2010 Conference

SPA 2010 Conference Papers

University of Lincoln, 5th-7th July 2010

Session 1 Monday 5 July 2010 14:20 – 15:50

Sally Hines 
‘Does that mean I have two Mummys?’: exploring the impact of the UK Gender Recognition Act on transgender practices of parenting

Elisabetta Ruspini 
Italian homosexual fathers between invisibility and desire for paternity

Ana M. Sobocan 
Gay and lesbian parents in Slovenia: at the crossroads of new challenges and opportunities

Michihiko Tokoro 
Family policy under the new government in Japan: the case of new child benefit.

Carol Vincent 
‘Being ‘fun’ at work’: emotional labour, class, gender and childcare

Ana Jordan
‘Dads aren’t Demons. Mums aren’t Madonnas:’ constructions of fatherhood and masculinities in the (Real) Fathers 4 Justice campaign

Yuuka Ooka
Work conditions and mental health among staff in Japanese welfare facilities for people with disabilities

Stephen Clayton
Pathways to work? Insights from studies of the UK’s return to work initiatives for disabled and chronically ill people

Huck-Ju Kwon, Grami Dong and Hyunkyun Moon
The future challenges of the developmental welfare state:the case of Korea

Christian Brand
Understanding variations in area level service outcomes in social care for older people in England

Na Li and Linda Wong
Changing institutions and evolution of Chinese welfare NPOs:cases from urban Old Age Homes in Shanghai

Marcin Kawinski
How to present performance of pension funds to the future pensioners?

Ailsa Cameron 
How to make the most of policy evaluations: overview and synthesis of evaluations of the White Paper Our health, our care, our say

Jane South 
“It’s not that sort of authority figure coming over and telling me how to live my life”: exploring the rationale for lay involvement in the delivery of public health programmes

Andrew Wallace 
Incentivising better health care or lining the GP pocket? How has the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) changed general practice in the UK?

Howard Davis and Guy Daly 
‘Total Place, Total Capital, Total Change?’: implications for organisation, for users, and for accountabilities”

Sharon Wright 
Relinquishing the right to parent? The impact of activation on citizenship for lone parents in the UK

Elizabeth Oughton, Jane Wheelock 
The sustainability of a rural angling culture and its implications for a relational leisure economy of well being

Sandra Shaw 
Citizenship and young people

Claire Callender 
‘They are free money’ – the impact and effectiveness of bursaries on student behaviour in England

Hannah White 
The differential impact of the community cohesion agenda upon Bristol’s African Caribbean, Polish and Somali organisations

Remo Siza 
The dynamics of poverty in Italy: development of a highly unstable intermediate socialarea

Kemal Aydin and Tuncay Guloglu 
Relative poverty In Turkey between 1994 and 2006

Session 2 Monday 5 July 2010 16:20 – 17:50

Chair:C.Warburton Brown
Sara Shaw 
Power, politics and research policy: a discourse analysis of health research policy

Jill Russell 
Rationing talk: a rhetorical analysis of resource allocation deliberations in the NHS

Dina Bowman 
Marginal notes: reflections on resistance and the ‘commonsense’ understandings of work in employment policy

Barry Percy-Smith 
Parent Support Advisors: a key link in integrated child and family services

Richard Brunner, June Mitchell, Roseann Maguire and Kirsten Stalker
Disabled parents’ involvement in their children’s education: implications for policy and for models of mental distress

Huck-Ju Kwon, Hyunsub Kum, Jae-Eun Hyun and Siyeon Won 
Caregiving and freedom: evidence from time use surveys In Korea

Jonathan Bradshaw and Antonia Keung 
Trends In child subjective well-being in the United Kingdom

Jolanta Aidukaite 
Welfare reforms in Central and Eastern Europe: a new type of welfare regime?

Nevra Esenturk 
EU social policy: progressive developments in the legal and governance aspects

Julia S. O’Connor 
Precarious employment and flexicurity in the employment anchored social policy framework of the European Union

Lisa McKenzie 
Being looked down on: fear of stigma and its impact upon the participation in local services by working-class mothers

Liv Johanne Syltevik 
User perspectives on the 21st century all-in-all welfare bureaucracy (NAV) in Norway

PG Paper Session
Jo Ingold 
What can Britain learn from Australia and Denmark about getting partnered women into work?

Ellie Conway 
Poor cows or dangerous beasts? The representation of ‘underclass’ women in broadsheet newspapers: media portrayals, political identity and policy

Acomo Oloya 
AIDS in Acoliland: Ugandan prevention and treatment policy failures

Wai-fong Sin 
The cultural politic in narrating urban renewal: a case study of a wedding card street renewal project

Ian Greener 
The future of social policy – knowledge, research and teaching

Peter Taylor-Gooby 
Dilemmas of public provision

Malcolm Harrison 
The ‘new behaviourism’ versus the ‘real third way’; some failures of UK social policy and of social policy academics?

Jay Wiggan 
Something old and blue or red, bold and new? Welfare reform and the Modern Conservative Party

Stephen J. Ball 
Social and education policy, social enterprise and new discourse communities

Sarah Chaudhary 
What part do self help groups play in the public sphere? Can Habermasian theory increase our understanding of self help groups’ civic role?

Guy Daly and John Woolham 
Do personal budgets lead to personalisation and what can their promotion tell us about the nature of citizenship and public accountability in relation to social care? Reflections from a study of the impact of self-directed support and personal budgets

Graham Bowpitt, Peter Dwyer,Jenny McNeill, Mark Weinstein and Eva Sundin 
Crossing the threshold? Priorities, opportunities and barriers for street homeless people escaping multiple exclusion homelessness

Min Ah Jung 
A comparative study on the effectiveness of housing allowance on tenant households in the UK, Sweden and the Netherlands

Mark Liddiard 
‘Exiting care; entering homelessness’: the housing pathways of young care leavers in Australia

Jenny Phillimore 
Housing, home and neighbourhoods in the era of super-diversity

Session 3 Tuesday 6 July 2010 09:45 – 11:15

Marian Barnes and Rose Smith 
Contested meanings and practices of prevention in relation to older people

Laura Banks and Naomi Smith 
Whose responsibility? Looking at an individual and collective based approach to prevention work with older people

Flis Henwood 
Preventing obesity? Aging, technology and ‘healthy living’

Lizzie Ward and Beatrice Gahagan 
The arrow doesn’t just travel in one direction: prevention, inter-dependence and well-being

Dirk Hofäcker Employment and retirement in a globalizing Europe – reconstructing trends and causes from a life course perspective 

Michael Muller-Camen, Matt Flynn and Heike Schröder 
From youth-centric to age-positive HRM: a comparative assessment of Germany, Japan and Britain

Thorsten Heien, Dina Frommert and Dirk Hofäcker 
Perceptions of pension systems and expectations of own retirement – A pan-European comparison

Hugh Bochel 
Cameron’s Conservativism: influences, interpretations and implications

Nick Ellison 
Rhetoric and reality: the Conservative Party and public spending

Robert M. Page 
Clear blue water? The Conservative Party’s approach to social policy since 1945

Andrew Defty 
The Conservatives, social policy and public opinion

Pete Alcock 
Devolution or divergence: the implications of UK devolution for policy and practice on the third sector since 2000

Kevin Caraher 
Institutional ‘elasticity’ and public value management: plugging the gaps in deliberative networked governance

Ben Kisby 
Citizenship education and devolution in the UK: the need for a convergence of principles despite a divergence of approaches In England, Scotland, Wales And Northern Ireland

PG Paper Session
Aimee Grant 
The Condition Management Programme: early findings from qualitative research in Wales.

Jenny McNeill 
Employability pathways and perceptions of ‘work’ amongst single homeless and vulnerably housed people.

Lee Gregory 
Time in service design: exploring the use of time credits to deliver social policies

EunJu Kim 
Education and income inequality : cross country analysis 1960-2000

Burcu Yakut-Çakar,Volkan Yılmaz 
The limits of selectivity for countries without mature welfare states: the case of Turkey

Narjes Mehdizadeh 
The future of women’s citizenship and welfare in Iran

Kate Baxter 
The impact of emotions and time pressures on choice-making by disabled adults and older people

Kjetil Lundberg 
User perspectives on the Norwegian work and welfare administration: From mass processing to tailored services?

Eldin Fahmy and Simon Pemberton 
Multi-media testimony on rural poverty and social exclusion

Jill Jameson, Katie Strudwick, Sue Bond-Taylor and Mandy Jones 
Academic principles versus employability pressures: a modern power struggle or a creative opportunity?

Adrian Lee 
The trials and tribulations of using a virtual learning environment to enhance the academic and pastoral support to community-based, non-traditional learners

Beth Cross 
Pupil participation and competing conceptions of active citizenship within Scottish schools

Ian Mathews 
The teaching of social work in times of change

Session 4 Tuesday 6 July 2010 13:45 – 15:15

PG Paper Session
Alan Deacon and Ruth Patrick 
A new welfare settlement? Cameron’s Conservatives and welfare to work

Stephen McKay 
Conservative party policy on social security and welfare reform: continuity and change

Catherine Bochel 
The Conservatives and the governance of social policy

Jon Glasby 
The Conservative Party and community care

Fran Bennett, Ruth Lister 
The ‘living wage’: cause for solidarity or scepticism?

Jacqueline Davidson and Katharine Weston 
Market efficiency? Experiences and views from the early implementation of Provider-led Pathways

Holly Sutherland, Francesco Figari and Tina Haux 
Coverage and adequacy of minimum income schemes in the European Union

Michelle D’Arcy 
Of aid and influence: the role of donor pressure on social policy-making in Africa’s new democracies

Chris Holden, Ben Hawkins and Jim McCambridge 
Alcohol industry influence on public policy: a case study of pricing and promotions policy

Chris Deeming 
Between Worlds: Australian Social Policy and Welfare Reform

Pete Alcock 
Cathy Thomson 
Ageing, informal care and the direct costs

Olha Batischeva 
Trends in the social policy process in post-Soviet Ukraine

Eva Mitchell 
Supporting families in Central and Eastern Europe: differences, similarities, and the impact of recession

Nam K. Jo 
Values and policy attitudes: a comparative quantitative analysis of the impact of family values and family policy on maternal employment

Trude Sundberg 
A systematic review of comparative studies of attitudes to social policy

Young Jun Choi, Geun Hye Park 
Shifting from productivist informal regimes to formal welfare state regimes: cases in East Asia

Sang Hyun Park 
The analysis of the effect of social assistance systems on labor supply and earnings: a comparative study in OECD countries

Vanesa Fuertes 
Barriers to escaping the low-pay no-pay cycle for disadvantaged parents

Sari Mäki 
Managing everyday life with basic income

Andrew McCulloch 
Neighbourhood deprivation and the residential mobility of households with children in the UK 2000-2007

Steve Nesbitt 
Befriending elders and the creation of social capital

Lynne Livsey and Debora Price 
The financial capability agenda and the politics of governing in ageing societies

Gabrielle Meagher 
Between preferences and expectations: attitudes to the care of the aged self

Paul Bridgen 
Towards a social democratic pension system? assessing the significance of the 2007 and 2008 Pension Acts

Christina Beatty 
Women on Incapacity Benefit: the interaction between self-reported health and labour market status

Ben Baumberg 
Do high-strain working conditions cause people to claim Incapacity Benefits or retire early – and if so, why?

Annie Irvine 
Routes to Incapacity Benefit for mental health conditions

Session 5 Tuesday 6 July 2010 15:40 – 17:10

PG Networking
Peter Somerville 
Conservative housing policy

Sonia Exley and Stephen J. Ball 
Something old, something new… Conservative education policy!

Rob Baggott 
Conservative Party policy on health and health care: change, continuity and policy influence

Richard Parry 
The Conservatives and social policy in the devolved administrations

Janneke Plantenga 
Local providers and loyal parents. Competition and consumer choice in the Dutch child care sector

Eva Lloyd 
Comparing childcare market developments in England and the Netherlands

Deborah Brennan 
Corporate failure in Australian child care: causes and consequences

Helen Penn 
Debates about quality in the private for-profit childcare market

Mick Wilkinson 
New Labour, The Gangmasters Licensing Authority and the woefully inadequate protection of migrant workers in the UK

Sirin Sung 
Work-family balance policies in Korea: towards an egalitarian regime?

Pauline Ashworth 
Methodological considerations when approaching the task of setting up and carrying out focus groups/interviews with a diverse sample group

Lorenza Antonucci 
The theoretical and methodological challenges that arise in assessing how the diverse welfare structures influence the individual experiences of youth transition

Michael Rasell 
Explaining social protest: the symbolic bases of Russian social policy

Francesca Bastagli 
Conditionality in public policy targeted on the poor: theory and evidence

Daniel Duma 
Can electoral rules matter in how much countries spend on social policy? Theoretical and empirical considerations

John Hudson 
Analysing the productive and protective dimensions of welfare: looking beyond the OECD

Louise Humpage 
Attitudes to social citizenship and the discourses that drive them: New Zealand And Britain compared

Masoomeh Maarefvand 
Typology of Iran’s welfare regime with regard to the elements of poverty reduction

Young Jun Choi, Jin Wook Kim 
Feminisation of poverty in welfare-state regimes: never-ending story?

Chris Warburton Brown 
Making the invisible visible; measuring women’s material deprivation within the household

Karen Christensen 
Beyond public care services: the case of Norwegian long term care

Nicola Yeates 
Transnational care mobilities and global care chains:taking stock and future directions

Ross Millar, Martin Powell and Abeda Mulla 
Understanding complex system reform in the English National Health Service: a realist evaluation

Martin Watts 
The impact of the provision of informal care on Australian labour force participation behaviour

Sue Jones 
Warning – group ahead! barriers and attractions to attending early years groups

Jim Goddard, Zachari Duncalf and Suellen Murray 
Access to child care records: a comparative analysis of UK and Australian policy and practice

Christine Skinner, Jacqueline Davidson and Dan Meyer 
Is there equality for children in complex families? comparative evidence on child support obligations when parents enter new partnerships

Session 6 Wednesday 7 July 2010 08:45 – 10:15

Jen Skattebol 
Locational differences in young people’s experiences of economic adversity: research from Australia

Sabine Andresen 
Poverty and precarious conditions in Germany. Children’s experiences and social policy

Mario Biggeri 
A method to evaluate local social exclusion of children through young people’s experiences and community informants

Louise Brown 
Sowing the seeds of innovation

Michael Darcy 
Centrelink’s ‘Place Based Services’: can a national service delivery agency address local needs and conditions?

Rachael Dobson 
From ‘enforcement’ to ‘support’; possibilities and constraints for innovation

Isabelle Trowler 
Reclaiming social work – keeping families together

Sue Kelly 
The truth about cohabitation

Majella Kilkey, Diane Perrons and Ania Plomien 
Migrant men’s fathering practices and projects in national and transnational spaces

Tina Haux 
Much the wiser? Twenty years of evidence on non-employed lone parents

Michael Orton,Gaby Atfield, Anne E. Green, Duncan Adam and Rhys Davies 
The ‘re-discovery’ of in-work poverty: empirical insights and policy implications

Francesca Bastagli and Kitty Stewart
A route out of poverty? Mothers’ employment and wage trajectories in the UK Families and Children Study

Cordula Zabel 
Lone mothers’ participation in active labor market programs in Germany

Alison Koslowski 
Savings and investment behaviour in insurances and private market-based contracts for risk protection of above average income households

PG Symposium
Hannah Durrant 
The dynamics of skills: governing work and workers

Sarah Morgan-Trimmer 
Brokers and ties in governance networks

Sundari Anitha 
Suspect subjectivities and the problem of cultural difference: media and policy discourses on forced marriage in the UK

Kavli Hanne, Cecilie Kavli and Anne Britt Djuve 
User involvement in activation programs – intentions count, but resources decide?

Gaby Ramia and Terry Carney
The Australian Government’s employment services agenda: is it post-new public management and why does that matter?

Jon Glasby 
Independence pays? The implications of personal budgets for the future of UK welfare reform

David Hughes 
Patient choice policies and referral processes in England and Wales: a case of loose coupling? 

Neil Lunt, Russell Mannion and Mark Exworthy 
Should I stay or I should I go? Policy implications of ‘medical tourism’

Jingqing Yang 
The side-effects of China’s patient-centred healthcare reform

Rana Jawad 
From wellbeing to ways of being: Where does British social policy lie in relation to religion? 

David Taylor 
Towards a psychosocial study of welfare

Nicola Horsley 
Community cohesion: the perceptions, aspirations and actions of school leaders

Session 7 Wednesday 7 July 2010 10:45 – 12:15

PG Teaching
Kevin Farnsworth and Zoe Irving 
Varieties of crisis within variable capitalisms

Michael Hill 
Economic crises and paradigm change

Theo Papadopoulos 
Polanyi’s revenge: re-embedding the market and the challenge for social policy after the crisis

Adrian Sinfield 
The credit crunch crisis and social policy

Hartley Dean 
From work to welfare? reconstructing the liberal political discourse

Andrew Dunn and Mark T. Williams 
Are the social groups most likely to be unemployed also those most likely to prefer being employed? evidence from the British Cohort Study and National Child Development Study

Jeanette Brejning 
Tackling social exclusion with corporate social responsibility?

Donna Evans 
New Labour, partnerships and physical education policy

Derek Birrell, Dr Ann Marie Gray 
Governance and social policy in Northern Ireland 2007-2010: consensus and Eithne McLoughlin’s lowest common denominator thesis

Kerry Wilson 
Campaign, defend and justify: social policy agendas and cultural leadership in Australia and the UK

Emma Carmel 
From controlling complexity to creating knowledge: knowledge and expertise in contemporary social policy governance

Rebecca Johnson, Rachael Dobson 
Postgraduates who teach social policy survey 
This session will focus on the teaching experiences of postgraduates who teach social policy. It includes presentation of the recent findings of a survey of postgraduates who teach social policy. Feel free to bring along your experiences of teaching or find out what postgraduates make of the teaching they are asked to do. Following the survey we plan to create resources informed by the survey’s findings. Discussion will contribute to the formulation of practical resources alongside ‘big ideas’ about future teaching practices

Albert Varela 
Exclusion and the social stratification of welfare In Britain

Rod Hick 
Between income and deprivation: explaining variation by differing needs

Anne G. Miller 
Minimum income standards: a benchmark for Citizen’s Income

Marta Adiego ,Olga Cantó, Horacio Levy and Milagros Paniagua 
Going regional. How effective are child benefits administered by regional governments in combating child poverty in Spain?

Isabel Shutes 
Dynamics of choice and control in social care: the employment of migrant care workers

Martin Stevens, Shereen Hussein and Jill Manthorpe 
Migrant care workers experiences of racism and discrimination in adult social care services in England: findings from a mixed-methods research 

Costas Dikeos 
Two-party systems and consensus over health care policy in Greece and the UK: a macro observance

Helen Dickinson 
If partnership is the answer then what is the problem? English health and social care partnerships and service user outcomes.

Katie Strudwick and Jill Jameson 
Evaluation Of mentoring within the Probation Service: promises and potential for informing policy

Jon Bannister 
Territoriality, gangs and violence: fighting over nothing but for everything ming policy

Sue Bond-Taylor 
Communitarian ideologies and janus-faced governance: seeking the ‘asocial’ within discourses of anti-social behaviour management and glocal policy development

Emma Wincup 
Bringing In the outsiders? drug policy, social reintegration and welfare reform

Vijaya Nagarajan 
Pacific women – examining constraints and empowerment

Caner Özdemir 
Youth political participation in South Eastern Anatolia Region Of Turkey

Stephen Clayton 
Which evidence? What evidence? Whose evidence? An exploration of the use and limitations of systematic reviews and evidence synthesis in evaluating social policies