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Neoliberal restructuring, disabled people and social (in)security in Australia and Britain
Abstract This paper examines recent social security policies in Australia and the UK for workless disabled people. The paper outlines developments in both countries over the past two decades andExpand
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From Incapacity Benefit to Employment and Support Allowance: social sorting, sickness and impairment, and social security
This article focuses upon the introduction of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) as a replacement for the main income replacement benefit, Incapacity Benefit (IB), for sick and/or disabled peopleExpand
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Social Security Policy and Vindictiveness
This paper uses the work of Jock YOUNG (2002, 2003) on the emergence of vindictiveness in late modern society to examine two recent developments – the withdrawal, in certain circumstances, of HousingExpand
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Social security, employment and Incapacity Benefit: critical reflections on A new deal for welfare
In January 2006 New Labour published a Green Paper on welfare reform, A new deal for welfare: empowering people to work. Following a consultation period the 2006 Welfare Reform Bill was published inExpand
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A Note on Computer Searches of Newspapers
Online technology now provides the press-focused social science researcher with an accessible and fast means of selecting newspaper articles for analysis. Taking examples from their experiences ofExpand
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Crime and Inequality
1. Introduction. Crime, Inequality and Social Policy. Criminalising Social Policy?. Inequality, Poverty and Social Exclusion 2. Crime and Inequality. Introduction. Inequalities in ContemporaryExpand
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Employment and Support Allowance, the ‘summer budget’ and less eligible disabled people
In the first UK budget by a Conservative Government for 18 years, £13 billion per annum savings in social security spending by 2020/21 were announced. Of these, 4.9% (£640 million per annum, and upExpand
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Privatizing employment services in Britain
This paper focuses upon the privatization of Britain's employment services. It explores the extent to which the private sector is involved in the delivery of state-funded employment services, and theExpand
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Obsolescence – a cause for concern?
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review what is known about obsolescence and its causes, and provide a critique of how it is reflected in valuations. Design/methodology/approach – TheExpand
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The Freud Report on the future of welfare to work: Some critical reflections
In December 2006 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced a review of welfare to work policies in Britain. This was led by the investment banker, David Freud who reported in March 2007.Expand
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