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12th April 2016

Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a world without work

Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a world without work, Verso, 2015, 1 78478 096 8, pbk, 245 pp, £12.99. This is a campaign manual for Read More

12th April 2016

Daniel Dorling, A Better Politics: How government can make us happier

Daniel Dorling, A Better Politics: How government can make us happier download from www.dannydorling.org This new addition to the vast Dorling corpus sets out from the suggestion that governments ‘should Read More

13th March 2016

Malcolm Torry, 101 Reasons for a Citizen’s Income

Malcolm Torry, 101 Reasons for a Citizen’s Income, Policy Press, 2015, 1 4473 2612 0, pbk, xiv + 120 pp, £9.99 The idea that all social security benefits should be Read More

13th March 2016

The Royal Society of Arts report on Citizen’s Income

Anthony Painter and Chris Thoung, Report: Creative Citizen, Creative State – The principled and pragmatic case for a Universal Basic Income, Royal Society of Arts, 2015, This report from the Read More

25th January 2016

1000€ für Jeden: Freiheit, Gleichheit, Grundeinkommen [€1000 for each person: freedom, equality, Basic Income], by Götz Werner and Adrienne Goehler

Ullstein, 2010, 267 pp, pbk, 978 3 548 37421 5, £6.56 It is unusual for us to review foreign language books in the Citizen’s Income Newsletter, but an exception surely Read More

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

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