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14th July 2002

Social Assistance Dynamics in Europe: National and local poverty regimes, by Chiara Saraceno (ed.)

(Policy Press, 2002, ISBN 1 86134 314 0) paper Back £18.00 Order this book There are clear differences between the paths into and through social assistance in different countries, and Read More

14th February 2002

The Five Giants: A Biography of the Welfare State, by Nicholas Timmins

New edition (HarperCollins, 2001), pp.xvi+708, £12.99. Order this book This book announces itself as a ‘new edition’ of the book Timmins published in 1995, and any review of a new Read More

14th February 2002

Redistribution and Recognition: Normative Theories and the Political Economy of Welfare States, by Toru Yamamori

Competition, Trust and Cooperation edited by Y. Shionoya and K. Yagi, and published by Springer (ISBN 3-540-67870-0). Yamamori discusses redistribution as a process of entrance, game, and exit, and the Read More

14th February 2002

Tackling financial exclusion: an area-based approach, by Sharon Collard, Elaine Kempson and Claire Whyley

(The Policy Press, 2001), pb, 52pp, £12.95.Order this book This is a report on research carried out in a participative fashion in a deprived area of Bristol. Through focus groups, Read More

14th February 2002

Social Policy and Administration, volume 35

Social Policy and Administration, volume 35, December 2001, no.5 This special issue of Social Policy and Administration on ‘Environmental Issues and Social Welfare’ invites those of us who are interested Read More

14th February 2002

Targeting Social Protection Benefits, by Abraham Doron

Benefits, issue 31 May/June 2001, pp.10-13. “Targeting of social security benefits has always been an integral part of social welfare policies. The introduction of the term ‘targeting’ into the current Read More

14th February 2002

Employment and Poverty, second edition

(Trades Union Congress, £7.50, ISBN 1 85006 583 7). This paper concludes that “the clear correlation between a country’s social protection spending and its poverty rate, and the lack of Read More

14th February 2002

Social Security and the Changing Labour Market, by David Piachaud and Jo Webb

(Trades Union Congress, October 2001, £10, ISBN 1 85006 582 9). Social security has an economic function, as it reduces exclusion, encourages risk-taking, and reduces the crime-related costs of inequality. Read More

14th February 2002

From Security to Risk: Pension privatisation and gender inequality, by Jay Ginn

(London: Catalyst, December 2001) (Catalyst is at P.O. Box 27477, London SW9 8WT, telephone 020 7733 2111, email, website The introduction to this paper reveals just how small Read More

14th November 2001

Getting Attached: New Routes to Full Employment, by Max Nathan

(Fabian Society, 2001), 36+iv pp, £6.95. (A revised version appears in Working Brief, issue 128, October 2001, published by the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion.) Order this book Responding Read More