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25th February 2013

How Much is Enough? The Love of Money, and the Case for the Good Life, by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky

Allen Lane/Penguin Books, 2012, xi+243 pp, hbk, 1 846 14448 6, £20 The thesis of this book is that there is a ‘good life’ which can be defined independently of Read More

26th November 2012

Working Poverty in Europe: A Comparative Approach, by Neil Fraser, Rodolfo Gutiérrez and Ramón Peña-Casas

Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, xx + 342 pp, hbk, 0 230 29010 5, £60 This data-packed book is one of a series of publications to emerge from the EU-funded Programme on Read More

26th November 2012

Migration and Welfare in the New Europe: Social protection and the challenges of integration, by Emma Carmel, Alfio Cerami and Theodoros Papadopoulos

Policy Press, 2011, xiv + 261 pp, hbk, 1 847 42644 4, £70 The introductory chapter of this timely edited collection outlines the issues to be discussed throughout: policy combinations, Read More

26th November 2012

Basic Income Worldwide: Horizons of Reform, by Matthew C. Murray and Carole Pateman

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, xv + 271 pp, hbk, 0 230 28542 2, £57.50 This book is a most useful survey of international experience of Basic or Citizen’s Income, of benefits Read More

26th November 2012

Social Policy, by Hartley Dean

2nd edition, Polity, 2012, xi + 157 pp, pbk, 0 7456 5178 1, £12.99 Hartley Dean’s passion for social policy is rooted in twelve years spent working for an advice Read More

26th October 2012

Green Economics: An Introduction to Theory, Policy and Practice, by Molly Scott Cato

Earthscan, 2010, xvi + 224 pp, pbk, 978-1-84407-571-3. Molly Scott-Cato, economics spokesperson for the Green Party and lecturer at the Cardiff School of Management, has produced an excellent introductory account Read More

26th October 2012

A Minority View: What Beatrice Webb would say now, edited by Barry Knight

Beatrice Webb Memorial Series on Poverty, vol.1, Alliance Publishing Trust, 2011, 128pp, pbk, 1 907376 11 5, available from the Webb Memorial Trust, Beatrice Webb’s contribution to a Royal Read More

1st October 2012

Review Essay: Funding Citizen’s Income from Money Creation: The message of James Robertson’s Future Money

The ‘sensible’ view of Citizen’s Income (CI) is that it would pool income tax allowances and welfare benefits, as far as possible, into a single uniform payment, varying only with Read More

26th September 2012

Reinventing Social Solidarity across Europe, edited by Marion Ellison

Policy Press, 2011, xv + 270 pp, hbk, 1 847 42727 4, £70 Social solidarity is ‘a contested, fluid, multilevel and multifaceted concept within the European polity, civil society and Read More

26th September 2012

Labour Market Flexibility and Pension Reforms: Flexible Today, Secure Tomorrow?, edited by Karl Hinrichs and Matteo Jessoula

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, xviii + 262 pp, hbk, 0 230 29006 8, £55 Time was when a lifetime of full-time employment would be followed by retirement on a contributory state Read More