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28th November 2010

Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists, by Daniel Dorling

Policy Press, 2010, xii + 387 pp, hbk, 978 1 84742 426 6, £13.99 Review by Daniel Whittall The editorial for the Citizens Income Newsletter 2010, issue 1, in praise of Read More

28th November 2010

Voyage to Utopias: A fictional guide through social philosophy, by Tony Fitzpatrick

Policy Press, 2010, 256 pp, pbk 1 84742 089 3, £12.99 Two children, Zadie and Jake, visit their grandfather, Cramps, and he takes them on a journey through time and Read More

28th August 2010

The Solidarity Society: Why we can afford to end poverty, and how to do it with public support, by Tim Horton and James Gregory

The Fabian Society, 2009, xxxiii + 271 pp, pbk 0 716 341109, £12.95 This splendid result of a research project inspired by the centenary of Beatrice Webb’s Minority Report of Read More

28th August 2010

Tax and Benefit Policies in the Enlarged Europe: Assessing the Impact with Microsimulation Models, edited by Orsolya Lelkes and Holly Sutherland

Ashgate, 2009, 214 pp, pbk, 0 7546 7848 9, £35 For forty years Tony Atkinson has been at the forefront of tax-benefit modelling, and for over twenty years Holly Sutherland Read More

28th July 2010

100 Years of State Pension: Learning from the Past, by Tony Salter, Andrew Bryans, Colin Redman and Martin Hewitt

Institute of Actuaries, 2009, vi + 266 pp, pbk 1 903 965160 , £16.95 2008 was the centenary of the Old Age Pension Act 1908, which established the first state Read More

28th July 2010

A Generation of Change, a Lifetime of Difference? by Martin Evans and Lewis Williams

Policy Press, 2009, ix + 339pp, pbk, 1 847 423047, £24.99, hbk 1 847 423054, £65 Whether you’re an undergraduate studying social policy or a policy-maker trying to understand income Read More

28th June 2010

Feelbad Britain: How to make it better, edited by Pat Devine, Andrew Pearmain and David Purdy

Lawrence and Wishart, 2009, 250 pp, pbk 1 905 007936, £14.99 ‘The struggle to replace neoliberalism, at national and global levels, is what the politics of the next ten years Read More

28th June 2010

From the Workhouse to Welfare: What Beatrice Webb’s 1909 Minority Report can teach us today, edited by Ed Wallis

The Fabian Society, 2009, v + 93 pp, pbk 0 716 341062, £9.95 In 1909 the Poor Law Commission reported. A majority report recommended services tailored to specific needs: sheltered Read More

28th June 2010

Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia, edited by Kari Melby, Anna-Birte Ravn and Christina Carlsson Wetterberg

Policy Press, 2008, xi + 244 pp, hbk 1 847 420664, £70 The papers collected in this volume study the connections and disconnections between understandings of gender equality and policies Read More

28th May 2010

Beyond the workfare state, edited by Mick Carpenter, Belinda Freda and Stuart Speeden

Policy Press, 2007, viii + 192 pp, pbk, 1 861 348722, £19.99, hbk 1 861 348739, £60 Part I of this evidence-based approach to labour market exclusion reports on case Read More

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