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27th April 2020

Hartley Dean, Understanding Human Need, second edition

Hartley Dean, Understanding Human Need, second edition, Policy Press, 2020, pbk, 1 4473 4198 7, xxi + 209 pp, £25.99 In the preface to this second edition of Hartley Dean’s Read More

1st April 2020

Konzelmann et al, Rethinking Britain

Sue Konzelmann, Susan Himmelweit, Jeremy Smith and John Weeks (eds.), Rethinking Britain: Policy ideas for the many, Policy Press for the Progressive Economy Forum, 2019, xvii + 269 pp, 1 Read More

1st April 2020

Guy Standing, Plunder of the Commons

Guy Standing, Plunder of the Commons, Pelican, 2019, 0141990620, xviii + 402 pp, pbk, £9.99. After years of marginalisation, the question of wealth is finally creeping onto the political agenda. Read More

1st April 2020

Bill Jordan, Automation and Human Solidarity

Bill Jordan, Automation and Human Solidarity, 3 030 36959 0, hbk, x + 151pp, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020, £35.99 This book sets out from the low wage and insecure service sector Read More

27th February 2020

Kelly Bogue, The Divisive State of Social Policy

Kelly Bogue, The Divisive State of Social Policy: The ‘bedroom tax’, austerity and housing insecurity, Policy Press, 2019, viii + 195 pp, hbk, 1 4473 5056 9, £75 This book Read More

27th February 2020

Louise Haagh, The Case for Universal Basic Income

Louise Haagh, The Case for Universal Basic Income, Polity Press, 2019, x + 217 pp, 1 5095 2296 5, pbk, £9.99 Louise Haagh has been a prolific writer about Universal Read More

27th February 2020

Kuhnle, Selle and Hort (eds), Globalizing Welfare

Stein Kuhnle, Per Selle and Sven E.O. Hort (eds), Globalizing Welfare: An evolving Asian-European dialogue, Edward Elgar, 2019, xii + 350 pp, hbk, 1 78897 583 4, £105 ‘The welfare Read More

27th February 2020

Midgley, Surender andAlfers (eds), Handbook of Social Policy and Development

James Midgley, Rebecca Surender and Laura Alfers (eds), Handbook of Social Policy and Development, Edward Elgar, 2019, xiii + 486 pp, hbk, 1 78536 842 4, £155 The eBook version Read More

27th February 2020

Lynne Pettinger, What’s Wrong with Work?

Lynne Pettinger, What’s Wrong with Work? Policy Press, 2019, x + 230 pp, 1 4473 4008 9, pbk, £12.99 Work is ‘what gets done to make life possible’ (p. 5), Read More

27th February 2020

Burkhard Wehner, Universal Basic Income and the Reshaping of Democracy

Burkhard Wehner, Universal Basic Income and the Reshaping of Democracy: Towards a Citizen’s Stipend in a new political order, Springer, 2019, vi + 61 pp, pbk, 3 030 05827 2, Read More