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Designing Prostitution Policy

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ISBN: 9781447324249 9781447335191 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627654 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100729
Subject: Philosophy
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While the debate on regulating prostitution usually focuses on national policy, it is local policy measures that have the most impact on the ground. This book is the first to offer a detailed analysis of the design and implementation of prostitution policy at the local level and carefully situates local policy practices in national policy making and transnational trends in labour migration and exploitation. Based on detailed comparative research in Austria and the Netherlands, and bringing in experiences in countries such as New Zealand and Sweden, it analyses the policy instruments employed by local administrators to control prostitution and sex workers. Bridging the gap between theory and policy, emphasizing the multilevel nature of prostitution policy, while also highlighting more effective policies on prostitution, migration and labour exploitation, this unique book fills a gap in the literature on this contentious and important social issue.

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Sociology

Disability and Poverty

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ISBN: 9781847428851 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100735
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book is about being disabled and being poor and the social, cultural and political processes that link these two aspects of living in what has been characterised as a “vicious circle” (Yeo & Moore 2003). It is also about the strengths that people show when living with disability and being poor. How they try to overcome their problems and making the best out of what little they have. This book will appeal to academics, postgraduates and policymakers in disability studies, development studies, poverty and social exclusion.

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Sociology

Disputing Citizenship

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ISBN: 9781447312529 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100737
Subject: Political Science
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This unique book presents a new perspective on citizenship by treating it as a continuing focus of dispute. The authors develop a view of citizenship as always emerging from struggle through an exploration of the entanglements of politics, culture and power that are both embodied and contested in forms and practices of citizenship. This book will mainly appeal to scholars and students engaged by the question of citizenship, across a range of disciplines, as well as policymakers and practitioners.

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Sociology

Equality and Diversity

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ISBN: 9781847426079 9781847426086 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101309
Subject: Social Sciences
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This important book explores the values of equality and diversity as promoted across liberal societies, drawing on various traditions of political and social philosophy, and applying them to policy and practice debates.

Femicide across Europe

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ISBN: 9781447347163 9781447347132 9781447347149 9781447347156 Year: Pages: 200 DOI: 10.1332/9781447347163 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press
Subject: Gender Studies
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"Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Femicide, the killing of women and girls because of their gender, was until recently included in the category ‘homicide’, obscuring the special features of this social and gendered phenomenon. However, the majority of murders of women are perpetrated by men whom they know from family ties and are the result of intimate partner violence or so-called 'honour' killings. This book is the first one on femicide in Europe and presents the findings of a four-year project discussing various aspects of femicide. Written by leading international scholars with an interdiscplinary perspective, it looks at the prevention programmes and comparative quantitative and qualitative data collection, as well as the impact of culture. It proposes the establishment of a European Observatory on Femicide as a new direction for the future, showing the benefits of cross-national collaboration, united to prevent the murder of women and girls."

The governance of female drug users

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ISBN: 9781847426727 9781447354727 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102940
Subject: Social Sciences
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Challenging popular misconceptions of female users, this book is the first to examine how female drug user's identities, and hence their experiences, are shaped by drug policies.

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Sociology

Health in Hard Times

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ISBN: 9781447344865 Year: Pages: 288 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press
Subject: Public Health
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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence and edited by a leading expert, this is an important book for anyone seeking to understand one of today’s most significant determinants of health. How has austerity impacted on health and wellbeing in the UK? Health in Hard Times explores its repercussions for social inequalities in health. The result of five years of research, the book draws on a case study of Stockton-on-Tees in the north-east of England, home to some of the starkest health divides. By placing individual and local experiences in the context of national budget cuts and welfare reforms, it provides a holistic perspective on countrywide inequalities.

International Approaches to Rape

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ISBN: 9781847426208 9781847426222 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101308
Subject: Social Sciences
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By introducing readers to national perspectives of issues relating to rape, the book presents a comparative approach which highlights similarities and differences between countries, contexts, laws, key issues and policies and interventions.

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Sociology --- International --- Rape --- Approaches

International Handbook of Health Literacy

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ISBN: 9781447344520 9781447344513 9781447344537 Year: Pages: 764 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press
Subject: Medicine (General)
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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Health literacy addresses a range of social dimensions of health, including knowledge, navigation and communication, as well as individual and organizational skills for accessing, understanding, evaluating and using information. Particularly over the past decade, health literacy has globally become a major public health concern as an asset for promoting health, wellbeing and sustainable development.

Introduction: Implementing innovative social investment (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781447351894 9781447347828 9781447347842 9781447347859 9781447347866 Year: Pages: 23 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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"Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. The turn towards a Social Investment approach to welfare implies deploying resources to enhance human capital and mobilise the productive potential of citizens, starting in early childhood. This edited collection brings regional and local realities to the forefront of social investment debates by showcasing successes, challenges and setbacks of Social Investment policies and services from ten European countries: Italy, UK, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Spain. It provides practical, accessible illustrations of good practice, routes to success, and lessons learned. The book is informed throughout by engagement with service users and local communities, and features many previously unheard voices including front-line workers, local decision makers, volunteers and beneficiaries."

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