1 The problem 18
2 Income, credit and redistribution 44
3 Services and well-being 75
4 Global social policy 119
5 Sustainability – communities and the environment 154
6 Conclusions – transforming social policy 188
Notes and References 210
"Passionately written, engaging and topical."
LSE Politics Blog
“A proactive, activist and passionate proposal fighting for restoring ‘faith in a politics of social justice”
International Sociology Reviews
"This trenchant critique shows how orthodox social policy, grounded in the neo-liberal economic model, is ill-designed to respond to the financial crisis. It should oblige all those dealing with British social policy to question the direction being taken."
Guy Standing, University of Bath
"Breaks important new theoretical ground for a social and community-nurturing vision in the new economic era."
Gar Alperovitz, University of Maryland and author of America Beyond Capitalism
• A new contribution from one of the leading authorities in the area of Social Theory
• Written with the general reader and student in mind, this book is completely up-to-date with recent developments, including the economic crash of 2008
• Provides a compelling argument for change, written in a very accessible style