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Social Policy Review 31: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2019

Elke Heins, James Rees, and Catherine Needham


Bringing together the voices of leading experts in the field, this edition offers an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past year. The book considers a range of current issues and critical debates in UK and international social policy. It contains vital research, including discussions on the changing landscape of welfare in the UK and Europe more widely since the 2008/09 crisis, the continuing impact of austerity on social policy areas such as the NHS, social care and disability, the financialisation of pensions and corporatisation of welfare as wel ... More

Keywords: Welfare state, Austerity, Brexit, Political economy of welfare, Financialisation, NHS, Alt-Right, Third sector

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447343981
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447343981.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elke Heins, editor
University of Edinburgh

James Rees, editor
Open University

Catherine Needham, editor
University of Birmingham

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