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Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy


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Moralising Poverty: The ‘Undeserving’ Poor in the Public Gaze

Moralising Poverty: The ‘Undeserving’ Poor in the Public Gaze

1st Edition

Serena Romano
July 05, 2019

Do we judge the poor? Do we fear them? Do we have a moral obligation to help those in need? The moral and social grounds of solidarity and deservedness in relation to aid for poor people are rarely steady. This is particularly true under contemporary austerity reforms, where current debates...

Learning in Later Life: Challenges for Social Work and Social Care

Learning in Later Life: Challenges for Social Work and Social Care

1st Edition

Trish Hafford-Letchfield
July 05, 2019

Within the UK and Europe, government legislation and policies concerned with demography have asserted a paradigmatic shift towards the increased engagement of older people with public services. The philosophy of user involvement and co-production within these contexts has become integral to finding...

Innovation in Social Welfare and Human Services

Innovation in Social Welfare and Human Services

1st Edition

Rolf Rønning, Marcus Knutagard
July 05, 2019

Innovation is an oft-heard buzzword in both public and private sectors concerned with the organisation and delivery of services to vulnerable individuals. This thoughtful volume explores what innovation might actually involve in the context of contemporary human services. Highlighting both the...

Maternity Services and Policy in an International Context: Risk, Citizenship and Welfare Regimes

Maternity Services and Policy in an International Context: Risk, Citizenship and Welfare Regimes

1st Edition

Patricia Kennedy, Naonori Kodate
June 06, 2019

This book is the first comprehensive international overview of maternity services. Drawing on concepts of risk and social citizenship, it explores the relationship between welfare regimes and health policy by comparing and contrasting provision for childbearing women. Each substantive chapter...

Planning Later Life: Bioethics and Public Health in Ageing Societies

Planning Later Life: Bioethics and Public Health in Ageing Societies

1st Edition

Mark Schweda, Larissa Pfaller, Kai Brauer, Frank Adloff, Silke Schicktanz
May 21, 2019

This book examines the relevance of modern medicine and healthcare in shaping the lives of elderly persons and the practices and institutions of ageing societies. Combining individual and social dimensions, Planning Later Life discusses the ethical, social, and political consequences of...

Effective Interventions for Unemployed Young People in Europe: Social Innovation or Paradigm Shift?

Effective Interventions for Unemployed Young People in Europe: Social Innovation or Paradigm Shift?

1st Edition

Tomáš Sirovátka, Henk Spies
May 21, 2019

Young people in Europe have been disproportionally affected by unemployment as a result of the economic crisis and a large number of the most disadvantaged are migrant youth, or those of a different ethnic origin, living in deprived city neighbourhoods. This book examines the need for more...

Social Research in Health and Illness: Case-Based Approaches

Social Research in Health and Illness: Case-Based Approaches

1st Edition

Costas S. Constantinou, Constantinos N. Phellas
May 20, 2019

Social Research in Health and Illness offers a theoretically informed guide to practising the key social research methods in investigating health and illness. Examining both methods and methodology, the authors explore the importance of selecting the appropriate research method for the project in...

Alcohol, Power and Public Health: A Comparative Study of Alcohol Policy

Alcohol, Power and Public Health: A Comparative Study of Alcohol Policy

1st Edition

Shane Butler, Karen Elmeland, Betsy Thom, James Nicholls
May 07, 2019

In recent years, the reduction of alcohol-related harm has emerged as a major policy issue across Europe. Public health advocates, supported by the World Health Organisation, have challenged an approach that targets problem-drinking individuals, calling instead for governments to control...

The End of Physiotherapy

The End of Physiotherapy

1st Edition

David A. Nicholls
May 07, 2019

Physiotherapy is arriving at a critical point in its history. Since World War I, physiotherapy has been one of the largest allied health professions and the established provider of orthodox physical rehabilitation. But ageing populations of increasingly chronically ill people, a growing scepticism...

Social Development and Social Work Perspectives on Social Protection

Social Development and Social Work Perspectives on Social Protection

1st Edition

Julie L. Drolet
August 14, 2018

Social protection is now considered a development milestone and an important tool in combating poverty. Interventions can include, for example, health insurance, public works programs, guaranteed employment schemes, or cash transfers targeting vulnerable populations groups. This innovative volume...

Social Policies and Public Action

Social Policies and Public Action

1st Edition

Lavinia Bifulco
August 14, 2018

The concept of public action is a magnifying lens for shedding light on the plurality of institutional and social actors interacting in policies. Taking into account a changing social world that is redefining the State and its instruments, it is well suited for picking out transformations that have...

Celebrity Philanthropy and Activism: Mediated Interventions in the Global Public Sphere

Celebrity Philanthropy and Activism: Mediated Interventions in the Global Public Sphere

1st Edition

Hilde Van Den Bulck
March 27, 2018

In recent years, celebrity philanthropy and activism has attracted much attention from the media, sparking a great deal of public interest. As exponents and endorsers of the marketisation and corporatisation of philanthropy and activism, globally renowned super-celebrities habitually lend their...

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