Social Policy Review 28

Analysis and Debate In Social Policy, 2016

Edited by Menno Fenger, John Hudson, and Catherine Needham

Social Policy Review 28

Edited by Menno Fenger, John Hudson, and Catherine Needham

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

304 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447331797 Published September 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Published in cooperation with the Social Policy Association, Social Policy Review is an annual volume that draws together international scholarship at the forefront of research on social policy. This edition provides a diverse overview of the best in social policy scholarship, with specially commissioned reviews of crucial pension, health care, conditionality, and housing debates. A themed section on personalized budgets examines the introduction and consequences of funding personalization in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Norway and considers the impact of such funding on vulnerable groups such as the elderly and the homeless.
Contents
Part One: Continuities and change in UK social policy;
Behaviour, Choice, and British Pension Policy ~ Gordon L Clark;
Coalition Health Policy: A Game of Two Halves or the Final Whistle for the NHS? ~ Martin Powell;
Citizenship, conduct and conditionality: sanction and support in the 21st century UK welfare state ~ Peter Dwyer; 
Housing policy in the austerity age and beyond ~ Mark Stephens and Adam Stephenson;
Part Two: Contributions from the Social Policy Association Conference 2015;
‘Progressive’ Neo-Liberal Conservatism and the Welfare State: Incremental Reform or Long-Term Destruction? ~ Robert M. Page;
‘There are quite a lot of people faking [it], the government has got to do something really’: exploring out-of-work benefit claimants’ attitudes towards welfare reform and conditionality ~ Ruth Patrick;
The Troubled Families Programme: in, for and against the state? ~ Stephen Crossley;
What counts as ‘counter-conduct’? A governmental analysis of resistance in the face of compulsory community care ~ Hannah Jobling;
Part Three: Individualised budgets in social policy;
Social insurance for individualised disability support – implementing the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) ~ Christiane Purcal, Karen R Fisher and Ariella Meltzer;
Right time, right place? The experiences of rough sleepers and practitioners in the receipt and delivery of personalised budgets ~ Philip Brown; 
Personal health budgets: Implementation and outcomes ~ Karen Jones, Julien Forder, James Caiels, Elizabeth Welch and Karen Windle;
Personalised care funding in Norway - a case of gradual co-production ~ Karen Christensen;
Individualised funding for older people and the ethic of care ~ Philippa Locke and Karen West. 
Review Quotes
Jane Millar, University of Bath
Social Policy Review is essential reading for up-to-date analysis of the key social policy issues of the day, by authors who know their subjects inside-out.”
Nick Ellison, University of York
“This latest edition of Social Policy Review provides expert commentaries on a wide range of social policy issues that, taken together, have much to say about the current state of welfare in the United Kingdom and beyond.”
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