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the control of social policy research
Author: Jill Vincent,Stephen Brown,Centre for Research in Social Policy (Loughborough University of Technology),Policy Studies Institute
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781856281928
Category: Political Science
Page: 123
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This study concerns the politics of policy research. It attempts to clarify some critical issues about the way that research problems are identified, projects are mounted and findings disseminated. It asks such questions as: who determines what should be researched? whose interests are served by particular approaches? and who controls findings?

The College Buzz Book


Author: Carolyn C. Wise,Stephanie Hauser
Publisher: Vault Inc.
ISBN: 158131437X
Category: Study Aids
Page: 982
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A guide to the nation's colleges publishes extensive surveys--all written by current or past students--from over three hundred educational institutions, covering admission, academics, quality of life, social life, and employment prospects.

Aging and Social Work

The Changing Landscapes
Author: Sharon Marie Keigher,Anne E. Fortune,Stanley L Witkin
Publisher: N A S W Press
ISBN: 9780871013262
Category: Social Science
Page: 428
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Social work practitioners must be aware of the many factors influencing the independence, participation in society, care, self-fulfilment, and dignity of the aged. Using the United Nations Principles for Older Persons, this book frames the critical issues facing the social work profession. This timely volume brings together a wide-reaching collection of 31 articles about ageing into one unique resource. It offers theory, research, and case studies about the needs, issues, and challenges faced by the senior population. This vibrant collection signals the start of a new discussion about seniors and the role of social work in meeting their diverse needs.

Criminal Justice in America


Author: George F. Cole,Christopher E. Smith,Christina DeJong
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305446321
Category: Education
Page: 592
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In CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA, Eighth Edition, authors George Cole, Christopher Smith, and Christina DeJong have accomplished much within a brief format. This concise introductory criminal justice text not only introduces students to the field's foundations and individual components, but also to the many professional opportunities available in the justice system - all within a unique interdisciplinary framework and emphasizing how public policy impacts criminal justice as it is practiced today. Created as an alternative to more expensive, encyclopedic introductory texts, this reader-friendly best seller incorporates ideas, themes, and theories from criminology, sociology, law, history, psychology, and political science. In addition to a strong interdisciplinary emphasis, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA teaches students to become better citizens by helping them think critically about what justice means in our society and how individuals can play a role in defining that meaning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Dimensions of Leisure for Life

Individuals and Society
Author: Human Kinetics
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736082883
Category: Education
Page: 372
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"Leisure is everywhere, but its impact on people's lives is often overlooked. Leisure is more than “doing nothing” or “hanging out.” It has implications for society, affecting economics, politics, business, health, and the environment. On an individual level, it offers multiple opportunities for personal growth and development. And it contributes to a better quality of life for individuals and communities as a whole. With Dimensions of Leisure for Life: Individuals and Society, students will learn to understand and appreciate leisure and explore the ways that their leisure choices can help them lead happier, more balanced lives both now and in the future. ... With contributions from 22 leading professors, the book examines the following: the concept of leisure, including the various ways in which it has been defined and described, the benefits associated with it, the scope of the leisure industry field, and the basis for studying leisure as a social science; the impact of leisure on quality of life, health, physical activity and stress levels, and overall happiness and well-being; the social significance of leisure, including the interaction of leisure with history, contemporary society, technology, the environment, economics, and politics and public policy; the factors that influence each individual's leisure choices and level of involvement in leisure activities, such as awareness of local options, barriers of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status, geographic distribution of leisure spaces; and maturity level and stage of development."--Publisher.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641239842
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia


Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
ISBN: 9780877790174
Category: Reference
Page: 1792
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"A comprehensive, one-volume desk reference created in cooperation with Encyclopædia Britannica®. Features more than 2.5 million words, 25,000 clear and precise articles, over 1700 illustrations, and 225 maps. Includes pronunciations."\\

Der stumme Frühling


Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406704220
Category: Nature
Page: 348
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Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.