Sociology: Social Policy

  • Educating Inequality: Beyond the Political Myths of Higher Education and the Job Market book cover

    Educating Inequality

    Beyond the Political Myths of Higher Education and the Job Market

    By Robert Samuels

    Politicians and school officials often argue that higher education is the solution to many of our social, and economic problems. Educating Inequality argues that in order to reduce inequality and enhance social mobility, public policies are needed to revamp the financial aid system and increase the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge

  • Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship book cover

    Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship

    Edited by Edward Vickers, Krishna Kumar

    In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of many Asian societies, where efforts to modernize – spurred on by the spectre of foreign…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

  • Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development book cover

    Multipolar Globalization

    Emerging Economies and Development

    By Jan Nederveen Pieterse

    Like a giant oil tanker, the world is slowly turning. The rapid growth of economies in Asia and the global South has led to a momentous shift in the world order, leaving much of the traditional literature on globalization behind. Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development is the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-03 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Criminal Justice: An Introduction book cover

    Criminal Justice

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Peter Joyce

    This revised and expanded third edition offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the criminal justice system of England and Wales. Starting with an overview of the main theories of the causes of crime, this book explores and discusses the operation of the main criminal justice agencies…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Routledge International Handbook of Internet Gambling book cover

    Routledge International Handbook of Internet Gambling

    Edited by Robert J. Williams, Robert T. Wood, Jonathan Parke

    Internet gambling is a rapidly growing phenomenon, which has profound social, psychological, economic, political, and policy implications. Until recently, Internet gambling has been understudied by the research community, but now a growing body of literature is emerging, on all aspects of Internet…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Opportunities and Deprivation in the Urban South: Poverty, Segregation and Social Networks in São Paulo book cover

    Opportunities and Deprivation in the Urban South

    Poverty, Segregation and Social Networks in São Paulo

    By Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques

    Contending that everyday sociability and social networks are central elements to an understanding of urban poverty, Opportunities and Deprivation in the Urban South draws on detailed research conducted in São Paulo in an examination of the social networks of individuals who identify as poor. The…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Cities and Society

  • Equal Time, Equal Value: Community Currencies and Time Banking in the US book cover

    Equal Time, Equal Value

    Community Currencies and Time Banking in the US

    By Ed Collom, Judith N. Lasker

    Equal Time, Equal Value is the first systematic investigation of Time Banking in the United States. Drawing upon detailed case studies and making use of a mix of qualitative and quantitative data this book explores the most popular type of what has been called 'community currencies', in which…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • The Crisis Management Cycle book cover

    The Crisis Management Cycle

    By Christer Pursiainen

    The Crisis Management Cycle is the first holistic, multidisciplinary introduction to the dynamic field of crisis management theory. By drawing together the different theories and concepts of crisis management literature and practice, this book develops a theoretical framework of analysis that can…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Social Exclusion in Europe: Problems and Paradigms book cover

    Social Exclusion in Europe

    Problems and Paradigms

    By Paul Littlewood, Ignace Glorieux, Ingrid Jönsson

    Exclusion has come to hold a prominent place in the political discourse of all governments in the European Union and in the European Commission itself. As such, it figures importantly in various research agencies’ funding priorities attracting academics to develop and conduct major research…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • The Formulation of Local Housing Strategies: A Critical Evaluation book cover

    The Formulation of Local Housing Strategies

    A Critical Evaluation

    By Chris Nicol

    Housing provision is a major dilemma for local authorities. There is currently a huge demand for more housing, while increasing environmental, economic and political pressures must be considered when local authorities develop their policies. This remarkable volume investigates how local…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Cautionary Tales: Young People, Crime and Policing in Edinburgh book cover

    Cautionary Tales

    Young People, Crime and Policing in Edinburgh

    By Simon Anderson, Richard Kinsey, Connie Smith

    Juvenile crime makes headlines. It is the stock-in-trade of politicians and pundits. But young people are also the victims of crime. They too have demands to make of the police. Drawing upon survey and interview research with 11 to 15 year-olds in Edinburgh, this book examines how crime impacts…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Varieties of Residential Experience (1975) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: Varieties of Residential Experience (1975)

    Edited by Jack Tizard, Ian Sinclair, R. V. G. Clarke

    First published in 1975, this book compiles a number of studies concerning institutional care and children, which address the question of why institutions that serve apparently similar functions differ so much. The book uses comparative methods such as measurement of different ‘dimensions’ of…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

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