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14th November 2001

Basic Income On The Agenda, by Robert van der Veen and Loek Groot (ed.)

Amsterdam University Press Order this book (This review, by Samuel Brittan, was first published under the title In Praise of Free Lunches in the Times Literary Supplement of the 24th Read More

14th July 2001

Logics of urban polarization: the view from below’ in Rosemary Crompton & al., Renewing Class Analysis, by Loïc Wacquant

Oxford: Blackwell, 2000, pp. 107-119. ( Order this book In this paper on marginality and inequalities in Western cities, the renowned Berkeley-based French sociologist Loïc Wacquant briefly reasserts his commitment Read More

14th July 2001

Basic Income and the Two Dilemmas of the Welfare State’, in The Welfare State. A Reader, by Philippe Van Parijs

(Christopher Pierson & Francis G. Castles eds.), Cambridge: Polity Press & Malden (MA): Blackwell, 2000, pp.355-59. Now included in a major new anthology on social policy, this is a reprint Read More

14th July 2001

Basic Income : Guaranteed income for the XXIst century ? by Philippe Van Parijs

Barcelona: Fundació Rafael Campalans (c/o Rocio Martinez Sampere ), Papers de la Fundació n°121, 2000, 36pp. ( ) Neatly published by the foundation linked to the Catalan socialist party, Van Read More

14th July 2001

A Capital Idea. Start-up Grants for Young People, by David Nissan and Julian Le Grand

Fabian Society (11 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BN,, ‘Second Term Thinking’, February 2000, 16p, £7.50. (Second author’s address: London School of Economics, Houghton St. London WC2A 2AE) In the Read More

14th July 2001

Gender, Family, and Income Maintenance: A Feminist Case for Citizen’s Basic Income, by A. McKay and J. Vanavery

Social Politics 7 (2), 2000, 266-284. (First author’s address: Glasgow Caledonian Univ, Dept Econ, Glasgow G4 0BA, Lanark, Scotland.) Economist McKay and sociologist Vanavery consider proposals for a citizen’s basic Read More

14th July 2001

Inclusion and Exclusion: Unemployment and Non-standard Employment in Europe, by Jens Lind, Iver Hornemann Moller (eds.)

Ashgate: Aldershot 1999 (240 pages), £41.50. Order this book This book discusses aspects of work in terms of social inclusion and exclusion. It explores unemployment and non-standard employment and evaluates Read More

14th July 2001

European Citizenship and Social Exclusion, by Maurice Roche, Rik van Berkel (eds.)

Ashgate: Aldershot 1997 (304 pages), £47. Order this book This book has been inspired by concern for the future of social inclusion and citizenship rights in the context of the Read More

14th November 1999

Private Welfare and Public Policy, by Butchart and Hills

Social policy has tended to be dominated by New Right ideas of ‘rolling back the state’ and restoring market forces. In addition social welfare has been characterised by a complex Read More

14th November 1999

The Economic Horror, by Viviane Forrester

Polity Press, 1999 A thought provoking and challenging text. The text is translated from the original French. A bleak picture is painted of contemporary western society. A civilisation based on Read More