Social Policy & Administration
"Daly provides a philosophical and sociological overview thatmakes this little book the new touchstone for the study of socialpolicy everywhere."
Labour / Le Travail
"Mary Daly's lucidly written book analysesthe core ideological and philosophical debates about welfare andalso explores 'welfare in practice' - how welfare policies areactually delivered through the different mediums of the state, themarket and the family. This is a truly excellent introduction to acomplex and contested concept, and student will benefit enormouslyfrom reading it."
Nick Ellison, University of Leeds
"The welfare state is everywhere under attack. Academics respondwith new accounts of how welfare is to be understood in a world ofmigration, recession, escalating inequality, make-work-pay andvolatile families. This book provides an energetic review of anexciting and uncertain world."
Peter Taylor-Gooby, University of Kent