After the Referendum: The Future for Scottish Social Policy

A one day social policy discussion run in conjunction with the UK Social Policy Association (SPA) will bring together stakeholders, policy makers and researchers to highlight the contribution social policy research can make to the understanding of social policy questions in contemporary Scotland.

‘After the Referendum: The Future for Scottish Social Policy’ will explore options for Scotland by focusing on the history of Scottish social policy within the context of the UK; examining the role played by social policy questions during and after the independence debates; and asking what lessons can be drawn from continental European experiences for the development of a more devolved approach to social policy in the future.

In addition to three introductory talks by leading academics from across Europe, the format of the day will encourage discussion and conversation on the topic at hand.

The three speakers are:

Bernard Harris (Strathclyde University)
The Road to 2014: Scottish Social Policy within the UK

Gerry Mooney (Open University)
Scottish State, UK State or Welfare State? Welfare Futures in Post-Independence Referendum Scotland

Bea Cantillon (Antwerp University)
Splitting Social Security: What can be learned from the Belgian experience?

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