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  • The Policy Context of Midwifery and Maternity Services

    By Kuldip Bharj, Mari Phillips

    At a time of upheaval for the NHS, this text discusses the contemporary social context and policy drivers affecting childbirth and maternity services in the UK, making clear links to practice throughout. Complex health and social care demands, and particularly the policy commitment to choice for…

    Paperback – 2016-07-30 
    Routledge

  • Agile Actors on Complex Terrains

    Transformative Realism and Public Policy

    By Graham Room

    This book assesses the value and relevance of the literature on complex systems to policy making, contributing to both social theory and policy analysis. For this purpose it develops two key ideas: agile action and transformative realism. The book takes some major themes from complexity science,…

    Hardback – 2016-06-29 
    Routledge
    Complexity in Social Science

  • International and Interdisciplinary Insights into Evidence and Policy

    Edited by Linda Hantrais, Ashley Thomas Lenihan, Susanne MacGregor

    Contributors to this highly original book address the many questions raised by researchers and policymakers about the complex and often uneasy relationship between evidence and policy from an international and interdisciplinary perspective. They explore both the institutions acting as evidence…

    Hardback – 2016-05-04
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • European Union Public Health Policy

    Regional and global trends

    Edited by Scott L. Greer, Paulette Kurzer

    Ranging from influence over world trade laws affecting health to population health issues such as obesity to the use of comparative data to affect policy, the EU’s public health policies are increasingly important, visible, expensive and effective. They also provide an invaluable case study for…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • Young People and the Aesthetics of Health Promotion

    Beyond Reason, Rationality and Risk

    By Kerry Montero, Peter Kelly

    Health promotion with young people has largely been framed by theories of behaviour change to target ‘unsafe’, ‘unhealthy’ and/or ‘risky’ behaviours. These theories and models seek to encourage the development in young people of reasoned, rational and risk-aware personal strategies. This book…

    Hardback – 2016-03-23
    Routledge
    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

  • 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 – 2016-01-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Communicating Women’s Health

    Social and Cultural Norms that Influence Health Decisions

    Edited by Annette Madlock Gatison

    This volume explores the conditions under which women are empowered, and feel entitled, to make the health decisions that are best for them. At its core, it illuminates how the most basic element of communication, voice, has been summarily suppressed for entire groups of women when it comes to…

    Hardback – 2015-12-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Health Communication

  • Social Welfare in Asia

    Edited by John Dixon, Hyung Shik Kim

    First published in 1985, this book analyses social welfare in the major countries of Asia, at that time. For each country it considers the ideological framework underlying the social welfare system and describes the historical development of both the system and the political and socio-economic…

    Hardback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Comparative Social Welfare

  • Social Welfare in Africa

    Edited by John Dixon

    First published in 1987, this book analyses social welfare in the major countries of Africa, at that time. For each country it considers the ideological framework underlying the social welfare system and describes the historical development of both the system and the political and socio-economic…

    Hardback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Comparative Social Welfare

  • Medicine, Risk, Discourse and Power

    Edited by John Martyn Chamberlain

    This book critically explores from a comparative international perspective the role medicine plays in constructing and managing natural and social risks, including those belonging to modern medical technology and expertise. Drawing together chapters written by professional practitioners and social…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Food Wars

    The Global Battle for Mouths, Minds and Markets, 2nd Edition

    By Tim Lang, Michael Heasman

    In the years since publication of the first edition of Food Wars much has happened in the world of food policy. This new edition brings these developments fully up to date within the original analytical framework of competing paradigms or worldviews shaping the direction and decision-making within…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22
    Routledge

  • Chinese National Health Care Reform

    On the Mend?

    Edited by Alex Jingwei He, Qingyue Meng

    Five years have elapsed since the Chinese government announced its ambitious health care reform programme. The fact that both the United States and China unfolded their gigantic national health care reforms almost simultaneously is reflective of the daunting health policy challenges that most…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge

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