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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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American Tianxia

Chinese money, American power and the end of history

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.

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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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Changing communities

Stories of migration, displacement and solidarities

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Consulting skills for social researchers

This practitioner-oriented text is the first to help social researchers define research projects, manage the social research process, engage with stakeholders and influence change. It will be invaluable for all those commissioning, managing and conducting social research.

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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.

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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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