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.
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.
Part 1: Policy Groups
Climate Justice, Social Policy, and the Transition to Net Zero in the UK ~ Carolyn Snell
The Changing Role of the Local State in Employment Policy ~ Ceri Hughes and Anne Green
Getting In, Being Heard, and Influencing Change: The Labours of Policy Engagement in Employment Research ~ Hayley Bennett and Katy Jones
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on 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 Clark and Moira Munro
Part 2: Developments in Social Policy
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
The Faceless Researcher: Carrying Out Research Using Digital Methods During a Global Pandemic ~ Emma Partlow
Critical Perspectives on Social Work and Social Policy Practice With Vulnerable Migrants in an Era of Social, Environmental and Health Emergencies ~ Erick da Luz Scherf
The Autonomy Voucher for the Elderly and People With Disability in the Context of Local Welfare Transformation: Potentials and Limits of Lombardy Region’s Policy ~ Franca Maino, Ilaria Madama and Frederico Bruno
The Impact of the Pandemic Crisis on Territorial Inequalities: The Right(s) to Healthcare in Italy ~ Gaia Matilde Ripamonti
Activation Policies in France ~ Adrien Lusinchi
American and European Homelessness Policies and Responses to the Risks of COVID-19 for the Homeless ~ Hilary Silver and Rebecca Morris