This edition presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past 12 months, from a group of internationally renowned authors.
As debates continue over the future of liberalism and the effects of globalised capitalism, this collection offers a comprehensive discussion of some of the most challenging issues facing social policy today, including an examination of Brexit, the Trump presidency, ‘post-truth’, migration, the lived experiences of food bank users, and the future of welfare benefits.
Published in association with the SPA, the volume will be valuable to academics and students within social policy, social welfare and related disciplines.
John Hudson is Professor of Social Policy at the University of York.
Catherine Needham is Reader in Public Policy and Public Management at the University of Birmingham.
Elke Heins is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh.
Part One: Developments in social policy;
The Whys and Wherefores of Brexit ~ Nick Ellison;
Workers on tap but income drying up? The potential implications for incomes and social protection of the “gig economy” ~ Lee Gregory;
Revolutionary times? The changing landscape of prisoner resettlement ~ Emma Wincup;
Confronting Brexit and Trump: Towards a socially progressive globalisation ~ Chris Holden;
Part Two: Contributions from the Social Policy Association Conference 2016;
Rethinking deservingness, choice, and gratitude in emergency food provision ~ Kayleigh Garthwaite;
Maternal imprisonment: A family sentence ~ Natalie Booth;
German Angst in a liberalised world of welfare capitalism: The hidden problem with post-conservative welfare policies ~ Sigrid Betzelt and Ingo Bode;
Beyond ‘evidence-based policy’ in a ‘post-truth’ world: the role of ideas in public health policy ~ Katherine E. Smith;
Part 3: ‘Benefit tourism’? EU migrant citizens and the British welfare state;
Benefit tourism and EU migrant citizens: Real-world experiences ~ Rebecca Ehata and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser;
“We don’t rely on benefits”: Challenging mainstream narratives towards Roma migrants’ in the UK ~ Philip Martin, Lisa Scullion and Philip Brown;
Jumping the queue? How a focus on health tourism as benefit fraud misses much of the medical tourism story ~ Daniel Horsfall and Ricardo Pagan;
Controlling migration: the gender implications of work-related conditions in restricting rights to residence and to social benefits ~ Isabel Shutes.
"Social Policy Review is essential reading for up-to-date analysis of the key social policy issues of the day, by authors who know their subjects inside-out." Jane Millar, University of Bath