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

Organisational Changes at the CROP Secretariat

1 December 2018

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) have announced organisational changes at the CROP Secretariat.

​The Democratic Developmental State: North-South Perspectives

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION: Edited by Chris Tapscott, Tor Halvorsen, Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario.

The Political Economy of Poverty and Social Transformations of the Global South

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION Edited by Mariano Féliz and Aaron L. Rosenberg.

News from CROPNET

World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Science, Ethics and Responsibility" (deadline 10 April).

Causal Mechanisms and International knowledge transfer in social policy: With a special focus on the case of the post-Soviet region

7-9 November 2019 | University of Bremen

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline for proposals is 30 April.

Bergen Summer Research School

17-27 June 2019 | University of Bergen

BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future.