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  • Reconstructing Social Justice

    By Lauretta Conklin Frederking

    The rhetoric of social justice is commonplace but increasingly it means little more than a tag line or a punctuation point. Reconstructing Social Justice presents a new framework for social justice that will change the way people think about social justice and change the way people implement social…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02 

  • Linguistic Justice

    Van Parijs and his Critics

    Edited by Helder De Schutter, David Robichaud

    The world contains over 6000 languages and less than 200 states to accommodate them. This creates the important normative question of how to respond politically to linguistic diversity. What is a just language policy? Are language minorities entitled to language protection? Should language rights…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 

  • Morality Policies in Europe

    Concepts, Theories and Empirical Evidence

    Edited by Christoph Knill

    The regulation of issues like abortion, euthanasia, gun control, same-sex unions, pornography, prostitution, drugs, or gambling is commonly referred to a special class of so called morality policies. The distinctive feature of these policies is that politics are shaped by conflicts over first…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
    Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

  • Risk, Uncertainty and Policy

    Edited by Patrick Brown, Anna Olofsson

    Policy-making has always involved uncertainty; however the presence of unknowns has become far more conspicuous and problematic in recent times. One important way in which policy-makers have increasingly sought to deal with such uncertainty is through approaches rooted in understandings of risk.…

    Hardback – 2015-09-02

  • Reproducing Citizens: family, state and civil society

    Edited by Sasha Roseneil, Isabel Crowhurst, Ana Cristina Santos, Mariya Stoilova

    Whilst the politics of reproduction have been at the heart of feminist struggles for over a century and a half, their analysis has not yet come to occupy a central place in the interdisciplinary study of citizenship. This volume takes up the challenge posed by Bryan Turner, when he noted "the…

    Hardback – 2015-08-24

  • Poverty, Income and Social Protection

    International Policy Perspectives

    Edited by Richard Hoefer, James Midgley

    This book provides insights into the way social protection policy is being redefined as a result of the new commitment by governments around the world to use these programs to reduce poverty. The case studies presented show how innovations in social protection have emerged in different countries.…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14

  • Power, Politics and the Emotions

    Impossible Governance?

    By Shona Hunter

    How can we rethink ideas of policy failure to consider its paradoxes and contradictions as a starting point for more hopeful democratic encounters? Offering a provocative and innovative theorisation of governance as relational politics, the central argument of Power, Politics and the Emotions is…

    Hardback – 2015-06-16
    Social Justice

  • Market Expansion and Social Dumping in Europe

    Edited by Magdalena Bernaciak

    The term ‘social dumping’ regularly appears in public debates and in policymaking circles. However, due to its ambiguity it is used in a manner that is convenient for individual discourse participants, thus opening the door for misconceptions and ill-grounded accusations. This book systematically…

    Hardback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • Civil Society and Participatory Governance

    Municipal Councils and Social Housing Programs in Brazil

    By Maureen M. Donaghy

    Democratic institutions should promote accountability of government officials to the needs of citizens. Civil society plays a role in exposing corruption as well as in communicating the needs of low-income residents to officials. Neither the institutions of representative democracy nor the presence…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

  • The Risk of Social Policy?

    The electoral consequences of welfare state retrenchment and social policy performance in OECD countries

    By Nathalie Giger

    The Risk of Social Policy? uses a comparative perspective to systematically analyse the effects of social policy reforms and welfare state retrenchment on voting choice for the government. It re-examines twenty elections in OECD countries to show if and how social policy issues drive elections.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27

  • Childhood Citizenship, Governance and Policy

    The politics of becoming adult

    By Sana Nakata

    Debates about children’s rights not only concern those things that children have a right to have and to do but also our broader social and political community, and the moral and political status of the child within it. This book examines children’s rights and citizenship in the USA, UK and…

    Hardback – 2015-03-27
    Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

  • Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe

    Threat or Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State

    Edited by Maria Petmesidou, Ana Marta Guillén

    Southern Europe has been hit hard by the global economic crisis and, as such, their welfare states have come under acute strain. Unmet need has sharply increased while significant welfare reforms and deep social spending cuts have been prominent in the crisis management solutions implemented by…

    Hardback – 2015-03-26
    South European Society and Politics

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