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New Policy Press Book Series: Research in Comparative & Global Social Policy

posted Jul 7, 2016, 7:40 AM by Heejung Chung
New Series from Policy Press: Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy
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Series Editors: Heejung Chung, University of Kent, UK
Alexandra Kaasch, University of Bielefeld, Germany and 
Stefan Kühner, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
“Edited by excellent scholars, this book series is a timely attempt to create an interdisciplinary and truly global dialog between academic researchers and international organizations involved in social policy.” Daniel Béland, Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Professor, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

“Global goals and supranational agreements increasingly shape domestic social policies: this welcome series promises in-depth country and comparative analyses that should stimulate critical reflection and provide much-needed evidence to inform national and trans-national policy choices.” Sarah Cook, Director, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti Research Centre 
Policy Press is delighted to announce a new series on Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy 

In a world that is rapidly changing, increasingly connected and uncertain, there is a need to develop a shared applied policy analysis of welfare regimes. Through a unique combination of comparative and global social perspectives, books in this series will address broad questions around how nation states and transnational policy actors deal with globally shared challenges.

Seeking to provide evidence based good practice to aid in shaping future social policies and cross the bridge between academic research and research developed in and by international organisations, this series will be of interest to academics and students in a wide range of disciplines and subject areas as well as staff of international organisations and other individuals involved in the processes of supranational and global social policy making. For more details please go to the Research in Comparative and Global social Policy page on the
Call for book proposals
Proposals are invited for books that include one or a range of the following: country case studies within a multi-level governance/scales frame; small, medium and large_N comparative studies that analyse social policy development and change, and global social policy studies that address various fields of social policy in their transnational or global dimensions.

We particularly encourage original authored monographs based on cross-disciplinary and multi-method research that develops theoretical frameworks reaching across individual world-regions and global actors.

Contact regarding proposals
If you would like to submit a proposal, or to discuss ideas, then please contact the series editors: 
Heejung Chung, University of Kent, UK (
Stefan Kühner, Lingnan University, Hong Kong (
Alexandra Kaasch, University of Bielefeld, Germany  (
Laura Vickers, Series Commissioning Editor, Policy Press (