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Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

Ivar Lodemel and Amilcar Moreira (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199773589
eISBN:
9780190248314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773589.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In last decade of the 20th century, in both the United States and Europe, there was a move toward the introduction/strengthening of activation requirements as an eligibility condition to minimum ... More

Adjusting to a World in MotionTrends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Douglas J. Besharov and Mark H. Lopez (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190211394
eISBN:
9780190270100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211394.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

International migration has reached new heights since the 1960s. Altogether, some 215 million people live in countries other than their countries of birth, and according to surveys, another 700 ... More

The Age of DualizationThe Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies

The Age of Dualization: The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies

Patrick Emmenegger, Silja Hausermann, Bruno Palier, and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797899
eISBN:
9780199933488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797899.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Poverty, increased inequality, and social exclusion are back on the political agenda in Western Europe, not only as a consequence of the Great Recession that hit the global economy in 2008, but also ... More

Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

Shana Cohen, Christina Fuhr, and Jan-Jonathan Bock (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447331032
eISBN:
9781447331056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331032.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book examines local responses to political and economic crises in Germany and the UK. In Germany, the influx of refugees has thrown into question state capacity to cope with crisis and the ... More

Baby Boomers of ColorImplications for Social Work Policy and Practice

Baby Boomers of Color: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice

Melvin Delgado

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163019
eISBN:
9780231538428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163019.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book provides a comprehensive portrait of the status and unique assets of baby boomers of color. It argues that quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking ... More

The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

Joyce Bell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162609
eISBN:
9780231538015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162609.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The Black Power movement has often been portrayed in history and popular culture as the quintessential “bad boy” of modern black movement-making in America. Yet this impression misses the full extent ... More

Capability-Promoting PoliciesEnhancing Individual and Social Development

Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development

Hans-Uwe Otto, Melanie Walker, and Holger Ziegler (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334316
eISBN:
9781447334354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334316.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Most current social welfare policies aim to ameliorate immediate problems or injustices, but they do little to foster human development or support the potential of people within marginalized ... More

Care and social integration in European societies

Care and social integration in European societies

Birgit Pfau-Effinger and Birgit Geissler (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346049
eISBN:
9781447301592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book provides descriptions and comparative analyses of the now complex and highly varied arrangements for the care of children, disabled and older people in Europe, set within the context of ... More

The changing face of welfareConsequences and outcomes from a citizenship perspective

The changing face of welfare: Consequences and outcomes from a citizenship perspective

Jorgen Goul Andersen, Anne-Marie Guillemard, Per H. Jensen, and Birgit Pfau-Effinger (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345929
eISBN:
9781447303701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345929.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

There have been major shifts in the framework of social policy and welfare across Europe. Adopting a multi-level, comparative, and interdisciplinary approach, this book develops a critical analysis ... More

Child Poverty and InequalitySecuring a Better Future for America's Children

Child Poverty and Inequality: Securing a Better Future for America's Children

Duncan Lindsey (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195305449
eISBN:
9780199894291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305449.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

One of the United States' great promises is that all children will be given the opportunity to work in order to achieve a comfortable standard of living. That promise has faded profoundly for ... More

Child Protection SystemsInternational Trends and Orientations

Child Protection Systems: International Trends and Orientations

Neil Gilbert, Nigel Parton, and Marit Skivenes (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199793358
eISBN:
9780199895137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793358.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book builds upon and advances the comparative analysis of child protection systems that was conducted in the mid-1990s and presented in the ground-breaking book Combatting Child Abuse: ... More

Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Douglas Besharov and Karen Baehler (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990313
eISBN:
9780199346363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990313.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The story of China’s spectacular economic growth is well known. Less well known is the country’s equally dramatic, though not always equally successful, social policy transition. Between the ... More

Class, Inequality and Community Development

Class, Inequality and Community Development

Mae Shaw and Marjorie Mayo (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447322450
eISBN:
9781447322474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322450.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book, the second title in the Rethinking Community Development series, starts from concern about increasing inequality worldwide and the re-emergence of community development in public policy ... More

The Conservative Party and social policy

The Conservative Party and social policy

Hugh Bochel (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

With the Conservative Party breaking new ground in forming a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, this book examines the development and content of the Conservatives' approaches to social ... More

Contemporary social evils

Contemporary social evils

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Which underlying problems pose the greatest threat to British society in the twenty-first century? A hundred years after its philanthropist founder identified poverty, alcohol, drugs and gambling ... More

Counting the PoorNew Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Counting the Poor: New Thinking About European Poverty Measures and Lessons for the United States

Douglas J. Besharov and Kenneth A. Couch (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860586
eISBN:
9780199932948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860586.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Children and Families

The poverty rate is one of the most visible ways in which nations measure the economic well-being of their low-income citizens. To gauge whether a person is poor, European states often focus on a ... More

Cultures of careBiographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Cultures of care: Biographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Prue Chamberlayne

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341662
eISBN:
9781447302018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book explores the experiences of informal home carers in the different welfare systems of the former West Germany and East Germany, and Britain. It is innovative in using a biographical case ... More

Disability and the Welfare State in BritainChanges in Perception and Policy 1948-79

Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-79

Jameel Hampton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447316428
eISBN:
9781447316442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316428.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book examines the welfare of disabled people during the welfare state of the 1940s to the later 1970s. The welfare state seemed to promise universal health and welfare for all, but originally ... More

Empowerment on an Unstable PlanetFrom Seeds of Human Energy to a Scale of Global Change

Empowerment on an Unstable Planet: From Seeds of Human Energy to a Scale of Global Change

Daniel C. Taylor, Carl E. Taylor, and Jesse O. Taylor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199842964
eISBN:
9780190258443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199842964.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Since World War II, development projects have invested more than two trillion dollars towards health services, poverty alleviation, education, food security, and environmental initiatives around the ... More

Enterprising care?Unpaid voluntary action in the 21st century

Enterprising care?: Unpaid voluntary action in the 21st century

Irene Hardill

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427212
eISBN:
9781447302193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427212.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Throughout the European Union, rates of unemployment among young people tend to be higher than among the general population and there is a serious risk of marginalisation and exclusion. This book ... More

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