Paul Spicker’s published work includes:
- Stigma and social welfare, Croom Helm 1984; Seishinshobo (Tokyo) 1987
- Principles of social welfare, Routledge 1988
- Social housing and the social services, Longman 1989
- Poverty and social security, Routledge 1993
- Social policy: themes and approaches, Prentice-Hall 1995; Yuhikaku (Tokyo) 2001; Policy Press 2008; Rawat (New Delhi) 2010
- Planning for the needs of people with dementia, (with D S Gordon) Avebury 1997
- Social protection: a bilingual glossary, (co-edited with J-P Révauger) Paris: MIRE 1998
- Social policy in a changing society, (with Maurice Mullard) Routledge 1998
- The international glossary on poverty (co-edited with David Gordon), Zed 1999; Poverty: an international glossary(second edition), co-edited with Sonia Alvarez Leguizamon and David Gordon, Zed 2007.
- The welfare state: a general theory, Sage 2000; Keiso Shobo (Japan), 2004.
- Policy analysis for practice: applying social policy, Policy Press, 2006
- Liberty, equality, fraternity, Policy Press, 2006
- The idea of poverty, Policy Press, 2007; Rawat, New Delhi, 2007; Seikatsushoin, Tokyo, 2008
- The origins of modern welfare, Peter Lang, 2010
- How social security works, Policy Press 2011
- Reclaiming individualism, Policy Press, 2013.
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1. Ethical covert research, Sociology 2011 45(1) 1-16
2. Generalisation and phronesis: rethinking the methodology of Social Policy, Journal of Social Policy 40(1) 1-19.
3. How social security works: an introduction to benefits in Britain,
Policy Press 2011.
4. Universal Credit will not simplify benefits, The Guardian 19th January 2011, Society Guardian section, p 4.
5. Europe risks undermining public services, Public Service Europe, 3rd May
6. Services of general interest – what does the jargon mean?, Public Service Europe 24th October.
7. Blame 1970s problems on “rush for growth”, Aberdeen Press and
Journal 16th November p 15.
1. Poverty, in R Chadwick (ed), Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, vol. 3, San Diego CA: Academic Press pp 554-560.
2. Social security, in R Chadwick (ed), Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, vol. 4, San Diego CA: Academic Press, pp 167-174
3. Social welfare: the provision and finance of social services, in R Chadwick (ed), Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, vol. 4, San Diego CA: Academic Press, 182-188.
4. “Leadership”: a perniciously vague concept, International Journal of Public Sector Management 25(1) 34-47.
5. Personalisation Falls Short, British Journal of Social Work 2012; doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcs063
6. Social Policy Approaches, ch 580 of The International Encyclopedia of Housing and the Home, vol 6 pp 478-483, Elsevier.
7. Universal Credit: simplification or personalisation?, Local Economy 27(5-6) 496-501
8. Poverty, democratic governance and poverty reduction strategies, 1 Uluslararasi Sosiyal Politikalar Sempozyyumu, Istanbul 15th June.
9. Why refer to poverty as a proportion of median income?, Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 20(2) 163-176.
10. Changing Housing Benefit, Housing Scotland, Sept 2012, p 5.
11. More cuts?, Housing Scotland, Nov 2012, p 5
12. M Danson, R McAlpine, P Spicker, W Sullivan, 2012. The case for universalism, Biggar, Jimmy Reid Foundation, 18 pp.
13. Can we afford to support older people?, The Herald, 18th December.
1. Liberal welfare states, chapter 19 of in B Greve (ed), 2013, The Routledge Handbook of the Welfare State, London: Routledge. pp 193-201.
2. Troubled families: what is an ‘official statistic’?, Radical Statistics 108 pp 47-52.
3. Reclaiming individualism, Policy Press, 2013.
4. Welfare dependency: use and abuse of statistics, The Conversation, 24th May 2013.
5. The cuts beyond the bedroom tax, Housing Scotland, June 2013 92, p 10.
Earlier material by Paul Spicker still available on the Web includes
- The rights of the poor, in P Robson, A Kjonstad, Poverty and the Law, Oxford: Hart, 2001
- Poor areas and the ecological fallacy, Radical statistics 76, 2001
- Child Poverty, in F Bennett, J Ginn, J Grieve Smith, H Land, R Madeley,
P Spicker, A West, Budget 2002: a Catalyst response, London: Catalyst, pp 20-26.
- P.Spicker, S Morris, V Strachan, Consultation on the review of Scottish charity law, Scottish Executive Central Research Unit 2002, 85pp.
- Poverty and the Welfare State: dispelling the myths, London: Catalyst, 2002, 44 pp.
- Continental shifts on exclusion, Inside Housing 11.10.02 pp 28-29.
- Paul Spicker talks to the BBC about poverty
- Solidarity between generations, paper presented to the International Social Security Association research conference, Antwerp, May 2003.
- Dundee Anti Poverty Forum, with Paul Spicker, 2003, No room for dreams: poverty in Dundee, Dundee: DAPF, 124 pp
- Moray against Poverty, Voices from the Edge, 2004
- Exclusion and rights, in L Williams, A Kjonstad, Law and poverty, London: Zed
- V Strachan, P Spicker, S Morris, T Damjanovic, 2004, The consultation on Civil Partnership Registration: analysis of the responses,
Edinburgh: Scottish Executive
- Spicker, P., McLaverty, P., Strangward, L., & Grampian Racial Equality
Council, 2004, Community safety for minority ethnic groups in Aberdeenshire. Aberdeen: Aberdeen Community Safety Partnership.
- Schools in Aberdeen: responses to the 3Rs consultation, Aberdeen City Council 2005, 46 pp.
- Understanding incentives, in M Steele, Report on incentives of social assistance grants in South Africa, South AFrica: Department for Social Development.
- Myths of absenteeism mask the true issues to be addressed on incapacity, The Scotsman 27th November 2007, pp 50-1.
- Research without consent, Social Research Update 2007 no. 51, 4 pp
- Submission to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee: Child Poverty, Scottish Parliament 6 pp.
- Taking forward the Government’s Economic Strategy: response to the discussion paper, Scottish Government, 6 pp.
- Evidence to the Local Government and Communities Committee, Local Government and Communities Committee Official Report, Scottish Parliament 26th November 2008
- Welfare reform has the makings of a nightmare as jobs disappear, Scotsman 15th January 2009.
- The foundations of welfare: Bruges and Ypres, Social Policy Association conference, Edinburgh 30th June.
- D Byrne, P Spicker, Ethical principles in social policy research and practice, Social Policy Association conference, Edinburgh 1st July
- Paul Spicker, Sonia Alvarez Leguizamón y David Gordon [editores] Pobreza: Un glosario internacional, Buenos Aires: Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales 2010, 320 pp.
- P Spicker, L Simpson (eds)The cuts Radical Statistics 2010 no 103
Paul Spicker’s first book, Stigma and social welfare (1984), is now freely available for download under a Creative Commons licence.