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  • Private Troubles or Public Issues?: Challenges for Social Work Research book cover

    Private Troubles or Public Issues?

    Challenges for Social Work Research, 1st Edition

    Edited by Walter Lorenz, Ian Shaw

    This book bears testimony to the value of a progressive form of academisation of social work education in most European countries, including former communist countries which had to re-establish social work education. It also manifests the confidence of contributors in belonging to a serious…

    Paperback – 2019-01-20 
    Routledge

  • Faces of Homelessness in the Asia Pacific book cover

    Faces of Homelessness in the Asia Pacific

    1st Edition

    Edited by Carole Zufferey, Nilan Yu

    Across the Asia Pacific, there are a vast range of experiences of homelessness and an equally diverse range of responses from state systems. Since understandings of homelessness are also heavily dependent on geographical, cultural, and historical contexts, attitudes towards it as a ‘social problem’…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11 
    Routledge

  • Neoliberalism, Nordic Welfare States and Social Work: Current and Future Challenges book cover

    Neoliberalism, Nordic Welfare States and Social Work

    Current and Future Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Masoud Kamali, Jessica H. Jönsson

    How have three decades of neoliberalism affected the Nordic welfare states as well as the organisation, education and practices of social work in those countries? During recent decades the welfare states of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have gone through dramatic changes infl uenced by the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-05 
    Routledge

  • Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring book cover

    Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work

    Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bob Pease, Anthea Vreugdenhil, Sonya Stanford

    This book argues that the concept of care is a political and a moral concept. As such, it enables us to examine moral and political life through a radically different lens. The editors and contributors to the book argue that care has the potential to interrogate relationships of power and to be a…

    Paperback – 2019-01-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Social Work and Research in Advanced Welfare States book cover

    Social Work and Research in Advanced Welfare States

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kjeld Hogsbro, Ian F Shaw

    The aim of this book is to exemplify the ways in which social work and research develop in ‘advanced’ welfare states – countries where public spending is relatively high as a proportion of GNP. While such countries have traditionally been associated with Scandinavian countries in particular, and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Homelessness and Social Work: An Intersectional Approach book cover

    Homelessness and Social Work

    An Intersectional Approach, 1st Edition

    By Carole Zufferey

    Drawing on intersectional theorising, Homelessness and Social Work highlights the diversities and complexities of homelessness and social work research, policy and practice. It invites social work students, practitioners, policy makers and academics to re-examine the subject by exploring how…

    Paperback – 2019-01-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • The Ecosocial Transition of Societies: The contribution of social work and social policy book cover

    The Ecosocial Transition of Societies

    The contribution of social work and social policy, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aila-Leena Matthies, Kati Närhi

    This groundbreaking book both explains and expands the growing debate on ecological (environmental) social work at the global level. In order to achieve this, the book strengthens the environmental paradigm in social work and social policy by undertaking further research on theoretical and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Ethics of Environmental Health book cover

    Ethics of Environmental Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Friedo Zölzer, Gaston Meskens

    Environmental health encompasses the assessment and control of those environmental factors that can potentially affect human health, such as radiation, toxic chemicals and other hazardous agents. It is often assumed that the assessment part is just a matter of scientific research, and the control…

    Paperback – 2019-01-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environment and Health

  • Realising Participation: Elderly People as Active Users of Health and Social Care book cover

    Realising Participation

    Elderly People as Active Users of Health and Social Care, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn Roberts, Tom Chapman

    This title was first published in 2001: During the last twenty years government rhetoric in the UK has increasingly advocated that statutory health and social care services should regard and treat recipients as 'consumers' in the same way as companies and organizations in the private sector. This…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge

  • Poverty and Low Income in the Nordic Countries book cover

    Poverty and Low Income in the Nordic Countries

    1st Edition

    By Björn Gustafsson, Peder J. Pedersen

    This title was first published in 2000:  The Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers decided in 1994 to initiate and finance a comparative study to understand better the structure and development of poverty in five Nordic countries, (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden).…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge

  • Organisation Development in Health Care: Strategic Issues in Health Care Management book cover

    Organisation Development in Health Care

    Strategic Issues in Health Care Management, 1st Edition

    By Huw T.O. Davies, Mo Malek

    Edited by Rosemary K. Rushmer

    This title was first published in 2002: Health systems across the globe face similar problems: controlling costs while maintaining or improving health care quality and access. Notwithstanding the unprecedented health system reforms of the past decades, many outstanding problems remain in these…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge

  • Work Incentives and Welfare Provision: The 'Pathological' Theory of Unemployment book cover

    Work Incentives and Welfare Provision

    The 'Pathological' Theory of Unemployment, 1st Edition

    By Doris Schroeder

    This title was first published in 2000:  Over the past decade the welfare state has come under sustained attack not only from quarters which never approved of its policies, but also from political theorists who used to support it. With the collapse of communism, the policy of comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge

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