Sociology, Social Policy & Education

Sociology, Social Policy & Education

Our Sociology and Social Policy list includes cutting-edge publications on everything from ageing and pensions, to terrorism and security studies.

We are proud to publish in all areas of social policy, with a focus on books with an international and comparative approach. In addition to our long-standing Globalization and Welfare series, which produces books at the very forefront of social policy research, our New Horizons in Social Policy series seeks to expand on new and original thinking in social policy and encourage critical, innovative and thought-provoking approaches to understanding and explaining current trends and developments in the area.

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eBook Collections

Major Annual Subject Collections

Each collection includes all reference works, scholarly monographs, Research Handbooks and companions published in that subject in a calendar year. Please contact us for more information.


Essentials Collections

We have used citation, sales, and Elgaronline usage data to curate these collections of titles that have stood the test of time in key areas of our list. Featuring wide ranges of topics and written by geographically and ideologically diverse selections of our authors, these are essential collections for libraries building well-rounded and comprehensive collections.

Essentials in Social Policy
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Essentials in Climate Change
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Subject Specific Collections

These collections include monographs, Handbooks, dictionaries, research reviews, companions and encyclopedia. Click on the links below for booklists.

Ageing Comparative Social Policy & Welfare Development Studies Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Family & Gender Indigenous Studies Migration & Citizenship Sustainable Development Goals


Our authoritative Handbooks comprise specially commissioned, peer-reviewed, original chapters offering comprehensive analyses of each topic. Our Handbooks are unique in their research focus and, in many cases, the cross-disciplinary nature of the topics. Click on the links below for booklists.

Social Policy & Sociology Handbooks