Digital Social Policy: How AI Can Transform Social Services

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Paul Henman. Click here to access the article. Computer technologies have been used by governments in managing social services for over 50 years but have received little research attention. We hear a lot about Artificial Intelligence (AI) now and the promises… Continue reading Digital Social Policy: How AI Can Transform Social Services

Local Knowledge Mapping: How to Move Beyond Morality Politics When Designing Prostitution and Sex Industry Policy

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Alba Lanau and Andrea Matolcsi. Click here to access the article. The design of sex industry policy and service provision is often seen as informed by moral considerations as opposed to empirical evidence. Here we argue for local mapping as a tool… Continue reading Local Knowledge Mapping: How to Move Beyond Morality Politics When Designing Prostitution and Sex Industry Policy

Degrowth and Social Policy: Towards a Sustainable Welfare State

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society by Max Koch. Click here to access the aricle. The literatures of ecological economics, degrowth, and sustainable welfare has demonstrated that an encompassing social-ecological transformation would need to be initiated very soon if we hope to re-embed Western production and consumption patterns within environmental limits.… Continue reading Degrowth and Social Policy: Towards a Sustainable Welfare State

Family Social Capital as a ‘Safety Net’ For Adolescents’ Well-Being: Lessons for Ghana’s Child and Family Welfare Policy

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy by Evelyn Aboagye Addae and Stefan Kühner. Click here to access the article. The notion that the measurement of subjective well-being is key to social policy development has been increasingly acknowledged. Indicators that encapsulate people’s overall mental health and cognitive evaluations of… Continue reading Family Social Capital as a ‘Safety Net’ For Adolescents’ Well-Being: Lessons for Ghana’s Child and Family Welfare Policy