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  • For whose benefit?
    For whose benefit? (English, Paperback) Ruth Patrick

    'For whose benefit?' explores how those at the sharp end of welfare reform experience changes to the benefit system. It looks at how the rights and responsibilities of citizenship are experienced on the ground, and whether the welfare state still offers meaningful protection and security to those who rely upon it.

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  • Child development and the brain
    Child development and the brain (English, Paperback) Rob Abbott, Esther Burkitt

    Packed full of images, case studies, reflection points, this accessibly written textbook is designed to introduce undergraduate students on social science courses to the science behind the brain.

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  • Dismantling the NHS?
    Dismantling the NHS? (English, Paperback) Mark Exworthy

    An in-depth analysis of the NHS reforms ushered in by UK Coalition Government under the 2012 Health and Social Care Act. Essential reading for those studying the NHS, those who work in it, and those who seek to gain a better understanding of this key public service.

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  • The education debate
    The education debate (English, Paperback) Stephen J. Ball

    Education policy is hard to keep track of... a problem that this book solves. In this updated edition, Ball examines new areas of focus, including the increased interest of business in education and the impact of austerity and precarity.

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  • Community development in action
    Community development in action (English, Paperback) Margaret Ledwith

    This exciting and practical book is filled to the brim with useful ideas for busy practitioners. Building on the work of Paulo Freire, theories are presented in interesting and straightforward ways to provide an everyday reference for practice.

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  • Participatory research
    Participatory research (English, Paperback) Jo Aldridge

    This book examines the nature of participatory research in the social sciences and its role in increasing participation among vulnerable or marginalised populations. It examines the ways in which inclusion and collaboration in research can be enhanced among vulnerable participants, and shows how useful it can be with these groups.

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  • Understanding housing policy
    Understanding housing policy (English, Paperback) Brian Lund

    Focusing on principles and theory and their application in the process of constructing housing policy, with boxed examples and case studies throughout, this fully revised 3rd edition addresses the range of socio-economic factors that have influenced UK housing policy in recent years.

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  • Understanding theories and concepts in social policy
    Understanding theories and concepts in social policy (English, Paperback) Ruth Lister

    This lively textbook, part of the successful Understanding Welfare series, helps us to understand policy, politics and practice. It combines an in-depth exploration of selected theoretical perspectives and concepts with a student-friendly format.

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  • Family troubles?
    Family troubles? (English, Paperback) Jane Ribbens McCarthy

    In this important, timely and thought-provoking publication, a wide range of contributors explore how "troubles" feature in "normal" families, and how the "normal" features in "troubled" families.

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  • Understanding health and social care
    Understanding health and social care (English, Paperback) Jon Glasby

    This engaging and accessible text, now in its third edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to health and social care. This new edition has been updated to cover recent developments, including the integrated care agenda, potential regional devolution and austerity.

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  • Why Detroit matters
    Why Detroit matters (English, Paperback) Brian Doucet

    This edited book examines why what happens in Detroit matters for other cities around the world. Bridging academic and non-academic voices, contributions from many of the leading scholars on Detroit are joined by some of the city's most influential writers, planners, artists and activists.

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  • The story of Baby P
    The story of Baby P (English, Paperback) Ray Jones

    This book is the first to tell what happened to 'Baby P', how the story was told by the media and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England. It makes a crucial contribution to the topic.

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  • Social policy
    Social policy (English, Paperback) Paul Spicker

    This fully revised, updated and extended edition of a bestselling social policy textbook is extensively reworked and adapted to meet the needs of its international readership. Laying out the architecture of social policy as a field of study, it provides a sense of the scope, range and purpose of the subject.

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  • The human atlas of Europe
    The human atlas of Europe (English, Paperback) Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling

    Written by leading international authors, this timely atlas explores Europe's society, culture, economy, politics and environment using state of the art mapping techniques. It addresses fundamental questions around social cohesion and sustainable growth as Europe negotiates the UK's exit while continuing through the economic crisis.

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  • Foundations for offender management
    Foundations for offender management (English, Paperback) Anne Robinson

    'Offender management' for probation means continuing commitment to constructive work with individuals who break the law but in a changing multi-agency context. Providing a comprehensive introduction to criminal justice work, this book negotiates the structures set by law and policy.

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  • Transparency and the open society
    Transparency and the open society (English, Paperback) Roger Taylor, Tim Kelsey

    Using case studies from around the world, Transparency and the open society surveys the adoption of transparency globally, providing an essential framework for assessing its likely performance as a policy and the steps that can be taken to make it more effective.

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  • Narcissistic parenting in an insecure world
    Narcissistic parenting in an insecure world (English, Paperback) Harry Hendrick

    Harry Hendrick shows how broader social changes, including neoliberalism, feminism, the collapse of the social-democratic ideal, and the 'new behaviourism', have led to the rise of the anxious and narcissistic parent, In this provocative history of parenting.

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  • Responding to hate crime
    Responding to hate crime (English, Paperback) Neil Chakraborti

    Bridging the gap between research and policy, this book provides new perspectives on the nature of hate crime victimisation and perpetration.

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  • Safeguarding older people from abuse
    Safeguarding older people from abuse (English, Paperback) Angie Ash

    This critical and challenging book makes a strong case for the development of ethically-driven, research-informed policy and practice to safeguard older people from abuse.

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  • Good times, bad times
    Good times, bad times (English, Paperback) John Hills

    This revised edition uses extensive updated research and survey evidence to challenge the view of 'skivers versus strivers', showing how much our lives vary not just as we age, but from week-to-week and year-to-year.

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