Maternity Services and Policy in an International Context: Risk, Citizenship and Welfare Regimes
Effective Interventions for Unemployed Young People in Europe: Social Innovation or Paradigm Shift?
The End of Physiotherapy
Social Policies and Public Action
Research and Evaluation in Community, Health and Social Care Settings: Experiences from Practice
Patricia Kennedy, Naonori Kodate
June 06, 2019
This book is the first comprehensive international overview of maternity services. Drawing on concepts of risk and social citizenship, it explores the relationship between welfare regimes and health policy by comparing and contrasting provision for childbearing women. Each substantive chapter...
Mark Schweda, Larissa Pfaller, Kai Brauer, Frank Adloff, Silke Schicktanz
May 21, 2019
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...
Tomáš Sirovátka, Henk Spies
May 21, 2019
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...
Costas S. Constantinou, Constantinos N. Phellas
May 20, 2019
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...
Shane Butler, Karen Elmeland, Betsy Thom, James Nicholls
May 07, 2019
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...
David A. Nicholls
May 07, 2019
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...