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Towards a Spatial Social Policy

Bridging the Gap Between Geography and Social Policy

Edited by Adam Whitworth

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13 Nov 2019

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226 pages

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978-1447337911

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234 x 156 mm

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13 Nov 2019

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226 pages

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Social policy and human geography are intimately intertwined yet frequently disconnected fields. Whilst social policies are always conceived, implemented and experienced in and through geography, the role of place in social policy scholarship and practice is frequently overlooked. Bringing together experts from both fields, this collection illuminates the myriad of ways that human geography offers rich insights conceptually, empirically and methodologically into the neglected spatialities of policy scholarship, practice and experience.

By building the necessary bridges towards a spatial social policy, this book enables the enhanced design, performance and understanding of social policies once properly rooted in their multiple spatialities.

“This book is to be greatly welcomed. Social policy analysis has tended to neglect – certainly to downplay – the significance of the spatial dimension, and this volume makes an admirable contribution towards correcting this imbalance.” Nick Ellison, University of York

Adam Whitworth is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield.

Introduction ~ Adam Whitworth

Section 1: Concepts

Spaces of Welfare Localism: Geographies of Locality-Making ~ Martin Jones

Doing space and star power: Foucault, exclusion-inclusion and the spatial history of social policy ~ Chris Philo

Section 2: Themes

Grenfell and the place of housing in modern life ~ Anna Minton

Re-placing employment support: Multi-spatial activation diorama ~ Adam Whitworth

Making markets: social impact investing and new spaces of financialisation in social policy ~ Jay Wiggan

A critical neuro-geography of behaviourally - and neuroscientifically - informed public policy ~ Jessica Pykett

Section 3: Methods

Not just nuisance. Spatializing social statistics ~ Richard Harris

Situating social policy analysis: Possibilities from quantitative and qualitative GIS ~ Scott Orford and Brian Webb

Retrospective

Developing a spatial social policy: Taking stock and looking to the future ~ John Clarke