The Social Construction of Social Policy

Methodologies, Racism, Citizenship and the Environment

Author: Colin Samson,Nigel South

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349245453

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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This volume draws together an impressive series of papers that explore enduring and new problems in the construction and analysis of British social policy. Critical but accessible, the various chapters cover methodological issues and the nature of competing claims about social policy 'knowledge', racism and health services, citizenship and access to housing and other amenities, and the importance of the environment as an emerging area for social policy debate.

Racism

A Selected Bibliography

Author: Albert J. Wheeler

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594544798

Category: History

Page: 263

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Of all mankinds' vices, racism is one of the most pervasive and stubborn. Success in overcoming racism has been achieved from time to time, but victories have been limited thus far because mankind has focused on personal economic gain or power grabs ignoring generosity of the soul. This bibliography brings together the literature.

Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality

Chinese Ethnic Minorities as Mental Health Service Users

Author: Lynn Tang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317532880

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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Mental health has long been perceived as a taboo subject in the UK, so much so that mental health services have been marginalised within health and social care. There is even more serious neglect of the specific issues faced by different ethnic minorities. This book uses the rich narratives of the recovery journeys of Chinese mental health service users in the UK – a perceived ‘hard-to-reach group’ and largely invisible in mental health literature – to illustrate the myriad ways that social inequalities such as class, ethnicity and gender contribute to service users' distress and mental ill-health, as well as shape their subsequent recovery journeys. Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality contributes to the debate about the implementation of ‘recovery approach’ in mental health services and demonstrates the importance of tackling structural inequalities in facilitating meaningful recovery. This timely book would benefit practitioners and students in various fields, such as nurses, social workers and mental health postgraduate trainees.

Encyclopedia of Gender and Society

Author: Jodi O'Brien

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452266026

Category: Social Science

Page: 1032

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2009 RUSA Outstanding Reference CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 "Given both the interdisciplinarity of the field of gender scholarship and the immense significance of gender to both indviduals and societies, it is probably impossible to produce such a compendium. The editor, advisory team, and contributors are to be credited for tackling a project of such immense scope...O'Brien's commitment to the possibility of a more-informed discourse on the highly complex and nuanced topic of gender and society promises to benefit a broad readership...Highly recommended for academic libraries of all sizes and for large public libraries." —Booklist STARRED Review "All topics in this wide-ranging resource are addressed in an unbiased and unprejudiced manner, and facts are stated clearly and coherently. The coverage of changing topics is kept current. A valuable addition to any library." —Library Journal For decades,scholars of gender have been documenting and analyzing the various ways in which gender shapes individual lives,cultural beliefs and practices, and social and economic organization.Including contributions by experts in the field, the Encyclopedia of Gender and Society covers the major theories, research, people, and issues in contemporary gender studies. This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia is distinguished by a cross-national/cross-cultural perspective that provides comparative analyses of the life experiences of men and women around the world. Key Features: · Provides users with a "gender lens" on society by focusing on significant gender scholarship within commonly recognized areas of social research · Offers "framing" essays that summarize commonly used concepts and directions of research and provide an overview of each area (e.g., Media and Gender Socialization; Religion, Gender Roles in; Sexuality and Reproduction; Women's Social Movements, History of) · Examines basic aspects of social life from the most individual (self and identity) to the most global (transnational economics and politics). · Contains new information on well-known subjects, including surprising facts that may counter common assumptions and research in areas of study where the impact of gender has been traditionally overlooked · Reflects cutting-edge discussion and scholarship on current issues and debates regarding gender and society

Sociological Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146496677X

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

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Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Sociology and Social Work—Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Sociology and Social Work: Aging, Medical, and Missionary Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Urban Governance

Author: Arend Bewernitz

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 363821544X

Category: Social Science

Page: 17

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Klassiker und Theorierichtungen, Note: 1,3, Technische Universität Berlin (Institut für Stadt- und Regionalplanung), Veranstaltung: Theorie der Stadt- und Regionalplanung, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Vor dem Hintergrund des aktuellen Zustands der deutschen Kommunen mit ihren massiven wirtschaftlichen und finanziellen Problemen gewinnen die Debatten zu Methoden, Möglichkeiten und Chancen der Verwaltungsreform viel an Bedeutung. Diese Arbeit möchte einen kleinen Teil dieser Diskussion im Bereich der (urban) governance nachvollziehen, also die Bedeutung des Begriffs genau definieren, die Entstehung der Governance-Debatte nachzeichnen und ihre Ausprägungen auf kommunaler Ebene darstellen – sowohl theoretisch anhand der Systematik von Jon Pierre der „models of urban governance“ wie auch praktisch am Beispiel der HafenCity in Hamburg. Etymologischer Ursprung und Definition Das englische Wort governance lässt sich auf lateinische Ursprünge zurückführen, gubernare heißt in seiner Grundbedeutung lenken / steuern und stammt aus der Seefahrt. Im Laufe der Zeit wurde gubernare auch abstrakter gefasst und taucht schließlich in Schriften über Recht und Staatsverfassung unter anderem von Caesar, Cicero und Seneca als regieren / lenken / leiten auf. Der terminus technicus rem publicam gubernare wurde im klassischen Latein als Bezeichnung von Personen in leitenden Staatsämtern verwendet, aber auch in lateinischen Sprichwörtern findet sich gubernare (z.B. bei Livius: gubernare e terra, aus sicherem Orte andere in Gefahr belehren wollen). Das französische Wort gouvernance, seit dem 13. Jahrhundert Bestandteil der Sprache, bezeichnete zunächst nur die Form des Regierens. Abgeleitet von dem Wort gouvernail (Steuerrad, in der Schifffahrt) lassen sich auch Verbindungen zum deutschen „steuern“ herstellen. Um Regierung(shandeln) zu beschreiben war allerdings der Begriff méthodes de gouvernment (Methoden des Regierens) gebräuchlicher. Im Zuge der soziologischen und politikwissenschaftlichen Diskussionen der 1970/80er Jahre wurde der Terminus governance, übersetzt mit dem französischen gouvernance, wieder eingeführt, dementsprechend wird der Begriff in der französischen Sprache analog zu der Bedeutung des englischen governance1 definiert, so z.B. bei Marcou u.a.: "La gouvernance gilt für die neuen interaktiven Formen der Steuerung, in denen private Akteure, verschiedene öffentliche Organisationen, Bürgergemeinschaften oder andere Arten von Akteuren an der Verarbeitung der Politik teilnehmen." (Marcou, Rangeon, Thiebault 1997, zitiert nach Ferry 2003: 77) [...]

America, History and Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Das Kyoto-Protokoll

Internationale Klimapolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Sebastian Oberthür,Hermann E. Ott

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663014347

Category: Social Science

Page: 443

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Die internationale Klimapolitik ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen. Die Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls ist ein großer Schritt in dem Versuch der Menschheit, die schädlichen Folgen des Klimawandels zu begrenzen. Dieses Buch, geschrieben von zwei deutschen Experten, erklärt die naturwissenschaftlichen, ökonomischen sowie politischen Bedingungen desTreibhauseffekts und erläutert die Hintergründe der Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls. Das Buch analysiert in seinem Mittelteil den Vertragstext im Stile eines Gesetzeskommentars, nennt die offenen Fragen und gibt mögliche Antworten für die Weiterentwicklung der Normen. In einem dritten Teil werden Schlussfolgerungen gezogen, die politische Landschaft nach Kyoto beleuchtet und eine Leadership-Initiative für die Europäische Union vorgestellt, um die Handlungsmacht gegenüber den USA wieder zu erlangen.