A comparative study of social policy transfer: The adoption of anti-discrimination policy in the United Kingdom and Australia

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Abstract

Both the United Kingdom and Australia engaged in social policy transfer of anti-discrimination policy for people with disabilities in the 1990s with the adoption of new legislation whose structure and approach originated in the United States a decade earlier. This paper focuses on the extent of the convergence of disability policies between each country and the USA, and the variables that affected social policy transfer in each nation. By using a comparative approach, this paper allows for a better understanding of the processes and constraints involved in transferring social policy across nations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-22
Number of pages18
JournalSocial Policy Journal
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • American social policy
  • Anti-discrimination policy
  • Australia
  • Comparative social policy
  • Disability policy
  • United kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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