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The Welfare State and Life Transitions - A European Perspective (Paperback): Dominique Anxo, Gerhard Bosch, Jill Rubery The Welfare State and Life Transitions - A European Perspective (Paperback)
Dominique Anxo, Gerhard Bosch, Jill Rubery
R636 Discovery Miles 6 360 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Welfare State and Life Transitions uses the lens of key life stages to highlight changes in these transitions and in available resources for citizen support within nine European welfare states. This timely book reveals that new life courses are found to require more, and not less welfare support, but only Sweden has developed an active life course approach and only three more could be considered supportive, in at least some life stages. For the remainder, policies were at best limited or, in Italy's case, passive. The contributors reveal that the neglect of changing needs is leading to greater reliance on the family and the labour market, just as these support structures are becoming more unpredictable and more unequal. They argue that alongside these new class inequalities, new forms of inter-generational inequality are also emerging, particularly in pension provision. This topical book will strongly appeal to academics and students interested in social policy, gender equality policy, pensions, industrial relations, labour economics, political science, and comparative welfare systems.

New Welfare States in East Asia - Global Challenges and Restructuring (Hardcover): Gyu-Jin Hwang New Welfare States in East Asia - Global Challenges and Restructuring (Hardcover)
Gyu-Jin Hwang
R1,940 Discovery Miles 19 400 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The fast changing economic climate is creating substantial pressure for welfare state restructuring worldwide. Yet the discussion regarding challenges faced and the responses required has been confined to the `standard welfare states' in the West. This book examines whether these challenges also apply to the countries in the East, whether these countries have generated different responses to their Western counterparts, and whether they have undergone a process of regime transformation while responding to these pressures. Comparative in approach, this book offers lively discussion on the new social challenges faced in East Asia following the unprecedented scale of the recent global financial crisis. It reaches beyond policy descriptions to offer more systematic analyses of welfare restructuring in the region in relation to the fast changing global economic order. By examining the dynamics of welfare state restructuring both in terms of continuity and change, it explores intensified impacts of global restructuring of welfare and the nature of welfare state adaptation in the region. This fascinating and thought provoking read will prove invaluable to academics, researchers and students with an interest in social policy, international social policy and comparative social policy.

Cambridge Studies in Stratification Economics: Economics and Social Identity - Uneven Urbanscape: Spatial Structures and... Cambridge Studies in Stratification Economics: Economics and Social Identity - Uneven Urbanscape: Spatial Structures and Ethnoracial Inequality (Hardcover)
Paul M Ong, Silvia R. Gonzalez
R1,669 R1,565 Discovery Miles 15 650 Save R104 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Uneven Urbanscape takes a new theoretically grounded view of how society produces and reproduces ethnoracial economic inequality. Drawing on empirically rich documentation and quantitative analysis utilizing multiple data sources, including the US Bureau of the Census, Ong and Gonzalez assess the patterns, causes, and consequences of urban spatial disparities, specifically in home ownership, employment, and education. They focus on the global city of Los Angeles in order to examine outcomes across small geographic units that approximate neighborhoods and places, and to analyze the location-specific effects of geographic access and isolation within the region. Using a mix of micro-level data and aggregated statistics, Uneven Urbanscape provides one of the most comprehensive understandings of urban ethnoracial disparities and inequalities from 1960 to the present day.

The Predictable Surprise - The Unraveling of the U.S. Retirement System (Paperback): Sylvester J. Schieber The Predictable Surprise - The Unraveling of the U.S. Retirement System (Paperback)
Sylvester J. Schieber 1
R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For many of us, Social Security doesn't seem to be the good deal our parents enjoyed. Pensions from previous generations have either disappeared or been completely reengineered and, to make matters worse, we have just gone through the worst decade for investing since the Depression. As the 'Baby Boomer' generation reaches the age of 65, Americans are faced with the confounding problem of how to pay for a growing retired population with increasingly limited financial resources.Yet the historical evolution of these current dilemmas has been full of signs indicating that we would arrive ultimately at where we are now. In Predictable Surprise, Sylvester J. Schieber explains how retirement systems work and the implications for various generations of continuing our current course. He lays the background for the establishment of retirement programs in the United States, focusing on the beginning of employer-sponsored pensions and on Social Security. The motivations for setting up these programs decades ago still persist, despite current developments. Schieber explains how the original architecture of Social Security has changed in ways that have led to current concerns about financing and equity of the program. In contrast, he shows how Social Security has at the same time defied change to accommodate to social and economic circumstances that have evolved since its 1935 inception. Schieber discusses benefits that Social Security has delivered over time, how the system is changing before our eyes, and the costs that it has exacted from various segments of our society. Employing clear and concise language, Schieber's Predictable Surprise describes the nuances of the political economics of retirement in an approachable and applicable manner-just when we need it the most.

Modern Cost-Benefit Analysis of Hydropower Conflicts (Hardcover): Per-Olov Johansson, Bengt Kristrom Modern Cost-Benefit Analysis of Hydropower Conflicts (Hardcover)
Per-Olov Johansson, Bengt Kristrom
R1,942 Discovery Miles 19 420 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This important book sheds light on the ways in which modern tools of welfare economics can be used to assess the benefits and costs of resource conflicts involving hydropower. The chapters highlight key methodological issues in this area; ranging from the intersection between cost-benefit analysis and behavioral economics, to the value of load balancing services provided by hydropower. The inclusion of insights from expert contributors from both sides of the Atlantic brings a unique and interesting range of viewpoints to the work. Several factors suggest that resource conflicts involving moving water are likely to be even more difficult to resolve today than they have been in the past. The contributors, top scholars in resource economics, consider a variety of issues through the lens of cost-benefit analysis. In the first part of the book, they address specific cases and issues from North America and Europe. The book closes with a more general look at the topic. Academics and students interested in applied welfare economics, especially cost-benefit analysis and energy economics, along with government officials in the energy-environment nexus and private sector analysts will all find much of interest and value in this volume.

Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard - Life In Cape Town's Stowaway Underground (Paperback): Sean Christie Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard - Life In Cape Town's Stowaway Underground (Paperback)
Sean Christie
R250 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R45 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Beneath the Nelson Mandela Boulevard flyover on Cape Town's foreshore lives a community of stowaways, young Tanzanian men from the slums of Dar es Salaam.

When journalist Sean Christie meets Adam Bashili, he comes to know the extraordinary world of Beachboys, a multi-port, fourth-generation subculture that lives to stow away and stows away to survive. But Sean starts to accompany the beachboys on trips around their everyday Cape Town, he becomes more than a casual observer, serving as sometime moneylender, driver, confidant and scribe, and eventually joining Adam on an unprecedented tour of Dar es Salaam's underworld and a reckless run down Africa's east coast.

Under Nelson Mandela Boulevard remaps both city and continent, introducing us to the places and people we so frequently overlook.

Colonialism and Welfare - Social Policy and the British Imperial Legacy (Hardcover): James Midgley, David Piachaud Colonialism and Welfare - Social Policy and the British Imperial Legacy (Hardcover)
James Midgley, David Piachaud
R2,062 Discovery Miles 20 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The British Empire covered three centuries, five continents and one-quarter of the world's population. Its legacy continues, shaping the societies and welfare policies of much of the modern world. In this book, for the first time, this legacy is explored and analysed. Colonialism and Welfare reveals that social welfare policies, often discriminatory and challenging to those colonised, were introduced and imposed by the `mother country.' It highlights that there was great diversity in rationales and impacts across the empire, but past developments had a major impact on the development of much of the world's population. Contributions from every continent explore both the diversity and the common themes in the imperial experience. They examine the legacy of colonial welfare - a subject largely neglected by both historians of empire and social policy analysts. This original book shows that social welfare today cannot be understood without understanding the legacy of the British Empire. Academics and specialised students with an interest in comparative social policy, history of social policy, imperial history, colonialism, and contemporary third world social policy will find this book invaluable to their studies.

State and Local Retirement Plans in the United States (Hardcover): Robert L. Clark, Lee A. Craig, John Sabelhaus State and Local Retirement Plans in the United States (Hardcover)
Robert L. Clark, Lee A. Craig, John Sabelhaus
R1,944 Discovery Miles 19 440 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

State and Local Retirement Plans in the United States explains how economic and political events have shaped the development of pension plans in the last century, and it argues that changes in the structure and generosity of these plans will continue to shape policy and funding in the future. It also brings to bear a new rationale to the policies behind public sector pension plans. The authors use the history of how early public pension plans were established, how they matured and how they have grown in generosity to analyse what changes may be expected in years to come. Unique in its scope, this comprehensive history of the development of public sector pension plans in the United States during the twentieth century expands upon current ideas relating to the changing economic environment, the passage and evolution of social security and the expansion of the public sector. With the exception of military pension plans, which date from the eighteenth century, the first public sector plans, dating from the late nineteenth century, were established to cover teachers, police officers and firefighters in large cities. Over time, these retirement plans were extended to other public sector workers and the local plans were often merged with plans for state workers; all of these date from the twentieth century. Here, the authors show just how pension coverage for public sector workers expanded steadily, through the first half of the twentieth century, so that by the 1960s the vast majority of public sector workers were covered by a plan. This analysis demonstrates how economic events and shifts in public policy at the federal, state and local levels helped to shape public sector retirement plans. The authors also compare public plans with private sector plans, and the final chapter focuses on recent changes in public pensions in response to the `Great Recession', concurrent sharp declines in equity markets and the aging of the public workforce. Scholars and students of economics, history and public policy, public administrators, policymakers and all those with an interest in policy development will find the analyses discussed and conclusions drawn here of significance.

Statelessness and Citizenship - A Comparative Study on the Benefits of Nationality (Hardcover): Brad K. Blitz, Maureen Lynch Statelessness and Citizenship - A Comparative Study on the Benefits of Nationality (Hardcover)
Brad K. Blitz, Maureen Lynch
R2,184 Discovery Miles 21 840 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that there are more than 12 million stateless people in the world. The existence of stateless populations challenges some central tenets of international law and contemporary human rights discourses, yet only a very small number of states have made measurable progress in helping individuals acquire or regain citizenship. This fascinating study examines positive developments in eight countries and pinpoints the benefits of citizenship now enjoyed by formerly stateless persons. The expert contributors present an original comparative study that draws upon legal and political analysis as well as empirical research (incorporating over 120 interviews conducted in eight countries), and features the documentary photography of Greg Constantine. The benefits of citizenship over statelessness are identified at both community and individual level, and include the fundamental right to enjoy a nationality, to obtain identification documents, to be represented politically, to access the formal labor market and to move about freely. Gaining or reacquiring citizenship helps eliminate isolation and solicits the empowerment of individuals, collectively and personally. Such changes are of considerable importance to the advancement of a human rights regime based on dignity and respect. This highly original and thought-provoking book will strongly appeal to a wide-ranging audience including academics, researchers, students, human rights activists and government officials with an interest in a diverse range of fields encompassing law, international studies, public policy, human rights and citizenship.

The Future of Us - What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America (Hardcover): Jane Pauley The Future of Us - What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First-Century America (Hardcover)
Jane Pauley
R559 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R122 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Raymond is a talented young artist who carries his work from homeless shelter to homeless shelter in a tattered bag but has never even been inside a museum. He is emblematic of the children that the renowned pediatrician and children's advocate Irwin Redlener has met over the course of his long and colorful career. Inadequate education, barriers to health care, and crushing poverty make it overwhelmingly difficult for many children to realize their dreams. In this memoir, Redlener draws on poignant personal experiences to investigate the failures of our educational and health systems-and how we must drastically change our approach to the needs of children if the next generation of Americans is to fulfill its potential. Redlener's winding career-from his work as a pediatrician in the Arkansas delta, to treating child abuse in a Miami hospital, to helping children in the aftermath of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, to cofounding the Children's Health Fund with the musician Paul Simon-is his springboard for discussing larger policy issues that hinder us from effectively eradicating childhood poverty or overcoming barriers to accessible health care. As a young doctor, Redlener encountered firsthand the surprising trials of extreme poverty and the resilient kids and parents who struggle to overcome it. In the back of his mobile health clinic, Redlener meets children who are largely invisible to the system-homeless, in extended foster care, or rarely able to see a doctor-yet who nonetheless dream of becoming paleontologists, artists, and marine biologists. The problems these children face go far beyond barriers to health care. Persistent deprivation and the avoidable problems that accompany poverty ensnare millions of children, with rippling effects that harm the health, prosperity, and creativity of the adults they become. Redlener's recommendations for policy makers and concerned citizens show a way forward if we can come together to advocate for children.

A Straighforward Guide To The Rights Of Disabled Children (Paperback, UK ed.): Doreen Jarrett A Straighforward Guide To The Rights Of Disabled Children (Paperback, UK ed.)
Doreen Jarrett
R230 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R54 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Cash-For-Childcare - The Consequences for Caring Mothers (Hardcover): Jorma Sipila, Katja Repo, Tapio Rissanen Cash-For-Childcare - The Consequences for Caring Mothers (Hardcover)
Jorma Sipila, Katja Repo, Tapio Rissanen
R1,821 Discovery Miles 18 210 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This insightful book examines the meaning of, and impacts on, cash-for-care systems for mothers of small children. The contributors present a comprehensive overview of the major political and economic contradictions, theoretical debates concerning cash-for-care, and explore the possibility of implementing it into the social policy system. In social research, cash-for-care is often described as a reactionary benefit that operates against the women's interests. Economists, in turn, ask why the state should pay for reducing female employment and for care that is given anyway. Nevertheless, `woman-friendly' Nordic countries have introduced cash-for-childcare schemes and many parents are willing to use them. The book examines the payment schemes as a complex whole, where on the one hand the scheme responds to the parents' desires, but on the other, produces some questionable consequences. The authors highlight conditions in which cash-for-childcare schemes would not reflect any anachronism but instead will function as a useful tool of contemporary social policy. This unique book provides a broad theoretical and empirical view on cash-for-childcare. It will prove invaluable for academics of social work and policy. Politicians, social policy administrators and labour market researchers interested in family issues will also find this important resource an enriching read.

Handbook of Environmental Accounting (Hardcover): Thomas Aronsson, Karl-Gustaf Lofgren Handbook of Environmental Accounting (Hardcover)
Thomas Aronsson, Karl-Gustaf Lofgren
R2,897 Discovery Miles 28 970 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This concise Handbook examines welfare measurement problems in a dynamic economy, focusing on the welfare-economic foundations for social accounting. With environmental accounting becoming an increasingly important area of research, this timely Handbook assesses the ways in which the system of national accounts should be modified to accurately reflect the social value of economic activity, and how the comprehensive (or `green') net national product ought to be measured. It also addresses the principles for measuring welfare in a community at a given point in time, cost-benefit analysis for measuring welfare change and the principles for measuring sustainability, all of which have played important roles in the development of theories of social accounting. Covering a broad range of topics on environmental accounting such as endogenous risk and social accounting, money metrics welfare measures, public sector aspects of social accounting, dynamic cost-benefit analysis, and genuine saving, this unique Handbook will be a stimulating read for researchers and graduate students focusing on welfare economics and environmental economics.

The Child's World, Third Edition - The Essential Guide to Assessing Vulnerable Children, Young People and Their Families... The Child's World, Third Edition - The Essential Guide to Assessing Vulnerable Children, Young People and Their Families (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Jan Horwath, Dendy Platt; Contributions by Danielle Turney, Julie Taylor, David Shemmings, …
R661 R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Save R45 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This definitive textbook provides accessible information on best practice for assessing the needs and strengths of vulnerable children and their families. It explores the challenges that practitioners face routinely - with suggestions as to how to address them - as well as the established areas for assessment, of children's developmental needs, parenting ability and motivation, and socio-economic factors. This new edition has been extended substantially to include recent practice, policy and theoretical developments, such as understanding the lived experience of children, young people, and family members. It also considers children's neurological development, assessing parental capacity to change, early help assessments, emerging areas of practice such as child sexual exploitation, and working with asylum-seeking and trafficked children. Crucially, this updated edition takes a broader approach in offering relevant information to a range of professionals working with vulnerable children. The importance of inter-professional working is emphasised throughout.

Rethinking Trade and Commercial Policy Theories - Development Perspectives (Hardcover): P. Sai-Wing Ho Rethinking Trade and Commercial Policy Theories - Development Perspectives (Hardcover)
P. Sai-Wing Ho
R2,716 Discovery Miles 27 160 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Mainstream trade and commercial policy theories - with lineage traced back to Smith, Ricardo, Torrens, and Mill - have often trivialised the process of development as static resource allocation. Peter Sai-wing Ho re-interprets the works of these classical economists and those of the so-called `protectionists' - Hamilton, List, Manoilesco, Prebisch, Myrdal, and Singer - to offer an alternative framework that considers the role of trade, foreign investment, and technology in engendering uneven development. The author reveals that these `protectionists' actually offered sophisticated prescriptions involving non-trade instruments, interweaving import-substitution with export-promotion, and emphasising indigenous technological-capability cultivation. This controversial book offers a unique approach to rethinking the trade and development literature and will therefore strongly appeal to researchers, academics, and students of trade and development as well as those involved in the history of economic thought.

The Provision of Public Services in Europe - Between State, Local Government and Market (Hardcover): Hellmut Wollmann, Gerard... The Provision of Public Services in Europe - Between State, Local Government and Market (Hardcover)
Hellmut Wollmann, Gerard Marcou
R2,304 Discovery Miles 23 040 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book is the first of its kind to provide a comparative analysis of the provision of social and public services in France, Italy, Germany, the UK and Norway. This volume, co-authored by leading national experts, topically examines whether, when, how and why the delivery of social and public services, which was historically a responsibility of local authorities, has been significantly shifted to marketized and commodified forms. However, despite this considerable change, there have been recent indications of remunicipalization in some sectors. Combining both cross-country and cross-policy comparisons in a broad range of pertinent service fields, this volume fills a noticeable gap in the international literature currently available. Mirroring the underlying interdisciplinary approach of the book, the findings will be useful and attractive to students of law and economics as well as political science and sociology. Academic researchers and politicians on all intergovernmental levels will also find this book insightful and stimulating.

The Welfare State and Life Transitions - A European Perspective (Hardcover): Dominique Anxo, Gerhard Bosch, Jill Rubery The Welfare State and Life Transitions - A European Perspective (Hardcover)
Dominique Anxo, Gerhard Bosch, Jill Rubery
R2,425 Discovery Miles 24 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Welfare State and Life Transitions uses the lens of key life stages to highlight changes in these transitions and in available resources for citizen support within nine European welfare states. This timely book reveals that new life courses are found to require more, and not less welfare support, but only Sweden has developed an active life course approach and only three more could be considered supportive, in at least some life stages. For the remainder, policies were at best limited or, in Italy's case, passive. The contributors reveal that the neglect of changing needs is leading to greater reliance on the family and the labour market, just as these support structures are becoming more unpredictable and more unequal. They argue that alongside these new class inequalities, new forms of inter-generational inequality are also emerging, particularly in pension provision. This topical book will strongly appeal to academics and students interested in social policy, gender equality policy, pensions, industrial relations, labour economics, political science, and comparative welfare systems.

The Colour Of Madness Anthology - Exploring BAME mental health in the UK (Paperback): Samara Linton, Rianna Walcott The Colour Of Madness Anthology - Exploring BAME mental health in the UK (Paperback)
Samara Linton, Rianna Walcott
R247 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R46 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Confused, Angry, Anxious? - Why Working with Older People in Care Really Can be Difficult, and What to Do About it (Paperback):... Confused, Angry, Anxious? - Why Working with Older People in Care Really Can be Difficult, and What to Do About it (Paperback)
Bo Hejlskov Elven
R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Working with older people in care can be challenging and frustrating, especially when they behave in ways that seem irrational, aggressive, or unreasonably repetitive, and nothing you can do seems to help. The authors of this useful and practical book explain how to understand the difficult and annoying ways in which older people in care can behave, (especially people with dementia), how to stay calm and kind, and how to solve the problems they can create. With many examples of everyday challenges and how to deal with them, this book has the potential to change your working life.

Understanding social security - Issues for policy and practice (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Jane Millar, Roy Sainsbury Understanding social security - Issues for policy and practice (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Jane Millar, Roy Sainsbury
R686 R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Save R53 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With contributions from leading academics in the field this book critically examines the design, entitlement, delivery and impact of current welfare provision. The first half of the book examines social security across the lifecycle from Child Benefit to retirement pensions. The second half focuses on key issues in policy and practice including new topics such as the realities of life on benefits in an era of austerity, and the pros and cons of Universal Basic Income.

Child Protection Practice (Paperback, 1st ed. 2011): Harry Ferguson, Jim Norton Child Protection Practice (Paperback, 1st ed. 2011)
Harry Ferguson, Jim Norton
R639 Discovery Miles 6 390 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How do practitioners step up to the professional challenge of keeping children safe? Leading author Harry Ferguson draws on his own research, personal experience and real-life case studies to challenge the way we think about child protection. This highly original and engaging book captures the daily reality of practice within life's most personal spaces, and offers a rare insight into the lived experience of working with vulnerable children, their parents and other carers. An inspiring declaration of the need for a new, intimate approach to child protection, this ground-breaking book lays the foundations of skilful, authoritative practice. It is a must for Social Work student and practitioners within this challenging field.

Happiness and Social Policy in Europe (Hardcover): Bent Greve Happiness and Social Policy in Europe (Hardcover)
Bent Greve
R2,063 Discovery Miles 20 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Happiness is currently a central focus for research in the social sciences. Using data from the European Social Survey the researchers analyse the relation between happiness and social policy across Europe. The expert contributors demonstrate that research on happiness can inform welfare choices and policies and help promote job creation, social inclusion and to some degree, a higher level of equality. They highlight that whilst differences do exist amongst the countries studied, social policy has a role in increasing happiness throughout Europe. The interdisciplinary approach and geographical coverage greatly enhance our understanding of this critical relationship between happiness and social outcomes. Happiness and Social Policy in Europe uniquely embraces the relationship between happiness, social policy and welfare state analysis. This enlightening work will strongly appeal to postgraduate students of social policy, sociology, economics and psychology. Researchers with an interest in comparative analysis, welfare states and happiness will also find this book invaluable.

Sharing Sensory Stories and Conversations with People with Dementia - A Practical Guide (Paperback): Joanna Grace Sharing Sensory Stories and Conversations with People with Dementia - A Practical Guide (Paperback)
Joanna Grace
R454 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R27 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sensory Stories contain just a few lines of text, and are brought to life through a selection of meaningful sensory experiences. They have been found to be highly effective in helping care for people with dementia, and can enable them to engage with their memories, life history and more, in a way that would otherwise not be possible. Despite these benefits, there is very little guidance on how to incorporate this approach in everyday care. This book looks at how sensory engagement can help someone with dementia feel safe and secure, minimise their anxieties, support their cognitive abilities, as well as other benefits. Full of practical advice, this book provides everything you need to put Sensory Stories into practice. Written at a level suitable for both family members and practitioners, this innovative book will be invaluable for anyone supporting a person with dementia.

Family Support: Prevention, Early Intervention and Early Help (Paperback): Nick Frost, Shaheen Abbott, Tracey Race Family Support: Prevention, Early Intervention and Early Help (Paperback)
Nick Frost, Shaheen Abbott, Tracey Race
R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Family Support introduces and explores the state of the art in preventative social work with children and young people. Drawing on contemporary thinking and research, the book aims to make a contribution to current debates about how we can best support families in need. Underpinning the book is an analysis of how family support is changing, having moved from `prevention' through to contemporary debates about `family support', `early intervention' and `early help'. The authors draw on their own practice experiences to ensure the discussion remains highly relevant to everyday realities. The book consists of three parts: Part I examines the history and context of family support; Part II outlines a number of practice approaches to family support; and Part III suggests how family support work can be further developed. The book provides `think points' and case studies to support the reader in reflecting on the material presented and how this can be best applied, as well as including a guide to useful resources. Family Support will be a welcome companion for anyone involved in child welfare and safeguarding services, including students at undergraduate and post-graduate level, practitioners, policy makers and academics.

Balancing multiple mandates - The changing roles of science councils in South Africa (Paperback): Glenda Kruss, Genevieve... Balancing multiple mandates - The changing roles of science councils in South Africa (Paperback)
Glenda Kruss, Genevieve Haupt, Azinga Tele, Rushil Ranchod
R250 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R52 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

Science councils have been tasked with complex new mandates, to achieve these they have to interact with knowledge users in the private and public sectors and be of benefit to communities, particularly to those that are vulnerable and marginalised. What are the diverse forms of interaction in science councils with distinct legacies, what are the diverse forms of partners and what are their outcomes? What are some of the successful strategic policy interventions, organisational structures and internal incentive mechanisms that science councils have created to channel and promote these interactions? Questions such as these are addressed in this timely and groundbreaking research as it investigates how scientists interact with actors in the informal sector, social development and community spaces, alongside their role in technology development for industry and government actors. Balancing multiple mandates: The changing role of science councils in South Africa is an important study - building an evidence base to inform the contribution of science councils to innovation, poverty reduction and inclusive economic development in South Africa.

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