Social Policy Review 25
Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013
- Gaby Ramia, Kevin Farnsworth, ZoŽ Irving
- Hardback, 304 pages, 234 x 156 mm
- 27 Jun 2013
- Social Policy Review
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About This Book
The field of social policy has a rich history but policies on the ground are undergoing intensive change. Governments around the world are responding to political, economic and financial pressures, many of them linked to the global economic crisis. National agendas typically have social policy at or close to the centre. This latest edition of Social Policy Review presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship. It brings together specially commissioned reviews of key areas, research examining important debates in the field from an exciting mix of internationally renowned authors who consider a range of current debates within British and international social policy. This edition includes a special focus in the third part on work, employment and insecurity. Social Policy Review is essential reading for social policy academics and students and for anyone who is interested in the social and economic implications of government policy.
Author BiographyGaby Ramia is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney. His research is in comparative and international social policy. Kevin Farnsworth is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Sheffield. His research interests cover the political economy of global and comparative social/public policy. Zoe Irving is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Sheffield. Her research explores the relationship between size and shape in welfare states.
Part one: Current developments in UK Social Policy (Gaby Ramia)
Introducing universal credit ~ Paul Spicker
Reconciling fuel poverty and climate change policy under the Coalition Government: Green deal or no deal? ~ Carolyn Snell &
Pensions/ageing (formal title TBA) ~ Debora Price
NHS/health policy (formal title TBA) ~ Elke Heins
Part two: (Kevin Farnsworth)
East Asian culture? Aspects of the cultural context for policy-making in Japan and Korea and their policy implications from a comparative perspective with the Western welfare state ~ Nam K. Jo
It’s time to move on from ‘race ~ Gary Craig and Maggie O’Neill
Corporate Power and Social Policy: The tobacco, alcohol and food industries ~ Ben Hawkins
The Earned income tax credit as an anti-poverty programme ~ Phyllis Jeroslow
POSTGRADUATE PRIZE WINNING PAPER: Israeli immigration policy and government responsibility ~ Ilana Shpaizman
Part three: (Zoe Irving)
Section 3 Work, Employment and Insecurity
‘What unemployment means’
three decades and two recessions later’
~ Adrian Sinfield
How do activation policies affect social citizenship? The issue of autonomy ~ Silke Bothfeld and Sigrid Betzelt
Modernising social protection: Avoiding fertility and unemployment traps when reforming social policy ~ Anders Freundt, Simon Straubinger and Jon Kvist
Precarious employment and EU employment regulation ~ Julia S.O’Connor.
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