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This reader examines how other advanced industrial societies have dealt with social problems with relative success and looks how these strategies may be applicable to the United States. For each social problem considered, several articles have been selected. These articles either describe the situation in a single country or in multiple countries, or expressly contrast the situation of a country or countries with the United States.
“While the book is decidedly designed for a college-level audience, it remains accessible to the novice or freshman. Additionally, the articles are carefully chosen, so as not to bog the reader down with unnecessary minutiae, but rather offer clear and intelligible data and interpretation.”-Eric Strayer, Hartnell College
“I highly recommend Eitzen’s Solutions to Social Problems: Lessons from Other Societies for any course that studies U.S. social problems. I have found it to be a real eye-opener for my students and a great way to introduce them to primary source material.”-Eric Strayer, Hartnell College
“The Eitzen text is a valuable component to the course [Stratification] Students always clamor for answer to troubling social problems and Eitzen’s text provides me an excellent set of readings to address the student’s desire to know ways others have dealt with problematic issues.”-Douglas F. George, UCA
D. Stanley Eitzen (Ph. D., University of Kansas) is professor emeritus of sociology at Colorado State University, where he taught for twenty-one years, the last as John N. Stern Distinguished Professor. Prior to that he taught at the University of Kansas. He is the former editor of The Social Science Journal. His scholarship has focused on social inequality, homelessness, poverty, power, family, criminology, and the sociology of sport. He has authored or co-authored twenty-four books on these topics. His books that fit closely with Solutions to Social Problems: Lessons from Other Societies 5e are Social Problems 11e, Solutions to Social Problems From the Bottom Up: Successful Social Movements, Solutions to Social Problems from the Top Down: The Role of Government, Solutions to Social Problems: Lessons from State and Local Governments, and Globalization: The Transformation of Social Worlds.
Table of Contents
|The Comparative Approach to Social Problems||p. 1|
|U.S. Social Problems in Comparative Perspective||p. 3|
|The European Social Model||p. 13|
|The Swedish Welfare State||p. 18|
|How Canada Stole the American Dream||p. 23|
|Problems of Inequality||p. 29|
|Poverty, Work, and Policy: The United States in Comparative Perspective||p. 33|
|How Other Countries Fight the War on Poverty||p. 40|
|Income and Wealth Inequality||p. 43|
|Income and Wealth Inequality, Americans for Democratic Action||p. 45|
|Inequality Here and There||p. 48|
|Europe Crawls Ahead||p. 56|
|Gender Equality in Sweden, Swedish Institute||p. 61|
|Sexual Orientation||p. 67|
|Social Shift Opens Door to Gay Marriage Plan||p. 69|
|Gay Rights and European Citizenship||p. 72|
|As Good As It Gets: What Country Takes the Best Care of Its Older Citizens?||p. 81|
|We Should Rejoice in an Ageing Society, So Long as We Plan Properly for It||p. 92|
|We're Not Finnished with You Yet||p. 95|
|Institutional Problems||p. 97|
|Atlantic Passages: How Europe Supports Working Parents and Their Children||p. 101|
|The Father Generation||p. 104|
|Teen Pregnancy: Trends and Lessons Learned||p. 107|
|Early Childhood Education and Care in Advanced Industrialized Countries||p. 116|
|Learning from South Korean Schools||p. 121|
|A World Transformed: How Other Countries Are Preparing Students for the Interconnected World of the 21st Century||p. 126|
|The Vanishing American Vacation||p. 135|
|A New WPA?||p. 137|
|Health Care and Delivery||p. 145|
|International Health Systems, Physicians for a National Health Program||p. 147|
|Has Canada Got the Cure?||p. 157|
|Problems of People, Resources, and Place||p. 163|
|New Lessons from the Old World: The European Model for Falling in Love with Your Hometown||p. 167|
|I Love Paris on a Bus, a Bike, a Train and in Anything but a Car||p. 177|
|Flush with Energy||p. 180|
|Scandinavia Gets Serious on Global Warming||p. 183|
|The $6.66-a-Gallon Solution||p. 187|
|Individual Deviance||p. 191|
|Crime and Crime Control||p. 193|
|Lawless, but Gunless||p. 195|
|Reducing Crime by Harnessing International Best Practices||p. 198|
|Does Europe Do It Better? Lessons from Holland, Britain, and Switzerland||p. 210|
|Europe: Curing, Not Punishing, Addicts||p. 215|
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