"Social Policy Review" provides students, academics and all those interested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year.
Contributions reflect key themes in the UK and internationally. The first part of the collection focuses on developments and change in core UK social policy areas. Part two provides in-depth analyses of topical issues from both UK and international perspectives, while this year's themed section examines 'Migration and social policy'.
Karen Clarke is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester. Tony Maltby is CROW Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the Centre for Research into the Older Workforce at the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (England and Wales). Patricia Kennett is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, and Senior Lecturer in Comparative Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.
Introduction ~ Karen Clarke, Tony Maltby and Patricia Kennett; Part one: Current services: 'Going further?': Tony Blair and New Labour education policies ~ Stephen Ball; One or four?: the NHS in 2006 ~ Stephen Peckham; Housing policy, housing tenure and the housing market ~ Alan Murie; Modernising services, empowering users?: Adult social care in 2006 ~ Kirstein Rummery; Children's services in 2006 ~ Harriet Churchill; Laying new foundations: social security reforms in 2006 ~ Steven D.McKay; Part two: Current issues: I can't ask that! Promoting discussion of sexuality and effective health service interactions with older non-heterosexual men ~ Adrian Lee; Dealing with money in low-moderate income couples: insights from individual interviews ~ Sirin Sung and Fran Bennett; Power and autonomy of older people in long-term care: cross-national comparison and learning ~ Heng-Lien Chen; Structural stigma, institutional trust and the risk agenda in mental health policy ~ Joanne Warner; Rising or falling to the challenges of diversity in Europe?: social justice and differentiated citizenship ~ Eithne McLaughlin and Gerry Boucher; Part three: Migration and social policy: Enlarging concerns: migration to the UK from new EU member states ~ Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah; Gendered immigrations, policies and rights in the UK ~ Eleonore Kofman; Managing multiple lifecourses: the influence of children on migration processes in the European Union ~ Louise Ackers and Helen Stalford; Older people, migration and retirement ~ Tony Warnes.