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Community safetyCritical perspectives on policy and practice

Community safety: Critical perspectives on policy and practice

Peter Squires (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347305
eISBN:
9781447301950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347305.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Community safety emerged as a new approach to tackling and preventing local crime and disorder in the late 1980s and was adopted into mainstream policy by New Labour in the late '90s. Twenty years ... More

Comparing social policiesExploring new perspectives in Britain and Japan

Comparing social policies: Exploring new perspectives in Britain and Japan

Misa Izuhara (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343666
eISBN:
9781447301967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343666.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, both Britain and Japan are facing similar issues caused by globalisation, slower economic growth and a rapidly ageing population. Social policy in the ... More

The consumer in public servicesChoice, values and difference

The consumer in public services: Choice, values and difference

Richard Simmons, Martin Powell, and Ian Greener (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421814
eISBN:
9781447303725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421814.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book challenges existing stereotypes about the ‘consumer as chooser’. It shows how we must develop a more sophisticated understanding of consumers, examining their place and role as users of ... More

Contemporary fatheringTheory, policy and practice

Contemporary fathering: Theory, policy and practice

Brid Featherstone

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349880
eISBN:
9781447301974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349880.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Since 1997, child-welfare services have been faced with new demands to engage fathers or develop father-inclusive services. This book emerges from work by the author as a researcher and educator over ... More

Contemporary grandparentingChanging family relationships in global contexts

Contemporary grandparenting: Changing family relationships in global contexts

Sara Arber and Virpi Timonen (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429681
eISBN:
9781447307624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429681.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Grandparenting in the 21st century is at the heart of profound family and societal changes. It is of increasing social and economic significance yet many dimensions of grandparenting are still poorly ... More

Continuing professional development in social work

Continuing professional development in social work

Carmel Halton, Fred Powell, and Margaret Scanlon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447307372
eISBN:
9781447311621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307372.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Continuing professional development (CPD) has become a defining issue in twenty-first century social work. There is widespread consensus in favour of CPD. But what is it? Are there discernible ... More

Corporate power and social policy in a global economyBritish welfare under the influence

Corporate power and social policy in a global economy: British welfare under the influence

Kevin Farnsworth

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344748
eISBN:
9781447301998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344748.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Spanning the complete era of the Conservative governments and the first term of New Labour, this book looks at mechanisms of corporate power and influence; corporate opinion and influence in a range ... More

Countryside connectionsOlder people, community and place in rural Britain

Countryside connections: Older people, community and place in rural Britain

Catherine Hagan Hennessy, Robin Means, and Vanessa Burholt (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447310303
eISBN:
9781447310327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310303.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Older people in the countryside are vastly under-researched compared to those living in urban areas. This co-authored volume describes the impetus for and principal findings and policy implications ... More

Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Miriam Bernard and Thomas Scharf (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348906
eISBN:
9781447302001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348906.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book brings together international scholars working within a critical gerontology perspective. Chapters review and update our understanding of how the field has developed over the last ... More

A deafening silenceHidden violence against women and children

A deafening silence: Hidden violence against women and children

Patrizia Romito

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349613
eISBN:
9781447301370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349613.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book is born of a contradiction: on the one hand, there has been a genuine advance in the awareness of violence against women and children and actions to oppose it. On the other, the violence ... More

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