323 Policy & Politics • vol 45 • no 3 • 323–41 • © Policy Press 2017 • #PPjnl @policy_politics Print ISSN 0305 5736 • Online ISSN 1470 8442 • https://doi.org/10.1332/030557316X14775864546490 Accepted for publication 18 August 2016 • First published online 27 October 2016 Neoliberalism by stealth? Exploring continuity and change within the UK social enterprise policy paradigm Alex Nicholls, email@example.com University of Oxford, UK Simon Teasdale, firstname.lastname@example.org Glasgow Caledonian University, UK Social enterprise has been portrayed as
513 Policy & Politics • vol 42 • no 4 • 513-30 • © Policy Press 2014 • #PPjnl @policy_politics Print ISSN 0305 5736 • Online ISSN 1470 8442 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557312X655765 Measuring and explaining policy paradigm change: the case of UK energy policy Florian Kern, email@example.com, University of Sussex, UK Caroline Kuzemko, firstname.lastname@example.org Catherine Mitchell, email@example.com University of Exeter, UK This paper contributes to the literature on institutional change by creating a framework that both measures and
457 Evidence & Policy • vol 9 • no 4 • 457-72 • © Policy Press 2013 • #EVPOL Print ISSN 1744 2648 • Online ISSN 1744 2656 • http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426413X662662 research Illicit drugs, policing and the evidence-based policy paradigm Alison Ritter, firstname.lastname@example.org Kari Lancaster, email@example.com University of New South Wales, Australia The mantra of evidence-based policy (EBP) suggests that endeavours to implement evidence- based policing will produce better outcomes. However there is dissonance between the rhetoric of EBP and the
45 THREE Teenage pregnancy in New Zealand: changing social policy paradigms Georg Menz Introduction The high rates of teenage pregnancy among Anglophone countries are striking and New Zealand is no exception in this regard. Three quarters of all 760,000 births to teenage mothers are accounted for by the six Anglophone Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. In 1998, there were 29.8 births to women below the age of 20 per 1,000 15- to 19-year-olds, which is the third highest rate among the OECD countries, behind the UK (30.8) and
14 ONE From community to social cohesion: interrogating a policy paradigm Peter Ratcliffe Background In the wake of rapid, increasing and increasingly complex, international migratory flows, most European Union (EU) host countries are facing serious challenges to their internal social stability. Policies, variously labelled ‘integration’, ‘cohesion’ or ‘community cohesion’, are commonly seen as the way forward, but there is much confusion as to what these mean and how they should be translated into policy and practice. The focus of this chapter, and
181 TEN Ireland and the impact of the economic crisis: upholding the dominant policy paradigm Mairéad Considine and Fiona Dukelow Introduction Ireland represents one of the more extreme cases of economic damage in the global economic crisis. The country became the first in the euro area to enter recession and, over the period 2008 to 2010, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declined by about 11%. Ireland’s banking crisis is, along with Iceland’s, one of the largest of the advanced economies and the country also had the largest current deficit in the European
Tony Blair was the longest serving Labour Prime Minister in British history. This book, the third in a trilogy of books on New Labour edited by Martin Powell, analyses the legacy of his government for social policy, focusing on the extent to which it has changed the UK welfare state. Drawing on both conceptual and empirical evidence, the book offers forward-looking speculation on emerging and future welfare issues.
The book’s high-profile contributors examine the content and extent of change. They explore which of the elements of modernisation matter for their area. Which sectors saw the greatest degree of change? Do terms such as ‘modern welfare state’ or ‘social investment state’ have any resonance? They also examine change over time with reference to the terms of the government. Was reform a fairly continuous event, or was it concentrated in certain periods? Finally, the contributors give an assessment of likely policy direction under a future Labour or Conservative government.
Previous books in the trilogy are “New Labour, new welfare state?" (1999) and “Evaluating New Labour’s welfare reforms" (2002) (see below). The works should be read by academics, undergraduates and post-graduates on courses in social policy, public policy and political science.
Renowned social and political theorist Bob Jessop explores the idea of civil society as a mode of governance in this bold challenge to current thinking.
Developing theories of governance failure and metagovernance, the book analyses the limits and failures of economic and social policy in various styles of governance. Reviewing the principles of self-emancipation and self-responsibilisation it considers the struggle to integrate civil society into governance, and the power of social networks and solidarity within civil society.
With case studies of mobilisations to tackle economic and social problems, this is a comprehensive review of the factors that influence their success and identifies lessons for future social innovation.
This book questions whether the recently promoted European ‘social investment’ strategy is able to regenerate the welfare state, promote social inclusion, create more and better jobs, and help address the challenges posed by the economic crisis, globalisation, ageing and climate change. To assess the diversity, achievements, shortcomings and potentials of social investment policies, it brings together some of the best social policy scholars and well-known policy experts, connecting academic and policy debates around the future of the welfare state.
Supported by the Nordic Center of Excellence NordWel and the EU funded Network of Excellence RECWOWE (Reconciling Work and Welfare).