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26th September 2011

The Conservative Party and Social Policy, edited by Hugh Bochel

Policy Press, 2011, vii + 326 pp, pbk, 1 847 42432 7, £23.99, hbk, 1 847 42433 4, £65 New Labour’s social policy exhibited considerable continuities with the previous Conservative Read More

26th July 2011

Women’s Work and Pensions: What is Good, What is Best? Designing Gender-Sensitive Arrangements, edited by Bernd Marin and Eszter Zólyomi

Ashgate, 2010, 321 pp, pbk 1 4094 0698 3, £35 The chapters of this book started life at a conference organised by the European Centre in Vienna, and it is Read More

26th June 2011

BIEN-Suisse, Le financement d’un revenu de base inconditionnel

Seismo, 2010, 204 pp, pbk, 2 88351 049 4, 38 SFr We normally only review books in English, but with this edited collection we make an exception, not because it Read More

6th June 2011

Two Memoirs Tell the History of the Alaska Dividend

Dave Rose and Charles Wohlforth, Saving For the Future: My Life and the Alaska Permanent Fund, Epicenter Press, Kenmore, WA, 2008, 256pp, hbk, 978 0 9790470 4 6, $24.95, pbk, Read More

26th May 2011

Understanding Theories and Concepts in Social Policy, by Ruth Lister

Policy Press, 2010, xii + 311 pp, hbk 1 861 34794 7, £60, pbk 1 861 34793 0, £19.99. Not only is this a most useful textbook, but it is Read More

26th May 2011

Reinventing Social Security Worldwide, by Vladimir Rys

Policy Press, 2010, x + 126 pp, hbk 1 847 42643, £60, pbk 1 847 426406, £19.99 This book is the fruit of a lifetime of academic research and administrative Read More

28th April 2011

Why the Third Way Failed, by Bill Jordan

Policy Press, 2010, iv + 228 pp, pbk 978 1 84742 656 7, £22.99, hbk, 978 1 84742 657 4, £65 Tony Blair’s and New Labour’s ‘Third Way’ expected contracts Read More

28th March 2011

The Impact of Parental Employment: Young People, Well-Being and Educational Achievement, by Linda Cusworth

Ashgate, 2009, xvi + 243 pp, hbk 0 754 675594, £60 Do parents’ employment patterns influence their children’s well-being as children, as adolescents, and as adults? The answer is ‘yes’, Read More

28th March 2011

Beyond the Profits System: Possibilities for a post-capitalist era, by Harry Shutt

Zed books, 2010, 243 pp, hbk 1 84813 416 4, £65, pbk 1 84813 417 1, £12.99 Harry Shutt begins with a diagnosis of the evils which led to the Read More

28th February 2011

The Peter Townsend Reader

The Policy Press, 2010, xviii + 678 pp, hbk 1 847 424051, £70, pbk 1 847 424044, £24.99 This reader is an inspiration, and we are hugely in the debt Read More

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