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Social work and global health inequalities : Practice and policy developments.

(2009)  | 9781847421951 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 18/11/2017
AUD 51.95 (inc. GST), AUD 47.23 (ex. GST),
Every day, social workers grapple with the impact on people's lives of the social inequalities that shape their health chances and experience. This book examines the relationship between social work and health inequalities in the context of globalisation. It is essential reading for social work students,...

Leadership for healthcare.

Benington, John. Hartley, Jean.
(2010)  | 9781847424860 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 168pp
AUD 43.95 (inc. GST), AUD 39.95 (ex. GST),
Is leadership just a fashion that is blowing through the healthcare sector and will blow out again? Is it just new fancy language to describe what has always happened in hospitals, surgeries, and schools across the land? The authors think not, and there are many reasons why leadership - across the organization...

Tactical rape in war and conflict : international recognition and response.

Fitzpatrick, Brenda.
(2016)  | 9781447326700 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 256pp
AUD 64.95 (inc. GST), AUD 59.05 (ex. GST),
The use of rape as a deliberate tactic of war and genocide is not just a serious human rights issue, but also a threat to international and individual security. The first book to analyze rape as an act of war against civilians, Brenda Fitzpatrick's groundbreaking study highlights both these horrors...

Community development : A critical approach.

Ledwith, Margaret.
(2011)  | 9781847426468 | Policy Press | pbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 242pp | Availability last checked: 18/11/2017
AUD 45.95 (inc. GST), AUD 41.77 (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...

Social work and social theory : Making connections.

Michael Garrett, Paul. Garrett, Paul Michael.
(2013)  | 9781847429605 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 256pp
AUD 53.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.05 (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...

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Policy analysis in the united states.

Hird, John A.
(2018)  | 9781447333821 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 376pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
AUD 186.95 (inc. GST), AUD 169.95 (ex. GST),
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Parenting the crisis : the cultural politics of neo-liberal parent-blame.

Jensen, Tracey.
(2018)  | 9781447325055 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
AUD 144.95 (inc. GST), AUD 131.77 (ex. GST),
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Modern belonging : tales of long term resident migrants in britain.

Prabhat, Devyani.
(2018)  | 9781447344476 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 128pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
AUD 93.95 (inc. GST), AUD 85.41 (ex. GST),
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Nationality law in Britain is liberal and expansive in making it possible for immigrants to become citizens. Nonetheless, long-term residents, who are educated and possess skills that are important for the British economy, still face significant barriers to citizenship. This book offers insights into...

Parenting the crisis : the cultural politics of neo-liberal parent-blame.

Jensen, Tracey.
(2018)  | 9781447325062 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
AUD 51.95 (inc. GST), AUD 47.23 (ex. GST),
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Parenting the Crisis draws on original quantitative and qualitative research into the work that parents do in teaching their children in a broad range of areas. It engages with key debates from across the disciplines of sociology, social policy, social psychology, and media and cultural studies to build...

Practice-based research in children's play.

Lester, Stuart. Russell, Wendy. Smith, Hilary.
(2018)  | 9781447330042 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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This original book brings together the findings of twelve research projects into children's play and adults' relationship, carried out by experienced practitioners in the field from the United States and the United Kingdom. Deploying a wide range of research methods, the studies consider adults' memories...

Too much stuff : capitalism in crisis.

Yamamura, Kozo.
(2018)  | 9781447335696 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
AUD 20.95 (inc. GST), AUD 19.05 (ex. GST),
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The new working class : how to win hearts, minds and vote.

Ainsley, Claire.
(2018)  | 9781447344186 | Policy Press | pbk. | book | 176pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
AUD 26.95 (inc. GST), AUD 24.50 (ex. GST),
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Most people in the UK still identify as working class, yet no political party today can confidently articulate their interests. Recent events such as the Brexit vote and the UK 2017 general election result highlight the erosion of traditional class identities and the decoupling of class from political...

​Why urban geographies matter : Exploring the spaces of the city.

Cochrane, Allan.
(2018)  | 9781447313618 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 256pp
AUD 134.95 (inc. GST), AUD 122.68 (ex. GST),
Coming in February 2018
Making sense of the urban experience has long occupied social scientists, but it is a challenge of growing importance as the global urban population continues to grow. Within the context of this increasingly urbanized world, this book shows why and how geography matters in understanding cities and the...

Key concepts in social policy : an introductory guide.

Gregory, Lee.
(2018)  | 9781447326557 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 224pp
AUD 163.95 (inc. GST), AUD 149.05 (ex. GST),
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An introductory guide aimed at students of social policy, both beginning and more advanced, this book presents clear explanations of the major concepts that are at the core of the study and application of social policy. Each entry describes the concept and shows how it is applied in policy; each chapter...

Research and the social work picture.

Shaw, Ian.
(2018)  | 9781447338895 | Policy Press | hbk. | book | 208pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
AUD 155.95 (inc. GST), AUD 141.77 (ex. GST),
Not yet published; date unknown
Today, there is growing pressure for social workers to engage with research and draw on it in practice. But why is social science research important for social work? This, the first book in the Research in Social Work series, published in association with the European Social Work Research Association,...


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