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Social work and social theory : Making connections.

Michael Garrett, Paul. Garrett, Paul Michael.
(2013)  | 9781847429605 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 256pp
AUD 56.95 (inc. GST), AUD 51.77 (ex. GST),
In order to work effectively, social workers need to understand theoretical concepts and develop critical theory. In Social Work and Social Theory, Paul Michael Garrett seeks to bring the profession into dialogue with the anti-capitalist movement and encourages a new engagement with theorists such as...

Community development : A critical approach.

Ledwith, Margaret.
(2011)  | 9781847426468 | Policy Press | pbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 242pp | Availability last checked: 1/8/2018
AUD 47.95 (inc. GST), AUD 43.59 (ex. GST),
Community development finds itself in times of unprecedented political, social and economic change, locally and globally, at the same time as divisions between poverty and privilege widen. Building practical approaches to theory and theoretical approaches to practice, this updated and expanded second...

Citizenship social work with older people.

Payne, Malcolm.
(2012)  | 9781447301271 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 202pp
AUD 54.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.95 (ex. GST),
Social work and social care services should treat older people as citizens with the same humanity and rights as every other citizen. That means services of all kinds engaging older people in a fulfilling, creative life in the mainstream of each community. Informed by a wide international literature,...

American tianxia : chinese money, american power and the end of history.

Babones, Salvatore.
(2017)  | 9781447336808 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 88pp
AUD 86.95 (inc. GST), AUD 79.05 (ex. GST),
After a meteoric rise, China's once inexorable growth has come to a screeching halt, ending the Chinese dream of establishing a new tianxia ("harmonious order") in Asia with China at its center. In this book, Salvatore Babones provides an up-to-date assessment of China's economic problems and how they...

Why we can't afford the rich.

Sayer, Andrew.
(2015)  | 9781447320869 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 448pp
AUD 21.95 (inc. GST), AUD 19.95 (ex. GST),
Even as inequalities widen, the effects of austerity deepen, and the consequences of recession linger, in many countries the wealth of the rich has soared. Why We Can't Afford The Rich exposes the unjust and dysfunctional mechanisms that allow the top 1% to siphon off wealth produced by others through...

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Inclusive growth in cities : from ideas to action.

Stott, Josh.
(2019)  | 9781447337966 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 224pp
AUD 42.95 (inc. GST), AUD 39.05 (ex. GST),
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Although inclusive growth has risen up the agendas of urban thinkers and policy makers, confusion remains about what it means, why exactly it is important, and how cities might achieve it. This book directly addresses these questions by analyzing the characteristics of a more inclusive local economy;...

The politics of labour reform in latin american countries.

Mello, E. Silva Leonardo.
(2018)  | 9781447328421 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 136pp | Availability last checked: 12/10/2018
AUD 95.95 (inc. GST), AUD 87.23 (ex. GST),
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The past several years have seen wide-ranging efforts at reforming the labor markets in a number of Latin American countries, with the aim of simultaneously broadening workforce participation and making Latin American companies more competitive in an increasingly globalized marketplace. This book offers...

Age-friendly communities : a global perspective.

Buffel, Tine. Handler, Sophie. Phillipson, Chris.
(2018)  | 9781447331315 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 276pp
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This important book provides a comprehensive survey of different strategies for developing age-friendly communities, and the extent to which older people themselves can be involved in the co-production of age-friendly policies and practices.

Policy analysis in france.

Halpern, Charlotte. Hassenteufel, Patrick. Zittoun, Philippe.
(2018)  | 9781447324218 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 336pp
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Understanding policy analysis in France requires first a thorough exploration of the distinction usually made in French academic and practitioner debates between policy studies and policy analysis--essentially the difference between studies of policy and studies designed for the use of policy. This...

Intimacy and ageing : new relationships in later life.

Bildtgard, Torbjorn. Öberg, Peter.
(2018)  | 9781447326502 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 12/10/2018
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What works in improving gender equality : international best practice in childcare and long term care policy.

Edwards, Alcuin. McAngus, Craig. Rummery, Kirstein.
(2018)  | 9781447330486 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 128pp | Availability last checked: 12/10/2018
AUD 21.95 (inc. GST), AUD 19.95 (ex. GST),
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Drawing on comparative research from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, and the Netherlands, this book provides an accessible analysis of what gender equality means across countries, what the implications of this meaning are for childcare and long-term care policies, and how other...

Healthcare reform in china : case studies of policy experimentation.

Jian, Weiyan. Millar, Ross.
(2018)  | 9781447327936 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 1/10/2018
AUD 148.95 (inc. GST), AUD 135.41 (ex. GST),
This book provides a theoretical, empirical, and practical account, from a public policy perspective, of current health policy in China and how it is changing. Through a close examination of such wide-ranging aspects of healthcare reform as workforce development, integrated care, and IT innovation,...

The class ceiling : why it pays to be privileged.

Friedman, Sam. Laurison, Daniel.
(2018)  | 9781447336068 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 3/9/2018
AUD 42.95 (inc. GST), AUD 39.05 (ex. GST),
The glass ceiling that women and minorities struggle to break through in their careers is widely acknowledged. Yet a barrier that is just as strong, but little known, faces people from disadvantaged class backgrounds. In The Class Ceiling , Sam Friedman and Daniel Laurison reveal the pervasiveness of...

Social media and social work : implications and opportunities for practice.

Buzzi, Peter. , Megele, Claudia. Simpson, J. E.
(2018)  | 9781447327394 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 152pp | Availability last checked: 1/8/2018
AUD 35.95 (inc. GST), AUD 32.68 (ex. GST),
In a society in which social media technologies have rapidly permeated daily living, we increasingly rely on these technologies for everything from forming and maintaining relationships to building businesses and providing us with the latest news. This book considers the impact of social media on social...

Social experiences of breastfeeding : building bridges between research, policy and practice.

Boyer, Kate. Dowling, Sally. Pontin, David.
(2018)  | 9781447338499 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 1/7/2018
AUD 158.95 (inc. GST), AUD 144.50 (ex. GST),
This book gathers the latest social science research on breastfeeding from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia in order to show how the findings can be used by policymakers and practitioners to support women in breastfeeding and breastfeeding longer. It includes discussion of the social...


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