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Editors: Lara P. Harrison
Book Description:
Social policy primarily refers to guidelines and interventions for promoting human welfare. This book links the findings from developmental psychopathology to social policy and to the importance of creating policies to prevent the development of psychopathological problems. This book also investigates the relationship between social policy and human development in the specific contest of West Sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting the important modernizing, democratizing and consolidating function of welfare institutions. Moreover, minimum wages have been rationalized an anti-poverty device, domestically and internationally. The authors argue that minimum wages are at best an exceedingly blunt instrument for curbing poverty, at at worst may exacerbate poverty in the long-run. Furthermore, given the prevalence of mental health and/or substance use issues, supported accommodation services and residential rehabilitation services have an important role in facilitating recovery among people who experience these issues. The authors argue that supported accommodation and residential rehabilitation services share a number of similarities. A discussion on the importance of clear government policy to guide the two services types is also included, as this has the potential to enhance service provision and, ultimately, client well-being. Other chapters describe the historical development of welfare policy in Denmark, analyze the social representations of domestic violence inflicted against low income women, and provide a game-theoretic model to discuss the role of the media in earthquake prediction.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Permanent Emergency Welfare Regimes & Human Development in West Sub-Saharan Africa, pp. 1-26
(Alfio Cerami, Centre d’études Européennes, Paris, France)

Chapter 2. Welfare History of Denmark, pp. 27-43
(Bent Greve, Roskilde University, Denmark)

Chapter 3. The Poverty of Minimum Wages as an Anti-Poverty Policy, pp. 45-62
(Michele Campolieti, Morley Gunderson, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, and others)

Chapter 4. Developmental Psychopathology: Social Policy and Interventions, pp. 63-78
(Kostas A. Fanti, Marios N. Avraamides, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus)

Chapter 5. Practice-Related Issues and Policy Implications of Domestic Violence in Brazil Domestic Violence: The Brazilian Scenario, pp. 79-93
(Karla M. Damiano-Teixeira, Priscila R. C. Oliveira, Department of Home Economics at Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 6. What is Supported Accommodation? A Comparison of Supported Accommodation and Residential Rehabilitation Policy Frameworks, pp. 95-109
(Ann Dadich, Centre for Industry and Innovation Studies (CInIS), University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 7. The Treay of Accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU and the Free Movement of Persons ^, pp. 111-127
(Francesco Cherubini, University of Rome Luiss Guido Carli)

Chapter 8. Risk, Government and Social Policy, pp. 129-144
(Catherine McDonald, The University of Queensland, Australia)*

Chapter 9. The Role of Media in Earthquake Prediction, pp. 145-155
(Weifeng Zhong, Managerial Economics and Strategy Ph.D. Program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois)

Index

   Series:
      Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10 171pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-961-2
   Status: AV
  
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