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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
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June 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 51: by Riina Pilke (University of Turku).

CROP ANNUAL REPORT 2018

May 2019

This report presents CROP's activities for the period January-December 2018.

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May 2019

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

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Friday 18 October 2019

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2-6 September 2019 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

CONFERENCE commemorating 30 years of social work courses at the Inter-university centre (IUC).

EADI ISS Conference 2020

29 June - 2 July 2020 | The Hague, Netherlands

CALL FOR PANELS: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice (deadline 6 September)

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