This edition of Social Policy Review presents an extensive analysis of the coalition government's social policies. In an expanded first section, experts in a range of policy areas analyse the rationale behind, and implications of, government reforms, whilst the second section examines education policy in an international context. It is essential reading for social policy academics and students and for anyone who is interested in the implications of government policy.
Chris Holden is Senior Lecturer in International Social Policy at the University of York and Honorary Lecturer in Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Majella Kilkey is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Hull. She researches in comparative and international fields on issues related to families, gender and migration. Gaby Ramia is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney, Australia. He researches issues in international and comparative social policy.
Part one: Symposium on the Coalition Government ~ Chris Holden and Majella Kilkey (eds.); Conservatives social policy: From conviction to coalition ~ Hugh Bochel; Something old and blue or red, bold and new?: Welfare reform under the coalition government ~ Jay Wiggan; The Big Society: ~ Nick Ellison; The age of responsibility: social policy and citizenship in the early 21st century ~ Ruth Lister; Debating the 'Death Tax': The politics of inheritance tax in the UK ~ Rajiv Prabhakar; The necessary reform of public sector occupational pensions? ~ Edward Brunsdon and Margaret May; Welfare to Work and recession: From the New Deals to the Work Programme ~ Dan Finn; Lone mothers ~ Tina Haux; Child poverty: 2010 and beyond ~ Kitty Stewart; Health services ~ Nick Mays; Part two: Education in International context; Introduction ~ Gaby Ramia; Citizenship Education in International Perspective: Lessons from the UK and Overseas ~ Ben Kisby and James Sloam; "You're only going to get it if you really shout for it"? Education dispute resolution in the 21st Century in England ~ Neville Harris; A sin of omission: New Zealand's export education industry and foreign policy ~ Andrew Butcher and Terry McGrath; Student security in the global education market ~ Simon Marginson and Erlenawati Sawir; Exporting Policy: The growth of multi-national education businesses and new policy 'assemblages' ~ Stephen Ball.