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With a focus on global social justice, we investigate a number of social and public policy developments at local, regional, national and transnational level.

Some of the main themes of the centre's work include:

  • Conceptual underpinning of social and distributive justice, policy making and governance
  • History of Welfare States
  • Evaluation of public policies and programmes (including equality legislation and impact assessments)
  • Analysis of international and comparative policy reforms (including education policies; health policies; work-family reconciliation; social welfare; and anti-exploitation policies)
  • Public sector governance and policy networks
  • The role of Third Sector organisations in delivering public services
  • Labour markets and inequalities
  • Migration and refugee policies (including intra-European migration; refugee policies; education policy for migrants; health and social care for older migrants)
  • EU policy, including EU coordination of social security and healthcare
  • The impact of Brexit on UK public and social policy 
  • Urban environments and sustainability (with case studies of Nottingham and Shanghai)

International Centre for Public and Social Policy

School of Sociology and Social Policy
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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