"Social Policy Review" is an annual selection of commissioned articles focusing on developments and debates in social policy in the UK, Europe and internationally. The Review has become recognised as a topical, accessible, well-written and affordable publication and has a substantial reader ship among social policy teachers, students, researchers and policy makers. Social Policy Review 13 continues the tradition of providing a different style and approach to policy issues from that found in most academic journals and books. Chapters have been purposely chosen to review a varied and interesting selection of social policy developments in Britain and internationally, and to set current policy developments in a broader context of key trends and debates.
The year in social policy Robert Sykes, Catherine Bochel and Nick Ellison Part 1: UK developments Catherine Bochel Couples and their money: theory and practice in personal finances Jan Pahl Playing the game of partnership Martin Powell, Mark Exworthy and Lee Berney Etzioni's spirit of communitarianism: community values and welfare realities in Blair's Britain Emma Heron Researching consensual 'sadomasochism': perspectives on power, rights and responsibilities - the case of 'disability' Andrea Beckmann Part 2: International developments Robert Sykes Global perspectives on the market reform of social security: protecting the public interest in perpetuity John Dixon Copenhagen +5: what should be done about the transition in Eastern Europe? Nick Manning Politics and its impact on social policy in Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China Christian Aspalter The male part-time worker and the welfare state: minor problem or major challenge? Zoe Irving Part 3: Historical and conceptual developments Nick Ellison New communication technologies - connected welfare: new media and social policy Paul Nixon and Leigh Keeble Dis/counting the future Tony Fitzpatrick New Labour, human nature and welfare reform Martin Hewitt Through a lens darkly: sexuality and the 1834 New Poor Law Jean Carabine