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Solving Social Problems

About the Series

Solving Social Problems provides a forum for the description and measurement of social problems, with a keen focus on the concrete remedies proposed for their solution. The series takes an international perspective, exploring social problems in various parts of the world, with the central concern being always their possible remedy. As such, work is welcomed on subjects as diverse as environmental damage, terrorism, economic disparities and economic devastation, poverty, inequalities, domestic assaults and sexual abuse, health care, natural disasters, labour inequality, animal abuse, crime, and mental illness and its treatment. In addition to recommending solutions to social problems, the books in this series are theoretically sophisticated, exploring previous discussions of the issues in question, examining other attempts to resolve them, and adopting and discussing methodologies that are commonly used to measure social problems. Proposed solutions may be framed as changes in policy, practice, or more broadly, social change and social movement. Solutions may be reflective of ideology, but are always pragmatic and detailed, explaining the means by which the suggested solutions might be achieved.

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12 Series Titles

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Science, Gender and the Exploitation of Animals in Britain Since 1945

Science, Gender and the Exploitation of Animals in Britain Since 1945

1st Edition

By Catherine Duxbury
May 31, 2023

This book offers an historical analysis of the culture of animal-dependent science in Britain from 1945 to the present, exploring key areas of animal experimentation such as warfare, medical science and law from a gendered perspective. Questioning the nature of knowledge production in this area, ...

Everyday Fears of Legal Immigrants with Undocumented Spouses Under U.S. Immigration Policy

Everyday Fears of Legal Immigrants with Undocumented Spouses: Under U.S. Immigration Policy

1st Edition

By Nina Michalikova
March 04, 2020

This book examines the adaptation experiences of legal immigrants with undocumented spouses, considering the structural limitations that they face in their private, social, and professional lives, as well as in regard to their finances and health. The first study to systematically analyze the ways ...

Culture and Activism Animal Rights in France and the United States

Culture and Activism: Animal Rights in France and the United States

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Cherry
April 20, 2018

Winner of the Award for Distinguished Scholarship from the Animals & Society Section of the American Sociological Association This book offers a comparison of the animal rights movements in the US and France, drawing on ethnographic and interview material gathered amongst activists in both ...

Advocacy for Social Change Coalitions and the Organizations That Lead Them

Advocacy for Social Change: Coalitions and the Organizations That Lead Them

1st Edition

By Herbert J. Rubin
March 15, 2018

This book portrays how small, geographically dispersed, and progressive social change and social service organizations working within a coalition can influence national-level social policies. Based on extensive empirical research on two national organizations and their local affiliates, one ...

Prison Violence Causes, Consequences and Solutions

Prison Violence: Causes, Consequences and Solutions

1st Edition

By Kristine Levan
October 13, 2017

Drawing on a range of research and media sources to provide an international perspective on the topic of prison violence, this book focuses on the impact of such violence on the individual both while he or she is incarcerated and upon his or her release from prison, as well as on society as a whole...

Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations Feminist Criminology and Corrections

Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations: Feminist Criminology and Corrections

1st Edition

By Alana Van Gundy, Amy Baumann-Grau
November 23, 2016

A rich examination of the neglect and abuses occurring to women in correctional facilities, Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations draws upon a wealth of case studies from around the world and class action lawsuits to shed light on ’covert’ abuse such as sexual or physical abuse, as well...

Street Practice Changing the Lens on Poverty and Public Assistance

Street Practice: Changing the Lens on Poverty and Public Assistance

1st Edition

By Lori McNeil
November 17, 2016

Presenting recent studies of non-profit organizations involved in poverty relief services in New York City in comparison with programmes in existence across the US, Street Practice provides a front-line, ground-level perspective on innovative research practices designed to solve community problems....

Social Problems and Inequality Social Responsibility through Progressive Sociology

Social Problems and Inequality: Social Responsibility through Progressive Sociology

1st Edition

By John Alessio
November 15, 2016

Social Problems and Inequality explores integrated and root-cause-based explanations of complex social problems. Written in clear and understandable language, allowing it to be used for classroom purposes, it addresses the most fundamental principles of how humans, acting through social units, ...

Regulating Alcohol around the World Policy Cocktails

Regulating Alcohol around the World: Policy Cocktails

1st Edition

By Tiffany Bergin
October 26, 2016

With the World Health Organization estimating that nearly four percent of global deaths are due to alcohol, alcohol misuse can be an extremely damaging social problem, and one that governments around the world have endeavored to address through a range of policy strategies. Regulating Alcohol ...

Teaching Justice Solving Social Justice Problems through University Education

Teaching Justice: Solving Social Justice Problems through University Education

1st Edition

By Kristi Holsinger
September 06, 2016

Teaching Justice explores the role that teaching and learning in higher education can play in solving problems of social injustice. Examining a range of approaches to education, it considers the challenges that exist in teaching about justice, drawing on extensive empirical data gathered amongst ...

From Intervention to Social Change A Guide to Reshaping Everyday Practices

From Intervention to Social Change: A Guide to Reshaping Everyday Practices

1st Edition

By Triin Vihalemm, Margit Keller, Maie Kiisel
August 10, 2015

This book explores the design, communication and implementation of social change programmes aimed at solving various social problems, from reducing health-risk behaviour to ’green’ consumption or financial literacy. Examining the application of social practice theory as a way of understanding ...

Preventing Human Trafficking Education and NGOs in Thailand

Preventing Human Trafficking: Education and NGOs in Thailand

1st Edition

By Robert W. Spires
March 02, 2015

This book explores human trafficking, examining the work of grass-roots, non-profit organizations who educate and rehabilitate human trafficking victims and at-risk youth. Through interviews with staff and children, the author compares the work of two NGOs on-the-ground in Thailand with the work of...

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