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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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Radical Hope

Poverty-Aware Practice for Social Work

Krumer-Nevo provides a new framework for people working with and for people in poverty: The Poverty-Aware Paradigm. This book details its extensive application across diverse poverty contexts in Israel, links it to diverse facets of social work practice and provides innovative ways of thinking about how social work can address poverty globally.

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Recasting Workers' Power

Work and Inequality in the Shadow of the Digital Age

Drawing on ethnographic studies of precarious work in Africa, this innovative book discusses their implications for labour of how globalisation and digitalisation are drivers for structural change. It explores the role of digital technology in new business models, and ways in which digitalization can be harnessed for counter mobilisation.

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Everyday Eating

Food, Taste and Trends in Britain since the 1950s

This fascinating book examines continuity and change in food consumption and eating patterns since the 1950s. The culinary landscape of Britain is explored through discussion of commodification, globalisation and diversification enabling an understanding of both developing trends and enduring habits.

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Unwrapping the European social model

This book presents the outcome of a project coordinated by the European Trade Union Institute in which experts from different countries and social scientific disciplines (sociology, political science and economics) were invited to reflect on both the meaning and political status of the concept of the European Social Model (ESM).

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New Labour's countryside

Rural policy in Britain since 1997

Edited by Michael Woods

A timely and critical review and analysis of the development and implementation of New Labour's rural policies since 1997.

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Religion, spirituality and the social sciences

Challenging marginalisation

This edited collection brings together an international panel of contributors to explore ways of engaging with issues of religion and spirituality when carrying out social science research.

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Partnerships

Machines of possibility

How did partnerships come to emerge almost everywhere and at almost the same time? What is the inner logic of partnerships? And at what point does that logic begin to break down? This book improves our understanding of the shifting ground on which partnerships and agreements must be reached in today's hyper-complex society.

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The activation dilemma

Reconciling the fairness and effectiveness of minimum income schemes in Europe

This ambitious book explores the employment effectiveness of minimum income schemes, and provides the first comprehensive examination of its dependency on how the rights and obligations of the recipients are defined.

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Policy for a change

Local labour market analysis and gender equality

Edited by Sue Yeandle

Using a new and original approach, this illuminating book explores women's employment at the start of the 21st century, identifying aspects of women's labour market situation which remain poorly understood and challenging much 'received wisdom' about women and work.

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Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia

The limits of political ambition?

This book examines the meanings of gender that underpin policies in the Scandinavian welfare states, historically and today, and raises the question whether the hallmark of the Scandinavian welfare model is a special combination of gender equality and gender differentiation.

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Taking the crime out of sex work

New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation

This book examines the decriminalisation of all sectors of sex work in New Zealand. It provides first hand views and experience on this policy from the point of view of those involved in the sex industry, as well as people involved in developing, implementing, researching and reviewing the policies.

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HIV, Gender and the Politics of Medicine

Embodied Democracy in the Global South

Drawing on 20 years of ethnographic and policy research in South Africa, Brazil and India, this book highlights the value of understanding the embodied and political dimensions of health policy and reveals the networked threads that weave women’s precarity into the governance of technologies and the technologies of governance.

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