This book review is about the publication coordinated by Stănculescu, Manuela Sofia and authored by Marin, Monica, Buligescu, Bianca and Blaj (Neculau), Georgiana, Serviciile sociale în România - Stare de fapt şi provocări. Servicii de locuire socială [Social Services in Romania – Current Status and Challenges, Social Housing Services], published at Pro Universitaria in 2017. The review identifies and shortly discusses the key issues highlighted by the book and indicates main aspects that could be improved in this study. The book points out a series of fundamental challenges for various types of social policy, like the problem of shared responsibilities and lack of coordination at central level, insufficient funding, the issue of responsibilities poorly implemented at local level, and the problem of the current insufficient and low quality stock of social housing. Steps forward in this book could be brought about by taking a closer look at the relevant practices at European level and by integrating a stronger echo of the needs of potential beneficiaries of social housing in Romania.
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