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Abortion wars

The fight for reproductive rights

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Britain’s 1967 Abortion Act, but the struggle for abortion rights continues. Combining analysis of media coverage, statistics and social attitudes with accounts of women’s experiences, Judith Orr argues that women should be able to control their fertility without practical, legal and ideological barriers.

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Age-friendly cities and communities

A global perspective

This important book provides a comprehensive survey of different strategies for developing age-friendly communities, and the extent to which older people themselves can be involved in the co-production of age-friendly policies and practices.

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Austerity, community action, and the future of citizenship in Europe

Explores secular and faith-based grassroots social action in Germany and the UK that has evolved in response to the shrinking of the welfare state. The book provides new ways of thinking about social and political belonging and about the relations between individual, collective and State responsibility.

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The Best Interests Assessor practice handbook

The first textbook to consider the Best Interests Assessor (BIA) role in depth, offering practical guidance and exploring its particular challenges in the context of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legal framework.

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Broken benefits

What's gone wrong with welfare reform

In Broken Benefits, Sam Royston argues that social security isn’t working, and without a change in direction, it will be even less fair in the future.
He provides an introductory guide to social security, correcting misunderstandings and presents practical ideas of how benefits should be reformed.

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Capability-promoting policies

Enhancing individual and social development

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Challenging the politics of early intervention

Who's 'saving' children and why

A vital challenge to the internationally accepted policy and practice consensus that intervention to shape parenting in the early years, underpinned by interpretations of brain science, is the way to prevent disadvantage.

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Community organising against racism

'Race', ethnicity and community development

Edited by Gary Craig

Gary Craig and his contributors blend theory and practice-based case studies to review how different community development approaches can empower minority ethnic communities to confront racism and overcome social, economic and political disadvantage.

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Convict criminology

Inside and out

This is the first single authored book to trace the emergence of Convict Criminology and explore its relevance beyond the USA to the UK and other parts of Europe. It presents uniquely reflexive scholarship combining personal experience with critical perspectives on contemporary penalogy, focussing explicitly on men.

Dead-end lives

Drugs and violence in the city shadows

Using vivid testimonies and images, Briggs and Monge document the stories and situations of the people who live in Valdemingómez , placing them in a political, economic and social context.

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Dementia and human rights

Launching the dementia debate into new and exciting territory, this book applies a human rights lens to interrogate the lived experience and policy response to dementia.

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Demonising The Other

The criminalisation of morality

Throughout history there has always been an ‘other’, often based on culture, race, gender or class, that has been demonised by the majority. Whitehead challenges the idea that this is an inevitable fact of life. This important book offers a resolution that benefits society as a whole rather than just the powerful few.

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