Alan Walker

Alan Walker is Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology at The University of Sheffield. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, holds lifetime achievement awards from the British Gerontological Society and the Social Policy Association and was the ESRC’s first Impact Champion (2013). He directed the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme 2005-14.

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The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 2

Edited by Alan Walker

A comprehensive multi-disciplinary overview of the very latest research on ageing, concentrating on four major themes: autonomy and independence in later life, biology and ageing, food and nutrition and representation of old age.

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The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1

Edited by Alan Walker

A comprehensive multi-disciplinary overview of the very latest research on ageing, concentrating on three major themes: active ageing, design for ageing well and the relationship between ageing and socio-economic development.

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The New Science of Ageing

Edited by Alan Walker

This unique book represents the first multi-disciplinary examination of ageing, from basic cell biology to social participation in later life, drawing on the pioneering New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, the UK’s largest research programme in ageing.

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Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice

A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend

This important book brings together many of the leading contributors in the field and provides a compelling manifesto for change in social justice.

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The Peter Townsend reader

This reader brings together for the first time a collection of Peter Townsend's most distinctive work, allowing readers to review the changes that have taken place over the past six decades, and reflect on issues that have returned to the fore today.

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East Asian welfare regimes in transition

From Confucianism to globalisation

This book explores the Chinese and South-East Asian welfare systems, providing an up-to-date assessment of their character and development. In particular it examines their underlying assumptions and the impact of the processes of globalisation. As well as specific case studies, there is a comparative analysis of Eastern and Western welfare states.

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