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4th April 2018

van Oorschot, Roosa, Meuleman,and Reeskens, The Social Legitimacy of Targeted Welfare

Wim van Oorschot, Femke Roosa, Bart Meuleman and Tim Reeskens, The Social Legitimacy of Targeted Welfare: Attitudes to welfare deservingness, Edward Elgar, 2017, xviii + 366 pp, hbk, 1 78536 Read More

4th April 2018

Otto, Walker and Ziegler (eds), Capability-promoting Policies

Hans-Uwe Otto, Melanie Walker and Holger Ziegler (eds), Capability-promoting Policies: Enhancing individual and social development, Policy Press, xiii + 317 pp, 1 4473 3431 6, hbk, £90 ‘Opportunities to flourish’ Read More

4th April 2018

Bruce Nixon, The 21st Century Revolution

Bruce Nixon, The 21st Century Revolution: A call to greatness, Acorn Independent Press, 291 pp, 1 911079 03 3, pbk, £9.99 In one sense there is nothing new about this Read More

4th April 2018

William Kingston, How Capitalism Destroyed Itself

William Kingston, How Capitalism Destroyed Itself: Technology displaced by financial innovation, Edward Elgar, 2017, ix + 174 pp, 1 78536 773 1, hbk, £65 Capitalism is so much a part Read More

4th April 2018

Kennett and Lendvai-Bainton, Handbook of European Social Policy

Patricia Kennett and Noemi Lendvai-Bainton, Handbook of European Social Policy, Edward Elgar, 2017, xviii + 458 pp, hbk, 1 78347 645 9, £160 According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a Read More

4th April 2018

Bent Greve, Technology and the Future of Work

Bent Greve, Technology and the Future of Work: The impact on labour markets and welfare states, Edward Elgar, 2017, ix + 153 pp, 1 78643 428 9, hbk, £65 This Read More

4th April 2018

Sam Royston, Broken Benefits

Sam Royston, Broken Benefits: What’s gone wrong with welfare reform, Policy Press, xii + 387 pp, 1 4473 3326 5, pbk, £15 This book might be better described as a Read More

4th April 2018

Roger Brown, The Inequality Crisis

Roger Brown, The Inequality Crisis: The facts and what we can do about it, Policy Press, 2017, xii + 288 pp, pbk, 1 4473 3758 4, £12.99 As Kate Pickett’s Read More

4th April 2018

Martin Ford, Rise of the Robots

Martin Ford, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, Oneworld Publications, pbk, 352pp, 1 78074 749 1, £7.99 Note: the version reviewed here has been Read More

4th April 2018

Downes and Lansley (eds.) It’s Basic Income

Amy Downes and Stewart Lansley (eds.) It’s Basic Income, Policy Press, 2018, pbk, 256pp, 1 4473 43905, £14.99 This book disappointed me after the high quality of the report Stewart Read More