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Poverty, Crisis and Resilience

Edited by Marie Boost, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Germany, Jennifer Dagg, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, Jane Gray, Maynooth University, Ireland and Markus Promberger, Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and University of Erlangen, Germany

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Myths, Narratives and Welfare States: The Impact of Stories on Welfare State Development

Bent Greve, Professor of Welfare State Analysis, Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark

‘Bent Greve investigates the stories we tell ourselves about the welfare state and its workings. This book is not only a quick and authoritative reality check on these stories, it is also a path-breaking study of how such popular narratives influence social policy across Europe.’

– James Wickham, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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Youth Migration and the Politics of Wellbeing: Stories of Life in Transition

ESA members get 25% discount on ALL Bristol University Press and Policy Press books with the code NBHSF when you order at: bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/youth-migration-and-the-politics-of-wellbeing


This book examines the factors affecting the health and wellbeing of young people as they transition to adulthood under the shadow of migration control.

Drawing on unique longitudinal data, it illuminates how they conceptualize wellbeing for themselves and others in contexts of prolonged and politically induced uncertainty.

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Religion and Belief Literacy: Reconnecting a Chain of Learning By Adam Dinham

ESA members get 25% discount on ALL Bristol University Press and Policy Press books with the code NBHSF when you order at: policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/religion-and-belief-literacy

This book presents a crisis of religion and belief literacy to which education at every level is challenged to respond.

As understanding different religions, beliefs and influences becomes increasingly important, it fills a gap for a resource in bringing together the debates around religious literacy, from theoretical approaches to teaching and policy.

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Agenda For Social Justice: Solutions For 2020

Edited by Glenn W. Muschert, Kristen M. Budd, Michelle Christian and Robert Perrucci

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