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  • Routledge Handbook of Public Criminologies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kathryn Henne, Rita Shah

    Featuring contributions from scholars from across the globe, Routledge Handbook of Public Criminologies is a comprehensive resource that addresses the challenges related to public conversations around crime and policy. In an era of fake news, misguided rhetoric about immigrants and refugees, and…

    Hardback – 2020-02-07 
    Routledge

  • China's Social Welfare Revolution

    Contracting Out Social Services, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jie Lei, Chak Kwan Chan

    The Chinese government has recently adopted a radical welfare approach by contracting out social services to non-governmental organisations (NGOs). This is a big departure from its traditional welfare model, whereby all public services were directly delivered by government agencies. This book…

    Paperback – 2019-12-31 
    Routledge

  • Impoverishment and Asylum

    Social Policy as Slow Violence, 1st Edition

    By Lucy Mayblin

    Impoverishment and Asylum argues that a shift has taken place in recent decades from construing asylum as primarily a political and/or humanitarian phenomenon, to construing it as primarily an economic phenomenon, and that this shift has had led to the purposeful impoverishment, by the state, of…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Human Services Contracting

    A Public Solutions Handbook, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert A. Shick, Lawrence Martin

    In the last thirty-five years, governments around the globe have increasingly contracted with non-profit and for-profit entities to provide a portion of the public sector’s portfolio of goods and services. In the United States, child welfare services adopted a pro-contracting approach early, and a…

    Paperback – 2019-12-18 
    Routledge
    The Public Solutions Handbook Series

  • What is Food?

    Researching a Topic with Many Meanings, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ulla Gustafsson, Rebecca O'Connell, Alizon Draper, Andrea Tonner

    This volume brings together contributions that provide a snapshot of current food research. What is food? acknowledges the many dimensions of food, including its social, cultural, symbolic and sensual qualities, while also being material in that it is fundamental to our survival. The collection…

    Hardback – 2019-12-09 
    Routledge
    Sociological Futures

  • The Idea of Welfare

    1st Edition

    By Robert Pinker

    Originally published in 1979, The Idea of Welfare critically reviews the concepts of egoism and altruism as they are expressed in residual and intuitional models of social welfare. The book describes the way in which the scope and limits of obligation and entitlement are determined in practice by…

    Hardback – 2019-11-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Corporate Decision Making in Canada

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ronald J Daniels, Randall Morck

    Originally published in 1995, Corporate Decision Making in Canada is the fifth title in the Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. This volume looks at globalization and rapid technological change and investment spending, particularly in the areas of technology and human capital…

    Hardback – 2019-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Sporting Capital

    Transforming Sports Development Policy and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas F. Rowe

    In a world of competing public policy priorities, economic challenges and political uncertainty, sports development organisations and initiatives need to adapt to survive. This book makes the case for 'Sporting Capital' as a new conceptual model of sports participation with the potential to…

    Paperback – 2019-09-25
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pat Dolan, Nick Frost

    In the context of the increasing global movement of people and a growing evidence base for differing outcomes in child welfare, Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare provides a compelling account of child welfare, grounded in the latest theory, policy and practice. Drawing on eminent…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

  • Social Synthesis

    Finding Dynamic Patterns in Complex Social Systems, 1st Edition

    By Philip Haynes

    How is it possible to understand society and the problems it faces? What sense can be made of the behaviour of markets and government interventions? How can citizens understand the course that their lives take and the opportunities available to them? There has been much debate surrounding what…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17
    Routledge
    Complexity in Social Science

  • Moralising Poverty

    The ‘Undeserving’ Poor in the Public Gaze, 1st Edition

    By Serena Romano

    Do we judge the poor? Do we fear them? Do we have a moral obligation to help those in need? The moral and social grounds of solidarity and deservedness in relation to aid for poor people are rarely steady. This is particularly true under contemporary austerity reforms, where current debates…

    Paperback – 2019-07-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Neoliberalism, Nordic Welfare States and Social Work

    Current and Future Challenges, 1st Edition

    Edited by Masoud Kamali, Jessica H. Jönsson

    How have three decades of neoliberalism affected the Nordic welfare states as well as the organisation, 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 infl uenced by the…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge

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