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Our monographs, multi-authored and edited works include original scholarly research, thorough and structured reviews of important subjects and engaging works that push forward the boundaries of the disciplines in which we publish.

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Gendering citizenship in Western Europe

New challenges for citizenship research in a cross-national context

This cross-national study explores a key concept in contemporary European political, policy and academic debates and demonstrates the value of a multi-level conceptualisation of citizenship.

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Growing up with risk

This book provides a critical analysis of ways in which risk assessment and management are defined and applied in policy, theory and practice in relation to children and young people. It explores the complexities of balancing responsibility for protecting the young with the benefits of risk-taking and the need to allow experimentation.

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Pensions

This book provides a much-needed introductory guide to the issues surrounding pension policy and offers a critique of some of the dominant ideas and assumptions. Noting the intense debate that currently surrounds the subject, the book explores a wider view of the continuing issues about pension policy.

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Women and New Labour

Engendering politics and policy?

New Labour have set themselves up to specifically address women's issues and attract women voters, but how successful have they been? This book offers an analysis of New Labour's politics and policies from a gendered perspective.

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Coming to care

The work and family lives of workers caring for vulnerable children

This book provides fascinating insights into the factors that influence why people enter and leave care work, their motivations, understandings and experiences of their work and intersection of it with their family lives.

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Offenders in focus

Risk, responsivity and diversity

Drawing on research integrated with practitioner experience, this book creates fresh 'practice wisdom' for engaging effectively with offenders. Recognising that there are no instant solutions to changing offending behaviour, it provides a practice text encouraging a sense of confidence, enhancing readers' skill when working with offenders.

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Securing an urban renaissance

Crime, community, and British urban policy

This collection adds weight to an emerging argument that policies to make cities better are inextricably linked to an attempt to pacify and regulate crime and disorder. It provides discussions from a range of scholars examining policy connections that can be traced between social, urban and crime policy and the wider processes of regeneration.

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London voices, London lives

Tales from a working capital

"London Voices, London Lives" addresses a question of great current importance for urban policy: what kind of a place is London in the 21st century, and how does it differ significantly from other parts of urban Britain? It addresses these questions in a unique way: over one hundred ordinary Londoners provide their answers in their own voices.

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Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Edited by Peter A. Kemp

This book examines income-related housing allowance schemes in advanced welfare states as well as in transition economies of central and eastern Europe as a more efficient way to help tenants than rent controls or 'bricks and mortar' subsidies to landlords.

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Social Policy Review 19

Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Social Policy Review provides students, academics and all those interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year.

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Care, community and citizenship

Research and practice in a changing policy context

This collection focuses on the relationship between social care, community and citizenship, linking them in a way relevant to both policy and practice.

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Disadvantaged by where you live?

Neighbourhood governance in contemporary urban policy

"Disadvantaged by where you live?" offers a major contribution to academic debates on the neighbourhood both as a sphere of governance and as a point of public service delivery under New Labour since 1997.

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