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Social Development and Social Work Perspectives on Social Protection

Social Development and Social Work Perspectives on Social Protection

1st Edition

Julie L. Drolet
August 14, 2018

Social protection is now considered a development milestone and an important tool in combating poverty. Interventions can include, for example, health insurance, public works programs, guaranteed employment schemes, or cash transfers targeting vulnerable populations groups. This innovative volume...

Social Policies and Public Action

Social Policies and Public Action

1st Edition

Lavinia Bifulco
August 14, 2018

The concept of public action is a magnifying lens for shedding light on the plurality of institutional and social actors interacting in policies. Taking into account a changing social world that is redefining the State and its instruments, it is well suited for picking out transformations that have...

Celebrity Philanthropy and Activism: Mediated Interventions in the Global Public Sphere

Celebrity Philanthropy and Activism: Mediated Interventions in the Global Public Sphere

1st Edition

Hilde Van Den Bulck
March 27, 2018

In recent years, celebrity philanthropy and activism has attracted much attention from the media, sparking a great deal of public interest. As exponents and endorsers of the marketisation and corporatisation of philanthropy and activism, globally renowned super-celebrities habitually lend their...

Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts: A Re-examination of Gender

Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts: A Re-examination of Gender

1st Edition

Sarah Wendt, Lana Zannettino
January 30, 2018

Overwhelmingly, it is women who are the victims of domestic violence and this book puts women’s experiences of domestic violence at its centre, whilst acknowledging their many diverse and complex identities. Concentrating on the various forms of domestic abuse and its occurrence and manifestations...

Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Care Settings: Experiences from Practice

Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Care Settings: Experiences from Practice

1st Edition

Suzanne Guerin, Nóirín Hayes, Sinéad McNally
December 11, 2017

How can we develop a comprehensive understanding of the research process in community, health and social care settings? Covering all stages of the research process, from funding to dissemination, this book considers the views of funders, researchers, communities and policy makers. Drawing on...

White Nativism, Ethnic Identity and US Immigration Policy Reforms: American Citizenship and Children in Mixed Status, Hispanic Families

White Nativism, Ethnic Identity and US Immigration Policy Reforms: American Citizenship and Children in Mixed Status, Hispanic Families

1st Edition

Maria del Mar Farina
September 26, 2017

Analysing US immigration and deportation policy over the last twenty years, this book illustrates how US immigration reform can be conceived as a psychological, legal, policy-driven tool which is inexorably entwined with themes of American identity, national belonging and white nativism. Focusing...

Social Research in Health and Illness: Case-Based Approaches

Social Research in Health and Illness: Case-Based Approaches

1st Edition

Costas S. Constantinou, Constantinos N. Phellas
August 07, 2017

Social Research in Health and Illness offers a theoretically informed guide to practising the key social research methods in investigating health and illness. Examining both methods and methodology, the authors explore the importance of selecting the appropriate research method for the project in...

Effective Interventions for Unemployed Young People in Europe: Social Innovation or Paradigm Shift?

Effective Interventions for Unemployed Young People in Europe: Social Innovation or Paradigm Shift?

1st Edition

Tomáš Sirovátka, Henk Spies
August 02, 2017

Young people in Europe have been disproportionally affected by unemployment as a result of the economic crisis and a large number of the most disadvantaged are migrant youth, or those of a different ethnic origin, living in deprived city neighbourhoods. This book examines the need for more...

The End of Physiotherapy

The End of Physiotherapy

1st Edition

David A. Nicholls
July 27, 2017

Physiotherapy is arriving at a critical point in its history. Since World War I, physiotherapy has been one of the largest allied health professions and the established provider of orthodox physical rehabilitation. But ageing populations of increasingly chronically ill people, a growing scepticism...

Planning Later Life: Bioethics and Public Health in Ageing Societies

Planning Later Life: Bioethics and Public Health in Ageing Societies

1st Edition

Mark Schweda, Larissa Pfaller, Kai Brauer, Frank Adloff, Silke Schicktanz
July 11, 2017

This book examines the relevance of modern medicine and healthcare in shaping the lives of elderly persons and the practices and institutions of ageing societies. Combining individual and social dimensions, Planning Later Life discusses the ethical, social, and political consequences of...

Moralising Poverty: The ‘Undeserving’ Poor in the Public Gaze

Moralising Poverty: The ‘Undeserving’ Poor in the Public Gaze

1st Edition

Serena Romano
June 14, 2017

Do we judge the poor? Do we fear them? Do we have a moral obligation to help those in need? The moral and social grounds of solidarity and deservedness in relation to aid for poor people are rarely steady. This is particularly true under contemporary austerity reforms, where current debates...

Alcohol, Power and Public Health: A Comparative Study of Alcohol Policy

Alcohol, Power and Public Health: A Comparative Study of Alcohol Policy

1st Edition

Shane Butler, Karen Elmeland, Betsy Thom, James Nicholls
March 02, 2017

In recent years, the reduction of alcohol-related harm has emerged as a major policy issue across Europe. Public health advocates, supported by the World Health Organisation, have challenged an approach that targets problem-drinking individuals, calling instead for governments to control...

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