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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

25th June 2013

The Squeezed Middle: The pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain, by Sophia Parker

Policy Press, 2013, 1 4473 0894 2, hbk, xii + 169 pp, £65, 1 4473 0893 5, pbk, xii + 169 pp, £21.99 This collection of essays tackles a major Read More

25th May 2013

Basic Income Guarantee and Politics: International experiences and perspectives on the viability Income Guarantee, edited by Richard K. Caputo

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 0 230 11691 7, hbk, ix + 322 pp, £62.50 This volume gathers together a huge of diversity of analysis of national and international political debates over Read More

25th May 2013

Money and Sustainability: The missing link, by Bernard Lietaer, Christian Arnsperger, Sally Goerner, and Stafan Brunnhuber

Triarchy Press for the Club of Rome, EU Chapter, 1 908009 7 53, pbk, 211 pp, £24 This report, written for a European group affiliated to the think tank The Read More

25th March 2013

Basic income Reconsidered: Social justice, liberalism, and the demands of equality, by Simon Birnbaum

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, xii + 246 pp, hbk, 0 230 11406 7, £62.50 ‘Radical liberalism … holds a substantial universal and unconditional tier of social rights to be one of Read More