Paul Spicker

Paul Spicker

Professor of Public Policy / Robert Gordon University, SCOTLAND

Paul Spicker holds the Grampian Chair of Public Policy at the Robert Gordon University, Scotland and has a PhD in Social Administration from the University of London.

He was joint editor of the CROP (Comparative Research Program on Poverty) International Glossary on Poverty in 1997 and again in 2008, and previously contributed papers for CROP sessions on law and poverty at Onati.

His research interests include studies related to benefit delivery systems, the care of old people, psychiatric patients, housing management and local anti-poverty strategy. He has experience of housing and welfare rights work, and has also been a consultant on social welfare in practice, having done work for a range of agencies at local, national and international levels.

Recent Publications:

  • Social Policy: Theory and Practice.Policy Press, 2014
  • Reclaiming Individualism: Perspectives on Public Policy. Policy Press, 2013
  • The Idea of Poverty. Policy Press, 2007

CROP News and Events

CROP-GRIP Newsletter 2019-2020

March 2020

This special issue newsletter is the final one for CROP and the first one for GRIP. It explains the transition process and provides an overview of CROP activities in 2019.

The Politics of Social Inclusion: From Knowledge to Action

15 November 2019 | UN Library, GENEVA

BOOK LAUNCH for forthcoming CROP/UNESCO publication (as part of UNRISD Seminar Series)

Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa

18 October 2019 | Brighton, UK

BOOK LAUNCH and workshop at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK

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