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In the foreword to 'Dead-End Lives', Professor Dick Hobbs introduces Daniel Briggs and Rubén Monge Gamero's research into Valdemingómez, Madrid, and what it reveals about the post-industrial city.…Read more

Heaven Crawley explains why EU countries' policies of relocating refugees has caused a crisis.  …Read more

Peter Latham argues that the Spring Budget highlighted the Conservative Party’s allegiance to the City of London, not the small businesses, entrepreneurs and self-employed they profess to support.…Read more

by John Hudson, Ruth Patrick and Emma Wincup  |  10th April 2017

As new welfare reforms come into effect this month, John Hudson, Ruth Patrick and Emma Wincup, the editors of a special issue of the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice explore attitudes to and experiences of welfare.  In his first budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond was notably silent on the topical issue of Read More

by Ruth Patrick  |  30th March 2017

On today's National Day of Action Against Sanctions, Ruth Patrick highlights the reality of welfare reform. The truth is that our punitive welfare reform agenda leaves people further away rather than closer to the paid labour market.…Read more

by Clem Henricson  |  14th March 2016

A plea for morality to be put into public policy was made by Clem Henricson when she presented her book, Morality and Public Policy, to the Intergenerational Fairness Forum of peers and MPs…Read more