Kevin Farnsworth

Lecturer in International Social Policy at the University of York.


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Social Policy in Times of Austerity

Global Economic Crisis and the New Politics of Welfare

The 2008 global economic crisis has led to a new age of austerity, based more on politics than economics, which threatens to undermine the very foundations of the welfare state. However, as resistance to the logic of austerity grows, this important book argues that there is still room for optimism.

Policy Press

Social Policy Review 26

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2014

This important annual volume examines the economic and political challenges that have confronted governments over the past year, and highlights the diverse ways in which nations have responded, providing academics and students with an invaluable up-to-date analysis of the current state of social policy.

Policy Press

Social Policy Review 25

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2013

This latest edition of Social Policy Review presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship with a special focus on work, employment and insecurity.

Policy Press

Social Policy Review 24

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2012

Social Policy Review is essential reading for social policy academics and students and for anyone who is interested in the implications of government policy.

Policy Press

Social policy in challenging times

Economic crisis and welfare systems

Bringing together a range of expert contributions, this book is the first to address the relationship between the economic crisis and social policy within an international context. The key lesson to emerge is that 'the crisis' is better understood as a variety of crises, each mediated by national context.

Policy Press

Corporate power and social policy in a global economy

British welfare under the influence

This groundbreaking book investigates and documents corporate influence on social policies at global/regional, national and local levels. It argues that we cannot understand the recent history and present direction of the welfare state unless we focus on the role that business has played in its development. 

Policy Press