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What We're Reading

As students take a diverse range of courses, they read a wide range of sources.  Here are some texts that might give you a flavour of what they are looking at:  

The University library subscribes to thousands of electronic and paper journals across a wide range of disciplines giving students access to the most up-to-date high-quality peer reviewed research.  It is impossible to list all the relevant journals, but some examples are:

  • American Journal of Sociology    
  • Critical Social Policy
  • Economy and Society
  • European Journal of Political Economy
  • Governance
  • International Journal of Public Administration
  • Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
  • Journal of European Public Policy
  • Law and Social Inquiry
  • Philosophy and Public Affairs
  • Policy and Politics
  • Political Studies
  • Sociology

If you want an introduction to the area of social policy, see Social Policy by John Baldock and colleagues, now in its 3rd edition (Oxford University Press) or The Students’ Companion to Social Policy by Pete Alcock and colleagues (Blackwell Publishing).  

 

Image: Bookshelf. ŠAndy Aitchison 2007.  

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