CONTENTS Part 1: From Political Theory to the Practice of Government 1. The scope of social policy - Graham Hassall & Girol Karacaoglu 2. Political and social thought - Chamsy el-Ojeili & Simon Barber 3. Social policy in global perspective - Graham Hassall & Kennedy Graham Part 2: The New Zealand Landscape 4. New Zealand society and national institutions - Graham Hassall & Mamari Stephens 5. New Zealand society and local institutions - Mike Reid, Christine Cheyne & Claudia Scott 6. Non-state influences on social policy - Nicky Stanley-Clarke, Kathryn Hay & Shirley Julich 7. Dealing with uncertainty - Arthur Grimes Part 3: Policy Design and Implementation 8. Social policy instruments in a complex world - Elizabeth Eppel & Amanda Wolf 9. Statistics, big data and digital government - Elizabeth Eppel & Miriam Lips 10. Social investment: policy-making for future benefits - Verna Smith 11. Taxes, negative taxes and social policy in New Zealand - Simon Chapple 12. Policy monitoring and evaluation - Jacqueline Cumming, Susan Buckley, Lynne Russell & Ausaga Fa'asalele Tanuvasa 13. Future-proofing and social policy - Jonathan Boston & Christine Cheyne 14. How does social policy work in practice? - Donna Provoost & Margaret McArthur 15. Critically researching social policy - Rowena Cullen & Philip Worthington Part 4: Key Policy Domains 16. Health - Lesley Middleton, Jacqueline Cumming & Verna Smith 17. Education policy: Changes and continuities since 1999 - Bronwyn Wood, Martin Thrupp & Michael Barker 18. Housing - Scott Figenshow and Kay Saville-Smith 19. Alleviating poverty: issues and options - Jonathan Boston 20. Welfare: income levels and distribution - Gemma Piercy, Dayna East & Bill Cochrane 21. Crime, justice and the law: social policy trends and innovations - Tom Noakes-Duncan & Sarah Roth Shank 22. Gender and sexuality - Anna McMartin & Chris Brickell 23. Family and children - Kate C. Prickett 24. Social services - Nicky Stanley-Clarke, Lareen Cooper, Paul'e Ruwhiu, Hagyun Kim & Shirley Julich 25. The regulation of labour, employment and work - Stephen Blumenfeld 26. Ageing and retirement in Aotearoa New Zealand - Kathryn Maloney, Polly Yeung & Gemma Piercy 27. Refugees - Hagyun Kim & Lareen Cooper Glossary About the contributors Acknowledgements Index
Graham Hassall is Associate Professor, Public Policy and Administration, in the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington. He has participated in a range of academic, professional and policy networks, and in recent years has undertaken projects for the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, UNDESA, UNDP, Commonwealth Local Government Forum, Global Integrity, and the Commonwealth Secretariat; and has participated in public sector training programs for ANZSOG (PACE), the Fiji Public Service Commission, the Fiji Police, and the Australian Public Service Commission (Pacific Program). He currently serves on the advisory board of the Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, and the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies. Professor Girol Karacaoglu is the Head of the School of Government at Victoria University of Wellington. He came from the New Zealand Treasury, where he was Chief Economist. Before then, he was the Chief Executive of the Co-operative Bank of New Zealand. His previous roles included General Manager at Westpac NZ, Chief Economist at the National Bank of NZ, and lecturer in Economics at Victoria University of Wellington.