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Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy

Series Editors: Heejung Chung, King’s College London, UK, Alexandra Kaasch, University of Bielefeld, Germany, and Stefan Kühner, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

"Edited by excellent scholars, this book series is a timely attempt to create an interdisciplinary and truly global dialogue between academic researchers and international organizations involved in social policy."
Daniel Béland, Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Professor, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Published in association with the Social Policy Association.

"Global goals and supranational agreements increasingly shape domestic social policies: this welcome series promises in-depth country and comparative analyses that should stimulate critical reflection and provide much-needed evidence to inform national and trans-national policy choices."
Sarah Cook, Director, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti Research Centre

In a world that is rapidly changing, increasingly connected and uncertain, there is a need to develop a shared applied policy analysis of welfare regimes. Through a unique combination of comparative and global social perspectives, books in this series will address broad questions around how nation states and transnational policy actors deal with globally shared challenges.

Seeking to provide evidence based good practice to aid in shaping future social policies and cross the bridge between academic research and research developed in and by international organisations, this series will be of interest to academics and students in a wide range of disciplines and subject areas as well as staff of international organisations and other individuals involved in the processes of supranational and global social policy making.

Download the proposal guidelines.

Editorial advisory board 

  • Ana Marta Guillen Rodriguez, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Bingqin Li, University of New South Wales, UK
  • Gaby Ramia, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Ilcheong Yi, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Switzerland
  • Jolanta Aidukaite, Institute of Sociology, Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences
  • Keerty Nakray, O.P. Jindal University, India
  • Marianne Ulriksen, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Switzerland
  • Markus Ketola, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Rianne Mahon, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
  • Ricardo Velazquez-Leyer, University of Bath, UK
  • Sophia Lee, Chung-Ang University, South Korea
  • Trudie Knijn, Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Young Jun Choi, Yonsei University, South Korea


Call for book proposals
Proposals are invited for books that include one or a range of the following:

  • country case studies within a multi-level governance/scales frame
  • small, medium and large comparative studies that analyse social policy development and change
  • global social policy studies that address various fields of social policy in their transnational or global dimensions.

We particularly encourage original authored monographs based on cross-disciplinary and multi-method research that develops theoretical frameworks reaching across individual world-regions and global actors.

Contact regarding proposals
If you would like to submit a proposal, or to discuss ideas, then please contact the series editors:
Heejung Chung, h.chung@kent.ac.uk
Stefan Kühner, stefankuehner@ln.edu.hk
Alexandra Kaasch, mail@alexandra-kaasch.de
or the Policy Press editor, Zoe Forbes, zoe.forbes@bristol.ac.uk