Social Policy Review 24

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2012

Edited by Majella Kilkey, Gaby Ramia, and Kevin Farnsworth

Social Policy Review 24

Edited by Majella Kilkey, Gaby Ramia, and Kevin Farnsworth

Distributed for Bristol University Press

326 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2012
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447304470 Published September 2012 For sale in North and South America only

This edition of Social Policy Review marks the fortieth anniversary of the publication from the UK Social Policy Association. Since its inception, Social Policy Review has been devoted to up-to-date and diverse coverage of the best social policy scholarship. Including a special anniversary preface, this three-part volume offers an analysis of current developments under the UK’s coalition government, an examination of the social policy of developing countries in Africa and the Middle East, and an investigation of the fate of social welfare countries worst-hit by the economic crisis.

List of tables and figures
Notes on contributors
40th anniversary preface

Part One: Current developments
1. Universal credit: overview and gender implications
      Fran Bennett
2. Family support and the Coalition: retrenchment, refocusing and restructuring
      Harriet Churchill
3. Housing, the welfare state and the Coalition government
      Alan Murie
4. The 2012/13 reforms of higher education in England: changing student finances and funding
      Claire Callender
5. Division and opposition: the Health and Social Care Bill 2011
      Sally Ruane
Part Two: Social policy in the developed and developing worlds
6. Immigrant-targeted activation policies: a comparison of the approaches in the Scandinavian welfare states
      Karen Nielsen Breidahl
7. Welfare retrenchment under Left and Right government leadership: towards a consolidated framework of analysis?
      Stefan Kühner
8. From black hole to spring: the coming age of social policy in the Arab countries?
      Rana Jawad
9. China’s developmental model in Africa: a new era for global social policy?
      Marian Urbina Ferretjans and Rebecca Surender
Part Three: Severe crisis: social policy in most challenging circumstances
10. The Greek welfare state in the age of austerity: anti-social policy and the politico-economic crisis
      Theodoros Papadopoulos and Antonios Roumpakis
11. From opportunity to austerity: crisis and social policy in Spain
      Javier Ramos-Díaz and Albert Varela
12. From financial crisis to welfare retrenchment: assessing the challenges to the Irish welfare state
      Mairéad Considine and Fiona Dukelow
13. The Great Recession and US social policy: from expansion to austerity
      Daniel Béland and Alex Waddan
14. Seeking refuge in the Nordic model: social policy in Iceland after 2008
      Zoë Irving

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