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25th March 2013

Basic income Reconsidered: Social justice, liberalism, and the demands of equality, by Simon Birnbaum

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, xii + 246 pp, hbk, 0 230 11406 7, £62.50 ‘Radical liberalism … holds a substantial universal and unconditional tier of social rights to be one of Read More

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