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Social Policy Review 35

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2023

In the latest edition of Social Policy Review, experts review the leading social policy scholarship from the past year. Published in association with the Social Policy Association, this volume addresses current issues and critical debates throughout the international social policy field.

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Racism and Ethnic Inequality in a Time of Crisis

Findings from the Evidence for Equality National Survey

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Drawing from the Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS), this book presents new evidence of ethnic inequalities and sheds new light on underlying racisms, opening them up to debate as crucial social concerns.

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COVID-19, Inequality and Older People

Everyday Life during the Pandemic

This book provides new insights into the challenges facing older people in Greater Manchester in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on novel longitudinal research, the book analyses their lived experiences and those of organisations working to support them, shedding light on the isolating effects of social distancing.

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Re-Imagining Sexual Harassment

Perspectives from the Nordic Region

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This book brings researchers, writers and policy makers into dialogue in an ambitious volume and moves beyond the juridical definitions of justice, coloniality, exploitation and work and offers knowledge that is immediately implementable into policy making.

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Children’s Work in African Agriculture

The Harmful and the Harmless

EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This book reframes the debate about children’s work and harm in rural Africa with the aim of shifting research, public discourse and policy so that they better serve the interest of rural children and their families.

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Unpaid Work in Nursing Homes

Flexible Boundaries

Edited by Pat Armstrong

Drawing on a range of international research projects, this book documents a broad spectrum of unpaid work performed by residents, relatives, volunteers and staff in nursing homes. It provides insights which will be critical in planning for nursing home care post-pandemic.

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Arctic Justice

Environment, Society and Governance

Offering a unique introduction to the study of justice in the European, North American and Russian Arctic, this collection highlights the practical consequences of postcolonial legacies and climate change while championing a sustainable future for Arctic development and governance.

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Theorising Justice

A Primer for Social Scientists

Justice is becoming increasingly important to climate change and economic development discussions. This book combines justice theories with their applications in policy and practice, to address the social, political, economic and ecological challenges we face today.

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Ethnographic Methods in Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Research

Lessons from a Time of Crisis

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This edited volume discusses the methodological and ethical challenges that researchers are currently facing whilst attempting to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities throughout Europe.

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Low-Paid EU Migrant Workers

The House, The Street, The Town

Available open access digitally under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. This unique research paints a vivid picture of migrant workers' experiences during the turbulent times of Brexit and COVID-19. It explores their legal struggles and sheds much-needed light on the crucial role of NGOs helping migrants navigate them.

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How Britain Loves the NHS

Practices of Care and Contestation

It is often claimed that the UK is unusually attached to its National Health Service, and the last decade has seen increasingly visible displays of gratitude and love. This book offers a timely critique of both the potential, and the dysfunctions, of Britain’s complex love affair with its healthcare system.

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Data Power in Action

Urban Data Politics in Times of Crisis

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Drawing on the study of different cities in the Global South, this book explores how data have become a generative force in shaping what cities are, how they are governed and inhabited, especially during times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

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