Social Policy

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    Social Policy has been taught in the University of Edinburgh since 1918. The Subject Group is one of the most respected in the UK and amongst the front rank for the quality of its teaching and research.

    We undertake research projects and offer postgraduate supervision across the whole subject range. A particular focus is cross-national and comparative social policy analysis, with the social policy group playing lead roles in international research networks (e.g. ESPAnet). The Centre for......


Children and young people's participation - book now published

Palgrave has just published our new edited book, Children and Young People's Participation and Its Transformative Potential: Learning from Across Countries.

New research article in Evidence and Policy

Travelling the Caledonian way: education policy learning and the making of Europe has just been published by Evidence and Policy.

Political controversies in social policy: new course

A new course on current political debates in social policy - suitable for first-year, second-year and visiting students - will analyse how evidence is used

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