Politics & Social Change
Restoring a deeper commitment to justice and citizenship for all will demand radical personal, social and political change.
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.
Personal Budgets Just Mean Freedom
In the third of a series of essays from Finland Simon Duffy explains that a personal budget is fundamentally a way of making freedom real for people who need support.
Pathfinders Review 2
David Towell reviews Pathfinders, the latest book by John O'Brien and Beth Mount published by Inclusion Press.
Stephen Craig Coulson reflects on the words that are used in human services and why it matters to use words thoughtfully.
This book by John O'Brien and Beth Mount describes what we can learn from pathfinders with disabilities who have helped us move towards a more inclusive community.
Mervyn Eastman talks with Simon Duffy about growing older, the meaning of citizenship and the challenges facing the welfare state and society today.