Politics & Social Change
Restoring a deeper commitment to justice and citizenship for all will demand radical personal, social and political change.
The Solution is in Our Hands
Simon Duffy outlines some of the important elements that need to be considered in order to develop welfare reforms in the spirit of justice.
The Politics of Poverty
In this presentation for an Anti-Poverty Conference organised by Bolsover CVP, Simon Duffy explores some of the myths about inequality and poverty in the UK.
Racisms: From the Crusades to the 20th Century
"If we want to change something, a good start is to understand it." David Towell reviews Francisco Bethencourt's book and discovers the long history behind racism.
State Guardian or Head Gardener?
Robin Jackson sets out the wide-ranging concerns at the decision of the Scottish Government to put in place a 'named person' for every child in Scotland.
Totally Wrong List
An overview of all the Government policies which harm or disadvantage people with learning disabilities in England.
Under the North Star
A review of Väinö Linna's Finnish trilogy and an exploration of the roots of the welfare state and the price earlier generations paid for it.
Report on the Centre for Welfare Reform
Connie Faith took time to research and review the Centre for Welfare Reform - its mission and its approach and reflected on the way forward.
Why I Keep Banging on About Citizenship
Simon Duffy summarises the conclusion of his philosophical essay Citizenship and the Welfare State and what it means in practice.
Citizenship and the Welfare State
In this short philosophical monograph Simon Duffy explores the role of citizenship in the definition and defence of the welfare state.
The Difference Between Choice and Control
The fourth in a series of blogs from Finland, Simon Duffy explores the different meanings of choice and the options available for health and social care reform in Finland.
Rights and the Welfare State
Simon Duffy describes how the welfare state has been organised around a model of state-paternalism - not human rights and offers a way forward.
Synetopia: Resource Distribution Revisited
Henry Tam offers a new model for justice and the redistribution of resources - Synetopia.