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Why We Need Welfare
Collective Action for the Common Good
Pete Alcock
“Alcock uses his enviable gift for simplifying complex narratives and ideas to redeem the very meaning of ‘welfare’ and explain how the much maligned welfare state entails concerted action in the service of the common good.”—Hartley Dean, London School of Economics and Political Science
Paper $26.00


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The Right to Buy?
Selling off Public and Social Housing
Alan Murie
“Students and policy makers alike will enjoy this concise and research-based review of one of the most widely discussed housing policies of the past fifty years from the leading author on the topic.”—David Mullins, University of Birmingham
Paper $18.00

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Social Policy in an Era of Global Competition
Comparative, International and Local Perspectives
Edited by Dan Horsfall and John Hudson
Fusing the applied, empirical concerns of traditional social policy with the broader theoretical perspectives found in political economy and macrosociology, this volume analyzes the effects of globalization on social policy and builds an integrated agenda for future research and practice in the field.
Cloth $115.00

 

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The Third Sector Delivering Public Services
Developments, Innovations and Challenges
Edited by James Rees and David Mullins
“In a period of change and uncertainty this is a timely, thoughtful, and challenging book for decision makers, academics and practitioners alike.”—John Diamond, Edge Hill University, UK
Cloth $110.00


Two New Editions from Policy

 

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Understanding the Policy Process
Analysing Welfare Policy and Practice
Third Edition
John Hudson, Stuart Lowe, and Dan Horsfall

Praise for the Previous Edition:
“I think it is the best book of its kind available for students, and I would not hesitate to recommend it.”
Journal of Social Policy  
“This is an exciting and innovative textbook on welfare policy making … introducing students of social policy to a wealth of perspectives and literature not often brought together in an introductory book.”—British Journal of Social Work

Paper $36.95

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Understanding Community
Politics, Policy and Practice
Second Edition
Peter Somerville
Praise for the First Edition:
“It is topical, well referenced and contains plenty to consider.… A useful text for those studying social policy, sociology, community development, urban regeneration, and social work.”—Journal of Social Policy 
“An exhilarating discussion, which opens up new ways of thinking about an old problem.”—Journal of Regional Science

Paper $39.95