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Benefits broods’: The cultural and political crafting of anti-welfare commonsense

From Critical Social Policy In the aftermath of the global banking crises, a political economy of permanent state austerity has emerged, driven by and legitimated through a hardening anti-welfare commonsense. As welfare programmes are cut, privatised and marketised it is … Continue reading

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Welfare reform and labour market activation

Special Issue From Local Economy In 2010, the UK’s Coalition Government published its White Paper on welfare reform. A think-tank established by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions generated documents on a number of shortcomings identified in the … Continue reading

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