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Disability and poverty: A global challenge

Arne H. Eide and Benedicte Ingstad (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428851
eISBN:
9781447302063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book is about being disabled and being poor, and the social, cultural, and political processes that link these two aspects of living. Environmental barriers, limited access to services, and ... More


Evidence, policy and practice: Critical perspectives in health and social care

Jon Glasby (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423191
eISBN:
9781447302254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423191.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This book provides a hard-hitting and deliberately provocative overview of the relationship between evidence, policy and practice; how policy is implemented, and how research can and should influence ... More


The governance of problems: Puzzling, powering and participation

Robert Hoppe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429629
eISBN:
9781447303848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429629.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Contemporary democracies need to develop a better governance of problems, as all too often policy is a sophisticated answer to the wrong problem. This book offers a new approach to public-policy ... More


Welfare policy under New Labour: Views from inside Westminster

Hugh Bochel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347909
eISBN:
9781447304227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347909.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Based on an extensive series of interviews with MPs and Peers from across Parliament, this book traces the dynamics of political debate on welfare both between and within parties; assesses the ... More


The EU and social inclusion: Facing the challenges

Eric Marlier

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348845
eISBN:
9781447303770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348845.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Social cohesion is one of the declared objectives of the European Union and, with some 16 per cent of EU citizens at risk of poverty, the need to fight poverty and social exclusion continues as a ... More


Family policy paradoxes: Gender equality and labour market regulation in Sweden, 1930-2010

Åsa Lundqvist

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424556
eISBN:
9781447302339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424556.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book examines the political regulation of the family in Sweden between 1930 and today. It draws attention to the political attempts to create a ‘modern family’ and the aspiration to regulate the ... More


Introduction

Nicola Jones and Andy Sumner

in Child poverty, evidence and policy: Mainstreaming children in international development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424464
eISBN:
9781447301691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424464.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes the objectives of this book on child poverty, evidence, and policy. It is about how children's visibility, voice, and vision in ideas, networks, and institutions can be ... More


Conclusion: What the politics of evaluation implies

Susan Balloch and David Taylor

in The politics of evaluation: Participation and policy implementation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346063
eISBN:
9781447303954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter identifies ways in which the politics of evaluation is taken into account while supporting evaluation as a valuable and viable form of research. The central actors, the young people, ... More


Measuring health inequalities

Jonathan Wistow, Tim Blackman, David Byrne, and Gerald Wistow

in Studying health inequalities: An applied approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447305286
eISBN:
9781447312031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305286.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Health inequalities can be about when people die, about differential presence of particular pathologies and about limitations placed on the life they lead when they are living it. This chapter ... More


From regional integration to regionalism in Africa: building capacities for the post-Millennium Development Goals agenda

Cristina D’Alessandro

in Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter repositions regional processes within the post-MDGs agenda and inquires as to their contribution to its construction. It assesses the progress made towards the achievement of regional ... More


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