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Social Policy Association
The Social Policy Association promotes the study of social policy and advances the role of social policy research within policy making, practice and wider public debates. The majority of the Association’s members are teachers and researchers in social policy and applied social science within UK higher education, complemented by a significant and growing number of members from other European, Asian and Australasian countries. Individual members receive the Journal of Social Policy and Social Policy & Society free of charge.
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By Social Policy Association | Published: July 16, 2012
Academics from all over the world gather in York this week for one of the most significant conferences of social policy researchers in the UK in recent times. Two of the biggest social policy associations in the world – the Social Policy Association (SPA) and the East Asian Social Policy research network (EASP) – have [...]
By Social Policy Association | Published: February 27, 2012
Gallagher - lynchpin of the popular Channel 4 TV series - has long been the UK’s poster boy for socially unacceptable behaviour and neatly illustrates a connection between smoking and antisocial behaviour that is reinforced by UK tobacco control policies.
By Social Policy Association | Published: September 30, 2011
Social Policy Association (SPA) President and former Chief Government Social Researcher Sue Duncan has warned that the UK government risks sacrificing a strategic approach to its own policy information needs for short-term savings. She adds that “evidence to help inform decision-making is more vital than ever” in a time of scarce resources. Writing in the [...]