The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Professor Peter Taylor-Gooby, FBA, OBE
Professor of Social Policy
School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
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School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Cornwallis North East
Canterbury , Kent, CT2 7NF
I am Research Professor of Social Policy at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. See the rest of the Social Policy team.
I chaired the British Academy New Paradigms in Public Policy Programme (2010/2011) and am Chair of the REF Social Work and Social Policy and Administration panel 2011-15, a Fellow of the British Academy, a Founding Academician at the Academy of Social Sciences and, previously, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Sociology and Social Policy Section.
I participated in the Prime Minister’s No 10 ‘progressive consensus’ Round Table and advised the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit between 2009 and 2010.
I joined the University of Kent in 1979 as a Lecturer in Social Policy. I became Professor of Social Policy in 1990. I started my lecturing career at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Social Administration.
I’ve written 23 books, 120 articles and 95 chapters, and given more than 100 keynote presentations at international conferences.
Major grants include:
- Social Contexts and Responses to Risk, an ESRC Priority Network, 2003-2008, £2.8m. The Network links together research projects in 12 universities which examine how people perceive and respond to risks. The research is multi-disciplinary and the team includes sociologists, economists, psychologists and experts in social policy, socio-legal studies and media.
- Welfare Reform and the Management of Societal Change, an EU FPV project, 2001-5, 1.1m euros. This project, directed from Kent, examines how European social policy responds to the challenges of population ageing, labour market change and ideological shifts against the welfare state.
- Economic Beliefs and Behaviour, an ESRC Research Programme, 1994-9, £1.5m. EBB is a multi-disciplinary research programme involving economists, psychologists, sociologists, social policy experts and other social scientists. The research investigated the relationship between people’s understanding of economic and material issues and their behaviour. It was conducted in 17 university departments and research institutes in the U.K. and in collaboration with visiting experts from Europe and America.
Plus 38 smaller grants to a total value of £4.9m, £3.6m from ESRC.
I completed my PhD in Social Policy at the University of Kent, my M.Phil and Diploma in Social Administration at the University of York and my BA in Philosophy and English Literature at the University of Bristol.
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Visit my websites: Social Contexts and Responses to Risk, Welfare Reform and Management of Societal Change and ESRC Research Programme on Economic Beliefs and Behaviour.
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- The Double Crisis of the Welfare State and What We Can Do About It, Palgrave, , 2013
- New Paradigms in Public Policy, (ed.) Oxford University Press, 2012.
- A Left Trilemma: progressive public policy in an age of austerity, Policy Network, 2012.
- Squaring the Spending Circle, British Academy and Oxford University Press, 2011.
- Reframing Social Citizenship, Oxford University Press, 2008.
- Risk in Social Science, (with Jens Zinn), Oxford University Press, 2006.
- Welfare States under Pressure, (revised edition, tr. Chinese) Song-Hui, 2006.
- Ideas and the Welfare State, Palgrave, 2005.
- New Risks, New Welfare, Oxford University Press, 2004.
- Making a European Welfare State?, Blackwell, 2004.
- Risk, Trust and Welfare, Macmillan, 2000.
Plus 13 other books, more than 120 articles in academic journals and more than 80 chapters.
- Squaring the Spending Circle, British Academy and Oxford University Press, 2011.
- Reframing Social Citizenship, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2009, Chinese translation, 2011, Chu Liu Book Company.
- Welfare States under Pressure, (revised edition in Mandarin) Song-Hui, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006.
- Risk in Social Science, (edited, and Jens Zinn), Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2006, Chinese translation, 2011, Chu Liu Book Company.
- Learning about Risk, (edited, and Jens Zinn) Forum Qualitative Research (FQS 1/2006).
- Ideas and Welfare State Reform in Western Europe (edited) London, Palgrave, 2005.
- New Risks, New Welfare: The Transformation of the European Welfare State, (edited) Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004, Chinese translation, 2009, Chu Liu Book Company.
- Making a European Welfare State? Convergences and Conflicts over European Social Policy, (edited), Blackwell, 2004, (papers from my Cost A15 group), also published as a special issue of Social Policy and Administration, vol 37, no 6.
- Welfare States under Pressure, (edited), Sage, London and California, 2001.
- Risk, Trust and Welfare, (edited), Macmillan, London and St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2000.
- European Welfare Futures (Vic George, Giuliano Bonoli and Peter Taylor-Gooby), Polity Press, Cambridge and Blackwell, New York, 2000 (revised edition in Korean 2004, B and I publishing, Seoul).
- The End of the Welfare State? Responses to Retrenchment (edited, with S. Svallfors), Routledge, London, 1999, reissued in 2007.
- Choice and Public Policy: the Limits to Welfare Markets, (edited), Macmillan, London, and St Martin’s Press, New York, 1998.
- European Welfare Policy: Squaring the Welfare Circle (edited, Vic George and Peter Taylor-Gooby), Macmillan, London, 1996.
- Markets and Managers (edited, Peter Taylor-Gooby and Robin Lawson) Open University Press, 1993.
- Dependency Culture (Hartley Dean and Peter Taylor-Gooby), Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead, 1992.
- Social Change, Social Welfare and Social Science, Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead, and University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1991.
- The Private Provision of Public Welfare, (Elim Papadakis and Peter Taylor-Gooby), Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead, 1987.
- Public Opinion, Ideology and the Welfare State, Routledge Kegan Paul, London, 1985.
- From Butskellism to the New Right, Open University, Milton Keynes, 1983.
- Social Theory and Social Welfare, (Peter Taylor-Gooby and Jen Dale), Edward Arnold, London, 1981.
- Political Philosophy and Social Welfare, (Raymond Plant, Harry Lesser and Peter Taylor-Gooby), Routledge Kegan Paul, London, 1980, second edition 2009.
- ‘Towards a More Pragmatic Multiculturalism? How the UK policy community sees the future of ethnic diversity policies’, Governance, 2013.
- ‘Risk in a time of austerity: interview with Bob Heyman’, Health, Risk and Society, 2013 (forthcoming)
- ‘Why do people stigmatise the poor at a time of rapidly increasing inequality, and what can be done about it?’ Political Quarterly, 84, 1 2013.
- ‘Beveridge Overboard? How the UK government is using the crisis to permanently restructure the welfare state’, Intereconomics, 47, 4, 224-30, 2012.
- ‘Public policy futures: a Left trilemma?’ Critical Social Policy, 1.10.2012 doi: 10.1177/0261018312458044.
- ‘Resisting welfare state restructuring in the UK’, Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 20, 2, 119-13, 2012..
- ‘A Systematic Review Approach to Comparative Studies in Social Policy’ (with Trude Sundberg). Social Policy and Administration, 2013, forthcoming summer.
- ‘Riots, demonstrations, strikes and the Coalition programme’, Social Policy and Society, 12, 1, 1-15, 2013.
- ‘The Civil Society Route to Social Cohesion’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol 38, no 7, 2012, Early view.
- ‘Resisting the Coalition programme’ Journal of Poverty and Social Policy, June 2012.
- ‘Root and Branch Restructuring to Achieve Major Cuts: The Social Ambitions of the Coalition’, Social Policy and Administration, 2012, in press.
- ‘Public spending, austerity and the crisis’, Environment and Planning A, vol 43, 6, 1239-41, 2011.
- ‘Public spending, austerity and the crisis’, Environment and Planning A, 2011.
- ‘Breaking Down the Percentages’, Guardian Public, 15 February, 2011.
- ‘The Coalition Programme: A new vision for Britain or politics as usual?’ (with Gerry Stoker), Political Quarterly, vol 82, 1, 4-27, January 2011.
- ‘Taking Advantage: informal social mechanisms and equal opportunities policies’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol 31, no 5, 2011, and Early Cite 2010.
- ‘Security, equality and opportunity: attitudes and the sustainability of social protection’, Journal of European Social Policy, vol 21, 2, 150-63, 2010.
- ‘The Risk Society Hypothesis’, (with Andreas Cebulla) Journal of Risk Research, vol 14 2011, 1-22 (available via Informa World).
- ‘Opportunity and Solidarity’, Journal of Social Policy, vol 40, 4, 2011 (available via First View).
- ‘Does risk society erode welfare state solidarity?’, Policy and Politics, vol 39, 2011 (available via early view July 2010).
- ‘The Canon: the Hidden Injuries of Class’, Times Higher, September 16, 2010.
- ‘Fairness, Equality and Legitimacy: a qualitative comparative study of Germany and the UK’ Social Policy and Administration, vol 44, no 1, 85-103, 2010 (with Rose Martin).
- ‘New Labour and reform of the English NHS: user views and attitudes’, Health Expectations, vol 13, no 2, 2010 (with Andrew Wallace).
- ‘Public Values and Public Trust’, Journal of Social Policy, vol 38, no 3, 1-19, 2009 (with Andrew Wallace).
- ‘Assumptive Worlds and Images of Agency’, Social Policy and Society, vol 7, no 3, 1-12, 2008.
- ‘Sociological Approaches to Risk: strong in analysis but weak in policy’, Journal of Risk Research, vol 11, no 7, 863-76.
- ‘The New Welfare Settlement in Europe’ European Societies, vol 10, no 1 3-24, 2008, also published in The Italian Journal of Social Policy (La Rivista delle Politiche Sociali), 2009 forthcoming.
- ‘Choice and Values: individualized rational action and social goals’, Journal of Social Policy, vol 37, no 2, 1-19, 2008.
- ‘Trust and Welfare State Reform: the example of the NHS’, Social Policy and Administration, vol 42, no 3, 288-306, 2008.
- ‘Prevention and integration: rational actors and state welfare’, International Journal of Social Quality, forthcoming, 2008.
- ‘Justifying State Welfare, The contribution of social policy to social cohesion in market capitalism’, Social Security Studies, vol 2, no 4, 10-29, 2007 (English and Chinese translation).
- ‘The rational actor reform paradigm: delivering the goods, but destroying public trust?’, European Journal of Social Quality, vol 6, no 2, 121-42, 2006.
- ‘New Labour’s Policy Style: a mix of policy approaches’, Journal of Social Policy, vol 35, no 4, 629-49, 2006 (Trine Larsen, Peter Taylor-Gooby and Johannes Kannanen).
- ‘Current Directions in Risk Research: Re-invigorating the Social?’, Risk Analysis, vol 26, no. 2, 397-411, 2006 (and Jens Zinn).
- ‘Trust, Risk and Health Care Reform’, Health, Risk and Society, vol 8, no 3, 1-7, 2006.
- ‘Social Divisions of Trust: Scepticism and Democracy in the GM Nation? Debate’, Journal of Risk Research, vol. 9, no. 1, 75-95, 2006.
- ‘Pervasive Uncertainty in Second Modernity: an empirical test’, Sociological Research Online, vol 10, no 4, 2005.
- ‘How Good is Social Policy Research?’, Policy World, vol 2, no 2, June 2005.
- ‘Is the Future American? Can Left Politics Preserve European Welfare States from Erosion Through Growing ‘Racial’ Diversity?’, Journal of Social Policy, vol 34, no 4, 661-73, 2005.
- ‘Uncertainty, Trust and Pensions: the case of the UK reforms’, Social Policy and Administration, vol 39, no 3, 217-32, 2005.
- ‘Market Means, Welfare Ends: the UK Welfare State Experiment’ (and Trine Larsen and Johannes Kananen), Journal of Social Policy vol. 33, no 4, 2004.
- ‘New Social Risks in Post-Industrial Society’ (and Johannes Kananen), International Social Security Review vol. 57, no 3, 45-64, 2004.
- 'Open Markets and Welfare Values' European Societies, vol 6, no 1, 29-48, 2004.
- ‘Neglecting Europe’ (Anne Daguerre and Peter Taylor-Gooby), Journal of European Social Policy, vol 14, no 1, 25-39, 2004.
- 'Introduction: Open Markets versus Welfare Citizenship: conflicting approaches to policy convergence in Europe', Social Policy and Administration (special issue), vol 37, no 6, 539-54, 2003.
- 'Adaptation to Labour Market Change in France and the UK' (Anne Daguerre and Peter Taylor-Gooby), Social Policy and Administration (special issue), vol 37, no 6, 625-39, 2003.
- 'Paying for "World Class" Services: A British Dilemma' (Peter Taylor-Gooby and Charlotte Hastie), Journal of Social Policy, vol. 32, no. 2, 271-88, 2003.
- 'Dissatisfaction with the NHS: too few resources, or the "new consumerism"?' (Peter Taylor-Gooby and Charlotte Hastie), Political Quarterly, vol. 74, no. 2, 233-40, 2003.
- 'Querulous Citizens: Welfare Knowledge and the Limits to Welfare Reform', Social Policy and Administration (Peter Taylor-Gooby, Charlotte Hastie and Caroline Bromley), vol 37 no 1, 1-20, 2003.
- ‘The Silver Age of the Welfare State: Perspectives on Resilience’, Journal of Social Policy vol. 31, no. 4, 597-622, 2002.
- ‘Varieties of Risk’, Health, Risk and Society, vol. 4, no. 2, 109-113, 2002.
- ‘Social Welfare and Social Democracy, Introduction to Themed Section’ and ‘Some Useful Sources’, Social Policy and Society, vol. 1, no. 1, pp 35-7 and 81-3, 2001.
- ‘Sustaining State Welfare in Hard Times: Who Will Foot the Bill?’ Journal of European Social Policy, vol. 11, no 2, pp 133-48, 2001. (Also published in Journées de l'Association D'Economie Sociale, Lille Conference, Oct 2001 ed l'Harmattan.).
- ‘Risk, Contingency and the Third Way: Evidence from BHPS and Qualitative Studies’, Social Policy and Administration, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 195-211, 2001.
- ‘Doing Business in the NHS. Exploring dentists’ decisions to practice in the public or the private sectors', (Mike Calnan, Sue Silvester, Graham Manley and Peter Taylor-Gooby), Sociology of Health and Illness, vol 22, no 6, pp.742-64, 2000.
- 'Blair’s Scars’, Critical Social Policy, vol. 20, no. 3, 331-48, 2000.
- ‘Knights, Knaves and Gnashers: Professional Values and Private Dentistry’, (Peter Taylor-Gooby, Sue Silvester, Mike Calnan and Graham Manley), Journal of Social Policy, vol. 29, no. 3, 375-96, 2000.
- ‘Going Private? Exploring the Drift away from the NHS’, (Mike Calnan, Sue Silvester, Graham Manley and Peter Taylor-Gooby) Primary Dental Care, April, 49-54, 2000.
- ‘Risk and the Welfare State’, British Journal of Sociology, (Peter Taylor-Gooby, H.Dean, M.Munro and G.Parker), vol. 50, no. 2, 177-95, 1999 (also published in translation in the Hungarian journal: Esély, June, 2000).
- ‘Bipolar Bugbears’, Journal of Social Policy, vol. 28, no. 2, 299-304, 1999.
- 'Squaring the Welfare Circle' in International Journal of Social Research Methodology, vol 2, no 2, pp183-9, 1999.
- ‘Filling in Time’, (Mike Calnan, Sue Silvester, Graham Manley and Peter Taylor-Gooby) Health Services Journal, vol 109, no 5671, 22-3, 1999.
- ‘Policy Change at a Time of Retrenchment: Recent Pension Reform in France, Germany, Italy and the UK’, Social Policy and Administration, vol.33, no.1, pp.1-19, 1999.
- ‘Markets and Motives: Trust and Egoism in Welfare Markets’, Journal of Social Policy, vol.28, no.1, 97-115, 1999.
- ‘ “Things can only get better” ’: Expectations and the Welfare State’, Policy and Politics, vol. 24, no. 4, pp.471-7, 1998.
- ‘Comments on Amitai Etzioni: Voluntary simplicity characterization, select psychological implications and societal consequences’, Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 19, no. 6, pp.645-51, 1998.
- ‘Choice and Public Policy’, Social Sciences, ESRC, no 37, January, pp 3-4, 1998.
- ‘In Defence of Second-Best Theory: State, Class and Capital in Social Policy’, Journal of Social Policy, vol.26, no.2, pp.171-92, 1997 (published in translation in the Hungarian journal: Esély, Sept 1998).
- ‘Economic Beliefs and Market Behaviour’, SPA Newsletter, May, 1997.
- ‘European Welfare Futures: the Views of Key Influentials in Six European Countries on Likely Developments in Social Policy’, Social Policy and Administration, vol.31, no.1, pp.292-310, 1997.
- ‘The New Choices in Welfare’, Social Sciences, no 34, March, 1997.
- ‘The Future of Health Care in Six European Countries - the Views of Key Influentials’, International Journal of Health Services, vol.26, no.2, pp.203-19, 1996.
- ‘Politics against Convergence? Current Trends in European Social Policy’, Swiss Political Science Review, vol.2, no.3, pp. 1-17 (Giuliano Bonoli, Vic George and Peter Taylor-Gooby), 1996 (Reprinted in M.Hill (ed) Income Maintenance Policy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2000).
- ‘Paying for Welfare: The View from Europe’, Political Quarterly, vol. 67, no.2, p.116-27, 1996.
- ‘Eurosclerosis in European Welfare States: Regime Theory and the Dynamics of Change’, Policy and Politics, vol.24, no.2, pp.109-23, 1996, (Reprinted in M.Hill (ed) Income Maintenance Policy, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2000).
- 'Economic Beliefs and Behaviour - the London Conference', Social Sciences, ESRC, November, no.29, p.8, 1995.
- 'Postmodernism and Social Policy: a Great Leap Backwards?', Journal of Social Policy, vol.23 no.3, pp.385-405, 1994 (also published in Political Science Annual, 1994, ed S. Mukherjee, University of New Delhi, India and in Welfare: Critical Concepts, ed C. Jones-Finer and N.Deakin, Sympatico, California).
- 'Ideology and Social Policy: New Developments in Theory and Practice', The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, vol.30, no.1, pp.71-82, 1994.
- 'Citizenship, Dependency and the Welfare Mix: Problems of Inclusion and Exclusion', International Journal of Health Services, vol.23, no.3, pp.455-74, 1993.
- 'Poverty Born in Captivity' Community Care, no.963, 22nd April, pp. 15-7, 1993.
- 'Welfare State Regimes and Welfare Citizenship' Journal of European Social Policy, vol.1, no.2, pp.93-105, 1991.
- ‘Welfare, Hierarquia e la 'Nova Direita' No Era Thatcher', Lua Nova, no.24, autumn, pp.165-87, 1991.
- 'Attitudes to Welfare Policy in the UK', Indian Journal of Social Work, vol.51, no.3, July, pp.409-15, 1990.
- 'Statutory Sick Pay and Inequality', (Hartley Dean and Peter Taylor-Gooby), Policy and Politics, vol.18, no.2, May, pp.145-50, 1990.
- 'Statutory Sick Pay and the Control of Sickness Absence', (Peter Taylor-Gooby and Hartley Dean) Journal of Social Policy, vol.19, no.1, January, pp.47-67, 1990.
- 'Current Developments in the Sociology of Welfare', British Journal of Sociology, special issue on 'Current Sociology' edited by A.H.Halsey, vol.40, no.4, pp.637-56. Commissioned article, 1989.
- 'Welfare, Hierarchy and the New Right', International Sociology, vol.4, no.4, December pp.431-446, 1989.
- 'Disquiet and State Welfare', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol.13, no.2, July, pp.201-26, 1989.
- 'The Politics of Welfare Privatisation', International Journal of Health Services, vol.19, no.2, July, pp.209-20, 1989.
- 'Welfare Politics in the UK: the Impact of Current Policies', Talking Politics, vol.1, no.2, pp.38-43, 1989.
- 'The Future of the British Welfare State', European Sociological Review, vol.4, no.1, 1988.
- 'Attitudes to Welfare Policy in the House of Commons and the Development of the Welfare State' (Peter Taylor-Gooby and Hugh Bochel), Political Studies, vol.36, no.2, July, pp.334-40, 1988.
- 'Parliament and Disability in Britain', (Peter Taylor-Gooby and Hugh Bochel), International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, vol.11, no.2, March, pp.103-8, 1988
- 'MPs’ Influence on Welfare Policy' (with H.Bochel), Parliamentary Affairs, vol.41, no.2, April, pp.209-18, 1988.
- 'Public Opinion, Party Policy and MPs' Attitudes to Welfare' (Peter Taylor-Gooby and Hugh Bochel), Political Quarterly, vol.59, no.2, May, pp.250-8, 1988.
- 'MPs' Attitudes and the Future of Welfare' (Peter Taylor-Gooby and Hugh Bochel), Public Administration, vol.66, no.3, September, 1988.
- 'Back to the Future: Occupational Welfare and Social Policy', Journal of Social Policy, vol.17, no.1, March, pp.23-39, 1988.
- 'MPs' Attitudes to Welfare' (Hugh Bochel and Peter Taylor-Gooby), Teaching Politics, vol.17, no.1, January, 85-95, 1988.
- 'Consumer Attitudes and Participation in State Welfare' (Peter Taylor-Gooby and Elim Papadakis) Political Studies, vol.35, no.3, October, pp.467-81, 1987.
- 'Looking Beyond the Market', Economic Affairs, vol.17, no.3, August, 1987.
- 'Welfare Attitudes: Cleavage, Consensus and Citizenship', Quarterly Journal of Social Affairs, vol.3, no.3, September, pp.199-211, 1987.
- 'Political Consciousness and Attitudes to Welfare', International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol.7, no.1, February, pp.83-9, 1987.
- 'Positional Satisfaction and State Welfare', (Elim Papadakis and Peter Taylor-Gooby), Sociological Review, vol.34, no.4, pp.812-26, 1986.
- 'Consumption Cleavages and Welfare Politics', Political Studies, vol.34, no.4, pp.592-606, 1986.
- 'Households, Work and Politics' (Ray Pahl, Spiros Missiakoulis and Peter Taylor-Gooby), International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol.6, no.3, pp.28-41, 1986.
- 'Privatisation, Power and the Welfare State', Sociology, vol.20, no.2, 1986.
- 'Women, Work, Money and Marriage: A Reply to McGlone and to Pudney and Dale', Sociology, vol.20, no.1, pp.93-5, 1986.
- 'Personal Consumption and Gender', Sociology, vol.19, no.2, pp.273-84, 1985.
- 'Pleasing All of the People', Government and Opposition, vol.20, no.3, pp.396-407, 1985.
- 'Attitudes to Welfare: Review Article', Journal of Social Policy, vol.14, no.1, pp.73-83, 1985.
- 'The Hitch-hiker's Guide to Support for the Welfare State', Sociology, vol.18, no.1, pp.88-95, 1984.
- 'The Welfare State and Individual Freedom', Political Studies, vol.31, no.4, pp.640-9, 1983.
- 'Public Opinion and the Privatisation of Welfare - A Reanalysis of the 1978 IEA Survey' (Ken Judge, Peter Taylor-Gooby and Jill Smith), Journal of Social Policy, vol.12, no.4, pp.469-91, 1983.
- 'Legitimation Deficit, Public Opinion and the Welfare State', Sociology, vol.17, no.2, 1983.
- 'Moralism, Self-interest and Attitudes to Welfare', Policy and Politics, vol.11, no.2, 1983
- 'Ambivalence and Altruism', Policy and Politics, vol.11, no.1, (reprinted in Tax Policy, S.Steinmo (ed) Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 1998), 1983.
- 'Attitudes to State Welfare', ESRC Newsletter, no.59, 1983.
- 'Two Cheers for the Welfare State', Journal of Public Policy, vol.2, no.4, 1982.
- 'Rationing and Rationality: Popper’s Criterion of Verifiability and Approaches to Social Policy', International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol.2, no.4, pp.53-67, 1982.
- 'Freedom: Facts and Figments', Journal of Social Policy, vol.11, no.4, 1982.
- 'The Empiricist Tradition in Social Administration', Critical Social Policy, vol.1, no.2, pp.6-21, 1981
- 'The New Right and Social Policy', Critical Social Policy, vol.1, no.1, pp.18-32, 1981.
- 'The State, Class Ideology and Social Policy’, Journal of Social Policy, vol.10, no.4, pp.433-52, 1981.
- 'Rent Benefits and Tenants' Attitudes', Journal of Social Policy, vol.5, no.3, 1976.
37 chapters in self-edited books, plus:
- ‘Cuts, privatisation and stigma: two misses and a hit’ in C.Hay and S.Farrall, The Legacy of Thatcherism, BA and Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013.
- ‘Public Service Reform and Social Inequality’ pp 71-125 in Public Services 2020, Simon Griffiths, Henry Kippin and Gerry Stoker, Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2013.
- ‘Never waste a crisis’: Is now a good time for progressive welfare state reform?’ in H. Sotillo (ed.), Social Services, Crisis and Solutions, SIIS San Sebastian, Spain, 2012.
- ‘Dealing with inequality: an optimistic approach’ in J.Reeves (ed.) Living in Squeezed Britain, Cumberland House, House, available at: http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/programme/Reports/Squeezed_Britain
- ‘DR13: How does Economic Inequality Impinge upon Notions of Identity?’ Foresight Review on Inequality and Identity, GO Science, 2012.
- ‘Trust and Confidence in pension: A Literature Review’, with Vickerstaff, S., Macvarish, J., Loretto, W. and Harrison, T., DWP, WP108, 2012 (51pp)
- ‘Social democracy at the end of the welfare state’, in After the Third Way, Cramme, O. and Diamond, P., Policy Network, 2012.
- ‘Democracy and participative citizenship?’ Forum on Democracy, Council of Europe, 2011.
- ‘Social justice and public policy’ in The Students’ Companion to Social Policy, Alcock, P. (ed.) Blackwell, Oxford, 2012.
- Social investment and social justice’ Section E in Neal Lawson and Howard Reed (eds.) Plan B, Compass, London.
- ‘Public services reform: choice and inequality’ in Beyond Beveridge? Henry Kippin and Gerry Stoker, RSA, London, 2011.
- ‘Market means and welfare ends: The UK welfare state experiment’ in Welfare Theory and Development” Peter Alcock and Martin Powell (eds.) Sage, 2011 (reprint of 2004 Journal of Social Policy, article).
- ‘Fairness and Social Provision’ (with Martin, R.) in Converging worlds of welfare?, Jochen Clasen (ed.) Oxford University Press, 2010.
- ‘The Welfare State Going West’ in Social Policy Association, Yeates, N. et at In Defence of Welfare, SPA, 2011.
- ‘Choice and Values: individualized rational action and social goals’ in Theory and Development, Alcock, P. and Powell, M. (eds.), Sage, London, 2010.
- ‘What are the Implications of Public Service Reform for Societal Inequality?’ in Equality, Cohesion and Public Services (P Buddery (ed.), PST2020 programme, RSA, London, 2010.
- ‘Differing notions of Social Welfare? Britain and Germany Compared’ (with Burkhardt, C. and Mau, S.) in Converging worlds of welfare?, Jochen Clasen (ed.) Oxford University Press, 2010.
- ‘Attitudes to Fairness and Opportunity’ in Britain in 2010, Jacky Clake (ed.) ESRC, 2010 edition, 40-41, 2010.
- ‘Social Investment in Europe’ in Social Investment and the Future of Social Policy in Korea, Yeon-Myung Kim (ed and translator), Sharing House Nanum Press, 2009.
- ‘The Future of the European Social Model’ in Social Europe, Paul Hunter (ed) Smith Institute, London, 2009.
- ‘European Welfare Reforms: The Social Investment Welfare State’, in Social Policy at a Crossroad, Sang-Hyop Lee, Andrew Mason, and Kwangeon Sul (eds), KDI Press, Seoul, 2009.
- ‘Why don’t people trust the NHS when it is getting better?’, in Britain in 2009, Jackie Clake (ed.), ESRC, Swindon, 30.
- ‘The new regulatory state in the UK’, in Regulating the Welfare State, Lutz Leisering and Deborah Mabbett (eds.) Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2009.
- ‘Sympathy for the poor, or why New Labour does good by stealth’ (Peter Taylor-Gooby and Rosemary Martin) in British Social Attitudes: the 24th Report, Alison Park et al. (eds) Natcen, London, 2008.
- ‘Much noise, little progress: the UK experience of privatisation’ (with Mitton, L.) in Social Policy Puzzles: Reconsidering the Public-Private Dichotomy for Health and Pension Policies, Daniel Béland and Brian Gran (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2008, 147-68.
- ‘Social policy as social investment’, Issues in Developmental Social Policy in China, James Midgely (ed.) Chinese Labour and Social Security Publishing House, Beijing, 2007.
- ‘Social investment in Europe: bold plans, slow progress and implications for Korea’ Social Investment East and West, MOHW, Seoul, Korea, 2007.
- ‘Equality, rights and social justice’ in The Companion to Social Policy, Alcock, P. (ed.) Blackwell, Oxford, 2007.
- ‘Innovation and the development of social policy in the contemporary world’ in Zhang Xiulan (ed.) Social Policy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 2007.
- ‘Public values: illiberal attitudes in a Liberal country?’ in Is Liberalism Progressive?, Margo, J. (ed) IPPR 2007.
- ‘Productivism: what East Asia can teach European social policy’, in A.Mason (ed) Social Policy at a Crossroad: Trends in Advanced Countries and Implications for Korea, East-West Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2007.
- ‘Is the Future American?’ in Simone Delorenzi (ed.) Going Places, Polity/IPPR, 2006.
- ‘Social Spending and Economic Growth’ in Asia-Pacific Economic Forum, 2006.
- ‘Public Attitudes and New Social Risk Reforms’ (Peter Taylor-Gooby, Johannes Kananen and Trine Larsen) in K.Armingeon and G.Bonoli (ed) The Politics of Post-Industrial Welfare States, Routledge, 2006, 83-99.
- ‘Risk Management and Trust’, Invited Evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee Inquiry on the Government’s Approach to Risk Management, December 2005, published in Government Policy and the Management of Risk, HL paper 183-II.
- ‘Strengthening Social Safety-Nets in Europe’ in Asia-Pacific Economic Forum, 2005.
- ‘Greek Welfare Reform in a European Context’ in M.Petmesidou and E. Mossialos, (eds.) Social Policy Developments in Greece, Ashgate, 2006.
- ‘Social Justice and Welfare Values’ in W.Paxton et al (eds) The Commission on Social Justice: 10 Years On, Polity/IPPR, 2005.
- ‘UK Pension Reform: A test case for a liberal welfare state?’ in G.Bonoli and T.Shinkawa (eds.) Ageing and Pension Reform Around the World: Evidence from Eleven Countries, Edward Elgar, London, 2005, 116-36.
- ‘The Work-Centred Welfare State’ in A.Parks et al British Social Attitudes: the 21st Report, NCSR/Sage, London, 2004.
- 'The Practical Politics of Welfare Privatisation', in T.Tachibanaki (ed.) The Role of the Public and Private Sectors in the Social Security System, University of Kyoto, 2004.
- 'Support for Government Spending - has New Labour got it right?', in A.Parks et al British Social Attitudes: the 19th Report, NCSR/Sage, London, 2003.
- ‘Ulike vilkar for ombygging av velferdsstaten’, in A-H Bay et al (eds) Virker Velferds-Staten?, Hoyskole Forlaget (Nordic Academic Press), Kristiansand, 2001.
- ‘Unemployment and Unemployment Policies in the UK’ (Jochen Clasen and Peter Taylor-Gooby) in J.G.Anderson (ed) Unemployment in Europe, Policy Press, Bristol, forthcoming, 2001.
- ‘Complex Equality – Redistribution, Class and Gender’ in R.Edwards and J.Glover (eds) Risk and Citizenship: Key Issues in Welfare, Routledge, London, forthcoming, 2001.
- ‘Welfare Politics in Europe’ (translated into Norwegian) in Festschrift for Aksel Hatland, ed. Bjorn Hvinden, Hoegskoleforlaget, Oslo, 2000.
- ‘Rethinking the Welfare Society’ in H.Weber (ed) The Future of the Welfare State – British and German Perspectives, Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, pp.194 – 200 and ‘Introduction’, pp.118-9, 1999.
- ‘”Hollowing-out” versus the new interventionism: public attitudes and welfare futures’ in S Svallfors and P Taylor-Gooby (eds)The End of the Welfare State? Responses to Retrenchment, Routledge, London, pp 1-13, 1999.
- 'The Future of Social Policy' in J.Baldock et al (eds), Social Policy, Oxford University Press, pp. 547-63, 1999.
- ‘Welfare, Equality and Efficiency: The Welfare State and the New Individualism’ in B.Greve (ed.), What Constitutes a Good Society?, Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp.11-33, 2000.
- ‘European Attachment to the Welfare State’ in R.Jowell et al (eds) International Social Attitudes: the 15th BSA Report, SCPR/Dartmouth, London, pp.57-76, 1998.
- ‘Equality, Rights and Social Justice’ in P.Alcock, A. Erskine and M.May (eds.), The Student’s Companion to Social Policy, Social Policy Association and Blackwell, Oxford, pp.37-42, 1997.
- ‘Transformaciones y Tendencias en al Provisión del Bienestar Europeo: Eurosclerosis, Teoría de los Regímenes y la Dinámica del Cambio’ in L.Moreno (ed) Unión Europea y Estado del Bienestar, CSIC and the Ministry of Labour and Social Provision, Madrid, 1997.
- ‘The UK: Radical Departures and Political Consensus’ in V.George and P.Taylor-Gooby (eds) European Welfare Policy: Squaring the Welfare Circle, Macmillan, London, pp.95-117, 1996.
- ‘The Response of Government: Fragile Convergence?’ in V.George and P.Taylor-Gooby (eds) European Welfare Policy: Squaring the Welfare Circle, Macmillan, London, pp.199-219, 1996, also translated into Chinese, 1997.
- 'Comfortable, Marginal and Excluded: Who Should Pay Higher Taxes for A Better Welfare State?’, R.Jowell, J.Curtice, L.Brook and A.Park (eds) British Social Attitudes: the 12th Report, SCPR/Gower, Aldershot, pp.1-19, 1995.
- 'Who Wants the Welfare State? The Future of Social Protection in Europe', in S.Svallfors (ed) In the Eye of the Beholder: Opinions on Welfare and Justice in Comparative Perspective, Bank of Sweden Tercentenary fund, Stockholm, pp.11-52, 1995.
- 'Charities in Recession: Hard Times for the Weakest?' in S.Saxon-Harrold and J.Kendall (eds) Researching the Voluntary Sector, Second Edition, Charities Aid Foundation, London, pp.101-13, 1994.
- 'Welfare Outside the State?' in R.Jowell, L.Brook and A.Park (eds) British Social Attitudes: the 11th Report, SCPR/Gower, Aldershot, pp.27-36, 1994.
- 'National Curriculum and Local Management' in P.Taylor-Gooby and R.Lawson (eds) Markets and Managers, Open University Press, Milton Keynes, pp.102-17, 1993.
- 'Where We Go From Here: the New Order in Welfare' in P.Taylor-Gooby and R.Lawson (eds) Markets and Managers, Open University Press, Milton Keynes, pp.132-50, 1993.
- 'Education Policy towards 2000' in V.George and S.Miller (eds) Squaring the Welfare Circle, Routledge, London, pp.112-36, 1993.
- 'Welfare Futures' in J.Ferris and R.Page (eds) Social Policy in Transition, Gower, Aldershot, pp.70-87, 1993.
- 'What Citizens Want from the State' in R.Jowell et al International Social Attitudes - the 1993 Report, Gower, Aldershot, pp.81-102, 1993.
- 'Personal Consumption and Gender' and ' Women, Work, Money and Marriage' in D.Morgan and L.Stanley (eds) Sociology - the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Yearbook, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1993.
- 'Who Has the Best Tunes?' in N.Manning and R.Page (eds), Social Policy Review, 1991-2, Longman, Harlow, pp.261-80, 1992.
- 'Social Security' and 'Social Work Services' in C.Carpenter (ed) UK Data Book, Guinness Publishing, London, pp.94-6, 1992.
- 'Poverty, Polarisation and Citizenship' (John Logan and Peter Taylor-Gooby) in I.Gordon, M.Harloe and S.Fainstein (eds), A Tale of Dual Cities, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, pp.129-51, 1992.
- 'The Retreat of the Welfare State' in I.Walliman and M.Dobkowski (eds), Research in Inequality and Social Conflict, vol.2, Jai Press, Greenwich Conn. and London, pp.137-57, 1992.
- ‘Attachment to the Welfare State’ in R.Jowell, S.Witherspoon and L.Brook (eds) British Social Attitudes, the Eighth Report, Gower, Aldershot, pp.23-43, 1991.
- 'The Unkindest Cuts', in R.Jowell, S.Witherspoon and L.Brook (eds), British Social Attitudes: the Seventh Report, Gower, Aldershot, pp.1-26, 1990.
- 'The Social Services and Welfare Policy' in D.Krell (ed.), Aspects of Britain, VEB Verlag Enzyklopadie, Leipzig, 1989.
- 'The Role of Government' in R.Jowell, S.Witherspoon and L.Brook (eds) International Social Attitudes, Gower, Aldershot, pp.35-58, 1989.
- 'The Isle of Thanet: Restructuring and Municipal Conservatism' (Nick Buck, Ian Gordon, Chris Pickvance and Peter Taylor-Gooby) in P.Cooke (ed), Localities, Unwin Hyman, London, pp.166-98, 1989.
- 'Opinion Publica y Estado de Bienestar', in Rafael Munoz de Bustillo (ed) Crisis y Futuro del Estado de Bienestar, Alianza Universidad Editorial, Madrid, pp.149-83, 1989.
- 'Parliament and the Politics of Welfare', in M.Brenton and C.Ungerson (eds), The Year-Book of Social Policy, 1987, Longman, Harloe, pp.6-27, 1988.
- 'The State, Class Ideology and Social Policy' (translation into Chinese) in Hunching Chan (ed) Social Welfare Review, Kwai-kwan Press, Taipei, China, 1988.
- 'Citizenship and the Welfare State', in R.Jowell, S.Witherspoon and L.Brook (eds), British Social Attitudes: the 1987 Report, Gower, Aldershot, pp.1-28, 1987.
- 'Restructuring in the Service Sector' (Nick Buck, Ian Gordon, Chris Pickvance and Peter Taylor-Gooby) in P.Cooke (ed), Global Restructuring, Local Response, ESRC, London., 1986.
- 'Consumption in the Eighties', Domesday Disc, BBC Television, 1986.
- 'Political Attitudes and Public Welfare' in R.Klein and M.O'Higgins (eds), The Future of Welfare, Blackwell, Oxford, pp.72-92, 1985.
- 'The Distributional Compulsion and the Moral Order of the Welfare State', in K.Kumar and A.Ellis (eds) Economy and Society, Tavistock, London, pp.98-122, 1983.
- 'Needs, Welfare and Political Allegiance', in N.Timms and D.Watson (eds), Social Welfare: Why and How? Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, pp.27-42, 1980.
- ‘How does economic inequality impact on notions of identity?’, Foresight Review, Go-Science, 2012
- The Left Trilemma, Policy Network, March 2012
- Comparative Social Policy in the UK: a report, Zentrum fur Sozialpolitik, Universitat Bremen, 05/2012 April.
- Taylor-Gooby, P. and Martin, R. (2008), Fairness and the Welfare State: the Double Disconnect, Anglo-German Foundation, CSGE Working Papers.
- The Efficiency Trust Dilemma, SCARR WP9.
- Current Directions in Risk Research (and Jens Zinn), SCARR WP8.
- Attitudes to Social Justice, Institute for Public Policy Research, London, pp 1-20.
- Psychology, Social Psychology and Risk, SCARR WP3,
- Public Expectations of Pension Provision, Actuarial Profession, London, pp 1-33.
- The New Context of Welfare, State of the Art Paper, published by the EU, DGV, pp 1-25, 2003
My main interests are in current developments in the welfare state: the cuts and welfare state restructuring, the social divisions association with inequality and the struggles over multiculturalism. I have further interests in cross-disciplinary work on risk, comparative cross-national work on European social policy and work on theoretical developments in social policy. I believe that careful, theoretically-founded qualitative and quantitative empirical research is essential to make progress in all these areas. I am greatly concerned about the damage the current austerity programme does to the welfare state.
- 2012 INSPIRES (Resilience, unemployment and young people), EU Euro 220,000
2012 'Identity and economic inequality’, GO-Science, Foresight Review, £6,000.
2012 ‘Public good and private schooling’, Llakes Centre, Institute of Education, ESRC, £26,500.
2012 ‘Risk Perception and Behaviour: what we know and what we need to know’, ESRC, £15,000 (with Mario Weick and Dominic Abrams)
- 2011-14 ‘Social Cohesion at the Cross-Roads’ Leverhulme Trust Major Fellowship, £40,826.
- 2011-12 ‘Nudge and Public Policy’, Chair, British Academy Public Policy Research Programme.
- 2009-12 ‘New Paradigms in Public Policy’, Chair of British Academy Public Policy Research programme, £40,000.
- 2009-10 ‘Social Inequality: the way forward’, Public Services Trust 2020 programme, £5,000.
- 2009 ‘The Psychology of Behaviour’, Lloyds, £4,000.
- 2009-10 ‘Trust and Confidence in Pensions’, DWP, £15,280 (with Professor Vickerstaff and Drs Loretto and Harrison).
- 2008-09 ‘Managing Risks in a Changing Society: Director’s Fellowship’, ESRC, £60, 703.
- 2006-08 ‘Institutional Trust and Health Care Reform’, ESRC, £97,588.
- 2006-09 ‘Sustainable Welfare and Sustainable Growth’, Anglo-German Foundation, £75,000.
- 2006-07 ‘Analysis in External Aid – Consultancy’, Research and Development contract 88-092637, EC.
- 2006-07 ‘Testing the Risk Society Hypothesis’ ESRC, £67,347 (with Dr Cebulla, Natcen)
- 2005 East Asian Social Policy Conference, Daiwa Foundation and Social Policy Association, £2,250.
- 2004 Advice on preparation for the next RAE, University of Stirling, £500.
- 2003-08 'Social Contexts and Responses to Risk', ESRC Research Programme, £2,714,076.
- 2003-4 ‘Trust in Pensions’, The Actuarial Profession, £15,000.
- 2003 'Resourcing the Welfare State', Consultancy to develop a proposal for an ESRC programme, £1,550.
- 2003 Advice on preparation for the next RAE, University of Bath, £500.
- 2002 Advice on preparation for the next RAE, University of Bangor, £500.
- 2002-04 'Active Citizenship', Nordic Research Council: UK consultant, 2,000 Euros.
- 2001-04 ‘Welfare Reform and the Management of Societal Change’, Coordination and UK research, EC FPV, 749,855 Euros.
- 2001-02 ‘The Assessment of Asymmetric Threat’, Frank Furedi and Peter Taylor-Gooby, Qinetiq, £15,348.
- 2001-03 Evaluation of ESRC Risk and Human Behaviour Research Programme, ESRC, £20,000.
- 2001-03 ‘Public Policy: Knowledge, Understanding and Attitudes’, ESRC, £74,454.
- 1999-00 ‘Welfare States under Pressure’, ESRC, £18,010.
- 1998 ‘Economic Beliefs and Behaviour: Programme Director’, ESRC, £13,272.
- 1996-98 ‘Public or Private? Dental Practitioners’ Beliefs, Values and Practice’, Professors Calnan and Taylor-Gooby and Dr Manley, NHS Executive South Thames, £78,292.
- 1994-98 ‘Economic Beliefs and Behaviour: Programme Director’, ESRC, £265,410.
- 1994-96 ‘Squaring the Welfare Circle in Denmark’, Commission of the European Communities, DG V, 8,040 ECU.
- 1994-96 ‘Squaring the Welfare Circle in the Netherlands’, COSZ, agency of the Dutch Ministry of Welfare, £6,000.
- 1993-96 ‘Squaring the Welfare Circle: the Political Limits to Social Policy Growth in Europe’, ESRC, £90,660.
- 1993-94 ‘Squaring the Welfare Circle in Germany’, Anglo German Foundation, £3,000.
- 1994 ‘Attitudes to Welfare - Issues of Interest to DSS’, Department of Social Security, £3,000.
- 1993 ‘Squaring the Welfare Circle in Europe’. University of Kent, £2,808.
- 1993 ‘Charities in Recession’, Charities Aid Foundation, £500.
- 1992 ‘Attitudes to Charitable Giving’, Charities Aid Foundation, £2,663.
- 1990 ‘Social Change and Social Welfare’, Social Science Research Fellowship, Nuffield Foundation, £4,323.
- 1989-91 ‘Dependency Culture: the Image and Reality of the Claiming Experience’, ESRC, £44,503.
- 1989-90 UK consultant to: ‘Structural Economic Change East and West - Adapting to Changing Work and Income Opportunities’, Professor Gottlieb, Free University of Berlin, Daimler-Benz Foundation.
- 1989-90 ‘Economic Change, Urban Revival and Social Polarisation: London Compared to New York’, Ian Gordon, University of Reading, Mike Harloe, University of Essex and Peter Taylor-Gooby. ESRC, £25,000.
- 1988-89 Consultant to DHSS project on ‘Consumer Perceptions of the Transition to Income Support’.
- 1987-88 ‘The Statutory Sick Pay Scheme and Occupational Welfare’, Nuffield Foundation, £19,737.
- 1986-87 ‘Politician's Opinions, Party and Public Opinion’, Monument Trust, £2,430.
- 1986-on Consultant on welfare to the annual British Social Attitudes surveys and the International Social Survey. ESRC research intern to 1987 survey. Commissioned to write chapters for annual reports and books.
- 1986 ‘The Provision of Occupational Welfare’, Nuffield Foundation, £2,400.
- 1985-87 ‘A Study of Politicians' Attitudes to Welfare’, ESRC, £30,080.
- 1985-87 ‘Restructuring in a Service Economy: the case of Thanet’ (Ian Gordon, Chris Pickvance, Nick Buck and Peter Taylor-Gooby), ESRC, £55,370 plus linked studentship.
- 1985-87 Consultant on attitude research to the ‘Anglo-Hungarian Study of Attitudes to Welfare Policy’, directed by B.Deacon of Plymouth Polytechnic, ESRC, £29,528.
- 1985 Consultant on ‘Consumption’ to BBC Television's Domesday Disc project.
- 1983-85 ‘A Study of Ambivalence in Public Opinion about State Welfare’, ESRC, £68,800 plus linked studentship.
- 1983 Consultant: questionnaire design LWTV Breadline Britain series.
- 1980-82 ‘A Study of Opinions on the Role of the State in Welfare’, ESRC, £20,748 plus linked studentship
I welcome research students in social policy with special interests in current developments in the welfare state: the cuts and welfare state restructuring, the social divisions associated with inequality and the struggles over multiculturalism. I have further interests in cross-cutting interdisciplinary work on risk and in comparative and European social policy. If you have a proposal in these areas and want to study at the University of Kent, please email me to discuss further.
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My teaching is mainly supervision of research students (see my research tab). Two of my ex-research students hold chairs at Russell Group universities and one at a leading European university. The thesis titles of recent successful students give an idea of the range of areas of interest:
- The Pressures for and Limits to Pension Reform in Greece and Turkey
- Social Security, Social Control and the Tribunal Process
- The Ideology of Entitlement - Public Opinion, Social Division and Social Security
- Women in the Labour Market and the Family: Policies in Greece and Germany
- The Politics of Pension and Health Care Reform in Korea, 1975-2002.
Honours and awards
- OBE, Services to Social Science, July 2012.
- AcSS Annual Lecture ‘The State of Social Science: only itself to blame’, London, July 5 2012.
- Keynote, Council of Europe Forum for the Future of Democracy 14 October 2011, Cyprus.
- Chair, British Academy New Paradigms in Public Policy programme, 2010-11.
- Invited Guest, Spending Review meeting on Social Security with Chief Secretary to the Treasury, July 19, 2010.
- Elected Fellow of British Academy, 2009.
- Invited Special Guest Korean Institute of Health and Social Administration International Symposium, May 27-8, 2009.
- Invited Guest, Roundtable discussion of ‘Where now for the progressive consensus?’ with Prime Minister and Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, No 10 Downing Street, March 17, 2009
- Distinguished Visitor, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, sponsored by the Central Policy Unit as a Special Advisor, 2008-9
- Elected President, Sociology and Social Policy Section, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 2005-6.
- Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, 2005.
- Elected Founding Academician ALSiSS, 2001.
- Chair REF Social Work and Social Policy and Administration panel 2011-15.
- Invited Chair, Inside Government Westminster Conference on Welfare Reform to be addressed by the Chief Executives of the DWP Universal Credit Programme, Shelter, Job Centre Plus, the National Children’s Bureau, The Centre for Welfare Reform, and others, 7 June 2011.
- Chair BA Nudge Programme 2011-12
- Social Science Judge Fulbright Young Researcher Award, 2011.
- Member Government Office for Science Review of DWP 2011
- Board member, Blackett Review of High Impact Low Probability risks, chaired by Sir John Beddington for the Cabinet Office, September-December 2010.
- Appointed to BA Public Policy Fellows Group, June 2010 onwards.
- Guest lecturer at BA Researching Government course, Sunningdale, March 2010.
- Appointed to RSA 2020 Public Services Programme Management Group 2010-11.
- Invited Assessor Norwegian Research Council and Hong Kong Research Council 2010 onwards.
- Appointed to ESRC College of Assessors 2010.
- Appointed to ESRC Postgraduate Training Scheme Assessment College 2010.
- Appointed to HEFCE REF Impact Pilot Evaluation Panel, 2010.
- President of Finland’s Lecture (Mauno Koivosto), Universities of Turku, 23 September 2009.
- Academic Consultant, National School for Social Care Research, National Institute for Health Research 2008-9.
- Consultant on Attitudes to Social Welfare and invited annual chapter author, British Social Attitudes Survey, 1983 onwards.
- External Member, TQA Committee and Academic Planning and Resources Committee, Department of Social Policy, LSE, 2002-4.
Seventy-three articles in non-refereed journals including Guardian Newspaper, Times Higher Educational Supplement, The Listener, New Society, New Statesman and Society, Social Policy Association Newsletter, Social Work Today, Community Care, Poverty, New Socialist, New Manchester Review, Municipal Journal, Rehabilitation Network and Kent Bulletin.
- Editor special issue of Social Policy and Administration on 'Resilience and Convergence' also to be published as a Macmillan book, 2003-04.
- Editor of the series: Globalisation and Welfare, Edward Elgar publishers 1999-2005.
- Invited Editor for the first issue of the Social Policy Association Journal, Social Policy and Society, April, 2001.
- Editorial Board member, Social Politics, 1996 on
- Editorial Board member, Journal of East Asian Social Policy, 2005 on.
- Editorial Board member, Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 2007 on.
- Editorial Board member Social Policy and Administration, 2000-2005.
- Editorial Board member Comparative Studies in Political Economy and Social Policy, University of Toronto Press, 1994-2005.
- Editorial Board member Voluntas: an International Journal of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organisations. 1988 -1992.
- Editorial Board member Journal of Social Policy, 1983-86.
- Editorial Board member Critical Social Policy 1980-85.
- External Assessor, Chair in Sociology, University of Sussex, December, 1995.
- Assessor, Recognition of Distinction in Social Studies, University of Oxford, February 2000.
- External Assessor, Readership in Social Policy, Warwick University, November 1995.
- Referee for: Benefits, British Journal of Sociology, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Comparative Political Studies, Environment and Planning, European Journal of Risk Research, Journal of Social Policy, European Societies, European Sociological Review, Fiscal Studies, Government and Opposition, Journal of Public Policy, Journal of Risk Research, Journal of Social Policy, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, Political Quarterly, Political Studies, Public Administration, Scandinavian Political Studies, Social and Economic Administration, Social Policy and Society, Social Research Methodology, Sociological Research Online, Theory and Practice, Sociology, Sociology of Health and Illness, Sociological Review.
Websites of interest in this field
- On European research: http://recwowe.vitamib.com/
- On the cuts in the UK: http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/browse?subject=8
- On the damage wrought by social inequalities: http://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/why/evidence
- On the way forward: http://www.compassonline.org.uk/news/item.asp?n=13946
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