Clare Bambra examines the social, environmental, economic and political causes of health inequalities, how they have evolved over time and what they are like today. Revealing gaps in life expectancy of up to 25 years between places just a few miles apart, this important book demonstrates that where you live can kill you.
Through a series of interdisciplinary case studies, this topical collection is the first to focus on protest camps as unique organisational forms that transcend particular social movements' contexts. The book offers a critical understanding of current protest events and will help better understanding of new global forms of democracy in action.
Peter Walker redefines what school is for and presents a vision for the future of secondary education, based on equity and engagement. We need different measures of achievement and aspiration if we are to better prepare all young people for life in the 21st century.
Education policy is hard to keep track of... a problem that this book solves. In this updated edition, Ball examines new areas of focus, including the increased interest of business in education and the impact of austerity and precarity.
Social policy is the means by which we improve the welfare and well-being of society. This introductory text offers an overview of the 'five pillars' of social policy: social security, employment, education, health, housing. It outlines the basics of social policy and explains key policy goals and how welfare is delivered.