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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

6th October 2011

Pro-BI book becomes best-seller in Germany

1000 Euro for everyone. Freedom. Equality. Basic Income is the title of a new book (€1.000 für Jeden: Freiheit. Gleichheit. Grundeinkommen in the original) by Götz W. Werner and Adrienne Read More

26th September 2011

The Precariat: The new dangerous class, by Guy Standing

Bloomsbury, 2011, ix + 198 pp, pbk, 1 849 66351 9, £19.99 In the 1970s, a group of ideologically inspired economists captured the ears and minds of politicians. The central Read More

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