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26th March 2012

The Mirrlees Review (Institute for Fiscal Studies)

This review covers two significant volumes and one journal article: Stuart Adam et al (eds), Dimensions of Tax Design: The Mirrlees Review, Oxford University Press for the Institute for Fiscal Read More

26th March 2012

The Economics of Taxation, edited by James Alm

The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics 251, Edward Elgar, 2011, 2 volume set, xxxvii + 592 pp, and x + 695 pp, hbk, 1 84844 829 2, £435 Read More

26th March 2012

Injustice: Why social inequality persists, by Daniel Dorling

Policy Press, 2011, xvii + 403 pp, pbk 1 847 42720 5, £9.99 Daniel Dorling’s Injustice (reviewed in the Citizen’s Income Newsletter, edition 3 for 2010) has been reissued in Read More

26th March 2012

Fair Play: A Daniel Dorling reader on social justice

Policy Press, 2011, xiv + 397 pp, pbk, 1 847 42879 0, £24.99 In this book Daniel Dorling has brought together fifty-two of his academic papers, newspaper articles, magazine articles, Read More

26th February 2012

The Elgar Guide to Tax Systems, edited by Emilio Albi and Jorge Martinez-Vazquez

Edward Elgar, 2011, xi + 462 pp, hbk, 0 85793 388 1, £145 The editors’ introduction to this volume of thoroughly researched conference papers shows just how much has changed Read More

26th February 2012

The Housing Debate, by Stuart Lowe

Policy Press, 2011, 1 847 42273 6, pbk, 280pp, £14.99 Stuart Lowe’s The Housing Debate takes a refreshingly broad view of housing and welfare. Rather than a balanced introduction for Read More

26th January 2012

Understanding Social Citizenship, by Peter Dwyer

2nd edn, Policy Press, 2010, xix + 260 pp, hbk 1 847 42329 0, £65, pbk 1 847 42328 3, £19.99 The number of degree course modules on ‘citizenship’ is Read More

26th December 2011

Gender Inequalities, Households and the Production of Well-Being in Modern Europe

By Tindara Addabbo, Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga, Cristina Borderias and Alastair Owens. Ashgate, 2010, xx + 318 pp, hbk, 0 754 67968 4, £65. The symposium in Barcelona which gave birth to this edited Read More

26th November 2011

Low-Income Students and the Perpetuation of Inequality, by Gary A. Berg

Ashgate, 2010, xiv + 198 pp, hbk, 1 409 40154 4, £55. In the United States of America, ‘college is a principle mechanism through which privilege is passed on from Read More

26th October 2011

Fighting Poverty, Inequality and Injustice: A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend, edited by Alan Walker, Adrian Sinfield and Carol Walker

Polity Press, 2011, xiii + 312 pp, pbk, 1 847 42714 4, £21.99, hbk, 1 847 42715 1, £65 Peter Townsend died in 2009, having done more than anyone else Read More