"Social Policy Review" is an annual selection of commissioned articles focusing on developments and debates in social policy in the UK, Europe and internationally. The Review has become recognised as a topical, accessible, well-written and affordable publication and has a substantial reader ship among social policy teachers, students, researchers and policy makers. "Social Policy Review 14" continues the tradition of providing a different style and approach to policy issues from that found in most academic journals and books. Chapters have been purposely chosen to review a varied and interesting selection of social policy developments in Britain and internationally, and to set current policy developments in a broader context of key trends and debates.
Robert Sykes, School of Social Science and Law, Sheffield Hallam University Catherine Bochel, Department of Policy Studies, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside Nick Ellison, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Durham
The year in social policy Catherine Bochel, Robert Sykes and Nick Ellison; Part One: UK developments; Modernising primary healthcare in England: the role of Primary Care Groups and Trusts David Wilkin and Caroline Glendinning; Devolution in England: coping with post-industrial industrial regions - issues of territorial inequality David Byrne; Reconstituting social policy: the case of Northern Ireland Mike Tomlinson; The National Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st century: can it 'revolutionise' care for people with learning difficulties? Carol Walker; Part Two: International developments; Globalisation and welfare: a meso level analysis Chris Holden; The 'anti-globalisation movement and its implications for social policy Nicola Yeates; Migration policy in Europe: contradictions and continuities Rosemary Sales; The European Union's social policy focus: from labour to welfare and constitutionalised rights- Monica Threlfall; Part Three: Historical and conceptual developments; The politics and economics of disciplining an inclusive and exclusive society Chris Crowther; Green social welfare: an investigation into political attitudes towards ecological critiques and prescriptions concerning the welfare state Caron Caldwell; Using social capital in the policy context: challenging the orthodoxy Martin Roche; Participation and social policy: transformation, liberation or regulation- Peter Beresford.