Identifying Pathways to Significant Pension Reform

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the article. Pension reforms have been a top public policy priority in advanced industrialized countries because of population ageing and the impact of projected increased pension spending on government budgets. Yet, while all countries have engaged in pension… Continue reading Identifying Pathways to Significant Pension Reform

Bringing Women on Board(s) to Create ‘Women-Friendly’ Workplaces

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. While debates on bringing more women onto companies’ boards have raged for many years, they have really gained traction since the early-2010s. Arguments in favour of gender-diverse boards generally focus on the business case or justice… Continue reading Bringing Women on Board(s) to Create ‘Women-Friendly’ Workplaces

Stigma and Social Assistance in the Global South: Myth or an Overlooked Reality?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. Welfare stigma is a well-known and strongly researched phenomenon in high-income countries such as the UK and US. Movies such as I, Daniel Blake provide a potent insight into life on benefits and the many ways… Continue reading Stigma and Social Assistance in the Global South: Myth or an Overlooked Reality?

Decent Work in Scotland: An Agenda-Setting Analysis

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the article. New policy concepts, framing policy problems in unconventional ways and offering different perspectives and different policy solutions, often face challenging obstacles when it comes to attracting the attention of those in the policy community with the… Continue reading Decent Work in Scotland: An Agenda-Setting Analysis

Benefit Sanctions and Anti-Depressant Prescribing: The Mental Health Impact of Social Security Reforms

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy. Click here to access the article. An important and highly contested issue relates to the ‘efficacy and ethicality’ of conditionality within contemporary welfare states. Across social security systems internationally, recent decades have seen a growth in the specification of work-related behavioural requirements… Continue reading Benefit Sanctions and Anti-Depressant Prescribing: The Mental Health Impact of Social Security Reforms