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Social Policy Practice and Processes in Aotearoa New Zealand


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Part 1: From Political Theory to the Practice of Government
1. The scope of social policy - Graham Hassall & Girol Karacaoglu
2. Political and social thought - Chamsy el-Ojeili & Simon Barber
3. Social policy in global perspective - Graham Hassall & Kennedy Graham
Part 2: The New Zealand Landscape
4. New Zealand society and national institutions - Graham Hassall & Mamari Stephens
5. New Zealand society and local institutions - Mike Reid, Christine Cheyne & Claudia Scott
6. Non-state influences on social policy - Nicky Stanley-Clarke, Kathryn Hay & Shirley Julich
7. Dealing with uncertainty - Arthur Grimes
Part 3: Policy Design and Implementation
8. Social policy instruments in a complex world - Elizabeth Eppel & Amanda Wolf
9. Statistics, big data and digital government - Elizabeth Eppel & Miriam Lips
10. Social investment: policy-making for future benefits - Verna Smith
11. Taxes, negative taxes and social policy in New Zealand - Simon Chapple
12. Policy monitoring and evaluation - Jacqueline Cumming, Susan Buckley, Lynne Russell & Ausaga Fa'asalele
13. Future-proofing and social policy - Jonathan Boston & Christine Cheyne
14. How does social policy work in practice? - Donna Provoost & Margaret McArthur
15. Critically researching social policy - Rowena Cullen & Philip Worthington
Part 4: Key Policy Domains
16. Health - Lesley Middleton, Jacqueline Cumming & Verna Smith
17. Education policy: Changes and continuities since 1999 - Bronwyn Wood, Martin Thrupp & Michael Barker
18. Housing - Scott Figenshow and Kay Saville-Smith
19. Alleviating poverty: issues and options - Jonathan Boston
20. Welfare: income levels and distribution - Gemma Piercy, Dayna East & Bill Cochrane
21. Crime, justice and the law: social policy trends and innovations - Tom Noakes-Duncan & Sarah Roth Shank
22. Gender and sexuality - Anna McMartin & Chris Brickell
23. Family and children - Kate C. Prickett
24. Social services - Nicky Stanley-Clarke, Lareen Cooper, Paul'e Ruwhiu, Hagyun Kim & Shirley Julich
25. The regulation of labour, employment and work - Stephen Blumenfeld
26. Ageing and retirement in Aotearoa New Zealand - Kathryn Maloney, Polly Yeung & Gemma Piercy
27. Refugees - Hagyun Kim & Lareen Cooper
About the contributors

About the Author

Graham Hassall is Associate Professor, Public Policy and Administration, in the
School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington. He has participated
in a range of academic, professional and policy networks, and in recent years has
undertaken projects for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, UNDESA, UNDP,
Commonwealth Local Government Forum, Global Integrity, and the Commonwealth
Secretariat; and has participated in public sector training programs for ANZSOG
(PACE), the Fiji Public Service Commission, the Fiji Police, and the Australian Public
Service Commission (Pacific Program). He currently serves on the advisory board of
the Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, and the New Zealand Centre for
Global Studies.
Professor Girol Karacaoglu is the Head of the School of Government at Victoria
University of Wellington. He came from the New Zealand Treasury, where he was
Chief Economist. Before then, he was the Chief Executive of the Co-operative Bank
of New Zealand. His previous roles included General Manager at Westpac NZ,
Chief Economist at the National Bank of NZ, and lecturer in Economics at Victoria
University of Wellington.

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