What Social Citizenship Tells Us About the Right to the City

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society.  Click here to access the article. Recently, Brazil has been in the news due to raging fires in the Amazon, an economic crisis over the past couple of years, and a move to the radical right. Another story, which I focus on in… Continue reading What Social Citizenship Tells Us About the Right to the City

Why Do We Save Into Workplace Pension Schemes and What Influences How Much We Contribute?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. One might think that saving into a pension scheme is rational behaviour. But this study suggests that reason isn’t the only motivation and building up an adequate retirement income isn’t the only aim of pension enrolment.… Continue reading Why Do We Save Into Workplace Pension Schemes and What Influences How Much We Contribute?

Mysteries of Valuation: Subordination of Market Price to Social Justice During Expropriation of Land in India

This blog is based on an article in Social Policy and Society.  Click here to access the article. A large number of often large-scale land acquisitions have led to many conflicts in different parts of the world. One of the contributing factors behind these conflicts is the inability to understand that land has plural values,… Continue reading Mysteries of Valuation: Subordination of Market Price to Social Justice During Expropriation of Land in India

Self-Reflexivity as a Form of Client Participation: A Restricted Form of Client Empowerment?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. Client participation is carried out for a variety of purposes including democratizing welfare services and increasing efficiency. Scholars often build on a democratic concept of client participation as a transfer of power from authorities to clients.… Continue reading Self-Reflexivity as a Form of Client Participation: A Restricted Form of Client Empowerment?

Locked-In or Locked-Out? Can a Public Services Market Really Change?

This blog is based on an article in the Journal of Social Policy.  Click here to access the article. Since the 1990s, the institutions delivering public employment services have radically changed in many OECD countries. Nowhere has this been more apparent than in Australia which, during the Job Network (JN) era (1998 - 2009), became… Continue reading Locked-In or Locked-Out? Can a Public Services Market Really Change?