   
SB10-360 Applied Ethics and Social Problems: Moral Questions of Birth, Society and Death.
  Fitzpatrick, Tony/ 9781861348593/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Applied ethics and social problems presents introductions to the three most influential moral philosophies and relates these to some of the most urgent questions in contemporary public debates about the future of welfare services.
   
SB10-359 Rural Ageing: A Good Place to Grow Old?
  Keating, Norah/ 9781861349019/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This important book addresses a growing international interest in 'age-friendly' communities. It brings together some of the best international scholars working on issues of how people and places influence experiences of ageing, to examine the conflicting stereotypes of rural communities as either idyllic and supportive or isolated and bereft of services. Throughout the book they ask the question, 'good places for whom'? The book extends our understanding of the intersections of rural people and places across the adult lifecourse. Taking a critical human ecology perspective, authors trace lifecourse changes in community and voluntary engagement and in the availability of social support. They highlight diversity among older adults in social inclusion and in the types of services that are essential to their well being. For the first time, detailed information is provided on characteristics of rural communities that make them supportive to different groups of older adults. Comparisons between the UK and North America highlight similarities in how landscapes create rural identities and highlight fundamental differences in how climate, distance and rural culture shape the everyday lives of older adults.
   
SB10-358 Rethinking Professional Governance: International Directions in Healthcare.
  Kuhlmann, Ellen/ 9781861349569/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This original and innovative book opens up new perspectives in health policy debate, examining the emerging international trends in the governance of health professions and the significance of national contexts for the changing health workforce. In bringing together research from a wide range of continental European countries as well as the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, the contributors highlight different arenas of governance, as well as the various players involved in the policy process. They expand the public debate on professional governance - hitherto mainly limited to medical self-regulation - to encompass a broad span of health care providers, from nurses and midwives to alternative therapists and health support workers. The book provides new data and geopolitical perspectives in the debate over how to govern health care. It helps to better understand both the enabling conditions for, and the barriers to, making professionals more accountable to the interests of a changing public. This book will be a valuable resource for students at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, particularly for health programmes, sociology of professions and comparative health policy, but also for academics, researchers and managers working in health care.
   
SB10-358 Social Work and Multi-Agency Working: Making a Difference.
  Morris, Kate/ 9781861349453/ Price:ĘG 18.99
 
The book is unique in drawing together contributors from a range of different disciplines to consider the issues and challenges involved for social work practice in multi agency working.
   
SB10-358 Social Work: Making a Difference.
  Cree, Vivien/ 9781861347787/ Price:ĘG 18.99
 
This book explores what social work is. Structured around the framework of the National Occupational Standards for social work - and using terminology and concepts contained within them - the book examines how social work can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities, and argues that to really make a difference it is necessary to think outside the box.
   
SB10-357 DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood Problems and Community Self-Help.
  Richardson, Liz/ 9781847420848/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
This book presents a lively challenge to the existing thinking on community development, and proposes ways forward for community building.
   
SB10-357 Poverty, Policy and the State: The Changing Face of Social Security.
  O'Brien, Mike/ 9781861347992/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
The book argues that the policy initiatives have altered the nature of social security and in doing so have significantly transformed the nature of social citizenship. The author brings the New Zealand data together in a way that has not been done previously and provides the reader with both a detailed discussion of the work on poverty and living standards in New Zealand and the political and economic context within which social security changes have occurred. Linking the discussion to international changes in social security and to the international literature on poverty and inequality, the author demonstrates the important implications the New Zealand directions have for the development of social security internationally. The book will be of considerable interest for all those interested in international reshaping of state support for the poorest and most vulnerable and its development in a neoliberal and Third Way.
   
SB10-356 Gender Equality and Welfare Politics in Scandinavia: The Limits of Political Ambition?
  Melby, Kari/ 9781847420664/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
The book focuses on three Scandinavian countries - Denmark, Norway and Sweden - and explores the policy reforms that have occurred relating to family and care. Beginning with the radical marriage reform carried through in all the three countries in the early decades of the 20th century, the book progresses to explore contemporary challenges to the traditional model of equality, including equal rights for fathers, multiculturalism and a critical young generation. The book focuses on differences as well as similarities between the countries and discusses the relevance of talking about a Nordic model. Stressing the importance of viewing the concept of equality in its historical context, the book critically investigates and discusses the Scandinavian 'success story' portrayed in normative political theory and presents an historical analysis of the development of gendered citizenship rights. It will be a valuable collection for researchers, lecturers and graduate students who work with historical and contemporary studies on welfare state and gender models from different disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspectives
   
SB10-355 Social Policy in China: Development and Well-Being.
  Chan, Chak K./ 9781861348814/ Price:ĘG 65.00
 
This much-needed new textbook introduces readers to the development of China's welfare polices since its conception of an open-door policy of 1978. Setting out basic concepts and issues, including key terms and the process of policy making, it overcomes a major barrier to understanding Chinese social policy: notably, that concepts and terms in use in China are significantly different from those current in other parts of the world. The book explores in detail the five key policy areas of employment, social security, health, education and housing. Each is examined using a human well-being evaluative framework covering physical and psychological well-being, social integration, fulfilment of caring duties, human learning and development, self-determination, equal value and just polity. This enables the authors to provide not only factual information on policies but also an in-depth understanding of the impact of welfare changes on the quality of life of Chinese people over the past three decades. A major strength of the book lies in its use of primary Chinese-language sources, including relevant white papers, central and local governments' policy documents, academic research studies and newspapers for each policy area. There are very few books in English on social policy in China, and this book will be welcomed not only by academic teaching staff and students of Chinese and East Asian social policy but also by their counterparts in comparative social policy studies in the West.
   
SB10-355 Social Policy in China: Development and Well-Being.
  Chan, Chak K./ 9781861348807/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
The book explores in detail the five key policy areas of employment, social security, health, education and housing. Each is examined using a human well-being evaluative framework covering physical and psychological well-being, social integration, fulfilment of caring duties, human learning and development, self-determination, equal value and just polity. This enables the authors to provide not only factual information on policies but also an in-depth understanding of the impact of welfare changes on the quality of life of Chinese people over the past three decades. A major strength of the book lies in its use of primary Chinese-language sources, including relevant white papers, central and local governments' policy documents, academic research studies and newspapers for each policy area. There are very few books in English on social policy in China, and this book will be welcomed not only by academic teaching staff and students of Chinese and East Asian social policy but also by their counterparts in comparative social policy studies in the West.
   
SB10-354 Well-Being: In Search of a Good Life?
  Searle, Beverley A./ 9781861348876/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Drawing on nine years of panel data, the book examines demographic, social, spatial, health, domain satisfaction and socio-economic circumstances in a rich and complex longitudinal study, providing previously unknown information on factors associated with improved and sustained high well-being. It shows that subjective assessments of our circumstances are more important to well-being than our objective conditions and suggests that high well-being may be the key to improvements in people's subjective experience of a wide range of adverse (and other) life events. It also highlights that high levels of well-being are more likely to be associated with our social relationships and health status than with income or personal status, and that affluence is no guarantee to high subjective well-being and indeed may have negative consequences. The 21st Century is seeing the emergence of a positive science, with a new focus on subjective well-being. This research adds new knowledge to the issues and debates which support the move towards a better understanding of the factors which promote subjective well-being. Such findings will be important to the international academic field as well as the national political arena where improving national well-being has become a part of the government's agenda.
   
SB10-354 A Deafening Silence: Hidden Violence Against Women and Children.
  Romito, Patrizia/ 9781861349620/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
This book is born of a contradiction: on the one hand, there has been a genuine advance in the awareness of male violence and actions to oppose it. On the other, male violence against women persists. So too does its denial, and the counter-attack against those who seek to expose it.
   
SB10-354 A Deafening Silence: Hidden Violence Against Women and Children.
  Romito, Patrizia/ 9781861349613/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
This book is born of a contradiction: on the one hand, there has been a genuine advance in the awareness of male violence and actions to oppose it. On the other, male violence against women persists. So too does its denial, and the counter-attack against those who seek to expose it.
   
Islam and Social Work: Transforming Values into Professional Practice.
  Crabtree, Sara A./ 9781861349484/ Price:ĘG 60.00
 
Traditionally, equality and diversity issues have been addressed through the lens of race/ethnicity, and the faith identities of minority ethnic communities have been largely bypassed. But, particularly post 9/11, there is a need for policies and services that are sensitive to faith in general, and Islam in particular. Encouraging greater cultural competence, this unique book enables social work practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of how Islamic principles inform and influence the lives of Muslim populations and illustrates how this can be translated into professional practice.
   
SB10-414 Soziale Arbeit zwischen Umverteilung und Anerkennung: Der Umgang mit Differenz in der sozialpadagogischen Theorie und Praxis.
  Lamp, Fabian/ 9783899426625/ Price:EUR 25.80
 
   
SB10-374 Gendering Citizenship in Western Europe: New Challenges for Citizenship Research in a Cross-National Context.
  Lister, Ruth/ 9781861346933/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
This cross-national study explores a key concept in contemporary European political, policy and academic debates and demonstrates the value of a multi-level conceptualisation of citizenship.
   
SB10-357 From Transmitted Deprivation to Social Exclusion: Policy, Poverty, and Parenting.
  Welshman, John/ 9781861348357/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
The book explores the content and background to Sir Keith Joseph's famous 'cycle of deprivation' speech in 1972, examining his own personality and family background, his concern with 'problem families', and the wider policy context of the early 1970s. Tracing the direction taken by the DHSS-SSRC Research Programme on Transmitted Deprivation, it seeks to understand why the Programme was set up, and why it took the direction it did. With this background, the book explores New Labour's approach to child poverty, initiatives such as Sure Start, the influence of research on inter-generational continuities, and its new stance on social exclusion. The author argues that, while earlier writers have acknowledged the intellectual debt that New Labour owes to Joseph, and noted similarities between current policy approaches to child poverty and earlier debates, the Government's most recent attempts to tackle social exclusion mean that these continuities are now more striking than ever before.
   
SB10-357 Poverty, Wealth and Place in Britain, 1968 to 2005.
  Dorling, Daniel/ 9781861349958/ Price:ĘG 17.99
 
This is the first detailed study of the recent geographical distribution of poverty and wealth in Britain. It presents the most comprehensive estimates of the changing levels of poverty and wealth from the late 1960s.
   
SB10-357 Support for Living?: The Impact of the Supporting People Programme on Housing and Support for People with Learning Disabilities.
  Fyson, Rachel/ 9781847420428/ Price:ĘG 15.99
 
This report provides a critical analysis of the impact the Supporting People programme has had on housing and support for people with learning disabilities. It explores not only outcomes for service users, but also the implications of these for provider organisations and commissioners of social care.
   
SB10-357 The Use and Impact of Dispersal Orders: Sticking Plasters and Wake-Up Calls.
  Crawford, Adam/ 9781847420787/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
The report draws on extensive sources of data, including interviews with policy-makers and practitioners involved in implementing schemes across the UK; two detailed city-wide reviews; and two in-depth case studies. It explores the manner in which dispersal orders were experienced and interpreted by local adults and youths and considers their implications for local social relations. The authors assess the balance between enforcement and preventive approaches to local problems and the growing salience of public perceptions in policing. They also provide important insights into local best practice and implications for future policy development. This report will be a vital resource for all those interested in developing strategies to enhance community safety or keen to understand the impact of policing reforms. It will be particularly relevant to researchers and students of policing, policy-makers, police, community safety officers, anti-social behaviour practitioners, and those working with young people.
   
SB10-356 Critical Community Practice.
  Butcher, Hugh/ 9781861347923/ Price:ĘG 65.00
 
This book provides a challenging approach to understanding community practice.It offers a much-needed theoretical perspective, setting out an analysis of power and empowerment and exploring new ways of understanding active citizenship.
   
SB10-351 Zero Tolerance Policing.
  Punch, Maurice/ 9781847420558/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
   
SB10-351 Making Social Policy Work.
  Hills, John/ 9781861349576/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
Social policy is now central to political debate in Britain. What has been achieved by efforts to improve services and reduce poverty? What is needed to deliver more effective and popular services to all and increase social justice? These are some of the questions discussed in this collection of essays by a distinguished panel of leading social policy academics.
   
SB10-351 Making Social Policy Work.
  Hills, John/ 9781861349583/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Social policy is now central to political debate in Britain. What has been achieved by efforts to improve services and reduce poverty? What is needed to deliver more effective and popular services to all and increase social justice? These are some of the questions discussed in this collection of essays by a distinguished panel of leading social policy academics.
   
SB10-351 The Europeanisation of Social Protection.
  Kvist, Jon/ 9781847420206/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book challenges the common view that social protection is exclusively a national concern with EU social policy fragmented and merely symbolic. Through eleven country studies, the book reveals that EU-level developments increasingly interact with social protection in all countries - a remarkable transformation from ten years ago. Using the same thematic framework, the book systematically compares how Europeanisation of social protection differs across countries chosen to reflect increasing EU diversity. For each country, specialists in social protection evaluate the form and extent of Europeanisation, comparing national strategies with the European social model. They examine recent reforms and responses to EU initiatives, including the Lisbon strategy and the open method of coordination, the extension of the internal market to services, the Economic and Monetary Union and EU enlargement. Differences in Europeanisation reflect not only different political legacies but also different adjustment pressures in terms of national welfare regime and degree of competitiveness. Europeanisation of social protection brings together both new evidence and new perspectives, making it essential reading for everyone interested in the changing patterns of social policy in Europe.
   
SB10-351 The Europeanisation of Social Protection.
  Kvist, Jon/ 9781847420190/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
Through eleven country studies, this book challenges the common view that social protection is exclusively a national concern with EU social policy fragmented and merely symbolic.
   
SB10-351 Long-Term Ill-Health, Poverty and Ethnicity.
  Salway, Sarah/ 9781861349934/ Price:ĘG 17.99
 
Chronic ill-health is now recognised as a major public health and social welfare issue, with significant new policy initiatives in recent months. This report presents findings from a detailed new investigation into the experiences of individuals living with long-term ill-health and their families. New in-depth qualitative material is combined with secondary analyses of national datasets to examine the ways in which long-term ill-health impacts upon different dimensions of poverty.
   
SB10-351 New Labour/Hard Labour?: Restructuring and Resistance Inside the Welfare Industry.
  Mooney, Gerry/ 9781861348333/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
This book provides the first critically informed discussion of work and workers in the UK welfare sector under New Labour. It examines the changing nature of work and explores the context of industrial relations across the welfare industry.
   
SB10-351 Critical Perspectives on Ageing Societies.
  Bernard, Miriam/ 9781861348906/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This important new book brings together some of the best known international scholars working within a critical gerontology perspective to review and update our understanding of how the field has developed over the last twenty-five years and provide a challenging assessment of the complex practical and ethical issues facing older people, and those who conduct research on ageing, in the 21st century.
   
SB10-351 Challenging Health Inequalities: From Acheson to 'Choosing Health'.
  Dowler, Elizabeth/ 9781861348999/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
This book offers a unique multi-disciplinary perspective on tackling health inequalities in a rich country, examining the New Labour policy agenda for tackling health inequalities and its inherent challenges.
   
SB10-351 Community Health and Well-Being: Action Research on Health Inequalities.
  Cropper, Steve/ 9781861348180/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
This book argues that the traditional government approach of exhorting individuals to live healthier lifestyles is not enough - action to promote public health needs to take place not just through public agencies, but also by engaging community assets and resources in their broadest sense.
   
SB10-351 The Handbook of Inequality and Socioeconomic Position: Concepts and Measures.
  Shaw, Mary/ 9781861347664/ Price:ĘG 22.99
 
This handbook is the definitive resource for anyone wishing to quickly look up and understand key concepts and measurments relating to socioeconomic position and inequalities.
   
SB10-351 Negotiating Death in Contemporary Health and Social Care.
  Holloway, Margaret/ 9781861347220/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
This book brings together perspectives from social science, health-care and pastoral theology, looking at the way death is handled in contemporary society and the sensitive ethical and practical dilemmas facing nurses, social workers, doctors and chaplains.
   
SB10-351 The Future for Older Workers: New Perspectives.
  Loretto, Wendy/ 9781861348968/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
Dealing directly and exclusively with the issue of older workers, this book brings together up-to-the minute research findings by many of the leading researchers and writers in the field exploring key issues that will influence public policy in the UK and beyond .
   
SB10-351 City Survivors: Bringing up Children in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods.
  Power, Anne/ 9781847420503/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
City Survivors is based on yearly visits over seven years to two hundred families living in four highly disadvantaged city neighbourhoods, two in East London and two in Northern inner and outer city areas. Twenty four families, six from each area, explain over time from the inside, how neighbourhoods in and of themselves directly affect family survival. These twenty four stories convey powerful messages from parents about the problems they want tackled, and the things that would help them. The main themes explored in the book are neighbourhood, community, family, parenting, incomes and locals, the need for civic intervention. The book offers original and in-depth, qualitative evidence in a readable and accessible form that will be invaluable to policy-makers, practitioners, university students, academics and general readers interested in the future of families in cities.
   
SB10-351 City Survivors: Bringing Up children in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods.
  Power, Anne/ 9781847420497/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
This book provides a unique insider view on the impact of neighbourhood conditions on family life and explores the prospects for families from the point of view of equality, integration, schools, work, community, regeneration and public services.
   
SB10-351 Critical Community Practice.
  Butcher, Hugh/ 9781861347916/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
This book provides a challenging approach to understanding community practice.It offers a much-needed theoretical perspective, setting out an analysis of power and empowerment and exploring new ways of understanding active citizenship.
   
SB10-351 Care, Communities and Citizenship: Research and Practice in a Changing Policy Context.
  Balloch, Susan/ 9781861348708/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
The book is aimed at a wide range of readers including: academics, principally lecturers and researchers in social policy, social work and health; undergraduate and postgraduate students; practitioners, including community development workers, social workers, public health workers, mental health staff, practitioners and volunteers working in neighbourhood renewal, community development and social inclusion initiatives; policy makers in central and local government. It opens up discussions relevant for the next decade and beyond.
   
SB10-351 Care, Citizenship and Communities: Research and Practice in a Changing Policy Context.
  Balloch, Susan/ 9781861348715/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
The book is aimed at a wide range of readers including: academics, principally lecturers and researchers in social policy, social work and health; undergraduate and postgraduate students; practitioners, including community development workers, social workers, public health workers, mental health staff, practitioners and volunteers working in neighbourhood renewal, community development and social inclusion initiatives; policy makers in central and local government. It opens up discussions relevant for the next decade and beyond.
   
SB10-344 Securing an Urban Renaissance: Crime, Community and British Urban Policy.
  Atkinson, Rowland/ 9781861348159/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
This collection adds weight to an emerging argument that suggests that policies in place to make cities better places are inextricably linked to an attempt to civilize, pacify and regulate crime and disorder in urban areas. It provides focused discussions from a range of scholars who examine policy connections that can be traced between social, urban and crime policy and the wider processes of regeneration in British towns and cities.
   
SB10-344 Securing an Urban Renaissance: Crime, Community, and British Urban Policy.
  Atkinson, Rowland/ 9781861348142/ Price:ĘG 24.99
 
This collection adds weight to an emerging argument that suggests that policies in place to make cities better places are inextricably linked to an attempt to civilize, pacify and regulate crime and disorder in urban areas. It provides focused discussions from a range of scholars who examine policy connections that can be traced between social, urban and crime policy and the wider processes of regeneration in British towns and cities.
   
SB10-344 Disadvantaged by Where You Live?: Neighbourhood Governance in Contemporary Urban Policy.
  Smith, Ian/ 9781861348951/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
The book explores and reflects on the notion of neighbourhood governance from a variety of perspectives that reflect the unique depth and breadth of the Centre's research programme. Neighbourhood governance is examined in relation to: multi-level governance and city-regions; local government; mainstreaming; cross-national differences in neighbourhood policy; community and civil society; diversity; different conceptions of democracy; and, evaluation and learning. In doing so, the book identifies useful conceptual tools for analysing the present and future contribution of policy to neighbourhoods.
   
SB10-344 Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2007.
  Clarke, Karen/ 9781861349415/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Social Policy Review provides students, academics and all those interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. Contributions reflect key themes in the UK and internationally. The first part of the collection focuses on developments and change in core UK social policy areas. Part two provides in-depth analyses of topical issues from both UK and international perspectives, while this year's themed section examines 'Migration and social policy'.
   
SB10-344 Housing Allowances in Comparative Perspective.
  Kemp, Peter A./ 9781861347541/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book examines income-related housing allowance schemes in advanced welfare states as well as in transition economies of central and eastern Europe as a more efficient way to help tenants than rent controls or 'bricks and mortar' subsidies to landlords.
   
SB10-343 Black Issues in Social Work and Social Care.
  Graham, Mekada/ 9781861348456/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
This book builds upon popular texts addressing anti-discriminatory frameworks but focuses specifically upon black perspectives in social work. It addresses new developments and charts the impact of social changes and new literature shaping social work theory and practice with black and minority individuals, families and communities.
   
SB10-342 Pensions.
  Hill, Michael/ 9781861348517/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
This book provides a much-needed introductory guide to the issues surrounding pension policy and offers a critique of some of the dominant ideas and assumptions. Noting the intense debate that currently surrounds the subject, the book explores a wider view of the continuing issues about pension policy.
   
SB10-340 Rethinking Palliative Care: A Social Role Valorisation Approach.
  Sinclair, Paul/ 9781861349217/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
This book's striking message is that palliative care does not deliver on its aims to value people who are dying and make death and dying a natural part of life. Applying Social Role Valorisation, it argues for the de-institutionalisation of palliative care and recommends an alternative framework to current approaches.
   
SB10-340 Transforming Society?: Social Work and Sociology.
  Price, Vicky/ 9781861347411/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
   
SB10-340 Sexual Issues in Social Work.
  Myers, Steve/ 9781861347121/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
   
SB10-337 Ethics: Contemporary Challenges in Health And Social Care.
  Leathard, Audrey/ 9781861347558/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
While ethics has been addressed in the health care literature, relatively little attention has been paid to the subject in the field of social care. This book redresses the balance by examining theory, research, policy and practice in both fields. The importance of this approach is reflected in the growing emphasis on ethical issues in research and practice and, in Britain, on government policy aimed at improving partnership working across the two sectors.
   
SB10-337 Ethics: Contemporary Challenges in Health and Social Care.
  Leathard, Audrey/ 9781861347565/ Price:ĘG 60.00
 
While ethics has been addressed in the health care literature, relatively little attention has been paid to the subject in the field of social care. This book redresses the balance by examining theory, research, policy and practice in both fields. The importance of this approach is reflected in the growing emphasis on ethical issues in research and practice and, in Britain, on government policy aimed at improving partnership working across the two sectors.
   
SB10-335 The EU and Social Inclusion: Facing the Challenges.
  Marlier, Eric/ 9781861348845/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Social cohesion is one of the declared objectives of the European Union. This book provides an in-depth analysis of the EU Social Inclusion Process and the challenges ahead at regional, national and EU levels. It sets out concrete proposals for moving the Process forward.
   
SB10-333 Problem-Soving Therapy: A Positive Approach to Clinical Intervention.
  D'Zurilla, Thomas J./ 9780826114884/ Price:US$ 89.00
 
In this new updated edition, authors Thomas J. D'Zurilla and Arthur M. Nezu, present some of the most useful advances in problem-solving therapy (PST) today. An excellent resource for maximizing positive patient outcomes, this all-inclusive guide helps enhance your problem solving skills and apply successful clinical techniques to help your clients improve their lives. Known for its presentation of solid research results and effective PST training tools, this best-selling guide has been fully updated to include: NEW research data on social problem solving and adjustment NEW studies on the efficacy of PST NEW social problem solving models NEW updated and more user-friendly therapist's training manual From therapists and counselors to psychologists and social workers, this highly readable and practical reference is a must-have guide to helping your patients identify and resolve current life problems.
   
VA05-211 Philanthropy in England, 2-Vols/Set.
  Jordan, W. K./ 9780415401937/ Price:ĘG 295.00
 
In these works Professor Jordan studies the origins of modern social and cultural institutions in England. He is concerned with the momentous shift which occurred in men's aspirations for their society in the course of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as reflected in the charities which were established by gifts and bequests. In a fascinating account of the measures taken by the Tudors and Stuarts to deal with the problem of poverty, Jordan concludes that it was principally dealt relieved by an immense outpouring of charitable wealth.
   
SB10-355 'Planned' Teenage Pregnancy: Perspectives of Young Parents from Disadvantaged Backgrounds.
  Cater, Suzanne/ 9781861348746/ Price:ĘG 15.99
 
This in-depth study explores the motivations for 'planned' teenage pregnancy in England. The findings have important implications for the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy and the increasing political agenda on young people and health.
   
SB10-335 Working in Group Care: Social Work and Social Care in Residential and Day Care Settings.
  Ward, Adrian/ 9781861347060/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
   
SB10-335 Social Work and People with Dementia: Partnerships, Practice and Persistence.
  Marshall, Mary/ 9781861347022/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
   
SB10-334 Developments in Direct Payments.
  Leece, Janet/ 9781861346537/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
   
SB10-334 Placing Health: Neighbourhood Renewal, Health Improvement and Complexity.
  Blackman, Tim/ 9781861346100/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
   
SB10-334 Placing Health: Neighbourhood Renewal, Health Improvement and Complexity.
  Blackman, Tim/ 9781861346117/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Where people live matters to their health. Health improvement strategies often target where people live, but do they work? Placing Health tackles this question through an examination of England's Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy and its health targets. It evaluates the evidence base for the strategy and illustrates the relevance of complexity theory to area-based health improvement work.
   
SB10-333 Cash and Care: Evidence and Policy.
  Glendinning, Caroline/ 9781861348562/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
   
SB10-331 Analysis and Debate in Social Policy.
  Bauld, Linda/ 9781861348449/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Social Policy Review provides students, academics and all those interested in welfare issues with detailed analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year.
   
SB10-331 Community Safety: Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice.
  Squires, Peter/ 9781861347299/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
Community safety emerged as a new approach to tackling and preventing local crime and disorder in the late 1980s and was adopted into mainstream policy by New Labour in the late '90s. Twenty years on, it is important to ask how the community safety agenda has evolved and developed within local crime and disorder prevention strategies. This book provides the first sustained critical and theoretically informed analysis by leading authorities in the field.
   
SB10-331 Community Safety: Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice.
  Squires, Peter/ 9781861347305/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Community safety emerged as a new approach to tackling and preventing local crime and disorder in the late 1980s and was adopted into mainstream policy by New Labour in the late '90s. Twenty years on, it is important to ask how the community safety agenda has evolved and developed within local crime and disorder prevention strategies. This book provides the first sustained critical and theoretically informed analysis by leading authorities in the field.
   
SB10-331 Housing, Urban Governance and Anti-Social Behaviour: Perspectives, Policy and Practice.
  Flint, John/ 9781861346841/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
   
SB10-331 Housing, Urban Governance and Anti-Social Behaviour: Perspectives, Policy and Practice.
  Flint, John/ 9781861346858/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book is the first comprehensive volume exploring an issue of growing importance to policy makers, academics, housing practitioners and students. It brings together contributions from the most prominent scholars in the field to provide a range of theoretical perspectives, critical analysis and empirical research findings about the role of housing and urban governance in addressing anti-social behaviour.
   
SB10-331 What Is Professional Social Work?
  Payne, Malcolm/ 9781861347046/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
   
SB10-331 Unwrapping the European Social Model.
  Jepsen, Maria/ 9781861347985/ Price:ĘG 75.00
 
This book presents the outcome of a project coordinated by the European Trade Union Institute in which experts from different countries and social scientific disciplines (sociology, political science and economics) were invited to reflect on both the meaning and political status of the concept of the European Social Model (ESM).
   
SB10-329 Policy Analysis for Practice: Applying Social Policy.
  Spicker, Paul/ 9781861348258/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
   
SB10-328 The Political Economy of Health Care: A Clinical Perspective.
  Hart, Julian T./ 9781861348098/ Price:ĘG 60.00
 
This is a passionate analysis of the historical development, current state and potential future shape of the National Health Service by distinguished doctor and author, Julian Tudor Hart. Drawing on many years of clinical experience, Tudor Hart sets out to explore how the NHS might be reconstituted as a humane service for all (rather than a profitable one for the few) and a civilising influence on society as a whole.
   
SB10-328 Independent Futures: Creating User-led Disability Services in a Disabling Society.
  Barnes, Colin/ 9781861347183/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
   
SB10-328 Women and Community Action.
  Dominelli, Lena/ 9781861347084/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
   
SB10-327 Poverty and Social Exclusion in Britain: The Millennium Survey.
  Pantazis, Christina/ 9781861343741/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book is the most authoritative study of poverty and social exclusion in Britain at the start of the 21st century. It reports on the most comprehensive survey of poverty and social exclusion, ever to be undertaken in Britain: The Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey.
   
SB10-326 Poverty and Social Exclusion in Britain: The Millennium Survey.
  Pantazis, Christina/ 9781861343734/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
   
SB10-326 An Intellectual History of British Social Policy: Idealism Versus Non-Idealism.
  Offer, John/ 9781861345318/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
   
SB10-326 Order from Chaos: Responding to Traumatic Events.
  Gibson, Marion/ 9781861346971/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
   
SB10-326 What Works in Tackling Health Inequalities?: Pathways, Policies and Practice Through the Lifecourse.
  Asthana, Sheena/ 9781861346742/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
   
Developments in direct payments.
  Leece, Janet/ 9781861346544/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
From a campaigning concept in the 1970s, direct payments - the substitution of cash for services - have become a key part of UK government social care provision. This book charts the change, critically evaluating progress, take-up, inclusion and access to direct payments by different user groups.
   
The Persistence of Poverty Across Generations: A View from Two British Cohorts.
  Blanden, Jo/ 9781861348524/ Price:ĘG 14.99
 
The recent focus on reducing the extent of child poverty in the UK stems mainly from worries about the future consequences of poverty on children's later achievement. With this background in mind, it is clearly crucial to improve our understanding of the costs of growing up poor. This report explores the strength of the link between childhood poverty and poverty later in life, and asks whether this link has grown stronger or weaker in recent decades.
   
Household spending in Britain: What can it teach us about poverty?
  Brewer, Mike/ 9781861348548/ Price:ĘG 14.99
 
Much of the recent policy debate surrounding poverty in Britain focuses on income as a measure of living standards. In this report we consider one alternative to income for measuring poverty that has been largely overlooked in the mainstream poverty debate in the UK: namely household expenditure.
   
Child Poverty in Large Families.
  Bradshaw, Jonathan/ 9781861348760/ Price:ĘG 15.99
 
The UK child poverty rate for large families is among the highest in the OECD. This study investigates the prevalence and characteristics of poor children in large families in the UK and how we compare with other countries.
   
Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia: Gender relations in welfare states.
  Ellingsaeter, Anne L./ 9781861346452/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
   
Living And Working in Areas of Street Sex Work: From Conflict to Coexistence.
  Campbell, Rosie/ 9781861348661/ Price:ĘG 13.99
 
There has been considerable recent policy debate on street sex work in local neighbourhoods and responses to community concerns. This report examines how residential areas characterised as areas of female street sex work are shared by different sections of the community and considers community and policy responses to street sex work.
   
Twenty-five Years on Twenty Estates: Turning the Tide?
  Tunstall, Rebecca/ 9781861349354/ Price:ĘG 17.99
 
This report covers developments in 20 less popular and more problematic English council estates, based on four waves of research since 1980. It presents unique evidence of the impact of 25 years of social change and policy from Thatcher to Blair, a period in which the number of British council homes has halved, and social inequality and the standard of public services have become key political issues.
   
SB10-339 Aspects of Social Work and Palliative Care.
  Parker, Jonathan/ 9781856422666/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
This book addresses central questions for all social workers. Loss, bereavement, grief and mourning are concepts at the heart of social work°¶s involvement with people. This book delves deeper to cover an often neglected area, social work in the palliative care setting. The text provides a wide range of central issues in palliative care social work practice and brings together a number of authors with expertise in their particular areas of practice. Chapters cover: social work education for palliative care; social work and palliative care for people with dementia, for people with learning disabilities; working with children; culture and ethnicity °X its relevance for social work practice in palliative care; spirituality and social work in palliative care; drama therapy; user involvement; multidisciplinary working; counselling and bereavement. Jonathan Parker is Head of Social Work, School of Nursing, Social Work and Applied Health Sciences, University of Hull.
   
SB10-325 Including the excluded: From practice to policy in European community development.
  Henderson, Paul/ 9781861347459/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
This book provides an in-depth study of how community development can contribute to tackling social exclusion. Examples from policy and practice in the UK, Spain, Belgium, Sweden and Norway are discussed, with additional information from Denmark, Ireland and Hungary.
   
SB10-325 Life in Britain: Using Millennial Census Data to Understand Poverty, Inequality and Place.
  Wheeler, Ben/ 9781861347732/ Price:ĘG 35.99
 
This lively, colourful and innovative pack has been designed specifically for use as a teaching aid and learning resource for students of geography, sociology, social policy and related social science disciplines. With new evidence about the nature of social and geographical divisions in British society, it is also an invaluable resource for policy makers and local authority professionals in areas such as planning, education, housing, poverty and social exclusion. MULTIPLE COPY DISCOUNT - You can purchase 10 copies or more at a discounted rate of ?0.00 per pack direct from our distributors, Marston Book Services. Please see the How to Order area of our website for details of how to contact them. Alternatively, you can download the Life in Britain flyer/order form. Follow the link from our Home Page.
   
SB10-323 End-of-life Care: Promoting Comfort, Choice and Well-being for Older People.
  Jane Seymour, Jane/ 9781861347619/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
This report explores the current state of end-of-life care policy and practice in the UK. It focuses in particular on the experiences of older people and incorporates their views and the views of carers. The issues raised in the report will feed into current debates such as those around palliative health and end-of-life care, and right-to-die legislation.
   
SB10-323 Working Futures: Disabled People, Policy and Social Inclusion.
  Roulstone, Alan/ 9781861346261/ Price:ĘG 28.99
 
   
SB10-323 The Changing face of welfare: Consequences and Outcomes from a Citizenship Perspective.
  Andersen, Joegern C./ 9781861345912/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
   
SB10-322 The Changing face of welfare: Consequences and Outcomes from a Citizenship Perspective.
  Andersen, Joegern G./ 9781861345929/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
There have been major shifts in the framework of social policy and welfare across Europe. Adopting a multi-level, comparative and interdisciplinary approach, this book develops a critical analysis of policy change and welfare reform in Europe.
   
SB10-322 Human Dignity and Welfare Systems.
  Chan, Chak K./ 9781861344311/ Price:ĘG 67.99
 
Pro-'workfare' governments justify their policies by claiming 'workfare' helps enhance self-esteem and promote the dignity of unemployed recipients. On the other hand, welfare activists argue that 'workfare' suppresses the dignity of unemployed persons. This book examines the concept of human dignity in this context and attempts to clarify its meaning.
   
SB10-319 The Politics of Evaluation: Participation and Policy Implementation.
  Taylor, David/ 9781861346056/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
   
SB10-319 The Politics of Evaluation: Participation and Policy Implementation.
  Taylor, David/ 9781861346063/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Evaluation has become a central tool in the development of contemporary social policy. Its widespread popularity is based on the need to provide evidence of the effectiveness of policies and programmes. This book sees evaluation as an inherently political activity, as much about forms of governance as scientific practice. Using a wide range of examples from neighbourhood renewal, health and social care and other aspects of social policy, it relates practical issues in evaluation design to their political contexts.
   
SB10-319 Talking About Care: Two Sides to the Story.
  Forbat, Liz/ 9781861346216/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This book offers a unique approach to scrutinising the co-existence of both care and abuse in relationships. It demonstrates ways of increasing critical reflexivity when working with people involved in difficult care relationships. Discourse analysis is introduced as a method of investigating relationships, policy and literature in informal care and analytic tools are considered alongside case-studies to illustrate how both carer and caree construct their relationship and account for difficulties with each other.
   
SB10-319 East Asian Welfare Regimes in Transition: From Confucianism to Globalisation.
  Walker, Alan/ 9781861345523/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
   
SA05-315 Affordable Credit: The Way Forward.
  Kempson, Elaine/ 9781861346872/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
The poor pay more for many things but, arguably, it is the extra they pay for credit that puts the greatest strain on their budgets. This report looks beyond the rhetoric that has dominated much of the debate on high-cost credit to examine the scope for widening access to more affordable credit.
   
The Education and employment of disabled young people: Frustrated ambition.
  Burchardt, Tania/ 9781861348074/ Price:ĘG 12.95
 
Improving educational attainment and raising employment rates among disadvantaged groups are key targets for the current government. This report shows that for one important group - disabled young people - these goals are far from being achieved. The report highlights the need for a new direction in careers advice and welfare to work programmes for disabled young people.
   
VA05-119 Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America.
  Herrick, John/ 9780761925842/ Price:ĘG 140.00
 
unique reference book that will provide users with basic information about the history of social welfare in North America, including Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Since many themes and issues are similar in the three nations, entries will provide comparative information about common as well as distinctive concerns and developments. Significant events, influential persons, legislation, social problems, and societal responses are described in detail. Editors include specialists in the social welfare history of each nation, and they have collaborated with scholars from a variety of academic disciplines to prepare entries of varying length addressing these issues. Included in each entry are suggestions for further reading that will guide readers to the rich resources available for learning about the history of North American social welfare. The encyclopedia also provides cross-references for important topics. This volume will be a unique reference tool for students at all levels, for teachers, and for libraries serving anyone with an interest in the history of North American social welfare.
   
SB10-380 Making a Difference?: Exploring the Impact of Multi-Agency Working on Disabled Dhildren with Complex Healthcare Needs, Their Families and the Professionals who Support Them.
  Townsley, Ruth/ 9781861345738/ Price:ĘG 18.99
 
The report suggests that multi-agency services have responded well to the complex health and educational needs of this group of children. But the overall message from families is that the 'ordinariness' of family life is still a long way from being achieved. Examining in detail the work of six multi-agency services, the report describes the process of multi-agency working, key success factors, and outcomes for professionals, as well as the impact on families in terms of their daily life, well-being, and contact with services and professionals. A concluding chapter summarises key issues and makes recommendations for policy and practice.
   
SB10-361 Understanding the Policy Process: Analysing Welfare Policy and Practice.
  Hudson, John/ 9781861345394/ Price:ĘG 60.00
 
The book focuses on the policy making process as the key to change. It uses core concepts of policy analysis, one in each chapter, to build up a fully worked explanation of policy change and to equip readers with knowledge that can be applied to any aspect of welfare policy and public and social policy more generally. Understanding the policy process: introduces the main themes of the policy analysis literature; demonstrates the centrality of the policy making process to an understanding of the operational possibilities and limits of social policy; takes account of macro-, meso- and micro-level approaches to social policy analysis; uses clear explanations of key concepts, up-to-date illustrative case studies and examples to increase students' understanding of the theory and practice of policy analysis; is comparative in approach.
   
SB10-329 Balancing the Skills Equation: Key Issues and Challenges for Policy and Practice.
  Hayward, Geoff/ 9781861345752/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
   
SB10-321 Active Ageing in Active Communities Volunteering and the Transition to Retirement.
  Gay, Pat/ 9781861345851/ Price:ĘG 14.95
 
This report examines the role of older volunteers within the context of an ageing population, increased life expectancy, and growing government interest in notions of active ageing and community involvement. It focuses both on practical issues, such as recruitment and support of older volunteers, as well as on wider public policy debates relating to demographic change and community participation.
   
SB10-307 Ict for Social Welfare: A ToolKit for Managers.
  Geoghegan, L./ 9781861345059/ Price:ĘG 23.99
 
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has the potential to improve services provided by the public and voluntary sectors, empower staff and strengthen the community. Therefore, it is in the interests of those working in social welfare to understand and grapple with key issues. This book analyses the current context and use of ICT in these sectors and builds on this to provide practical guidance for managers and staff. Assuming no technical knowledge, the book provides the ideas, tools and resources to think critically and creatively about current ICT practice and to implement positive change at individual, team and organisational level. By relating key concepts in social welfare to ICT the book nails the myth that ICT is a panacea for every problem and is full of practical guidance on how to avoid the possible pitfalls of implementing ICT. Aimed at managers and practitioners in social welfare, ICT and social welfare will be a useful tool for those working in local government, health, social work and social care, as well as those working in the voluntary sector, advice, benefits, community development and housing.
   
VB02-40 Welfare and the States: Critical Concepts in Political Science, 5-Vols/Set.
  Deakin, Nicholas/ 9780415262873/ Price:ĘG 1100.00
 
One of the most contested issues of the 20th century is that of welfare - how it should be available, to whom, on what terms and by what means. The debate on welfare has taken place across the developed world, and has spread to developing nations: it encompasses a wide range of ideological positions and consumes a large proportion of the resources of states that provide it. This collection explores the ramifications of welfare and the state over the course of the 20th century, drawing material from a range of disciplines and with a geographical coverage across all the major developed countries. Volume One: Welfare States and Societies in the Making Volume Two: The Zenith of Western Welfare State Systems Volume Three: Crisis of the Welfare States Volume Four: Welfare Futures
   
SB10-315 Explaining Ethnic Differences: Changing Patterns of Disadvantage in Britain.
  Mason, David/ 9781861344670/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
The book focuses on the changing terrain of ethnic disadvantage in Britain, drawing on up-to-date sources. It goes further than texts that merely describe ethnic inequalities to explore and explain their dynamic nature. It suggests that the increasing diversity of experience among different ethnic groups is a key to understanding continuing and emerging tensions and conflicts. Explaining ethnic differences: provides up to date data and analysis of ethnic diversity and changing patterns of disadvantage in Britain; covers key areas of social life, including demographic trends, education, employment, housing, health, gender, and policing and community disorder; is written by leading experts in the field; addresses issues of urgent public importance in the context of recent community disorder and the resurgence of the far right. The book will be essential reading for policy makers in central and local government; academics, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduates in the social sciences; social work, health, education and housing professionals; and criminal justice personnel.
   
SB10-308 Losing Out?: Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Experience in Further and Higher Education.
  Forsyth, Alasdair/ 9781861345080/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
The report is aimed at academics and policy makers. It will be of particular interest to people within schools and universities who are attempting to implement a wider access agenda and wish to learn more about the nature of the barriers faced by disadvantaged students.
   
SB10-307 Social Policy Review 15: UK and International Perspectives.
  Bochel, Catherine/ 9781861344694/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
   
SB10-307 Poverty and Home Ownership in Contemporary Britain.
  Burrows, Roger/ 9781861344656/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
The report: examines the relationship between poverty and home ownership in contemporary Britain; analyses the Poverty and Social Exclusion Survey - a data source expressly designed for the purposes of measuring poverty; concludes that we need to rethink dominant perceptions about poverty and housing tenure; and makes the case for the need to re-evaluate the role of the state in assisting with housing costs. The report's findings are important reading for housing and social policy academics and analysts, and policy makers working at the interface of housing and social security policy. Mortgage lenders will also find the report valuable reading, as will anyone interested in housing and poverty.
   
SB10-307 The Welfare We Want: The British Challenge for American Reform.
  Walker, Robert/ 9781861344076/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
The welfare we want? presents a detailed and unique comparison of welfare policies in the two countries. A team of international experts outlines, compares and contrasts the reform strategies pursued in each country and summarises the results to date. The editors argue that recent American reforms have failed to address key problems but that British ideas could refresh the American policy agenda. Moreover, both systems would gain from increased transatlantic policy dialogue. The welfare we want? is an important addition to comparative literature in the field. It addresses a wide audience of policy makers, political analysts, social welfare experts, and concerned citizens on both sides of the Atlantic. Accessibility is enhanced by use of common categories for explaining how various programs work, and for whom. Discussion of policy is at once historically detailed and up-to-date.
   
SB10-307 Urban Renaissance?: New Labour, Community and Urban Policy.
  Raco, Mike/ 9781861343802/ Price:ĘG 26.99
 
This book documents and assesses the core of New Labour's approach to the revitalisation of cities, that is, the revival of citizenship, democratic renewal, and the participation of communities to spearhead urban change. In doing so, the book explores the meaning and relevance of 'community' as a focus for urban renaissance. It interrogates the conceptual and ideological content of New Labour's ideas about community and, through the use of case studies, evaluates how far, and with what effects, such ideas are shaping contemporary urban policy and practice. The book will be an important text for students and researchers in geography, urban studies, planning, sociology, and related disciplines. It will also be of interest to officers working in local and central government, voluntary organisations, community groups, and those with a stake in seeking to enhance democracy and community involvement in urban policy and practice.
   
SB10-307 Social Policy Review 15: UK and International Perspectives.
  Bochel, Catherine/ 9781861344700/ Price:ĘG 50.00
 
Social Policy Review 15 continues the tradition of providing a different style and approach to policy issues from that found in most academic journals and books. This volume combines issues such as globalization, Europe and pensions with examination of the current and historical contexts of social policy.
   
SB10-303 The Welfare We Want: The British Challenge for American Reform.
  Walker, Robert/ 9781861344083/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
The welfare we want? presents a detailed and unique comparison of welfare policies in the two countries. A team of international experts outlines, compares and contrasts the reform strategies pursued in each country and summarises the results to date. The editors argue that recent American reforms have failed to address key problems but that British ideas could refresh the American policy agenda. Moreover, both systems would gain from increased transatlantic policy dialogue. The welfare we want? is an important addition to comparative literature in the field. It addresses a wide audience of policy makers, political analysts, social welfare experts, and concerned citizens on both sides of the Atlantic. Accessibility is enhanced by use of common categories for explaining how various programs work, and for whom. Discussion of policy is at once historically detailed and up-to-date.
   
SB10-303 Comparing Social Policies: Exploring New Perspectives in Britain and Japan.
  Izuhara, Misa/ 9781861343666/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, both Britain and Japan are facing similar issues caused by globalisation, slower economic growth, and a rapidly ageing population. Social policy in the two societies, which has developed differently due to the differences in their national resources, socio-economic systems, cultural values and political agendas, is at an interesting turning point. This book fills a gap in comparative social policy literature. It provides a rich background to the development of post-war social policy in Britain and Japan. Five specific policy areas - ageing, domestic violence, housing, homelessness, and health - are chosen for analysis, each exploring its development process of policy and practices, current issues, and future directions. Comparing social policies: examines topical issues with up-to-date information; compares and contrasts selected policy areas between the two societies; presents original material written by leading scholars in each country. This original book will be of great interest to academics and students, as well as policy makers and practitioners internationally, who are interested in various fields of social policy in Britain and Japan.
   
SB10-303 Assistive Technology and Telecare: Forging Solutions for Independent Living.
  Brownsell, Simon/ 9781861344625/ Price:ĘG 20.99
 
The report is aimed specifically at people involved or interested in supporting older and disabled people in the community. It is therefore of particular interest to community alarm providers, occupational therapists, healthcare planners and policy makers, clinical engineers, and academics and researchers in the field.
   
SB10 East Enders: Family and Community in East London.
  Power, Anne/ 9781861344977/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
   
SB10 East Enders: Family and Community in East London.
  Power, Anne/ 9781861344960/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
This moving book about the lives of families in London's East End gives important new insights into neighbourhood relations (including race relations), through the eyes of the local community. What hope is there of change? Using an up-to-date account of life in East London, the authors illustrate how cities faced with neighbourhoods in decline are changing. Undergraduate and postgraduate students in social policy, sociology, anthropology, urban studies, child development, geography, housing and public administration should all read this book. Policy makers in national and local government, practitioners and community workers in towns and cities and general readers interested in the life and history of urban neighbourhoods will also find this book an invaluable source of information.
   
SB10 Women in Transition: A Study of the Experiences of Banglandeshi Women Living in Tower Hamlets.
  Phillipson, Chris/ 9781861345103/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
The report will make fascinating reading for those working in the field of minority ethnic research, where studies of this depth are still comparatively rare. It will also be of particular value to policy makers and those involved in the delivery of services, as well as academics, students and practitioners with an interest in minority ethnic groups, women, and problems of social exclusion more generally.
   
SB10 Employment Transitions of Older Workers: The Role of Flexible Employment in Maintaining Labour Market participation and Promoting Job Quality.
  Lissenburgh, Stephen/ 9781861344755/ Price:ĘG 15.99
 
The report makes recommendations for future retirement policy. It will make fascinating reading for policy makers, academics and practitioners who have an interest in employment and retirement issues.
   
SB10 "Faith" in Urban Regeneration: Engaging Faith Communities in Urban Regeneration.
  Farnell, Richard/ 9781861345165/ Price:ĘG 15.99
 
Faith groups are already important in the regeneration of communities, and are often more committed and have long-term involvement. However, despite government directives to involve faith communities in regeneration and renewal, official agencies lack understanding about faith communities and their diversity, and conflicts arise between secular liberal views and those of religious groups. 'Faith' in urban regeneration?: summarises the politics and policy of involving religion in regeneration; looks at the motivations, theologies and values that underpin faith organisations; locates both good and problematic practice in the participation of faith communities in urban regeneration, and their experiences of involvement with official regeneration programmes; explores issues of cohesion and conflict; makes practical recommendations to local, regional and national regeneration agencies and highlights implications for policy. This report is for policy-makers and policy researchers; regeneration professionals and partnership members; national and local faith leaders and their communities; those in the wider voluntary and community sectors; and all committed to community involvement in urban regeneration.
   
SB10 Parenting and Disability: Disabled Parents' Experiences of Raising Children.
  Olsen, Richard/ 9781861343642/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
   
SB10 Parenting and Disability: Disabled Parents' Experiences of Raising Children.
  Olsen, Richard/ 9781861343659/ Price:ĘG 55.00
 
This book reports on the first substantial UK study of parenting, disability and mental health, which examines the views of parents and children in 75 families. Covering a broad spectrum of issues facing disabled parents and their families, Parenting and disability: provides a comprehensive review of relevant policy issues; explores the barriers to full participation in parenting that disabled parents face; examines the complex ways in which broader social divisions, including gender and socioeconomic status, interact with disability; advocates measures to support disabled parents and their families by promoting and supporting relationships within the family. The book is aimed at a wide audience, including students and academics in social policy, social work, disability studies, sociology, education and nursing, people working in the voluntary sector, disabled activists and their supporters, as well as policy makers and practitioners in a range of statutory agencies.
   
SB10 Social Alarms to Telecare: Older People's Services in Transition.
  Fisk, Malcolm J./ 9781861345066/ Price:ĘG 27.99
 
The book is of immense importance to policy makers and practitioners in healthcare, social welfare and housing. It signals the potential, the challenges and the threats associated with social alarm and telecare technologies. As such it must be compulsory reading for every current or potential service provider.
   
SA09-415 The Tobacco Dependence Treatment Handbook: A Guide to Best Practices.
  Abrams, David B./ 9781572308497/ Price:US$ 49.00
 
Book Cover This unique clinical handbook offers the knowledge, skills, and materials needed to help all types of smokers, even the most hard-core, successfully quit. Provided are assessment tools, treatment planning guidelines, and a series of complete treatment packages, ranging from ultra-brief to more intensive options. Designed for use in a variety of settings by a wide range of providers, the volume is evidence-based and consistent with the latest national guidelines on best practice. The authors, leading scientist-practitioners, incorporate the latest pharmacotherapeutic approaches as well as proven motivational, cognitive, and behavioral techniques. Strategies are presented for tailoring treatment to individual smokers and for preventing relapse. Also included are session-by-session intervention guidelines, helpful case examples, and dozens of requisite handouts and forms, ready to photocopy and use.
   
Money, Choice and Control: the Fonancial Circumstances of Early Retirement.
  Arthur, Sue/ 9781861344762/ Price:ĘG 15.99
 
This report looks at the role of finances in decisions about early moves out of work, and the effect of such moves on future finances. Drawing on in-depth interviews with people who make an early move towards retirement, It makes a distinctive contribution to understanding their experiences, by looking at the importance of money alongside other influences, including health and domestic circumstances.
   
Developing locally: Lessons from local and regional economic development agencies in Australia, Ireland, England, Northern Ireland and the USA.
  Beer, Andrew/ 9781861345462/ Price:ĘG 72.99
 
Throughout the developed world governments have invested substantial sums in local and regional economic development. This is the first book to provide a cross-national comparison and evaluation of regional development strategies, institutions and agencies.
   
VB01-9 Children and the Law, 3Vols/Set.
  Steverson, Janet W./ 9780415938037/ Price:ĘG 345.00
 
This collection of facsimile reprints brings together essays in the field of American law relating to the controversial area of children's rights, parents' rights, and state's obligations toward children. Articles discuss the major rulings concerning an array of hotly debated issues. These include the definition of the parent, restrictions on gay and lesbian adoption, visitation rights, and the use of corporal punishment; a minor's right to contraception, abortion, medical care and free speech; and the state's obligation to protect children, jail children, school children and intervene on a child's behalf. VOLUME 1: PARENT, STATE AND CHILD - PARENTING OF CHILDREN VOLUME 2: PARENT STATE AND CHILD - THE SCHOOLING OF CHILDREN VOLUME 3: CHILD VERSUS STATE
   
SB11-204 Social Assistance Dynamics in Europe: National and Local Poverty Regimes.
  Saraceno, Chiara/ 9781861343147/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
   
SB11-204 Social Assistance Dynamics in Europe: National and Local Poverty Regimes.
  Saraceno, Chiara/ 9781861343154/ Price:ĘG 55.00
 
Describing social assistance 'careers' in different national and urban contexts, this innovative book documents the strong interplay between personal biographies and policy patterns - a particularly useful perspective which complements the more structural, top-down approach of much international work in social policy.
   
SB11-204 Asset Stripping: Local Authorities and Older Homeowners Paying for a Care Home Place.
  Wright, Fay/ 9781861343505/ Price:ĘG 15.99
 
   
SB10-365 Active Social Policies in the EU: Inclusion through Participation?
  Rik van Berkel/ 9781861342805/ Price:ĘG 25.99
 
   
SB10-354 Social Policy Review 14: Developments and Debates: 2001-2002.
  Sykes, Robert/ 9781861343789/ Price:ĘG 70.00
 
   
SB10-316 Family-Friendly Working?: Putting Policy into Practice.
  Bond, Sue/ 9781842630501/ Price:ĘG 16.99
 
   
SB10-204 Social Work and Direct Payments.
  Glasby, Jon/ 9781861343857/ Price:ĘG 21.99
 
Social work and direct payments provides a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly expanding area of social care by: reviewing the history of direct payments and charting the pace of implementation; exploring the experiences of different user groups and the relevance of issues such as ethnicity and sexuality; examining the advantages and limitations of direct payments; reviewing the practical issues