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What works?Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

What works?: Evidence-based policy and practice in public services

Huw T.O. Davies, Sandra M. Nutley, and Peter C. Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341914
eISBN:
9781447304265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341914.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

What counts is what works – but how can we actually tell what works? And what can we do with such knowledge to influence policy and practice? As all parts of the public sector embrace ‘evidence’ as a ... More

When children become parentsWelfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

When children become parents: Welfare state responses to teenage pregnancy

Anne Daguerre and Corinne Nativel (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346780
eISBN:
9781447304272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346780.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Teenage parenthood is recognised as a significant disadvantage in western industrialised nations. It has been found to increase the likelihood of poverty and to reinforce inequalities. This book ... 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

Where Next For Criminal Justice?

Where Next For Criminal Justice?

David Faulkner and Ros Burnett

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428929
eISBN:
9781447305569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428929.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Successive governments have promised to reform criminal justice in England and Wales, and to make it more efficient and more effective in preventing and reducing crime. They have introduced a ... More

White Working-Class VoicesMulticulturalism, community-building and change

White Working-Class Voices: Multiculturalism, community-building and change

Harris Beider

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447313953
eISBN:
9781447331094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447313953.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book seeks to extend our understanding of white working class perspectives on multiculturalism and change. By integrating fieldwork data and critically reviewing secondary sources the book ... 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

Why the Third Way failedEconomics, morality and the origins of the 'Big Society'

Why the Third Way failed: Economics, morality and the origins of the 'Big Society'

Bill Jordan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426567
eISBN:
9781447304296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426567.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In the wake of the economic crash, public policy is in search of a new moral compass. This book explains why the Third Way's combination of market-friendly and abstract, value-led principles has ... More

Women and alcoholSocial perspectives

Women and alcohol: Social perspectives

Patsy Staddon (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447318880
eISBN:
9781447318903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318880.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Issues of gender and alcohol are approached in ways which demonstrate the need to look differently at our understandings of women’s alcohol use. The use of a social model enables contributing authors ... More

Women and Criminal JusticeFrom the Corston Report to Transforming Rehabilitation

Women and Criminal Justice: From the Corston Report to Transforming Rehabilitation

Jo Brayford and John Deering (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447319306
eISBN:
9781447319320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319306.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book focuses on developments since the publication in 2007 of the Corston Report into women and criminal justice. While some of its recommendations were accepted by government, actual policy has ... More

Women and New LabourEngendering politics and policy?

Women and New Labour: Engendering politics and policy?

Claire Annesley, Francesca Gains, and Kirstein Rummery (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348289
eISBN:
9781447304302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348289.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Although there is a growing body of international literature on the feminisation of politics and the policy process and, as New Labour's term of office progresses, a rapidly growing series of texts ... More

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