Social Policy Products

  • Ageing, Gender and Sexuality

    Equality in Later Life

    By Sue Westwood

    Ageing, Gender and Sexuality focuses on the experiences of older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) individuals, in order to analyse how ageing, gender and sexuality intersect to produce particular inequalities relating to resources, recognition and representation in later life. The book adopts a…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Sharing Lives

    Adult Children and Parents

    By Marc Szydlik

    Sharing Lives looks at the most important human relationships, which last the longest time of our lives: those between adult children and their parents. Offering an excellent new reference point for studies in the sociology of family, the book focuses on the reasons and results of lifelong…

    Hardback – 2016-03-09 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • State Powers and Private Rights in Child Protection and Safeguarding Assessments

    Policing Parents

    By Lauren Devine

    State Powers and Private Rights in the UK Child Protection System: Policing Parents examines in detail the UK child protection and safeguarding system, exploring its theoretical and legal basis and implications in modern society. The system of child protection and safeguarding derives from a…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 

  • Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music

    Music, Performance, and Activism

    Edited by Jacqueline Warwick, Allison Adrian

    This interdisciplinary volume explores the girl’s voice and the construction of girlhood in contemporary popular music, visiting girls as musicians, activists, and performers through topics that range from female vocal development during adolescence to girls’ online media culture. While girls’…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Commons, Sustainability, Democratization

    Action Research and the Basic Renewal of Society

    Edited by Hans Peter Hansen, Birger Steen Nielsen, Nadarajah Sriskandarajah, Ewa Gunnarsson

    This book presents theoretical discussions and practical examples of Action Research from Scandinavia, Latin America and Africa, primarily dealing with how to combine nature conservation and management with local democratic community development, seeing the renewal of Commons as a way to transcend…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23 
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy

    Edited by Thomas G Blomberg, Julie Mestre Brancale, Kevin M. Beaver, William D. Bales

    Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy is a definitive sourcebook that is comprised of contributions from some of the most recognized experts in criminology and criminal justice policy. The book is essential reading for students taking upper level courses and seminars on crime, public…

    Paperback – 2016-02-18 

  • Crime Prevention

    Approaches, Practices, and Evaluations, 9th Edition

    By Steven P. Lab

    Crime Prevention: Approaches, Practices, and Evaluations, 9th Edition, meets the needs of students and instructors for engaging, evidence-based, impartial coverage of the origins of crime, as well as of public policy that can reduce or prevent deviance. The book examines a range of approaches to…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17 

  • Criminalising the Purchase of Sex

    Lessons from Sweden

    By Jay Levy

    In an attempt to abolish prostitution, Sweden criminalised the purchase of sex in 1999, while simultaneously decriminalising its sale. In so doing, it set itself apart from other European states, promoting itself as the pioneer of a radical approach to prostitution. What has come to be referred to…

    Paperback – 2016-02-17 

  • Dictionary of Social Welfare

    By Noel W Timms, Rita Timms

    First published in 1982, this dictionary offers a practical aid to students of social work and of social policy in their conversation about social welfare. It explains the meaning or range of meanings of common terms and explains their applications in welfare, legislation, policy and use by welfare…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15 

  • The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth

    Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing

    By Helen Watt

    The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth addresses the unique moral questions raised by pregnancy and its intimate bodily nature. From assisted reproduction to abortion and ‘vital conflict’ resolution to more everyday concerns of the pregnant woman, this book argues for pregnancy as a close…

    Hardback – 2016-02-09 
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Values, Economic Crisis and Democracy

    Edited by Mălina Voicu, Ingvill C. Mochmann, Hermann Dülmer

    For the past decade European countries have undergone a severe economic crisis, with severe consequences both for individuals and for governments. Unemployment and rising poverty have compelled individuals to reconsider their own priorities and goals, while governments have been forced to rethink…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Prostitution Research in Context

    Methodology, Representation and Power

    Edited by May-Len Skilbrei, Marlene Spanger

    Hardback – 2016-01-31 
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Sex for Sale

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