Norman Ginsburg



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Norman Ginsburg

Norman has been Professor of Social Policy at London Met since 1996. Previously Norman had lecturing posts at the University of Warwick (1975 to 1983) and London South Bank University (1984 to 1996). Norman coordinated London Met's submission in Social Work and Social Policy for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014.
Norman currently teaches modules on:
  • Racism and Ethnicity
  • Comparative and Global Social Policy
  • Social Policy Themes and Issues: Global, Regional and Local
Norman has previously taught modules on Social Change; Social Contexts for Professional Practice; Social Policy and Society; Social Problems; Comparative Social Policy. Norman is currently Lead Supervisor for two doctoral research students; he has previously been Lead Supervisor for nine successful doctoral research students.


Ginsburg, N (1992) Divisions of Welfare: A Critical Introduction to Comparative Social Policy, Sage.
Ginsburg, N (1979) Class, Capital and Social Policy, Macmillan


Ginsburg, N (2017) ‘Constructions of 'migrant crisis in Europe’ in Isaacs, S (ed) European Social Problems, Routledge
Ginsburg, N (2015) ‘Migration as a social problem’ in Isaacs, S (ed) Social Problems in the UK, Routledge
Ginsburg, N (2014) ‘Race’ in Bochel, H and Daly, G (eds) Social Policy, Routledge
Ginsburg, N (2013) ‘Structured diversity: a framework for critically comparing welfare states’ in Kennett, P (ed) Handbook of Comparative Social Policy, Edward Elgar
Ginsburg, N and Lawrence, S (2006) ‘A changing Europe’ in Lyons, K and Lawrence, S (eds) Social Work in Europe: Educating for change’, BASW/Venture Press
Ginsburg, N (2005) ‘The privatisation of council housing’, Critical Social Policy 25(1): 115-135
Ginsburg, N (2004) ‘Globalization and racism’ in Page, R and George, V.(eds) Global Social Problems, Polity Press
Foord, J and Ginsburg, N (2004) ‘Whose hidden assets? Inner city potential for social cohesion and economic competitiveness’ in Boddy, M and Parkinson, M (eds) Changing Cities: Lessons from Research, Policy Press

I have previously taken park in a talk on Globalisation and Racism for FACULTI on 10 March 2014.

Norman Ginsburg
Professor of Social Policy