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Sixteen For 16

Author: Salvatore J. Babones
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447324404
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"An uncompromising manifesto for positive social policy. Its arguments are clear, concise, and supported by hard data. The progressive agenda laid out in [this work] is ambitious but realistic and achievable. America can and should lead the world toward a better tomorrow"--Page 4 of cover.

America S Addiction To Terrorism

Author: Henry A. Giroux
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1583675701
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In the United States today, the term "terrorism" conjures up images of dangerous, outside threats: religious extremists and suicide bombers in particular. Harder to see but all the more pervasive is the terrorism perpetuated by the United States itself, whether through military force overseas or woven into the very fabric of society at home. Henry Giroux, in this passionate and incisive book, turns the conventional wisdom on terrorism upside down, demonstrating how fear and lawlessness have become organizing principles of life in the United States, and violence an acceptable form of social mediation. He addresses the most pressing issues of the moment, from officially sanctioned torture to militarized police forces to austerity politics. Giroux also examines the ongoing degradation of the education system and how young people in particular suffer its more nefarious outcomes. Against this grim picture, Giroux posits a politics of hope and a commitment to accurate-and radical-historical memory. He draws on a long, distinguished career developing the tenets of critical pedagogy to propose a cure for our addiction to terrorism: a kind of "public pedagogy" that challenges the poisoned narratives of "America's dis-imagination machine."

Human Evolution Economic Progress And Evolutionary Failure

Author: Bhanoji Rao
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351777769
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This monograph is an innovative endeavour in many ways. First, it brings to the fore the synergy between human evolution and economic and social progress. Second, it acknowledges the critical contributions from the routine adherence to contextual truth and contextual non-violence of humanity at large. Finally, it argues that the world is sliding towards evolutionary failure by not moving further forward in the adherence to the two core human values. For all those interested in development in a holistic sense, the book will inspire thinking and debate. Human evolution will go on – one way or the other – with or without adherence to truth and non-violence. The book stresses the time is now, to go for the best and eschew the worst.

Disadvantaged By Where You Live

Author: Smith, Ian
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861348944
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Disadvantaged by where you live? offers a major contribution to academic debates on the neighbourhood both as a sphere of governance and as a point of public service delivery under New Labour since 1997.

Contemporary Grandparenting

Author: Sara Arber
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 184742967X
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With rampant changes to family structures over the past decades, grandparenting has gained new and profound social and economic significance. Despite its importance, however, grandparenting's many dimensions are still poorly understood. Contemporary Grandparenting provides a much-needed corrective to this. The first book to take a sociological approach to the new roles grandparents have, it combines new theories with up-to-date empirical findings in an effort to document the changing nature--across the globe-- of these important family members. Taking up this unprecedented task, the contributors here analyze how grandparenting changes under different welfare states and within different cultural contexts. It examines a range of specific topics, such as the breakdown of the nuclear family and the gender roles of grandfathers. Sensitive to the conflicting norms and expectations grandparents face, this book shows how they can act to forge new identities within today's powerful societal and cultural constraints

Leading Public Sector Innovation

Author: Christian Bason
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847426336
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Using global case studies and many practical examples, this book explores the innovation challenges that face the public sector today.

American Tianxia

Author: Babones, Salvatore
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447336801
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After a meteoric rise, China's growth has come to a screeching halt. Salvatore Babones provides an up-to-date assessment of how China's economic problems are undermining its challenge to the Western-dominated world order. He tells how liberal individualism has become the leitmotif of American Tianxia.

The Future Of Planning

Author: Yvonne Rydin
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447308409
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This timely book provides a fresh analysis of the limitations of the growth-dependence planning paradigm and considers alternative urban development models, ways of protecting and enhancing existing low value land uses and means of managing community assets within the built environment

Refugee Community Organisations And Dispersal

Author: Griffiths, David
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861346344
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Despite increased political and public interest in asylum issues in the UK, little has been written on the topic. This book, written by leading experts in the field, is the first to examine the role of refugee community organisations (RCOs) at a critical point of policy change.

Social Work In Extremis

Author: Michael Lavalette
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847427189
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This important book looks at social work responses in different countries to extreme social, economic and political situations including war situations, military regimes, earthquakes and tsunamis.