Experts review the leading social policy scholarship from the past year in this comprehensive volume.
Published in association with the Social Policy Association, the latest volume in this long-running series addresses current issues and critical debates throughout the international social policy field with a particular focus on employment policy, housing policy and climate justice. Contributors also explore key developments including researching during the COVID-19 pandemic, migrants’ access to social benefits in Germany, the right(s) to healthcare in Italy, American and European homelessness policies and much more.
This annual review is essential reading for students and academics in social policy, social welfare and related disciplines.
"The Social Policy Association is proud to continue its support of the Social Policy Review series. This latest volume provides an excellent and timely collection of chapters on key policy issues and is essential reading for academics, students and general readers alike." Karen Rowlingson, University of York and Chair of the Social Policy Association
Marco Pomati is Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences and Research Methods at Cardiff University.
Andy Jolly is Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Plymouth.
Ruggero Cefalo is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Sociology at the University of Vienna.
Social Policy in the Shadow of the Pandemic Andy Jolly, Ruggero Cefalo and Marco Pomati
Part 1: Policy Groups
1. Climate Justice, Social Policy and the Transition to Net Zero in the UK – Carolyn Snell, Matthew Scott, Kirsten Jenkins, Kelli Kennedy, Harriet Thomson, Komali Yenneti, Helen Stockton and Ian Gough
2. Localising Employment Policy: Opportunities and Challenges – Anne Green, Ceri Hughes, Paul Sissons and Abigail Taylor
3. Getting In, Being Heard and Influencing Change: The Labours of Policy Engagement in Employment and Social Security Research – Hayley Bennett and Katy Jones
4. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on UK Housing Policy: How Do We Rebuild the Foundations of the ‘Wobbly Pillar’? – Vikki McCall, Steve Rolfe, Peter Matthews, Andrew Wallace, Grace Manyika, Steve Iafrati, Colin Clarke and Moira Munro
Part 2: Wider Developments in Social Policy
5. The Faceless Researcher: The Implications of Carrying Out Research Using Digital Methods During a Global Pandemic – Emma Partlow
6. Caught Between the Local and the (Trans)national: A Street-Level Analysis of EU Migrants’ Access to Social Benefits in German Job Centres – Nora Ratzmann
7. Critical Perspectives on Social Work and Social Policy Practice With Vulnerable Migrants in an Era of Emergencies – Erick da Luz Scherf
8. The Autonomy Voucher for the Elderly and People With Disabilities in the Context of Local Welfare Transformation: Potentials and Limits of Lombardy Region’s Policy – Franca Maino, Ilaria Madama and Federico Bruno
9. The Impact of the Pandemic Crisis on Territorial Inequalities: The Right(s) to Healthcare in Italy – Gaia Matilde Ripamonti
10. When Activation Policies Deactivate Job Seekers: Inconsistencies in French Integration Policy – Adrien Lusinchi