Social Work Policy Products

  • Food Bank Nations

    Poverty, Corporate Charity and the Right to Food

    By Graham Riches

    In the world’s most affluent and food secure societies, why it is now publicly acceptable to feed donated surplus food, dependent on corporate food waste, to millions of hungry people? While recognizing the moral imperative to feed hungry people, this book challenges the effectiveness,…

    Paperback – 2018-04-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Neoliberalism, Nordic Welfare States and Social Work

    Current and Future Challenges

    Edited by Masoud Kamali, Jessica H Jönsson

    How have three decades of neoliberalism affected the Nordic welfare states as well as the organization, 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 influenced by the…

    Hardback – 2018-04-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Walter S. DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz

    The main objective of the second edition of The Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology is twofold: (1) to provide original chapters that cover contemporary critical criminological theoretical offerings generated over the past five years and (2) to provide chapters on important new substantive…

    Hardback – 2018-03-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Social Work in a Changing Scotland

    Edited by Viviene E. Cree, Mark Smith

    Scotland has changed, politically and culturally, in recent years, with persistent demands for independence culminating in a referendum in 2014. On this fluid political landscape, social welfare can be co-opted towards a wider ‘nation-building’ project. As a result, social work in Scotland is…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge
    Student Social Work

  • Social and Labour Market Policy

    The Basics

    By Bent Greve

    Social and Labour Market Policy: The Basics is an engaging and accessible introduction to the subject, which explores the broad historical, social and economic factors which have affected the differing types of social and labour market policies found in welfare states. Drawing links between social…

    Paperback – 2018-02-21 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Cohesion and Community in Contemporary Hong Kong

    By Ray Forrest, Adrienne La Grange, Ngai Ming Yip

    This is an impressive account of Hong Kong's contemporary social and spatial structure, exploring issues of community, neighbourhood and social division. Hong Kong’s policy and political history, its essentially mono-cultural environment and its unique topography and built form have produced…

    Hardback – 2017-12-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Violence Against Children

    Making Human Rights Real

    Edited by Gertrud Lenzer

    Violence Against Children adopts in its title the exhortation of Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, "Making Human Rights Real," which also represents the leitmotif of the book. It examines the prevalence of violence against children in Africa, the Asia Pacific Region, Europe, Latin America and the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-05 
    Routledge

  • Research Methods: The Basics

    2nd edition

    By Nicholas Walliman

    Research Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. This second edition provides an expanded resource suitable for students and practitioners in a wide range of disciplines including the natural sciences,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-12
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Active Ageing and Demographic Change

    Challenges for social work and social policy

    Edited by Siniša Zrinščak, Susan Lawrence

    Although demographic change has been a widely discussed topic for decades, its scope, social impact and related policy responses leave us with many unresolved social issues. Demographic change is a reality for all European societies but the ways in which it is taking place differ from country to…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11
    Routledge

  • Critical Realism for Welfare Professions

    Edited by Monica Kjørstad, May-Britt Solem

    As a discipline, social work needs an inclusive metatheory for both research and practice that goes beyond positivism and constructivism. This is the first book to present and discuss how critical realism can contribute to a more useful and realistic approach to both research and practice in social…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Faces of Homelessness in the Asia Pacific

    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’…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Criminal Justice

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Peter Joyce

    This revised and expanded third edition offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the criminal justice system of England and Wales. Starting with an overview of the main theories of the causes of crime, this book explores and discusses the operation of the main criminal justice agencies…

    Paperback – 2017-06-29
    Routledge

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