Political Science

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Research in Social Care and Social Welfare

Issues and Debates for Practice

Edited by Beth Humphries
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This important book explores the links between research, evidence-based practice and policy in social care. Basing their chapters in case-study material, the contributors examine the issues arising from qualitative and quantitative methodologies, critique orthodox views of ethics and offer examples of innovative social research methods.

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Child Welfare Policy and Practice

Issues and Lessons Emerging from Current Research

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book explores the implications of recent research for all those concerned with child welfare and social work. It addresses the present concerns as expressed by Government bodies and central Government enquiries regarding the services and policies relating to children in need of care and attention.

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Welfare and Culture in Europe

Towards a New Paradigm in Social Policy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book describes how an awareness of culture must be applied to the study and provision of welfare in Europe. It shows how the cultures underpinning social welfare systems are starting to be exposed and explored. The assumption that the values and beliefs which constitute welfare systems are universal and absolute has been overturned.

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Lone Mothers in European Welfare Regimes

Shifting Policy Logics

Edited by Jane Lewis
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on a long-term study of the policies of seven European nations towards lone mothers, this book reveals the contrasting attitudes in Europe today towards lone motherhood. The contributors examine the specific categorisation and treatment of lone mothers as well as the problems created by the obvious conflict in the parent-worker role.

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Collaboration in Health and Welfare

Working with Difference

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This study demystifies the concept of collaboration. The author suggests a framework to enable collaboration to take place, and details the skills which can be used to facilitate the process. She concludes that inter-professional and interagency collaboration can be creative and exciting despite the problems involved.

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Child Welfare Services

Developments in Law, Policy, Practice and Research

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The contributors to this book provide a comprehensive review of child care policy and practice. They present evaluations and critiques of new or impending legislation and policies, and describe innovative services for children and young people who are deemed to be in need of protection, care or control.

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Art Therapy with Offenders

Edited by Marian Liebmann
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This first collection of art therapy work with offenders describes how the use of art therapy has grown in prisons, young offender institutions, secure psychiatric and probation centres. Examples of work by people of different backgrounds show how art therapy contributes to the understanding of offenders, and to their understanding of themselves.

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