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Listening to the Welfare State

Listening to the Welfare State

Michael Seltzer, Christian Kullberg, Ilmari Rostila
September 14, 2017

Listening to the Welfare State presents, for the first time in English, central research findings from recent studies of the welfare systems of Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden. The book’s contributors are leading investigators of face-to-face encounters between welfare professionals and clients...

The Disabling State of an Active Society

The Disabling State of an Active Society

Mikael Holmqvist
November 23, 2016

Across the traditional welfare states of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada there has been increasing emphasis on 'activation' by the unemployed as a tool for fighting unemployment. The core idea of activation programmes is the integration and empowerment of jobseekers through active...

Violations of Trust: How Social and Welfare Institutions Fail Children and Young People

Violations of Trust: How Social and Welfare Institutions Fail Children and Young People

Richard Hil, Judith Bessant
November 15, 2016

The past few decades have brought to light increasing evidence of systemic and repeated institutional abuse of children and young people in many western nations. Government enquiries, research studies and media reports have begun to highlight the widespread nature of sexual, physical and emotional...

Perspectives on Female Sex Offending: A Culture of Denial

Perspectives on Female Sex Offending: A Culture of Denial

Myriam S. Denov
September 09, 2016

The issue of child sexual abuse has gained widespread attention over the last three decades, but minimal attention has been paid to sexual abuse by women. Victims of female sex offenders have been virtually ignored or neglected from serious study. Consequently we have little knowledge of the...

Supervising Offenders in the Community: A History of Probation Theory and Practice

Supervising Offenders in the Community: A History of Probation Theory and Practice

Maurice Vanstone
May 28, 2007

In this work Maurice Vanstone provides an authoritative and original account of the history of probation. This invaluable reference tool offers readers a new way of reading probation history and presents an original context for thinking about current policy and practice. While the study is...

Residential Care: Horizons for the New Century

Residential Care: Horizons for the New Century

Torill Tjelflaat, Hans Göran Eriksson
June 28, 2004

Discussing key contemporary issues in residential and foster care for children, this theoretically and empirically rich volume draws on new research from across Europe and Canada. Contributions stem from a broad spectrum of researchers and practitioners in the field, engaging in comparative...

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