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SLSP2650
Module Reading List

Key Debates in Social Policy, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Dr Albert Varela & Dr Stella Oluwaseun
a.varela@leeds.ac.uk; s.c.oluwaseun@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General readings (semester one)

Alcock, C., Daly, G., & Griggs, E. (2004).  Introducing social policy. Routledge.

Alcock, Pete, May, Margaret, & Wright, Sharon (2012, 2016). The student's companion to social policy: John Wiley & Sons.

Baldock, John, Mitton, Lavinia, Manning, Nick, & Vickerstaff, Sarah (2011). Social policy: Oxford University Press.

Blakemore, K. (1998, 2003, 2007, 2013) Social policy: an introduction, Open University Press

Deacon, A. (2002). Perspectives on welfare : ideas, ideologies and policy debates: McGraw-Hill International.

Dean, H. (2012). Social policy: Polity.

Fitzpatrick, Tony. (2011). Welfare theory : an introduction: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hudson, John, & Lowe, Stuart. (2009). Understanding the policy process: The Policy Press.

Kennedy, P. (2013).  Key themes in social policy. Routledge.

Lavalette, M. and Pratt, A. (eds) (2001)  Social policy: a conceptual and theoretical introduction. Sage.

Spicker, P. (2014).  Social policy : theory and practice. Policy Press (3rd edition)

Williams, F. (1989) Social policy : a critical introduction : issues of race, gender and class. Polity.  

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Block 1: Ideologies of Welfare

Lecture 1: Introducing key debates in social policy

Set reading: 

Titmuss, R. (1974) ‘What is Social Policy? ’, in Social policy : an introduction, edited by Abel-Smith, B. and Titmuss, K. Pantheon. pp. 23-33. Available online at: http://rszarf.ips.uw.edu.pl/welfare-state/titmuss.pdf and  http://www.econ.boun.edu.tr/content/2015/summer/EC-48B01/Lecture%20Note-4_Titmuss_1974-06-30-2015.pdf

Suggested reading: 

Alcock, Pete, May, Margaret, & Wright, Sharon. (2012, 2016). The student's companion to social policy: John Wiley & Sons. [Part 1 any of the short chapters 3-7 on concepts and approaches are useful]

Anderson, Charles W. (1979). The place of principles in policy analysis. The American political science review., 711-723.

Blakemore, K. (1998, 2003, 2007, 2013) Social policy: an introduction, Open University Press [Part III any of the chapters on traditional and contemporary theoretical perspectives are relevant] 

Blekesaune, M. (2007). Economic conditions and public attitudes to welfare policies. European sociological review., 23(3), 393-403.

Deacon, A. (2002). ‘Introduction’. Perspectives on welfare : ideas, ideologies and policy debates. McGraw-Hill International. http://lib.myilibrary.com/Open.aspx? id=113224&src=0 

Kuisma, Mikko. (2013). Understanding Welfare Crises: The Role of Ideas. Public administration., 91(4), 797-805.

Lecture 2 - Social democratic approaches

Set reading: 

Petring, A. et al. (2012) ‘Welfare state and social democracy’ (chapter 2) in Welfare State and Social Democracy, Social Democracy Reader 3: Akademie fur Soziale Demokratie. Available at: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/09581.pdf

Suggested reading:

Brandal, N., Bratberg, Ø., & Thorsen, D. E. (2013). The Nordic model of social democracy. Springer.

Clasen, J. (2002). Modern social democracy and European welfare state reform.  Social policy and society : a journal of the Social Policy Association., 1(01), 67-76.

Crosland, A. (1956) The future of socialism. Cape 

Deacon, A. (2002). ‘Welfare and equality’ (chapter 1). Perspectives on welfare : ideas, ideologies and policy debates. McGraw-Hill International. http://lib.myilibrary.com/Open.aspx? id=113224&src=0

Gamble, A., & Wright, T. (1999). Introduction: The new social democracy. The political quarterly., 70(s1), 1-9. Available at:  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-923X.70.s1.2/abstract

Tilton, T. (1990) The political theory of Swedish social democracy : through the welfare state to socialism. Clarendon

Hicks, A. (1999) ‘The Ascendance of Social Democracy’ (chapter 3), in Social democracy & welfare capitalism : a century of income security politics.

Page, R. (2012, 2016) ‘Social Democracy’, in Alcock, Pete, May, Margaret, & Wright, Sharon (eds).  The student's companion to social policy: John Wiley & Sons. Available at:  https://www.dawsonera.com/readonline/9781119960805/startPage/57  (Electronic book)

Pratt, A. (2001) 'Towards a 'new' social democracy' (chapter 2), in Lavalette, M. and Pratt, A. (eds) Social policy: a conceptual and theoretical introduction. Sage.

Swedish Social Democratic Party (2007) Our Principles and Values [transl.]. Available at:  http://www.chrissmithonline.co.uk/files/swedish-sd-party-our-ideology-300810.pdf

Tilton, T. A. (1979). A Swedish road to socialism: Ernst Wigforss and the ideological foundations of Swedish social democracy. The American political science review., 73(02), 505-520.

Lecture 3 - Neo-liberal approaches

Set reading: 

Minford, P. (1991) ‘The role of the social services: a view from the New Right’, chapter 5 in M. Loney et al. (eds)  The state or the market: politics and welfare in contemporary Britain. Sage Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

 

Suggested reading:

Deacon, A. (2002). ‘Welfare and self-interest’ (chapter 2). Perspectives on welfare : ideas, ideologies and policy debates. McGraw-Hill International. http://lib.myilibrary.com/Open.aspx? id=113224&src=0

Ellison, N. (2012) ‘Neo-liberalism’, in Alcock, Pete, May, Margaret, & Wright, Sharon (eds) (2012). The student's companion to social policy. John Wiley & Sons. Available at: https://www.dawsonera.com/readonline/9781119960805/startPage/57  (Electronic book)

Fox Piven, F. (2015). Neoliberalism and the Welfare State: Plenary Lecture, UK Social Policy Association Annual Conference, 8th July 2014. Journal of international and comparative social policy, 31(1), 2-9.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21699763.2014.1001665

Plant, R., & Barry, N. (1990). Citizenship and rights in Thatcher's Britain : two views (p. 7). IEA Health and Welfare Unit. 

Pratt, A. (2001) 'Neo-liberalism and social policy' (chapter 3), in Lavalette, M. and Pratt, A. (eds)  Social policy: a conceptual and theoretical introduction. Sage.

Scott-Samuel, A., Bambra, C., Collins, C., Hunter, D. J., McCartney, G., & Smith, K. (2014). The impact of Thatcherism on health and well-being in Britain. International journal of health services., 44(1), http://dx.doi.org/53-71. 10.2190/HS.44.1.d

Seldon, A. (1987) The New Economics, Study Guide 2. Libertarian Alliance. Available at: http://www.libertarian.co.uk/lapubs/study/studg002.pdf

Story, M. (2015) Free Market Welfare: The case for a Negative Income Tax.  Adam Smith Institute. Available at:  https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer? url=http://www.adamsmith.org/s/NIT_WEB.pdf+

Lecture 4 - Communitarian approaches

Set reading: 

Etzioni, A. (1995) The Responsive Community: a communitarian perspective, American sociological review., 61(1):1-11. Available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm? abstract_id=1437135

Suggested reading:

Cameron, D. (2009) The Big Society, Prime Ministerial speech, Monday 14th February 2011  https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pms-speech-on-big-society

Deacon, A. (2002). ‘Welfare and obligation’ (chapter 4). Perspectives on welfare : ideas, ideologies and policy debates. McGraw-Hill International. http://lib.myilibrary.com/Open.aspx? id=113224&src=0

Eztioni, A (ed.) (1998) The essential communitarian reader, Rowman & Littlefield. 

Ishkanian, Armine, & Szreter, Simon. (2012). The big society debate : a new agenda for social welfare?: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Lecture 5: Gendered approaches

Set reading:

Daly, M. (2012). Gender and welfare (chapter 5). Gray, M., Midgley, J., & Webb, S. A. (Eds.). The SAGE Handbook of Social Work. Sage.

 

Suggested reading:

Blackburn, S. (1995). How useful are feminist theories of the welfare state? . Women's history review.., 4(3), 369-394. Available at:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09612029500200091

Burchard, T. (2007). The social division of welfare: some reflections on the search for equity.  Social Security Studies, 2008.  Available online

Dale, J. and Foster, P. (1986) Feminists and state welfare. Routledge. Introduction available online at:  http://samples.sainsburysebooks.co.uk/9781136201448_sample_496101.pdf   

Hicks, S., & Watson, K. (2003). Desire lines:‘queering’ health and social welfare. Sociological research online, 8(1), 1-14.

Hunter, S. 'Feminist Perspectives', in Alcock, Pete, May, Margaret, & Wright, Sharon (eds) (2012). The student's companion to social policy. John Wiley & Sons. Available at: https://www.dawsonera.com/readonline/9781119960805/startPage/83 (Electronic book)

Jenson, J. (1997). Who cares? Gender and welfare regimes. Social politics., 4(2), 182-187. - Available online: http://sp.oxfordjournals.org/content/4/2/182.citation

Lind, A. (2004). Legislating the family: Heterosexual bias in social welfare policy frameworks. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare ISSN: 0191-5096, 31, 21-45.

Orloff, A. (1996). Gender in the welfare state.  Annual review of sociology., 51-78.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.soc.22.1.51

Rose, H. (1981). Rereading Titmuss: the sexual division of welfare.  Journal of social policy. , 10(4), 477-502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279400001549

Sevenhuijsen, S. (2003). The Place of Care The Relevance of the Feminist Ethic of Care for Social Policy. Feminist theory., 4(2), 179-197. 

Williams, F. (1989). Social policy : a critical introduction : issues of race, gender and class. Polity.  (chapters 3 and 6) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Woodward, K. (2001). 'Feminist critiques of social policy' (chapter 5), in Lavalette, M. and Pratt, A. (eds)  Social policy: a conceptual and theoretical introduction. Sage.

Lecture 6: Post-national approaches

Set reading: 

Kymlicka, Will and K. Banting 2006 ‘Immigration Multiculturalism and the Welfare State’, Ethics and international affairs , 20(3): 281–304. Online paper available at:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7093.2006.00027.x

Suggested reading:

Morris, Lydia 2009 ‘Civic stratification and the cosmopolitan ideal. The case of welfare and asylum’ European societies., Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14616690902785695

Sainsbury, Diane. 2006. ‘Immigrants’ Social Rights in Comparative Perspective: Welfare Regimes, Forms of Immigration and Immigration Policy Regimes’, Journal of European social policy., Available at: http://esp.sagepub.com/content/16/3/229.abstract

Penketh, L. (2001). 'Racism and social policy' (chapter 6), in Lavalette, M. and Pratt, A. (eds)  Social policy: a conceptual and theoretical introduction. Sage.

Williams, C. and Johnson, M. (2010) Race and ethnicity in a welfare society. Open University Press.

Williams, F. (1989) Social policy : a critical introduction : issues of race, gender and class. Polity. (chapters 4 and 7)

Ydesen, C., & Myers, K. (2016). The imperial welfare state? Decolonisation, education and professional interventions on immigrant children in Birmingham, 1948–1971. Paedagogica Historica. ISSN: 0030-923052(5), 453-466.

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Block 2: Putting ideas into practice

Hill, M. (2013)  The Public Policy Process. Harlow: Pearson. https://www.dawsonera.com/abstract/9780273782865 (Electronic book)

Howlett, M. (2010)  Designing Public Policies. London: Routledge.

Knoepfel, Peter, Larrue, Corinne, Varone, Frédéric, & Hill, Michael. (2011). Public policy analysis [electronic resource]: Policy Press. (Electronic book)

Hill, M. (Ed.) (1993, 1997, 2014) The policy process: A reader. London: Routledge

Weible, Christopher M, Heikkila, Tanya, & Sabatier, Paul A. (2012). Understanding and influencing the policy process. Policy sciences., 45 (1), 1-21. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11077-011-9143-5 

Wu, X., Ramesh, M. and Howlett, M. (2010)  The public policy primer : managing the policy process. London: Routledge

Fischer, F. & Miller, G. J. (Eds.), Handbook of public policy analysis : theory, politics, and methods. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Lecture 7: Organisation and delivery of welfare in the UK

Set reading:  

There is no 'set' reading for this lecture (the main emphasis in the seminar is on discussion and feedback from the learning logs) but do research for your assignment - how is social policy organised and funded in your chosen area? Who is responsible, and who pays for it?

Useful website: 

UK Government, 'Departments' -  https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations (this page presents links to specific departments of central government, and related agencies and public bodies, look for those that are relevant to your chosen area).

Suggested reading: 

Birrell, D. & Gray, A. (2017) Delivering social welfare : Governance and service provision in the UK ISBN: 9781447319214 (e-book) Policy Press

Glennerster, H. (2017) Understanding the cost of welfare ISBN: 1447334035 hardback; 9781447334033 hardback; 1447334043 paperback; 9781447334040 paperback; 9781447334057 electronic book; 9781447334064 electronic book; 9781447334071 electronic book [third edition, or earlier editions]. Policy Press

make selections from Chapters 34-41 and 43-46 in Alcock, Pete, May, Margaret, & Wright, Sharon. (2016).  The student's companion to social policy: John Wiley & Sons. [fifth edition] (Electronic book)

Rhodes, M. (2000) Restructuring the British Welfare State: Between Domestic Constraints and Global Imperatives, - Available online: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/0199240922.001.0001/acprof-9780199240920-chapter-2

Taylor-Gooby, P. (Ed.). (2016).  Choice and public policy : the limits to welfare markets. Springer.

Taylor-Gooby, P., Larsen, T., & Kananen, J. (2004). Market means and welfare ends: the UK welfare state experiment.  Journal of social policy.33 (04), 573-592.

Moran, M. (2005, 2015).  Politics and governance in the UK. Palgrave Macmillan.

Lecture 8:  The formation of social policies

Set reading: 

have a look at the 'Green Paper' consultation used as example in the lecture and the summary of responses. See if you can find a similar consultation process in your chosen area of social policy.

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (2015) Summary of Consultation Responses - Higher education: teaching excellence, social mobility and student choice, Crown Copyright. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/523420/bis-16-261-he-green-paper-fulfilling-our-potential-summary-of-responses.pdf

Useful website:

UK Government, 'Consultations' -  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications? publication_filter_option=consultations   (this web page provides details of all public consultations on policy issues and options, look for any relevant to your chosen area - Tip: use the 'Policy area' drop down menu)

Suggested reading: 

UK Government, 'Policies' -  https://www.gov.uk/government/policies (this page presents links to specific areas of current policy development, look for policy debates relevant to your chosen area)  

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (2016) Higher education: success as a knowledge economy - white paper, BIS/16/265, Cm 9258. Available at:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-education-success-as-a-knowledge-economy-white-paper

Hill, M. (2013) The Public Policy Process. Harlow: Pearson (chapters 9 and 10, Electronic book )

House of Lords Constitution Committee (2003-04), Parliament and the Legislative Process, HL Paper 173-I, para 5.

How Parliament works  - http://www.parliament.uk/about/how/laws/  (see sections on, ‘Making Laws’ and ‘Committees’, including the process for a Bill starting in the House of  Commons

Kathlene, L., & Martin, J. A. (1991). Enhancing citizen participation: Panel designs, perspectives, and policy formation.  Journal of policy analysis and management. 10 (1), 46-63.

Knoepfel, Peter, Larrue, Corinne, Varone, Frédéric, & Hill, Michael. (2011). Public policy analysis [electronic resource]: Policy Press. (chapter 3 and 7, Electronic book )

Protess, D., & McCombs, M. E. (Eds.). (2016).  Agenda setting : readings on media, public opinion, and policymaking  Routledge.

Lecture 9: Policy process and implementation

Set reading:  

Department for Communities and Local Government (2013) Allocation of accommodation: guidance for local housing authorities in England. Available at: https:// www.gov.uk/government/publications/allocation-of-accommodation-guidance-for-local-housing-authorities-in-england (this is the example used in the lecture)

Now look for an example of implementation guidance in your chosen area.

Useful website: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications? keywords=&publication_filter_option=guidance (use the menu to select a ‘Policy area’ or choose a ‘Department’ or search for a keyword)

Suggested reading:

Alcock, Cliff, Daly, Guy, & Griggs, Edwin. (2014). Introducing social policy: Routledge. (chapter 5)

Brodkin, Evelyn Z. (2012). Reflections on Street‐Level Bureaucracy: Past, Present, and Future. Public administration review., 72 (6), 940-949.

Evans, Tony. (2012). Professional discretion in welfare services : beyond street-level bureaucracy: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Hallsworth, M. et al. (2011)  Policy Making in the Real World: evidence and analysis , Institute for Government. Available at:  http://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/sites/default/files/publications/Policy%20making%20in%20the%20real%20world.pdf

Hill, M. (2013) The Public Policy Process. Harlow: Pearson (chapters 11, 12, 13) Electronic book: https://www.dawsonera.com/readonline/9780273782865/startPage/205

Hupe, P., & Hill, M. (2007). Street‐Level bureaucracy and public accountability.  Public administration.85 (2), 279-299.

Hupe, P., Hill, M. and Buffat, A. (2015) Understanding street-Level bureaucracy: Bristol, Policy Press.

Knoepfel, Peter, Larrue, Corinne, Varone, Frédéric, & Hill, Michael. (2011). Public policy analysis [electronic resource]: Policy Press. (chapter 8) (Electronic book)

Jann, Werner, & Wegrich, Kai. (2006). Theories of the Policy Cycle. In F. Fischer & G. J. Miller (Eds.), Handbook of public policy analysis : theory, politics, and methods  (pp. 43-62). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Lipsky, Michael. (2014). Street-level bureaucracy: An introduction. In M. Hill (Ed.), The policy process: A reader (pp. 389): Routledge.

Matland, Richard E. (1995). Synthesizing the implementation literature: The ambiguity-conflict model of policy implementation. Journal of public administration research and theory, 5(2), 145-174.  http://jpart.oxfordjournals.org/content/5/2/145

Norris, E. et al. (2014)   Doing them Justice: Lessons from four cases of policy implementation. Institute for Government. Available at:  http://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publications/doing-them-justice

Sabatier, Paul, A. (2014). Top-down and bottom-up approaches to implementation research. In M. Hill (Ed.), The policy process: A reader (pp. 272-295): Routledge.

Schofield, Jill. (2001). Time for a revival? Public policy implementation: a review of the literature and an agenda for future research. International journal of management reviews. , 3 (3), 245-263. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-2370.00066/abstract

Smith, Kevin B. (2002). Typologies, taxonomies, and the benefits of policy classification. Policy studies journal., 30 (3), 379. 

Lecture 10: Policy evidence and evaluation

Set reading:

Gray, P. (2014) An independent review of the Personal Independence Payment assessment, Unnumbered Command Paper Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 89 of the Welfare Reform Act 2012. Crown Copyright. Available at:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-independence-payment-pip-assessments-first-independent-review  (this is the example used in the lecture)

Now look for an example of an independent policy evaluation in your chosen area.

Useful website: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications? keywords=&publication_filter_option=independent-reports  (use the menu to select a ‘Policy area’ or choose a ‘Department’ or search for a keyword)

Suggested reading:

Cabinet Office (undated)  Equality Impact Assessments: Guidance to the Process, available at:  https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140402171030/http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/equality-impact-assessments-guidance.pdf

Equality and human Rights Commission (undated)  Equality impact assessment quick-start guide: A step-by-step guide to integrating equality impact assessment into policymaking and review, available at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/files/humanresources/humres-eiaguidance.pdf

Hallsworth, Michael. (2011). Policy‐Making in the Real World.  Political Insight, 2 (1), 10-12.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2041-9066.2011.00051.x

Impact assessments: guidance for government departments -  https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/impact-assessments-guidance-for-government-departments

Knoepfel, Peter, Larrue, Corinne, Varone, Frédéric, & Hill, Michael. (2011). Public policy analysis [electronic resource] Policy Press. (chapter 10) (Electronic book)

National Audit Office (2010) Assessing the impact of proposed new policies, available online:  http://www.nao.org.uk/report/assessing-the-impact-of-proposed-new-policies/

Powell, Martin. (2012). Evaluation and Evidenced-based Social Policy. In P. Alcock, M. May & S. Wright (Eds.),  The student's companion to social policy  (chapter 29, pp. 201-206). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Veenhoven, Runt. (2002). Why social policy needs subjective indicators.  Social indicators research. , 58 (1-3), 33-46.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1015723614574

Young, Ken, Ashby, Deborah, Boaz, Annette, & Grayson, Lesley. (2002). Social science and the evidence-based policy movement.  Social policy and society : a journal of the Social Policy Association., 1 (03), 215-224.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746402003068

Lecture 11: Semester review and assignment brief

Set reading: 
Norris, M., Kidson, M., Bouchal, P. and Rutter, J. (2014)  Doing them Justice: Lessons from four cases of policy implementation. Institute for Government. Availableonline:  http://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publications/doing-them-justice
Suggested reading:
Dolowitz, David, & Marsh, David. (1996). Who learns what from whom: a review of the policy transfer literature. Political studies. , 44(2), 343-357. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9248.1996.tb00334.x
Dolowitz, David P, & Marsh, David. (2000). Learning from abroad: The role of policy transfer in contemporary policy‐making. Governance. , 13(1), 5-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/0952-1895.00121
Stone, Diane. (2000). Non-governmental policy transfer: the strategies of independent policy institutes. Governance. , 13(1), 45-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/0952-1895.00123

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Semester 2 - Reading List

General texts:

Hay, C. and Wincott, D. (2012). The political economy of European welfare capitalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Francis G. Castles et al. (2010). The Oxford handbook of the welfare state. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Kennett, P. (ed) (2004) A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, Chs 5, 14 and 15

Leibfried, S. and Mau, S. (eds) (2008) Welfare states : construction, deconstruction, reconstruction, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar (3 Volumes)

Pierson, C (2006). Beyond the Welfare State? : The New Political Economy of Welfare. Cambridge: Polity Press

Pierson, C., Castles, F. and Naumann, IK (2013). The Welfare State Reader. Cambridge: Polity Press

Yeates, N. (2014). Understanding global social policy (2nd Edition). Bristol: Policy Press

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Block 3: Comparative and International Social Policy

Lectures 1: Comparing welfare states: Traditional Approaches

Key Reading:

Myles, J. & Guadagno, J (2002) 'Political Theories of the Welfare State’. Social Service Review 76(1), 34-57- Available online: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c197/afdca8278d081ffdd17180dc4974b74d71f8.pdf

Suggested reading:

Alcock, P. et al (eds) (2001) Welfare and Wellbeing, Bristol, The Policy Press, Part 5 - The International Perspective reprinted from Titmuss, R. (1974) Social Policy: An Introduction

Amenta, E. (2003) ‘What we know about the development of social policy. Comparative and historical research in comparative and historical perspective’ in Leibfried, S. and Mau, S. (eds) Welfare states : construction, deconstruction, reconstruction (2008) Volume I - Available online: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.712.3837&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Bonoli, G. et al. (2000) European welfare futures : towards a theory of retrenchment, Cambridge, Polity, Ch 1

Clasen, J. (ed) (1999) Comparative social policy : concepts, theories, and methods, Oxford, Blackwell Ch 3

Cousins, M. (2005) European welfare states : comparative perspectives, London, Sage, Ch 2 and 5

Fink, J., Lewis, G. and Clarke, J. (2001) Rethinking European welfare : transformations of Europe and social policy. London, Sage Ch 6

Flora, P. and Alber, J. (1981) ‘Modernization, democratization and the development of welfare states in Western Europe’ in Leibfried, S. and Mau, S. (eds) Welfare states : construction, deconstruction, reconstruction (2008) Volume I

Glennerster, H. (2009) Understanding the cost of welfare, 2nd Edition, Bristol, The Policy Press, Ch 3

Hantrais, L. (2009) International comparative research : theory, methods and practice, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, Ch 4

Hill, M. (2006) Social policy in the modern world : a comparative text, Oxford, Blackwell, Ch 1

Kennett, P. (ed) (2004) A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, Chs 5, 14 and15

Lijphart, A. (1971). Comparative politics and comparative method, The American political science review. 65: 682-693.

Lijphart, A. (1975). The comparable-cases strategy in comparative research,  Comparative political studies. 8: 158-177.

Pierson, C. (2006) Beyond the Welfare State, Cambridge, Polity Press, Ch 1

Ragin, C. (1987) The comparative method : moving beyond qualitative and quantative strategies, Berkeley, University of California Press Ch 1

Rose, R. (1991) ‘Comparing forms of comparative analysis’ Political studies., 39 (3) pp446-62

Wilensky, H. (1975) ‘The Welfare State as a research problem’ in Leibfried, S. and Mau, S. (eds) Welfare states : construction, deconstruction, reconstruction (2008) Volume I

Lecture 2: Comparing welfare states: Welfare regimes

Key reading:

Esping-Andersen, G. (1990) The three worlds of welfare capitalism, Cambridge, Polity Press. Ch 1 and 2

Suggested readings:

Arts, W. and Gelissen, J. (2002) ‘Three worlds of welfare capitalism or more? A state-of-the-art report’, Journal of European social policy., 12 (2), pp137-58

Castles, F. and Mitchell, D. (1993)’ Worlds of Welfare and Families of nations’ in  Leibfried, S. and Mau, S. (eds) Welfare states : construction, deconstruction, reconstruction (2008) (Volume II)

Clarke, J. (2005) ‘Welfare states as nation states, some conceptual reflections’, Social policy and society : a journal of the Social Policy Association., 4 (4) pp407-15

Clasen, J. (ed) (1999) Comparative social policy : concepts, theories, and methods, Oxford, Blackwell Ch 2

Cousins, M. (2005) European welfare states : comparative perspectives, London, Sage, Ch 6

Ginsburg, N. (1992) Divisions of welfare : a critical introduction to comparative social policy, London, Sage

Goodin, R. et al (1999) The real worlds of welfare capitalism, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

Gough, I. (2000) Global capital, human needs, and social policies : selected essays, 1994-99, Basingstoke, Palgrave, Ch 2

Hall, P. and Soskice, D. (2001) ‘An introduction to varieties of capitalism’ in  Leibfried, S. and Mau, S. (eds) Welfare states : construction, deconstruction, reconstruction (2008) Volume II

Hill, M. (2006) Social policy in the modern world : a comparative text, Oxford, Blackwell. Ch 2

Kennett, P. (ed) (2004) A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, Ch 11

Obinger, H. and Wagschal, U. (2001) ‘Families of Nations and public policy’, West European politics., 24 (1) pp99-114

Spicker, P. (2008) Social policy : themes and approaches, (Second Edition), Bristol, The Policy Press. Ch 8

Lecture 3 Social Democratic Welfare States:

Required reading:

Kauto, M. (2012) The Nordic Countries. In Francis G. Castles et al. (2010). The Oxford handbook of the welfare state. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Additional reading

Alcock, P. and Craig, G. (eds) (2009) International social policy : welfare regimes in the developed world, Basingstoke, Palgrave, Ch 8

Cochrane, A. and Clarke, J. (1993) Comparing welfare states, London, Sage

Esping-Andersen, G. (ed) (1996) Welfare states in transition : national adaptations in global economies, London, UNRISD/Sage, Ch 2 Stephens

Gould, A. (1988) Conflict and control in welfare policy : the Swedish experience , London : Longman, 1988

Gould, A. (1993) Capitalist welfare systems : a comparison of Japan, Britain, and Sweden, Harlow : Longman

Kautto, M. et al. (eds) (1999) Nordic social policy : changing welfare states, London, Routledge

Lachman, D. (1995) Challenges to the Swedish welfare state, Occasional paper No.130, Washington DC: International Monetary Fund

Milner, H (1989) Sweden : social democracy in practice, Oxford : Oxford University Press

Rydén, B and Bergström, V. (1982) Sweden, choices for economic and social policy in the 1980s, London : Allen & Unwin, 1982

Taylor-Gooby, P. (ed) (2004) New risks, new welfare [electronic resource] : the transformation of the European welfare state, Oxford, OUP, Ch 4 Timonen

Van Oorschot, W. et al (eds) (2009) Culture and welfare state : values and social policy in comparative perspective, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, Ch 10 Hvinden

Wilson, D. (1979) The welfare state in Sweden : a study in comparative social administration, London etc. : Heinemann Educational   

Lecture 4 Conservative Welfare States:

Required reading:

Palier, B. (2012) Continental Western Europe. In Francis G. Castles et al. (2010).  The Oxford handbook of the welfare state. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Additional reading

Alcock, P. and Craig, G. (eds) (2009) International social policy : welfare regimes in the developed world, Basingstoke, Palgrave, Ch 9

Clasen, J. (2007) Reforming European welfare states [electronic resource] : Germany and the United Kingdom compared, Oxford : Oxford University Press

Cochrane, A. and Clarke, J. (1993) Comparing welfare states, London, Sage

Esping-Andersen, G. (ed) (1996) Welfare states in transition : national adaptations in global economies, London, UNRISD/Sage, Ch 3 Esping-Andersen

Farnsworth, K. and Irving, Z. (eds) Social policy in challenging times : economic crisis and welfare systems, Bristol, The Policy Press Ch 9 Hudson and Kühner

Goodin, R. et al (1999) The real worlds of welfare capitalism, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press Ch 15 Germany

Kvist, J. and Saari, J. (2007) The Europeanisation of social protection, Bristol, The Policy Press Ch 2 Büchs and Hinrichs

Palier, B. and Martin, C. (2008) Reforming the Bismarckian welfare systems., Oxford, Blackwell, Chs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Ritter, G. (1986 ) Social welfare in Germany and Britain : origins and development, Leamington Spa: Berg

Taylor-Gooby, P. (ed) (2004) New risks, new welfare [electronic resource] : the transformation of the European welfare state, Oxford, OUP, Ch 2 Aust  and Bönker

Van Oorschot, W. et al (eds) (2009) Culture and welfare state : values and social policy in comparative perspective, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, Ch 9 Pfau-Effinger

Lecture 5 Liberal Welfare States:

Required reading:

Castles, FG (2012) The English-speaking Countries. In Francis G. Castles et al. (2010). The Oxford handbook of the welfare state. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Alber, J. (2010) ‘What the European and American welfare states have in common and where they differ: facts and fiction in comparisons of the European Social Model

and the United States’, Journal of European social policy., 20 (2), pp102-125

Additional reading

Alcock P. and Craig, G. (eds) (2009) International social policy : welfare regimes in the developed world, Basingstoke, Palgrave, Ch 2 and 6

Castles, F. (1989) The comparative history of public policy, Cambridge, Polity, Ch 8

Esping-Andersen, G. (1999) Social Foundations of Postindustrial Economies, Oxford, OUP, Ch 5 and 9

Farnsworth, K. and Irving, Z. (eds) Social policy in challenging times : economic crisis and welfare systems, Bristol, The Policy Press Ch 13 and 14

Flora, P. and Heidenheimer, A. (1981) The development of welfare states in Europe and America, New Brunswick and London, Transaction Publishers, Ch 3

Fox-Piven, F. and Cloward, R. (1977) Poor people's movements: why they succeed, how they fail, New York, Pantheon Books

Goodin, R. et al. (1999) The real worlds of welfare capitalism, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, Ch 13

King, D. (1999) In the name of liberalism: illiberal social policy in the USA and Britain, Oxford, Oxford University Press

Skocpol, T. (1995) Social policy in the United States : future possibilities in historical perspective, Princeton, Princeton University Press

Wilensky, H. (2002) Rich democracies : political economy, public policy, and performance, Berkeley, University of California Press, Chapter 18 'American Exceptionalism and Policy Implications' pp 675-720  

Lecture 6 - Mediterranean Welfare States

Essential readings:

Ferrera, M. (1996). ‘The Southern Model of Welfare in Social Europe’. Journal of European social policy., Vol. 6 (1), pp. 17-37

Rhodes M. (1996) Southern European welfare states: identity, problems and prospects for reform. South European Society & Politics 1 (3) 1-22.

Additional Readings

Flaquer, L. (2000) ‘Family Policy and Welfare State in Southern Europe’ ICPS WP 185 http://www.icps.es/archivos/WorkingPapers/WP_I_185.pdf

Gal, J. (2010) ‘Is there an extended family of Mediterranean welfare states? ’ Journal of European social policy., Vol. 6 (1), pp.17-37

Giner, S. (1982) ‘Political economy, legitimation and the state in Southern Europe’  The British journal of sociology., 33(2), 172-199

Kahl, S. (2006) ‘The religious roots of modern poverty policy: Catholic, Lutheran, and Reformed Protestant traditions compared’ Archives européenes de sociologie = European journal of sociology., 46: 91-126

Matsaganis M., Ferrera M. Capucha L. & Moreno L. (2003) Mending nets in the South: anti-poverty policies in Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Social policy & administration. 37 (6) 639-655

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Weeks 7 and 8: Globalisation, Markets and Welfare States

Essential reading:

Swank, D. (2010). “Globalization”. In: The Oxford handbook of the welfare state. Ed. by Francis Castles et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 318–330 (Ch. 22)

Hay, C. and Wincott, D. (2012). The political economy of European welfare capitalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (Ch. 2) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Additional reading:

Carroll, E (2003). “The Clear and Present Danger of the Globaloney Industry: Globalization Concepts in Welfare Research and Social Opinion Pieces Since 1995”.

Global Social Policy 3.2, pp. 195–211

Brady, D., Beckfield, J. and Seeleib-kaiser, M. (2005). “Economic Globalisation and the Welfare State, 1975-2001”. American sociological review. 70.December, pp. 921–948

Brady, D. Beckfield, J. and Zhao, W. (2007). “The Consequences of Economic Globalization for Affluent Democracies”. Annual review of sociology. 33, pp. 313–334

Deacon, B. (2000). “Globalization and social policy: the threat to equitable welfare”. UNRISD Occasional paper 5 - Available online: http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpPublications)/815BC5D09E74323A80256B67005B740A

Fougner, T. (2006). “The state, international competitiveness and neoliberal globalisation: is there a future beyond the competition state? ”Review of international studies.

32, pp. 165–185

Garrett, G. and Mitchell, D. (2001). “Globalization, government spending and taxation in the OECD”. European journal of political research. 39, pp. 145–177

Horsfall, D. (2013). “There and back again: convergence towards the competition state plan”. Policy studies. 34.1, pp. 53–72

Levy, J.D. (2010). “Welfare Retrenchment”. In: The Oxford handbook of the welfare state. Ed. by Francis Castles et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 552–565

Martens, P. et al. (2014). “New Directions in Globalization Indices”. Globalizations  August, pp. 1– 12

Pierson, P. (1996). “The New Politics of the Welfare State”. World politics. 48.2, pp. 143–179

Przeworski, A. (1988). “Structural Dependence of the State on Capital”. The American political science review. 82.1, pp. 11–29

Swank, D. (2006). “Tax Policy in an Era of Internationalization: Explaining the Spread of Neoliberalism”. International organization. 60.04, pp. 847–882.

Week 9: The politics of the welfare state

Essential readings:

Svallfors, S. (1997). “Worlds of Welfare and Attitudes to Redistribution: A Comparison of Eight Western Nations”. European sociological review. 13.3, pp. 283–304

Rueda, D. (2005). “Insider-Outsider Politics in Industrialized Democracies: The Challenge to Social Democratic Parties”. The American political science review. 99.1, pp. 61–74

Additional readings:

Jose Fernandez-Albertos and Dulce Manzano (2014). “Dualism and support for the welfare state”. Comparative European politics. Online, pp. 1–27

M. M. Jaeger (2005). “Welfare Regimes and Attitudes Towards Redistribution: The Regime Hy- pothesis Revisited”. European sociological review. 22.2, pp. 157–170

J. Kulin and S. Svallfors (2011). “Class, Values, and Attitudes Towards Redistribution: A European Comparison”. European sociological review. 29.2, pp.155–167

KO Moene and Michael Wallerstein (2003). “Targeting and political support for welfare spending”. Economics of governance. 2.1, pp. 3–24

Femke Roosma, Wim van Oorschot, and John Gelissen (2014). “The preferred role and perceived performance of the welfare state: European welfare attitudes from a

multidimensional perspective.” Social science research. 44, pp. 200–10

David Rueda (2007). Social democracy inside out [electronic resource] : partisanship and labor market policy in industrialized democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press

P Taylor-Gooby, C.L. Hastie, and C. Bromley (2003). “Querulous Citizens: Welfare Knowledge and the Limits to Welfare Reform.” Social policy & administration. 37.1, pp. 1–20

Week 10: Migration and Welfare States

Essential reading:

Sainsbury, D. 2006. ‘Immigrants’ social rights in comparative perspective: welfare regimes, forms in immigration and immigration policy regimes’ in Journal of European social policy. 16 (3) http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0958928712449771

Additional readings:

Borjas, G. J. (1998). Immigration and welfare magnets. Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) 17(4), 607-637. - Available online: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/209933

Devitt, C. (2011). Varieties of Capitalism, Variation in Labour Immigration. Journal of ethnic and migration studies. 37(4), 579–596.

Freeman, Gary. 1983. “Migration and the Political Economy of the Welfare State”,  Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science., special issue “From Foreign Workers to Settlers? Transnational Migration and the Emergence of New Minorities”, Vol. 485: 51-63. - Available online: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0002716286485001005

Geddes, Andrew and Michael Bommes, (eds) 2002. Immigration and welfare : challenging the borders of the welfare state.

Gorodzeisky. A. 2013. ‘Mechanisms of Exclusion: Attitudes toward Allocation of Social Rights to Out-group Populations’ in Ethnic and racial studies., 36 (5): 795-817 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01419870.2011.631740

Guiraudon, V. (1998) "Citizenship Rights for Non-Citizens: France, Germany and the Netherlands 1974-1994." in Challenge to the nation-state [electronic resource] : immigration in Western Europe and the United States, edited by Christian Joppke. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Guiraudon, V. (2002) "Including Foreigners in National Welfare States: Institutional Venues and Rules of the Game." Pp. 129-56 in Restructuring the welfare state : political institutions and policy change, edited by Bo Rothstein and Sven Steinmo. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

ICF GHK (2013) A fact-finding analysis on the impact on the Member States’ social security systems of the entitlements of non-active intra-European migrants to special non-contributory cash benefits and healthcare granted on the basis of residence, Study conducted by ICF GHK in association with Milieu Ltd for DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion 2013. http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/a-fact-findinganalysis-on-the-impact-on-the-member-states-social-security-systems-of-theentitlements-of-non-active-intra-eu-migrants-to-special-non-contributory-cashbenefits-and-healthcare-granted-on-the-basis-of-residence-pbKE0413060/

Meyer, T., Bridgen, P. and Andow, C. (2013). “Free movement? The impact of legislation, benefit generosity and wages on the pensions of European migrants”,  Population, space and place., 19, (6), 714-726.

The New York times. (2015). “Poor EU Migrants are testing Sweden’s Tolerance” 9 August 2015 - Available online: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/09/world/poor-eu-migrants-test-limits-of-swedish-tolerance.html

Ruhs, M. and P. Martin (2008). Numbers vs. rights: Trade-offs and guest worker programs. International migration review., 42(1), 249–265.

Van Der Waal, J., W. De Koster, and W. Van Oorschot (2013). Three Worlds of Welfare Chauvinism? How Welfare Regimes Affect Support for Distributing Welfare to Immigrants in Europe. Journal of comparative policy analysis.: Research and Practice 15(2), 164–181.

Week 11: Social Policy in a Developing Context

Essential reading:

Dani, A.A. and de Haan, A. (2008). “Social Policy in a Development Context: Structural In- equalities and Inclusive Institutions”. In: Inclusive States: Social Policy and Structural Inequalities. Ed. by Anis A. Dani and Arjan de Haan. Washington, DC: World Bank, pp. 3–39 - Available online: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/6409/439630PUB0Box310only109780821369999.pdf?sequence=1

Wood, G. and Gough, I. (2006). “A Comparative Welfare Regime Approach to Global Social Policy”. World development. 34.10, pp. 1696–1712

Additional reading:

Cammett, M. and MacLean, L. (eds.) (2014). The politics of non-state social welfare. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press - Intro & Chapter 3

Deacon, B. (2007). Global social policy & governance. London: Sage Publications

Surender, R and Walker, R. (eds.) (2013). Social policy in a developing world. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Mkandawire, T (2001). “Social policy in a development context”. UNRISD Programme Paper 7, pp. 1–31 - Available online: http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/search/C83739F8E9A9AA0980256B5E003C5225

Mares, I. and Carnes, M. (2009). “Social Policy in Developing Countries”. Annual review of political science. 12, pp. 93–113

Nicola Yeates (2002). “Globalization and social policy: from global neoliberal hegemony to global political pluralism”. Global Social Policy 2.1, pp. 69–91

Nicola Yeates (2001). “Globalization and social policy”. In: Social policy (3d Ed). Ed. by J Baldock et al. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 627–653

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