Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment?: Benefit Sanctions in the UK - Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies (Hardback)Michael Adler (author)
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Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Number of pages: 171
Weight: 2372 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2018
"The book is highly readable and engaging ... . this is not only an informative book, but one written with (perhaps Quixotic) passion and fervour that are not common enough in academic literature. It seeks not only to educate and inform, but to contribute towards making the world (of benefit sanctions in the UK, at least) a fairer place, and for that it should be commended." (Amir Paz-Fuchs, Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 48 (4), October, 2019)
"The book is rigorously empirical in its approach. ... The distinctive contribution of Adler's book is the assessment of the sanctions regime in the light of the literature on administrative justice, the rule of law and human rights." (David Webster, Local Economy, Vol. 34 (3), 2019)
"The book itself is invaluable to academics researching in the fields of welfare legislation, administrative justice and on the issue of citizenship, and its findings and recommendations deserve to be taken on board thoroughly by the Department for Work and Pensions." (Philip Larkin, Journal of Social Security Law, Issue 1, March, 2019)
"Adler's very thorough, very readable study is extremely important because he finds, collates and interprets the evidence to produce compelling reasons to support his conclusion that benefits sanctions are cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. ... Adler's study will help those who want to make that argument about the deficiencies of benefit sanctions, as well as promoting the cause of evidence-based policy-making." (Brian Thompson, UKAJI, ukaji.org, October, 2018)
"This well-evidenced, well-argued, and comprehensive book offers precisely the kind of evaluation of benefit sanctions that was required. Ministers, shadow ministers, members of parliament, civil servants, and anyone interested in the UK's benefits system, should read it." (Citizen's Income newsletter, Issue (04), 2018)
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