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Comparative and Global Social Policy
Why, in a time of increasing inequality, has there been a recent surge of support for political parties who promote an anti-welfare message? Using a mixed methods approach and newly released data, this book aims to answer this question and to show possible ways forward for welfare states.
International Lessons and Policy Implications
Providing original observations, this seminal text analyses the emergence of social investment policies in both Europe and East Asia. Experts explore the roads and barriers towards effective social investment policies, derive practical social policy implications and highlight important lessons for future social policymaking.
Depoliticisation, Governance and the State
Tracing the political uses a broad range of international case studies to chart the politicising and depoliticising dynamics that shape debates about the future of democracy and governance in the neoliberal state.
Ideas, Policies and Challenges
This book maps out the contours of the European 'social investment' strategy, both at the ideational level and in terms of the policies implemented throughout Europe. It will appeal to both social policy scholars and policy experts.
Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2017
Published in association with the SPA, this edition presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past 12 months, from a group of internationally renowned authors.
Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2016
Published in association with the SPA, with specially commissioned reviews of pensions, health care, conditionality and housing and including a themed section on personalised budgets, this book examines important debates in the field.
Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2015
This exciting volume brings together international scholarship to address a broad range of issues including the effects of financialisation on services and care provision, policies to address deficiencies in housing and labour markets and ways in which the study of social policy may need to develop.
Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2014
This important annual volume examines the economic and political challenges that have confronted governments over the past year, and highlights the diverse ways in which nations have responded, providing academics and students with an invaluable up-to-date analysis of the current state of social policy.
Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2013
This latest edition of Social Policy Review presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship with a special focus on work, employment and insecurity.
Global Economic Crisis and the New Politics of Welfare
The 2008 global economic crisis has led to a new age of austerity, based more on politics than economics, which threatens to undermine the very foundations of the welfare state. However, as resistance to the logic of austerity grows, this important book argues that there is still room for optimism.