Social Policy & Administration

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Edited By: Ian Greener, Bent Greve

Impact Factor: 1.069

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 12/41 (Social Work); 22/47 (Public Administration); 23/41 (Social Issues); 31/55 (Planning & Development)

Online ISSN: 1467-9515

SP&A E-Special Issue - Welfare and Governance

This is the first E-issue of Social Policy & Administration. The idea is to look at a certain topic on which, over a number of years, a number of articles have been published and, by bringing them together, to show how a concept, idea or policy area has changed over the years or how, by looking at it from different perspectives and angles, one can shed new light on a topic. This is despite, naturally, the fact that some of the empirical data is not up to date.

In this first E-issue, the focus is on governance, social policy and administration. The reason is that changes in governance have, at various levels, had an impact in the way social policy has been managed and steered, although in many ways this is a continuation of analysis and discussion on the way in which welfare states have been managed and administrated, and, thereby also, the tradition laid down when this journal was established.

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The Changing Governance of Welfare: Recent Trends in its Primary Function, Scale and Modes of Coordination
Bob Jessop

Inter-agency Cooperation and New Approaches to Employability
olin Lindsay, Ronald W. McQuaid and Matthew Dutton

New Governance and the Case of Activation Policies: Comparing Experiences in Denmark and the Netherlands
Colin Lindsay, Ronald W. McQuaid

Parents, Power and Public Participation: Sure Start, an Experiment in New Labour Governance
Ulla Gustafsson, Stephen Driver

Governmentality by Network in English Primary Healthcare
Rob Sheaff, Martin Marshall, Anne Rogers, Martin Rowland, Bonnie Sibbald, Susan Pickard

Users as Citizens: Collective Action and the Local Governance of Welfare
Marian Barnes

Joined-up Food Policy? The Trials of Governance, Public Policy and the Food System
David Barling, Tim Lang and Martin Caraher

Governance, Forced Migration and Welfare
Peter Dwyer

Social Politics and Policy in an Era of Globalizations. Critical Reflections
Nicola Yeates