Welfare Products

  • Violations of Trust

    How Social and Welfare Institutions Fail Children and Young People, 1st Edition

    By Richard Hil

    Edited by Judith Bessant

    The past few decades have brought to light increasing evidence of systemic and repeated institutional abuse of children and young people in many western nations. Government enquiries, research studies and media reports have begun to highlight the widespread nature of sexual, physical and emotional…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Welfare and Society

  • Struggling for a Social Europe

    Neoliberal Globalization and the Birth of a European Social Movement, 1st Edition

    By Andy Mathers

    Protests at summit meetings have inspired intense debate over the nature and significance of the 'anti-globalization' or 'anti-capitalist’ movement. However, the European dimension of this movement is still largely unknown. In this insightful book Andy Mathers addresses this deficit by focusing on…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

  • Pathways to State Welfare in Korea

    Interests, Ideas and Institutions, 1st Edition

    By Gyu-Jin Hwang

    Why has Korean social policy developed differently from that of other East Asian countries? While in many respects Korea can be compared with Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, where economic development has been the chief priority of state action, Korea has also implemented extensive welfare…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Social Policy in Modern Asia

  • Responsibilisation at the Margins of Welfare Services

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kirsi Juhila, Suvi Raitakari, Christopher Hall

    The impetus for this book is the shift in welfare policy in Western Europe from state responsibilities to individual and community responsibilities. The book examines the ways in which policies associated with advanced liberalism and New Public Management can be identified as influencing…

    Hardback – 2016-11-14
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Social Capital and Economics

    Social Values, Power, and Social Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Asimina Christoforou, John B. Davis

    This volume provides a collection of critical new perspectives on social capital theory by examining how social values, power relationships, and social identity interact with social capital. This book seeks to extend this theory into what have been largely under-investigated domains, and, at the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge Advances in Social Economics

  • The Culture of Homelessness

    1st Edition

    By Megan Ravenhill

    Despite an extensive literature on homelessness there is surprisingly little work that investigates the roots of homelessness by tracking homeless people over time. In this fascinating and much-needed ethnographic study, Megan Ravenhill presents the results of ten years' research on the streets and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Social Networks and Social Exclusion

    Sociological and Policy Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Graham Allan

    Edited by Chris Phillipson

    How important are social networks to daily life? There is now substantial evidence that attachment to a network may be vital in securing employment, in promoting good health, in maintaining positive relationships, and in supporting people in transitions through the life course. Equally, lack of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Professional Discretion in Welfare Services

    Beyond Street-Level Bureaucracy, 1st Edition

    By Tony Evans

    Discretion has re-emerged as an issue of central importance for welfare professionals over the last two decades in the face of an intensification of management culture across the public sector. This book presents an innovative framework for the analysis of discretion, offering three accounts of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Unemployed Youth and Social Exclusion in Europe

    Learning for Inclusion?, 1st Edition

    By Susan Warner Weil, Danny Wildemeersch, Barry Percy-Smith

    This book confronts readers with questions emerging from the 'gap' between EU aspirations to reduce youth unemployment without increasing social exclusion - and what is actually happening in practice. Aimed at a diverse readership, it is based on a three year European Union (EU) project into…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Globalization and Welfare Restructuring in China

    The Authoritarianism That Listens?, 1st Edition

    By Huisheng Shou

    In the past few decades, the change in China’s welfare system has been characterised by a balanced distribution of benefits across social sectors and the institutionalization of welfare redistribution. This process has occurred without significant political change that would empower politically…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Refugees, Capitalism and the British State

    Implications for Social Workers, Volunteers and Activists, 1st Edition

    By Tom Vickers

    Today, in a period of economic crisis, public sector cuts and escalating class struggle, Marxism offers important tools for social workers and service users to understand the structures of oppression they face and devise effective means of resistance. This book uses Marxism's lost insights and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28

  • Theorising the Practice of Community Development

    A South African Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Peter Westoby

    Based on 25 years of community development practice, six of which have been lived in South Africa, Peter Westoby’s ground-breaking monograph moves away from dominant normative accounts of community development to provide an appreciative and critical analysis of concrete examples of community…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26

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