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25th January 2016

The Changing Welfare State in Europe: The implications for democracy, by David G. Mayes and Anna Michalski

Edward Elgar, 2013, 1 78254 657 3, hbk, xi + 258 pp, £80 As the editors of this collection state in their introduction, improved health, education and housing are now Read More

25th January 2016

A Precariat Charter: From denizens to citizens, by Guy Standing

Bloomsbury, 2014, xiv + 424 pp, 1 4725 1039 6, pbk, £16.99, 1 4725 0575 0, hbk, £55 The first chapter of this important book relates how citizenship rights have Read More

10th January 2016

Clear Blue Water? The Conservative Party and the welfare state since 1940, by Robert Page

Policy Press, 2015, 1 84742 986 5, hbk, x + 201 pp, £70 The Conservative Party is again in power, and this time untrammelled by a coalition partner. The 2015 Read More

10th January 2016

Policy Change, Public Attitudes and Social Citizenship: Does Neoliberalism Matter? by Louise Humpage

Policy Press, 2015, 1 84742 965 0, hbk, ix + 288 pp, £75 This thorough and important book by a New Zealand academic studies changing public attitudes to welfare provisions Read More

10th January 2016

Future Work: Changing organizational culture for the new world of work, by Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson

2nd edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 1 137 36715 0, hbk, xix + 231 pp, £18.99 For these authors, ‘future work’ is something that is happening and it is something that Read More

10th January 2016

Who Needs Jobs? Spreading poverty or increasing welfare, by Pierre Lemieux

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, viii + 201 pp, pbk, 1 137 35505 8, £19 This book puts together some very simple connected ideas: that the economy’s task is to produce what Read More

10th January 2016

The Shame of It: Global Perspectives on Anti-poverty Policies, by Erika K. Gubrium, Sony Pellissery and Ivar Lødemel (eds)

Policy Press, 2014, xiii + 231 pp, hbk, 1 44730 871 3, £70, pbk, 1 44730 870 6, £24.99. As the title of this book suggests, at its heart is Read More

10th January 2016

Social Policies and Social Control: New perspectives on the ‘not-so-big’ society, by Malcolm Harrison and Teela Sanders (eds)

Policy Press, 2014, xi + 272 pp, hbk, 1 44731 074 7, £70 The agenda is this: Politicians frequently claim to support liberty and empowerment. Yet governments and political leaders Read More

10th January 2016

The New Economics of Income Distribution, by Friedrich L. Sell

Published by Edward Elgar, ISBN 1 78347 236 9, hbk, xiii + 264 pp, 2015, £80 Not only is inequality of both wealth and income increasing in many countries, including Read More

14th November 2015

Inequality, by Anthony B. Atkinson

Harvard University Press, 2015, ix + 384 pp, hbk, 0 674 50476 9, £19.95 Politicians of all political parties tell us that inequality is a problem and that they are Read More

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