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Comparative and Global Social Policy

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Active social policies in the EU

Inclusion through participation?

This book challenges the underlying presupposition that regular employment is the royal road to inclusion. Drawing on original empirical research, it investigates the inclusionary and exclusionary potentials of different types of work, including activation programmes.

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Europe enlarged

A handbook of education, labour and welfare regimes in Central and Eastern Europe

This important reference work describes the educational systems, labour markets and welfare production regimes in the ten new Central and Eastern Europe countries.

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Changing social equality

The Nordic welfare model in the 21st century

Taking a comparative perspective, this book casts new light on the changing inequalities in Europe.

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Global Child Poverty and Well-Being

Measurement, Concepts, Policy and Action

This book brings together theoretical, methodological and policy-relevant contributions by leading researchers on international child poverty. 

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Towards a Social Investment Welfare State?

Ideas, Policies and Challenges

This book maps out the contours of the European 'social investment' strategy, both at the ideational level and in terms of the policies implemented throughout Europe. It will appeal to both social policy scholars and policy experts.

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The Squeezed Middle

The Pressure on Ordinary Workers in America and Britain

Edited by Sophia Parker

"The squeezed middle" brings together leading experts from both sides of the Atlantic to ask what the UK can learn from the US experience of stagnating wages and rising living costs.

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Money for Everyone

Why We Need a Citizen's Income

This much-needed book analyses the social, economic and labour market advantages of a Citizen's Income in the UK. It also contains international comparisons and links with broader issues around the meaning of poverty and inequality, making a valuable contribution to the debate around benefits.

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Social Policy Review 25

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2013

This latest edition of Social Policy Review presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship with a special focus on work, employment and insecurity.

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Global Social Policy in the Making

The Foundations of the Social Protection Floor

This book by the world’s leading authority on global social policy examines why and how the Social Protection Floor became ILO, UN and G20 policy and how the World Bank and IMF took steps to lay its foundation.

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Disputing Citizenship

This unique book presents a new perspective on citizenship by treating it as a continuing focus of dispute. The authors develop a view of citizenship as always emerging from struggle through an exploration of the entanglements of politics, culture and power that are both embodied and contested in forms and practices of citizenship.

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The Political and Social Construction of Poverty

Central and Eastern European Countries in Transition

This topical book examines the social and political construction of anti-poverty programmes in Central Eastern Europe and their transition from communist rule to the current economic crisis. It illustrates how the distinction between different categories of ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ poor has evolved as the result of changing paradigms.

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The Social Atlas of Europe

This is the first human geography social atlas of Europe to consider the European economy, culture, history and human and physical geography as a single land mass and a more unified European people. It provides an accessible overview of Europe and a human geography contribution to debates about a wide range of topics.

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