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10th January 2016

Clear Blue Water? The Conservative Party and the welfare state since 1940, by Robert Page

Policy Press, 2015, 1 84742 986 5, hbk, x + 201 pp, £70 The Conservative Party is again in power, and this time untrammelled by a coalition partner. The 2015 Read More

10th January 2016

Policy Change, Public Attitudes and Social Citizenship: Does Neoliberalism Matter? by Louise Humpage

Policy Press, 2015, 1 84742 965 0, hbk, ix + 288 pp, £75 This thorough and important book by a New Zealand academic studies changing public attitudes to welfare provisions Read More

10th January 2016

Future Work: Changing organizational culture for the new world of work, by Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson

2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 1 137 36715 0, hbk, xix + 231 pp, £18.99 For these authors, ‘future work’ is something that is happening and it is something that Read More

10th January 2016

Who Needs Jobs? Spreading poverty or increasing welfare, by Pierre Lemieux

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, viii + 201 pp, pbk, 1 137 35505 8, £19 This book puts together some very simple connected ideas: that the economy’s task is to produce what Read More

10th January 2016

The Shame of It: Global Perspectives on Anti-poverty Policies, by Erika K. Gubrium, Sony Pellissery and Ivar Lødemel (eds)

Policy Press, 2014, xiii + 231 pp, hbk, 1 44730 871 3, £70, pbk, 1 44730 870 6, £24.99. As the title of this book suggests, at its heart is Read More

10th January 2016

Social Policies and Social Control: New perspectives on the ‘not-so-big’ society, by Malcolm Harrison and Teela Sanders (eds)

Policy Press, 2014, xi + 272 pp, hbk, 1 44731 074 7, £70 The agenda is this: Politicians frequently claim to support liberty and empowerment. Yet governments and political leaders Read More

10th January 2016

The New Economics of Income Distribution, by Friedrich L. Sell

Published by Edward Elgar, ISBN 1 78347 236 9, hbk, xiii + 264 pp, 2015, £80 Not only is inequality of both wealth and income increasing in many countries, including Read More

14th November 2015

Inequality, by Anthony B. Atkinson

Harvard University Press, 2015, ix + 384 pp, hbk, 0 674 50476 9, £19.95 Politicians of all political parties tell us that inequality is a problem and that they are Read More

14th October 2015

Knowledge in Policy: Embodied, inscribed, enacted, by Richard Freeman and Steve Sturdy (eds)

Policy Press, 2014, xi + 242 pp, 1 4473 0998 7, hbk, £70 We know things; we express that knowledge; and we make use of it when we do things. Read More

14th September 2015

The Fourth Revolution: How the infosphere is reshaping human reality, by Luciano Floridi

Oxford University Press, 2014, 0 19 960672 6, hbk, xvi + 248 pp, £16.99 We cannot help being aware that information and communication technology (ICT) is changing the ways in Read More

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