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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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Social Policy Review 16

Analysis and debate in social policy, 2004

Social Policy Review 16 is an excellent source of information and opinion about core aspects of contemporary social policy for students and academics alike. It will also appeal to all those with an interest in ‘welfare’ in the widest sense of the term.

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Researchers and their 'subjects'

Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

This book examines the role of participants in research and how research ethics can be put into practice. Health, social, and journalistic research are currently subject to very different forms of regulation and codes of practice. By including the experiences of researchers and their subjects the book explores the disciplinary divides.

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Running on empty

Transport, social exclusion and environmental justice

Edited by Karen Lucas

Lack of access to transportation among low-income groups is increasingly being recognised as a barrier to social inclusion. However, 'transport poverty', and its links with wider welfare objectives, is poorly understood. This book looks at the delivery of transport from a social policy perspective to assist in a better understanding of this issue.

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Running on empty

Transport, social exclusion and environmental justice

Edited by Karen Lucas

Lack of access to transportation among low-income groups is increasingly being recognised as a barrier to social inclusion. However, 'transport poverty', and its links with wider welfare objectives, is poorly understood. This book looks at the delivery of transport from a social policy perspective to assist in a better understanding of this issue.

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Balancing the skills equation

Key issues and challenges for policy and practice

Governments worldwide assume that national competitiveness can be improved by developing workforce skills. This book critically examines this 'high skills' vision at both policy and practice levels. It challenges an oversimplified policy rhetoric that underestimates the complexity of the processes involved in developing a skilled workforce.

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Youth crime and youth justice

Public opinion in England and Wales

This report presents the findings from the first national, representative survey of public attitudes to youth crime and youth justice in England and Wales. It carries clear policy implications in relation to both public education and reform of the youth justice system.

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Immigration and homelessness in Europe

This book makes a timely contribution to the current political and policy debate on immigration to Europe. Set within the context of immigrant social exclusion and marginalisation, it examines in detail the problematic relationship between migrants, their access to adequate housing and increasing vulnerability to homelessness.

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Ageing and diversity

Multiple pathways and cultural migrations

To understand contemporary ageing it is necessary to recognise its diversity. Drawing on an extraordinary range of theory, original research and empirical sources, this book assesses the stereotyped conceptions of ageing, and offers a critical and updated perspective.

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From dependency to work

Addressing the multiple needs of offenders with drug problems

This report presents an evaluation of a programme to integrate drug and alcohol treatment with mental health services, education, training and employment support. It provides an invaluable insight into the challenges and difficulties of integrating services in this way and highlights important lessons for central and regional government.

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A more equal society?

New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

This major new book provides, for the first time, a detailed evaluation of policies on poverty and social exclusion since 1997, and their effects. Bringing together leading experts in the field, it considers the challenges the government has faced, the policies chosen and the targets set in order to assess results.

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Talking about care

Two sides to the story

This book offers a new approach to scrutinising the co-existence of both care and abuse in relationships. Discourse analysis is introduced as a method of investigating relationships, policy and literature in informal care and analytic tools are considered alongside case-studies to illustrate how both parties construct their relationship.

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The politics of evaluation

Participation and policy implementation

The widespread popularity of evaluation is based on the need to provide evidence of the effectiveness of policies and programmes. This book sees evaluation as an inherently political activity, and using a wide range of examples it relates practical issues in evaluation design to their political contexts.

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