Publishing with a purpose
Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy
"Edited by excellent scholars, this book series is a timely attempt to create an interdisciplinary and truly global dialogue between academic researchers and international organizations involved in social policy."
Daniel Béland, Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Professor, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Published in association with the Social Policy Association.
"Global goals and supranational agreements increasingly shape domestic social policies: this welcome series promises in-depth country and comparative analyses that should stimulate critical reflection and provide much-needed evidence to inform national and trans-national policy choices."
Sarah Cook, Director, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti Research Centre
In a world that is rapidly changing, increasingly connected and uncertain, there is a need to develop a shared applied policy analysis of welfare regimes. Through a unique combination of comparative and global social perspectives, books in this series will address broad questions around how nation states and transnational policy actors deal with globally shared challenges.
Seeking to provide evidence based good practice to aid in shaping future social policies and cross the bridge between academic research and research developed in and by international organisations, this series will be of interest to academics and students in a wide range of disciplines and subject areas as well as staff of international organisations and other individuals involved in the processes of supranational and global social policy making.
Editorial advisory board
- Ana Marta Guillen Rodriguez, University of Oviedo, Spain
- Bingqin Li, University of New South Wales, UK
- Gaby Ramia, University of Sydney, Australia
- Ilcheong Yi, UNRISD
- Jolanta Aidukaite, Vilnius University, Lithuania
- Keerty Nakray, O.P. Jindal University, India
- Marianne Ulriksen, UNRISD
- Markus Ketola, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
- Rianne Mahon, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
- Ricardo Velazquez-Leyer, University of Bath, UK
- Sophia Lee, Ewha Women’s University, South Korea
- Trudie Knijn, Utrecht University, Netherlands
- Young Jun Choi, Yonsei University, South Korea
Call for book proposals
Proposals are invited for books that include one or a range of the following:
- country case studies within a multi-level governance/scales frame
- small, medium and large comparative studies that analyse social policy development and change
- global social policy studies that address various fields of social policy in their transnational or global dimensions.
We particularly encourage original authored monographs based on cross-disciplinary and multi-method research that develops theoretical frameworks reaching across individual world-regions and global actors.
Contact regarding proposals
If you would like to submit a proposal, or to discuss ideas, then please contact the series editors:
Heejung Chung, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefan Kühner, email@example.com
Alexandra Kaasch, firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Series Commissioning Editor, Laura Vickers, Policy Press, email@example.com
The Case of Beijing and Singapore
Concentrating on Singapore and Beijing, this volume is the first to consider citizen’s welfare attitudes in East Asia. It proposes improved methods for analysing cross-national variations in welfare attitudes which are sensitive to cultural differences, the impact of colonialism and gender.
This panoramic survey of welfare regimes in seven countries in East Asia and Europe shows how productivist thinking underpins support systems in the east and west. It compares key aspects of provision like childcare, parental leave, employment support and pensions to illustrate how welfare and work policies affect women at all stages of life.
More Harm than Good?
Drawing on first-hand accounts from those living under the systems, this novel study explores the impact of Australia and Zealand’s income management policies and asks whether they have caused more harm than good.
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.
Employment Policies Across Europe
Comparing data from 18 local case studies across 6 European countries, and deploying an innovative mixed-method approach, this book presents comparative evidence on everyday challenges in the context of the European Social Fund (ESF) and discusses how these findings are applicable to other funding schemes.
Ideas, Politics and Policies
By rethinking the role of ideas and morality in policy changes, this book illustrates how the moral economy of activation leads to a permanent behaviourist testing of the unemployed in public debate as well as in local job centres.
The Development of Labour Market Insiders and Outsiders
This book brings together leading international authors from a number of fields to provide an up to date understanding of part-time work at national, sector, industry and workplace levels.
In a time of increasing inequality, why 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.