Senior Teaching Fellow, Lifelong Learning
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Steve Gascoigne was a toolmaker working in the automotive industry before coming to university later in life, this fostered his interest in adult education. His research interest is in comparative social policy with a particular focus on post-war Sweden and Britain. He has investigated the role of public welfare in reinforcing labour market participation during the post-war period.
Potential PhD candidates are welcome to contact regarding research proposals related to one or more of the following topics:
- Social Policy
- Comparative Welfare State Studies
- Labour Markets
- Unemployment Policy
Gascoigne, S & Whiteside, N (2013) ‘Work and welfare: a comparison of Swedish and British shipbuilding industry in the context of economic downturn’ in Haggrén, H, Rainio-Niemi, J, Vauhkonen, J (eds.) Multi-layered Historicity of the Present: Approaches to social science history. University of Helsinki, Helsinki.
Gascoigne, S (2012) ‘Judgements in Justice and Labour Market Reactivation: A Swedish Historical Case Study’, in De Leonardis, O, Negrelli, S & Salais, R (eds.) Democracy and Capabilities for Voice. Brussels, P.I.E. Peter Lang.
Gascoigne, S. (2012) ‘United Kingdom’, in Sirovatka, T & Sol, E (eds.) Multiple Barriers and Bridges to Work. GUSTO Project.
Gascoigne, S. (2011). 'The Role of Judgement in Assessing Clients: A Historical Case Study of Reactivation in Sweden', in Rana, B, Fall, B & Mah, A (eds.). Rethinking Work. Global Historical and Sociological Perspectives. New Delhi: Tulika Books.
Gascoigne, S (2009) ‘Sweden’. Reports on the reconstruction of six historical cities following periods of crisis, CAPRIGHT Work Package 4 Deliverable.
Gascoigne, S & Whiteside, N (2009) ‘The Promotion of capabilities in Sweden: a case study of the contraction of shipbuilding in Gothenburg’. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 29 (11/12).