Bringing together the voices of leading experts in the field, this edition offers an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past year.
The book considers a range of current issues and critical debates in UK and international social policy field. It contains vital research, including discussions on the changing landscape of occupational as well as corporate welfare in the UK, the continuing impact of austerity on various social policy areas and the challenges currently faced by the NHS.
Published in association with the SPA, this comprehensive analysis of the current state of social policy will be of interest to students and academics in social policy, social welfare and related disciplines.
“Keeping up with developments in policy and politics is always a challenge. This excellent collection provides updates and analyses across a range of key areas. As always, this is an essential read.” Jane Millar, University of Bath
Elke Heins is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh. Her research mainly focuses on comparative and European social policy as well as the politics of welfare and wellbeing in the UK.
James Rees is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership in The Open University Business School. His research focuses on the third sector, public service delivery and reform, as well as leadership, governance and citizen involvement.
Catherine Needham is Professor of Public Policy and Public Management in the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on new approaches to public service workforce development, as well as social care and policy innovation.