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Community Groups in ContextLocal Activities and Actions

Community Groups in Context: Local Activities and Actions

Angus McCabe and Jenny Phillimore (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327776
eISBN:
9781447327806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327776.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Whilst there is a growing body of literature on formal voluntary organisations, relatively little research has been undertaken into the roles and functioning of small, informal, below the radar ... More

Designing Prostitution PolicyIntention and Reality in Regulating the Sex Trade

Designing Prostitution Policy: Intention and Reality in Regulating the Sex Trade

Hendrik Wagenaar, Helga Amesberger, and Sietske Altink

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447324249
eISBN:
9781447324256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324249.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This is one of the few books that explicitly focuses on the formulation, process and outcomes of prostitution policy. While the debate on prostitution focuses on broad regulatory regimes, the central ... More

The New Social MobilityHow the Politicians Got it Wrong

The New Social Mobility: How the Politicians Got it Wrong

Geoff Payne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447310662
eISBN:
9781447310686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310662.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Despite Britain in fact being a highly, if unevenly, mobile society, politicians, think-tanks and the media continue to call for ‘more social mobility’, moving it up the political agenda. Their ... More

Practice-based Research in Children's Play

Practice-based Research in Children's Play

Wendy Russell, Stuart Lester, and Hilary Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447330035
eISBN:
9781447330080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330035.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

This book presents a collection of research projects carried out by experienced practitioners in the play sector in the UK and US who were also students, graduates and staff on the University of ... More

Protest Camps in International contextSpaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Gavin Brown, Anna Feigenbaum, Fabian Frenzel, and Patrick McCurdy (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329411
eISBN:
9781447329473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Protest camps are a common and recurring feature of social movements around the world. From Tahrir to Taksim, acts of occupying squares, parks and streets together, have made protest camps into a key ... More

Social and Caring Professions in European Welfare StatesPolicies, Services and Professional Practices

Social and Caring Professions in European Welfare States: Policies, Services and Professional Practices

Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson, and Marek Perlinski (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327196
eISBN:
9781447327202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327196.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book discusses current social and caring welfare professions and their practices in a number of European countries in a comprehensive and structured way. It presents research-based knowledge in ... More

Solitary ConfinementLived Experiences and Ethical Implications

Solitary Confinement: Lived Experiences and Ethical Implications

David Polizzi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447337539
eISBN:
9781447337553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337539.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Solitary confinement has been used in correctional practice since the very inception of the penitentiary system in the United States. However, by the late 1840’s, it usefulness as a rehabilitative ... More

Where Academia and Policy MeetA Cross-National Perspective on the Involvement of Social Work Academics in Social Policy

Where Academia and Policy Meet: A Cross-National Perspective on the Involvement of Social Work Academics in Social Policy

John Gal and Idit Weiss-Gal (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447320197
eISBN:
9781447320203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447320197.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This book explores the interface between social work academia and social policy in diverse societies across the globe. It does so by employing a unique cross-national comparative perspective and by ... More

Why Detroit MattersDecline, Renewal and Hope in a Divided City

Why Detroit Matters: Decline, Renewal and Hope in a Divided City

Brian Doucet (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327868
eISBN:
9781447327882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327868.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Detroit has come to symbolise deindustrialization and the challenges, and opportunities, it presents. As many cities struggle with urban decline, racial and ethnic tensions and the consequences of ... More

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