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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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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

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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Social inclusion and higher education

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ISBN: 9781847427977 9781447354734 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102931
Subject: Education
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This book is about the experiences of students in institutions of higher education from 'non-traditional' backgrounds with contributions from the UK, the USA and Australia which reveal that the issues surrounding the inclusion of 'non-traditional' students are broadly similar in different countries.

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Sociology

Active ageing

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ISBN: 9781447307204 9781447354765 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102936
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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In this topical book older people's volunteering is studied in eight European countries at the structural, macro, meso and micro levels. Overall it highlights how different interactions between the levels facilitate or hinder older people's inclusion in voluntary work and makes policy suggestions for an integrated strategy.

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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

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.

Child Poverty, Evidence and Policy

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ISBN: 9781847424464 9781847424471 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101307
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book is about the ideas, networks and institutions that shape the development of evidence about child poverty and wellbeing, and the use of such evidence in development policy debates.

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. 

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