In Defence of Welfare 2 brings together nearly fifty short pieces from a diverse range of social policy academics and commentators, policy makers and journalists that focus on developments in 'welfare' over the last five years of Coalition Government. Following on from the successful publication In Defence of Welfare, (Social Policy Association 2011) published in response to the government's first Major Spending Review), this second volume reflects on the impact of recent welfare reforms and explores how inequalities in income, wealth and well-being have become firmly entrenched in society. It considers how welfare can and should develop going forward in order to promote a more equal society.
Publisher: Policy Press
Number of pages: 188
Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
"In brilliantly cataloguing the damage that the Coalition Government has done to both the welfare state and the well-being of thousands of people, and demonstrating the urgent need for social justice, the Social Policy Association has performed a vital democratic task. Every voter should read this before marking their ballot paper." Alan Walker, University of Sheffield
"The collection should be on the reading list of every minister in the new government." Citizen's Income Newsletter