​​Social Policy

With a backlist that includes works from the pioneer of social policy research, Richard Titmuss, Palgrave Macmillan’s social policy list has an enviable history. The current programme includes series on Work and Welfare in Europe, Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research, and Education Policy. 

We are proud to publish new works by Peter Taylor-Gooby, John Mohan and Brian Lund, and as  our social policy list grows, we continue to nurture connections with international professional associations, practitioners and academics from across the field, and explore innovative ways to reach an ever-diverse and growing audience.


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Meet the editor

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    Sharla Plant

    Sociology and Social Policy


    Sharla publishes scholarly monographs, edited collections, handbooks, major reference works and Palgrave Pivots. She is interested in receiving proposals from international and interdisciplinary authors on all aspects of sociology and social policy, but particularly in the areas of race, class, digital sociology, political sociology, sport and leisure, and welfare and work.