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14th November 2013

Basic Income Guarantee: Your right to economic security, by Allan Sheahen

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, xv + 204 pp, 1 137 00570 0, pbk, £17.50, 1 137 34788 6, hbk, £62.50 Each adult who files an income tax return receives an annual Read More

25th October 2013

Citizen’s Income and Green Economics, edited by Clive Lord, Miriam Kennet and Judith Felton

The Green Economics Institute, 2012, 339 pp, pbk, 1 907543 07 4, £20 This somewhat passionate book sets off from a classic example of the tragedy of the commons: the Read More

25th October 2013

Social Versus Corporate Welfare: Competing Needs and Interests within the Welfare State, by Kevin Farnsworth

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, xii + 222 pp, hbk, 0 230 27453 2, £55 In this book, ‘corporate welfare’ means ‘governments serving the needs of business’ (through subsidies, contracts, tax allowances, Read More

25th October 2013

Global Child Poverty and Well-Being: Measurement, concepts, policy and action, by Alberto Minujin and Shailen Nandy (eds)

Policy Press, 2012, xxxii + 591 pp, pbk, 1 847 42481 5, £28.99, hbk, 1 847 42482 2, £70 In 2006, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the first internationally Read More

25th September 2013

Independence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income: A theory of freedom as the power to say no, by Karl Widerquist

Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 1 137 27472 4, hbk, xiv + 241 pp, £62.50 The message of this book is simple: We are not free; we ought to be; and a Read More

25th August 2013

Family Policy Paradoxes: Gender equality and labour market regulation in Sweden, 1930-2010, by Åsa Lundqvist

Policy Press, 2011, viii + 155 pp, hbk, 1 847 42455 6, £65 The Nordic countries provide generous gender-neutral parental leave and benefits and also publicly-funded childcare, and the result Read More

25th August 2013

Enough is Plenty: Public and Private Policies for the 21st Century, by Anne B. Ryan

O Books, 2010, x + 215 pp, pbk, 1 84694 239 6, £11.99 ‘The concept of enough is developed throughout this book … enough is relevant to public policies and Read More

25th July 2013

Government, Governance and Welfare Reform: Structural Changes and Subsidiarity in Italy and Britain, by Alberto Brugnoli and Alessandro Colombo

Edward Elgar, 2012, 1 84844 477 5, hbk, xii + 183 pp, £65 Fundamental to the argument of this book are two different varieties of subsidiarity: what the authors call Read More

25th June 2013

The Change Book: Fifty models to explain how things happen, by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler

Profile Books, 2012, 1 78125009 9, hbk, vii + 167 pp, £9.99 For each of the fifty models there is a page or two of text and a page or Read More

25th June 2013

Child Poverty, Evidence and Policy by Nicola Jones and Andy Sumner

Policy Press, 2011, xii + 250 pp, pbk, 1 847 42445 7, £23.99, hbk, 1 847 42446 4, £65 The authors’ purpose isn’t entirely described by the title or subtitle. Read More

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