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14th November 2005

Poverty, by Ruth Lister

Polity Press, Cambridge, 2004, xi + 238 pp, paperback, 0 7456 2564 9, £14.99 Oder this book You might think there was nothing new to say about poverty. You might Read More

14th June 2005

Welfare Policy from Below: Struggles against social exclusion in Europe, by Heinz Steinert and Arno Pilgram (eds.)

Ashgate, Aldershot, 2003, 304 pp, hb, 0 7546 3063 3, £45. Order this book This book is the result of a three-year EU-sponsored collaboration between twenty researchers from eight university Read More

14th June 2005

Citizenship: Personal lives and social policy, by Gail Lewis

The Policy Press, Bristol, 2004, pb 1 86134 521 6, viii + 184 pp, £17.99. Order this book This is “the final book in a new series published by the Read More

14th June 2005

Overcoming Disadvantage: An agenda for the next 20 years, by Nicholas Timmins

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2004, pb 1 85935 142 5, 135 pp, £8.95 (introduction by Nicholas Timmins). Order this book This is a series of essays, from a variety of think Read More

14th June 2005

Promoting Income Security as a Right: Europe and North America, by Guy Standing

London: Anthem Press, 2004 £24.99. Order this book The English utilitarian philosopher, Jeremy Bentham, called human rights “nonsense on stilts”. In fact he was amongst the most humane of men Read More

14th February 2005

Poverty in Britain: the impact of government policy since 1997, by Holly Sutherland, Tom Sefton and David Piachaud

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2003, pb 1 85935 151 4, 80 pp, £14.95 Order this book The report assesses the progress made in the reduction of poverty during the six years Read More

14th February 2005

Restructuring the Welfare State: Globalization and Social Policy Reform in Finland and Sweden, by Virpi Timonen

Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2003, ix + 222pp, hb, 1 84376 124 6, £45. Order this book Timonen shows how the choice of countries studied determines the theory of welfare state Read More

14th February 2005

Social Europe: Living standards and welfare states, by Richard Berthoud and Maria Iacovou (eds)

Edward Elgar, 2004, 296 pp, hardback, 1 84376 676 0, £59.95. Order this book This book reviews the findings of a major research programme on family, employment and income dynamics Read More

14th February 2005

Understanding Social Citizenship, by Peter Dwyer

The Policy Press, Bristol, 2004, pb, 1 86134 415 5, £17.99, hb, 1 86134 416 3, £50. Also in paper back £17.99 Order this book Peter Dwyer’s book is essentially Read More

14th February 2005

Libertarianism without inequality, by Michael Otsuka

Oxford University Press, 2003, 158 pages, hb, 0 19 924395 6, £25. Order this book According to the dust jacket, “Michael Otsuka sets out to vindicate left-libertarianism, a political philosophy Read More