Research Agenda for Social Welfare Law, Policy and Practice

Edited by Michael Adler

ISBN13: 9781800886322

Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

Format: Hardback

Published: 06/12/2022

Availability: Available

Elgar Research Agendasoutline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are give n the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary. Forward-looking and innovative, Elgar Research Agendas are an essential resource for PhD students, scholars and anybody who wants to be at the forefront of research. This timely book utilises the specialised insights and experiences of those who have carried out research on different aspects of social welfare law and policy to construct an innovative post-Brexit and post-Covid 19 research agenda that identifies what needs to be studied and how this should be carried out. Embracing not only social welfare law but also social welfare policy, practice and impact, expert contributors consider major areas of non-economic law, such as asylum and immigration law, health law, social care law, social work and child welfare law, social security law, and issues involving social rights. Individual chapters cover branches of social welfare law, four areas of social welfare policy, four distinctive methodological approaches, and three contemporary developments. They reflect a wide-ranging set of substantive concerns and methodological approaches and, taken together, comprise a challenging but non-prescriptive research agenda. This Research Agenda will be a key resource for socio-legal researchers contemplating research on social welfare law and policy, as well as research councils, government departments and charitable bodies that fund research on social welfare law and policy.
Contents: 1 Introduction: A view from the bridge 1 Michael Adler PART I SOCIAL WELFARE LAW 2 A public law perspective 25 Tom Mullen 3 Family law and social welfare research: Towards a sustainable symbiosis? 43 Mavis Maclean 4 A human rights lens: Reclaiming the narrative for social rights as legal rights 59 Katie Boyle and Diana Camps 5 An administrative justice perspective 77 Lee Marsons and Maurice Sunkin PART II SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY 6 Insights from health and social care 97 Jackie Gulland 7 A social security perspective 115 Mark Simpson 8 A view from education and employment law 133 Amir Paz-Fuchs and Tammy Harel Ben-Shahar 9 Social harms, crime and criminal justice 153 Chris Grover PART III METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES 10 An anthropological perspective 173 Insa Lee Koch 11 Normative approaches 191 Beth Watts and Katie Colliver 12 Feminist jurisprudence and administrative justice 211 Sharon Cowan and Simon Halliday 13 Race, gender and discrimination - learning from Zambrano 227 Iyiola Solanke PART IV IMPORTANT POLICY DEVELOPMENTS 14 The outsourcing perspective 245 Robert Thomas 15 Digital technologies and artificial intelligence: a computer science perspective 263 Paul Henman 16 The street level of the welfare state 281 Peter Hupe and Michael Hill 17 Concluding thoughts: Apres le deluge 301 Michael Adler Index
  • Law & society
  • Social security & welfare law
  • Professional & Vocational
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