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Comparative and Global Social Policy

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Social Policy and the Capability Approach

Concepts, Measurements and Application

This book explores the advantages of the capability approach and offers a way forward in addressing conceptual and empirical issues as they apply specifically to social policy research and practice.

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Welfare, Populism and Welfare Chauvinism

Why, in a time of increasing inequality, has there been a recent surge of support for political parties who promote an anti-welfare message? Using a mixed methods approach and newly released data, this book aims to answer this question and to show possible ways forward for welfare states.

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Media and Governance

Exploring the Role of News Media in Complex Systems of Governance

First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, this book considers the impact of media-related factors on governance, policy, public accountability and the attribution of blame for failures.

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Implementing Innovative Social Investment

Strategic Lessons from Europe

Brings the regional and local to the forefront of social investment debates by showcasing original, evaluative evidence from ten European countries, and provides practical, accessible illustrations of good practice, routes to success, and lessons learned.

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Local Knowledge Matters

Power, Context and Policy Making in Indonesia

This book explores the critical role that local knowledge plays in public policy processes as well as its role in the co-production of policy relevant knowledge with the scientific and professional communities.

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Work and Health in India

This interdisciplinary work connects the transformation of India’s labour market with changes in health and health problems to offer an analysis that is unprecedented in scope and depth.

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Reframing Global Social Policy

Social Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth, together with internationally renowned contributors, illustrate how the merging of ‘social investment’ and ‘inclusive growth and development’ agendas, together with the environmental imperative of ‘sustainability’, is forging an important new social policy framework and shaping a new global development agenda.

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Capability-Promoting Policies

Enhancing Individual and Social Development

This volume answers fundamental questions about how human development is fostered; How to overcome unjust societies with better distribution of opportunities to flourish; How can human development be revitalized in countries where social welfare is put into question?

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Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship in Europe

Exploring secular and faith-based grassroots social action in Germany and the UK, this book provides new ways of thinking about social and political belonging and about the relations between individual, collective and State responsibility.

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Obama’s Welfare Legacy

An Assessment of US Anti-Poverty Policies

Using new research, Anne Daguerre examines Obama’s legacy on welfare and antipoverty policies, focusing in particular on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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Social Policy Review 29

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2017

Published in association with the SPA, this edition presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past 12 months, from a group of internationally renowned authors.

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The Human Atlas of Europe

A Continent United in Diversity

Written by leading international authors, this timely atlas explores Europe’s society, culture, economy, politics and environment using state of the art mapping techniques. It addresses fundamental questions around social cohesion and sustainable growth as Europe negotiates the UK’s exit while continuing through the economic crisis.

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