Social Policy Products

  • Modernising School Governance

    Corporate planning and expert handling in state education

    By Andrew Wilkins

    Modernising School Governance examines the impact of recent market-based reforms on the role of governors in the English state education system. A focus of the book concerns how government and non-government demands for ‘strong governance’ have been translated to mean improved performance…

    Hardback – 2016-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

  • Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare

    Edited by Max Koch, Oksana Mont

    Welfare is commonly conceptualized in socio-economic terms of equity, highlighting distributive issues within growing economies. While GDP, income growth and rising material standards of living are normally not questioned as priorities in welfare theories and policy making, there is growing…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

  • Prisoner Radicalization and Terrorism Detention Policy

    Institutionalized Fear or Evidence-Based Policy Making?

    By Tinka M. Veldhuis

    Correctional policies for Islamist violent extremist offenders are often based on the premise that prisons can be hotbeds of radicalization. The perception that inmates are susceptible to violent extremist belief systems has given rise to a fervent international public, political, and scholarly…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

  • Governmentality after Neoliberalism

    Edited by Mark Bevir

    Neoliberalism has had a major impact on public policy but it has also perhaps obscured the equally dramatic spread of other policy tools based on significantly different forms of social science. This book therefore explores the mixture of social technologies that have arisen since neoliberalism,…

    Hardback – 2016-04-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

  • The Politics of Welfare State Transformation in Germany

    Still a Semi-Sovereign State?

    By Christof Schiller

    How can we best analyse contemporary welfare state change? And how can we explain and understand the politics of it? This book contributes to these questions both empirically and theoretically by concentrating on one of the least likely cases for welfare state transformation in Europe. It analyzes…

    Hardback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge-Cavendish
    Social Justice

  • The Europeanisation of Citizenship Governance in South-East Europe

    Edited by Jelena Džankić, Simonida Kacarska, Nataša Pantić

    This book looks at how Europeanisation affects the link between citizenship and governance in and across the new states of South East Europe. Contributors unpack the intimate relationship between the European Union, national governments, and citizens through a tripartite model that captures the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-12-01
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-11-30
    Routledge

  • Drugs, Power, and Politics

    Narco Wars, Big Pharma, and the Subversion of Democracy

    By Carl Boggs

    This book explores the increasingly broad terrain of drugs in American society with an emphasis on politics. It begins with the War on Drugs initiated by President Richard Nixon in the early 1970s and extends to the current day with the vast power of the pharmaceutical industry (Big Pharma),…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge

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