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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

14th February 2005

Labour Market and Social Protection Reforms in International Perspective, by Hedva Sarfati and Giuliano Bonoli (eds.)

Ashgate, Aldershot, 2002, 494 pp., hb, 0 7546 1926 5, £55; pb, 0 7546 1927 3, £23.50. Order this book This book originates in a project by the International Social Read More

14th November 2004

Work: Personal lives and social policy, by Gerry Mooney (ed.)

Policy Press, Bristol, 2004, viii + 173pp, pb, 1 86134 520 8, £17.99. Order this book This level 3 Open University text shows, among other things, how modern conditions of Read More

14th November 2004

Models of the Family in Modern Society: Ideals and Realities, by Catherine Hakim

Ashgate, Aldershot, 2003, 282 pp., hb 0 7546 3728 X, £45. Paper back £20. Order this book In her new book the sociologist Catherine Hakim continues her research into women’s Read More

14th November 2004

Work Behavior of the World’s Poor: Theory, Evidence and Policy, by Mohammed Sharif

Ashgate, Aldershot, 2003, 192 pp, hb, 0 7546 3066 8, £49.95. Order this book This book is written by an economist for economists, but it has information that is relevant Read More

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