Sociology: Social Policy

  • Disability and Rurality: Identity, Gender and Belonging book cover

    Disability and Rurality

    Identity, Gender and Belonging

    Edited by Karen Soldatic, Kelley Johnson

    This is the first book to explore how far disability challenges dominant understandings of rurality, identity, gender and belonging within the rural literature. The book focuses particularly on the ways disabled people give, and are given, meaning and value in relation to ethical rural…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Negative Neighbourhood Reputation and Place Attachment: The Production and Contestation of Territorial Stigma book cover

    Negative Neighbourhood Reputation and Place Attachment

    The Production and Contestation of Territorial Stigma

    Edited by Paul Kirkness, Andreas Tijé-Dra

    The concept of territorial stigma, as developed in large part by the urban sociologist Loïc Wacquant, contends that certain groups of people are devalued, discredited and tainted by the reputation of the place where they reside. This book argues that this theory is more relevant and comprehensive…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge
    Global Urban Studies

  • Life Course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan book cover

    Life Course, Happiness and Well-being in Japan

    Edited by Barbara Holthus, Wolfram Manzenreiter

    Much of the existing literature on happiness in Japan has been produced in the field of economics and psychology and is quantitative in nature. Here, for the first time, a group of anthropologists and sociologists jointly analyze the state of happiness and unhappiness in Japan among varying social…

    Paperback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Comparative Regional Protection Frameworks for Refugees book cover

    Comparative Regional Protection Frameworks for Refugees

    Edited by Susan Kneebone

    This collection focuses on regional approaches to refugee protection, and specifically upon the norms, and the norm entrepreneurs of those approaches. It considers how recent crises in refugee protection (such as the Syrian and Andaman Sea crises) have highlighted the strengths and limits of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge

  • McCarthyism: The Realities, Delusions and Politics Behind the 1950s Red Scare book cover

    McCarthyism

    The Realities, Delusions and Politics Behind the 1950s Red Scare

    By Jonathan Michaels

    In this succinct text, Jonathan Michaels examines the rise of anti-communist sentiment in the postwar United States, exploring the factors that facilitated McCarthyism and assessing the long-term effects on US politics and culture. McCarthyism:The Realities, Delusions and Politics Behind the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Society in Contemporary Laos: Capitalism, Habitus and Belief book cover

    Society in Contemporary Laos

    Capitalism, Habitus and Belief

    By Boike Rehbein

    Over the past decade, Laos’ exposure to global capitalism has resulted in extensive economic and social transformations. Precapitalist social structures both persist and are transformed into a particular configuration of classes. This entails increasing social inequality, a widening range of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Children’s Rights Law in the Global Human Rights Landscape: Isolation, inspiration, integration? book cover

    Children’s Rights Law in the Global Human Rights Landscape

    Isolation, inspiration, integration?

    Edited by Eva Brems, Ellen Desmet, Wouter Vandenhole

    Children’s rights law is often studied and perceived in isolation from the broader field of human rights law. This volume explores the inter-relationship between children’s rights law and more general human rights law in order to see whether elements from each could successfully inform the other.…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • The Social and Political Potential of Cash Transfers book cover

    The Social and Political Potential of Cash Transfers

    Edited by Maxine Molyneux

    Cash Transfers, for all their notable successes, have been criticised for their limited ability to move poor households to provide sustainable routes out of poverty. This book draws on original qualitative research by leading scholars and development policy experts from a range of disciplines to…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19
    Routledge

  • Retirement in Japan and South Korea: The past, the present and the future of mandatory retirement book cover

    Retirement in Japan and South Korea

    The past, the present and the future of mandatory retirement

    Edited by Masa Higo, Thomas R. Klassen

    This book analyses reforms to retirement policies in Japan and South Korea, especially in the context of rapid population ageing.  A defining feature of the labour markets and workplaces in these two nations, and the lives of workers and families, is involuntary retirement at relatively young ages.…

    Paperback – 2017-04-15
    Routledge

  • Paid Patriotism?: The Debate over Veterans' Benefits book cover

    Paid Patriotism?

    The Debate over Veterans' Benefits

    By James T. Bennett

    What does a nation owe its military veterans? Gratitude, esteem, land grants, medical care, pensions, higher education? Or is serving in the armed forces of one’s country an obligation to be undertaken without any expectation of compensation? If veterans are to receive government aid, should a…

    Hardback – 2017-04-14
    Routledge

  • Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies: Building new spaces book cover

    Socio-Economic Insecurity in Emerging Economies

    Building new spaces

    Edited by Khayaat Fakier, Ellen Ehmke

    Taking a unique comparative approach to the respective development paths of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA), this book shows that people and governments in all three countries are faced with similar challenges of heightened insecurity, caused by liberalization and structural adjustment. The…

    Paperback – 2017-04-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Global Implications of Development, Disasters and Climate Change: Responses to Displacement from Asia Pacific book cover

    Global Implications of Development, Disasters and Climate Change

    Responses to Displacement from Asia Pacific

    Edited by Susanna Price, Jane Singer

    Displacements in the Asia Pacific region are escalating. The region has for decades experienced more than half of the world’s natural disasters and, in recent years, a disproportionately high share of extreme weather-related disasters, which displaced 19 million people in 2013 alone. This volume…

    Paperback – 2017-04-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development, Displacement and Resettlement

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