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

Human Security as a Sine Qua Non for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in Africa

May 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 50: by Ojijo Odhiambo and Fatima Umar (UNDP Nigeria Country Office).

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

14 May 2019 | Bergen Global

LITERARY SALON: Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.

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.

News from CROPNET

World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

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

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: What Role for Social and Solidarity Economy?

25-26 June 2019 | Geneva, Switzerland