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A Watershed Moment for Social Policy and Human Rights - where next for the UK post-COVID?

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A new book, co-authored by Dr Amy Clair with looks at whether an alternative approach to social policy, based on human rights and social justice, is necessary to tackle the existing systemic inequalities brought to the foreground by COVID-19.

With the ideological shift to neoliberalism and the introduction of austerity measures following the Global Recession, the UK has experienced divestment in the National Health Service, growing food bank use, increasing housing problems and growing inequities in access to digital services. These inequities have been both highlighted and compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amy Clair is a Research Fellow in the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change at the Institute for Economic and Social Research, University of Essex.

Jasmine Fledderjohann is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow.

Bran Knowles is a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University’s Data Science Institute and based in the School of Computing and Communications.

To pre-order (publication is 25 June) visit the Policy Press website here