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  • Charles Booth: the examination of poverty. 

    Spicker, Paul (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.1990.tb00322.x, 1990-05)
    SPICKER, P., 1990. Charles Booth: the examination of poverty. Social Policy and Administration, 24 (1), pp. 21-38.
    Charles Booth's studies of poverty are widely misrepresented in the literature of social policy. His work is commonly bracketed with Rowntree's, but his methods were quite different. His definition of poverty was explicitly ...
  • Cohesion, exclusion and social quality. 

    Spicker, Paul (Berghan Journals https://dx.doi.org/10.3167/IJSQ.2014.040107, 2014-06-01)
    SPICKER, P. 2014. Cohesion, exclusion and social quality. International journal of social quality [online], 4(1), pages 95-107. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.3167/IJSQ.2014.040107
    The concept of social quality has been operationalized in terms of four component dimensions: social inclustion, social cohesion, socio-economic security and social empowerment. This article argues that inclusion and ...
  • Concepts of need in housing allocation. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557387782514636, 1987-01)
    SPICKER, P., 1987. Concepts of need in housing allocation. Policy and Politics, 15 (1), pp. 17-27.
    Policies for the allocation of council housing are subject to considerable local variation. Despite the differences, the schemes which housing departments have developed seem often to reflect a common understanding of ...
  • Developing indicators: issues in the use of quantitative data about poverty. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/0305573042009499, 2004-10)
    SPICKER, P., 2004. Developing indicators: issues in the use of quantitative data about poverty. Policy and Politics, 32 (4), pp. 431 -440.
    Despite the familiarity bred by the routine use of indicators in public services, many commentators are vague about what indicators mean and how they should be used. Several confuse indicators with measurement. This paper ...
  • The devolution of social security benefits in Scotland: the Smith Commission. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982715X14226074788880, 2015-02-01)
    SPICKER, P. 2015. The devolution of social security benefits in Scotland: the Smith Commission. Journal of poverty and social justice [online], 23(1), pages 17-28. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982715X14226074788880
    The United Kingdom is a unitary state, and social security benefits are some of the most centralised services in it. The powers of the Scottish Parliament in relation to benefits have been heavily restricted, to the point ...
  • Equality versus solidarity. 

    Spicker, Paul (Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-7053.1992.tb00767.x, 1992-01)
    SPICKER, P., 1992. Equality versus solidarity. Government and Opposition, 27 (1), pp. 66 – 77.
    Although equality and solidarity are often thought of as constituent parts of the same ideological framework, there are inconsistencies between them. Both concepts refer to a range of meanings: equality can refer to equal ...
  • Ethical covert research. 

    Spicker, Paul (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038510387195, 2011-02)
    SPICKER, P., 2011. Ethical covert research. Sociology, 45 (1), pp. 118-133.
    Covert research is research which is not declared to the research participants or subjects. This is often muddled with deception, and condemned as intrinsically unethical. The basis of that condemnation is a legitimate ...
  • The ethics of policy research. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426407779702148, 2007-01)
    SPICKER, P., 2007. The ethics of policy research. Evidence & Policy, 3 (1), pp. 99-118.
    Codes of ethics governing research in social science have tended to focus on the rights of participants in research. This focus is too narrow to be an effective guide for ethical policy research. Some typical problems ...
  • Five types of complexity. 

    Spicker, Paul (Policy Press http://www.policypress.co.uk/journals_jpsj.asp, 2005-02)
    SPICKER, P., 2005. Five types of complexity. Benefits, 13 (1), pp. 5 – 9.
    This article describes five types of complexity in the operation of social security benefits. The first is intrinsic complexity: some benefits are complex in their concept, structure or operation. The second is extrinsic: ...
  • Generalisation and phronesis: rethinking the methodology of social policy. 

    Spicker, Paul (Cambridge University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279410000334, 2011-01)
    SPICKER, P., 2011. Generalisation and phronesis: rethinking the methodology of social policy. Journal of Social Policy, 40 (1), pp. 1-19.
    Social policy research often depends on the application of generalisations from social science. Questions like ‘what works?’ assume that general principles can be translated from specific examples into other contexts. ...
  • “Leadership”: a perniciously vague concept. 

    Spicker, Paul (Emerald http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09513551211200276, 2012)
    SPICKER, P., 2012. “Leadership”: a perniciously vague concept. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 25 (1), pp. 34-47
    Purpose – Despite the vast amount of literature covering the concept of leadership, it remains contentious, under-conceptualised and often uncritical. The purpose of this paper is to question the validity of the concept ...
  • Matching services to needs in the health care of elderly people. 

    Spicker, Paul; Hanslip, J. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/095148489701000112, 1997-02)
    SPICKER, P. and HANSLIP, J., 1997. Matching services to needs in the health care of elderly people. Health Services Management Research, 10 (2), pp. 113 – 120.
    This paper is based on the results of a postal enquiry to health care professionals working in the care of elderly people in a Scottish Health Board. Responses fall into three main categories. The first refers to issues ...
  • The nature of a public service. 

    Spicker, Paul (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01900690903050927, 2009-09)
    SPICKER, P., 2009. The nature of a public service. International Journal of Public Administration, 32 (11), pp. 970-991.
    Public services have been misunderstood. They are not simply services in the public sector, they are not necessarily there because of “market failure”, and they cannot be analysed by the same criteria as market-based ...
  • Needs as claims. 

    Spicker, Paul (Wiley. [The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com]http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.1993.tb00386.x, 1993-03)
    SPICKER, P., 1993. Needs as claims. Social Policy and Administration, 27 (1), pp. 7-17.
    People 'need' things if they will suffer negative effects without them. Needs are based in problems, but they are not only problems; they have to be understood in terms of a relationship between functional problems and ...
  • Perceived mismatches between needs and services in the health care of elderly people. 

    Spicker, Paul; Hanslip, J. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/003693309403900606, 1994-12)
    SPICKER, P. and HANSLIP, J., 1994. Perceived mismatches between needs and services in the health care of elderly people. Scottish Medical Journal, 39 (6), pp. 172 – 174.
    A postal enquiry to professionals involved in service delivery points to a number of problems in the process of referring elderly people appropriately. These problems related to lack of choice and constrained options, ...
  • Planning for the needs of people with dementia. 

    Spicker, Paul; Gordon, D. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/003693309203700203, 1992-04)
    SPICKER, P. and GORDON, D., 1992. Planning for the needs of people with dementia. Scottish Medical Journal, 37 (2), pp.38 – 39.
    Provision for people with dementia requires a complex mix of different kinds of services, primarily concerned with maintenance and support rather than treatment. In principle, planning for their needs begins with assessment ...
  • Policy translation: a reply. 

    Spicker, Paul (Taylor and Francis https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2015.1004251, 2015-01-23)
    SPICKER, P. 2016. Policy translation: a reply. Global discourse: an interdisciplinary journal of current affairs and applied contemporary thought [online], 6(1-2), pages 116-118. Available from https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2015.1004251
    The purpose of this paper is explained as being to enhance "the analysis of processes of movement of ideas between multiple actors and in the process of implementation of social policies." The core argument made by Latour ...
  • Poverty and depressed estates: a critique of Utopia on trial. 

    Spicker, Paul (Taylor & Francis. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673038708720608, 1987)
    SPICKER, P., 1987. Poverty and depressed estates: a critique of Utopia on trial. Housing Studies, 2 (4), pp. 283-292.
    Alice Coleman's Utopia on Trial explains the incidence of social problems in council housing in terms of the design of the estates. This paper offers an alternative explanation. Many issues which appear to be problems ...
  • Poverty and social security: concepts and principles. 

    Spicker, Paul (Paul Spicker., 2013)
    SPICKER, P., 2013. Poverty and social security: concepts and principles.
    Author's note, 2013 Poverty and social security was published in November 1992 (though the title page states 1993). First published 1993 by Routledge, ISBN 0-415-05935-6 and 0-415-05936-4. The rights to publish have ...
  • The principle of subsidiarity and the social policy of the European Community. 

    Spicker, Paul (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/095892879100100102, 1991-02)
    SPICKER, P., 1991. The principle of subsidiarity and the social policy of the European Community. Journal of European Social Policy, 1 (1), pp. 3 – 14.
    The idea of 'subsidiarity' has been gaining influence within the European Community. 'Subsidiarity' is based on a view of society in which responsibilities are conditioned by the closeness of people's relationships. I ...