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Active social policies in the EUInclusion through participation?

Active social policies in the EU: Inclusion through participation?

Rik van Berkel and Iver Hornemann Moller (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342805
eISBN:
9781447301400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342805.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book challenges the underlying presupposition that regular employment is the royal road to inclusion. Drawing on original empirical research, it investigates the inclusionary and exclusionary ... More

Administering welfare reformInternational transformations in welfare governance

Administering welfare reform: International transformations in welfare governance

Paul Henman and Menno Fenger (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346520
eISBN:
9781447301417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

While reforms of welfare policies have been widely analysed, the reform of welfare administration has received far less attention. Using empirical case studies, this book provides significant new ... More

'An offer you can't refuse'Workfare in international perspective

'An offer you can't refuse': Workfare in international perspective

Ivar Lodemel and Heather Trickey (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341952
eISBN:
9781447301462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341952.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In the last decade, developed welfare states have witnessed a pendulum swing away from unconditional entitlement to social assistance, towards greater emphasis on obligations and conditions tied to ... More

Child welfareHistorical dimensions, contemporary debate

Child welfare: Historical dimensions, contemporary debate

Harry Hendrick

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344779
eISBN:
9781447301721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Children and child welfare sit at the heart of New Labour's plans for social inclusion — but how does the government view ‘children’ — is it reflecting public opinion, or leading it? How does New ... More

Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition)What do we know?

Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Koen Vleminckx and Timothy M. Smeeding (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Child poverty and the well-being of children is an important policy issue throughout the industrialised world. Some 47 million children in ‘rich’ countries live in families so poor that their health ... More

Childhood poverty and social exclusionFrom a child's perspective

Childhood poverty and social exclusion: From a child's perspective

Tess Ridge

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343628
eISBN:
9781447301745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343628.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Childhood poverty has moved from the periphery to the centre of the policy agenda following New Labour's pledge to end it within twenty years. However, whether the needs and concerns of poor children ... 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

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

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

East Asian welfare regimes in transitionFrom Confucianism to globalisation

East Asian welfare regimes in transition: From Confucianism to globalisation

Alan Walker and Chack-kie Wong (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345523
eISBN:
9781447302162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345523.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Eastern welfare systems have largely been neglected by Western social policy. There is very little information in the West about their operation and the differences between them. Yet, as China and ... More

The EU and social inclusionFacing the challenges

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

Europe enlargedA handbook of education, labour and welfare regimes in Central and Eastern Europe

Europe enlarged: A handbook of education, labour and welfare regimes in Central and Eastern Europe

Irena Kogan, Michael Gebel, and Clemens Noelke (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420640
eISBN:
9781447302230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420640.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The expansion of the European Union (EU) has put an end to the East-West division of Europe. At the same time it has increased the cultural heterogeneity, social disparities and economic imbalances ... More

The European challengeInnovation, policy learning and social cohesion in the new knowledge economy

The European challenge: Innovation, policy learning and social cohesion in the new knowledge economy

Graham Room

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347398
eISBN:
9781447303787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347398.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Economic and social change is accelerating under the twin impact of globalisation and the new information technologies. But how are these processes interrelated? Are they impelling us towards a ... More

The Europeanisation of social protection

The Europeanisation of social protection

Jon Kvist and Juho Saari (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420206
eISBN:
9781447303794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420206.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book challenges the common view that social protection is exclusively a national concern, with European Union (EU) social policy fragmented and merely symbolic. Through eleven country studies, ... More

International approaches to prostitutionLaw and policy in Europe and Asia

International approaches to prostitution: Law and policy in Europe and Asia

Geetanjali Gangoli and Nicole Westmarland (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346728
eISBN:
9781447302612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346728.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

What is to be done about prostitution? Is it work or is it violence? Are women involved in prostitution offenders or victims? Is prostitution a private or a political issue? The answers to these ... More

International approaches to rape

International approaches to rape

Nicole Westmarland and Geetanjali Gangoli (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426208
eISBN:
9781447302629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426208.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Following on from International Approaches to Prostitution (The Policy Press, 2006), this book provides an overview of rape law and policy in ten countries, including England, Australia, Canada, ... More

Internationalizing Social Work EducationInsights from Leading Figures Across the Globe

Internationalizing Social Work Education: Insights from Leading Figures Across the Globe

Gurid Aga Askeland and Malcolm Payne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447328704
eISBN:
9781447328711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328704.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book explores the aims and priorities of trends to internationalize social work education, in the context of wider processes of economic and cultural globalization. Its analysis draws on ... More

Liberty, equality, fraternity

Liberty, equality, fraternity

Paul Spicker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348418
eISBN:
9781447302704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348418.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book takes the three founding principles of the French Revolution — liberty, equality, fraternity — and examines how they relate to social policy today. The book considers the political and ... More

Major thinkers in welfareContemporary issues in historical perspective

Major thinkers in welfare: Contemporary issues in historical perspective

Vic George

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427069
eISBN:
9781447302728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427069.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book examines the views of a number of theorists from ancient times to the 19th century on a range of welfare issues: wealth, poverty and inequality; slavery, gender issues and the family; child ... More

Making it personalIndividualising activation services in the EU

Making it personal: Individualising activation services in the EU

Rik van Berkel and Ben Valkenburg (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347978
eISBN:
9781447302735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347978.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Public social services are increasingly being individualised in order to better meet the differentiated needs of competent and independent citizens and to promote the effectiveness of social ... More

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