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Ruth Lister

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'She has other duties' : women, citizenship and social security. /

by Lister, Ruth.

Publisher: 1994Description: p.31-44.Notes: in Social security and social change / ed. S. Baldwin & J. Falkingham. Rec. no. for book: B6356 indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
[Mis]recognition, social inequality and social justice /

by Fraser, Nancy | Bourdieu, Pierre | Lovell, Terry (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2007Description: xi, 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: "Nancy Fraser's work provides a theory of justice from multiple perspectives, which has created a powerful frame for the analysis of political, moral and pragmatic dilemmas in an era of global capitalism and cultural pluralism. This collection of essays considers some of the conceptual and philosophical contentions that Fraser's model has provoked and presents some compelling examples of its analytical power in a range of contexts in which the politics of social justice are at issue, including the politics of justice in South Africa, and social policy. It includes essays on queer theory and the paradoxical effects of gay marriage and civil partnerships, on the imbalance in the social composition of UK parliamentary representation and on the significance of class."-- Book jacket. ; Contents: Introduction / Terry Lovell -- Re-framing justice in a globalizing world / Nancy Fraser -- Justice and the public sphere : the dynamics of Nancy Fraser's critical theory / Mari a Pi a Lara and Robert Fine -- Sexuality, subjectivity, and economics / Mandy Merck -- Nancy Fraser's theory of justice : a sociologically rich model for a global capitalist era? / Terry Lovell -- Class, moral worth, and recognition / Andrew Sayer -- Feminist critiques of Bourdieu : the case of social capital / Christina Hughes and Loraine Blaxter -- NQOC : social identity and representation in British politics / Joanna Liddle and Elisabeth Michielsens -- (Mis)-recognition, social inequality and social justice : a critical social policy perspective / Ruth Lister -- Needs, rights and transformations : the adjudication of social rights in South Africa / Sandra Liebenberg.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
Decent childhoods : reframing the fight to end child poverty /

by Bell, Kate | Decent Childhoods | Strelitz, Jason.

Publisher: n.p. Decent Childhoods 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Decent Childhoods: reframing the fight to end child poverty comes out of a lengthy process of discussion and research. Baroness Ruth Lister responded and the debate which followed reached a consensus that Labour's anti-poverty politics had not succeeded in engaging the public and that a radical rethink was required. Decent Childhoods is the outcome of that debate. Kate and Jason ask the right questions, and they issue a challenge to create a new politics of poverty. It is going to need one. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has predicted that child poverty will increase by 2020, and that the statutory target to halve child poverty will be missed. The Coalition Government's rapid and radical cuts in public spending not only threaten a new recession, but they will also blight a great many lives.Availability: (1)
For whose benefit? : the everyday realities of welfare reform.

by Patrick, Ruth [author.].

Edition: Reprint15 May 2017Publisher: Bristol, United Kingdom Policy Press 2017Description: 272 p.Notes: Foreword ~ Baroness Ruth Lister Introduction: Beyond Benefits Street - exploring experiences and narratives of welfare reform.Summary: What does day-to-day life involve for those who receive out-of-work benefits? Is the political focus on moving people from ‘welfare’ and into work the right one? And do mainstream political and media accounts of the ‘problem’ of ‘welfare’ accurately reflect lived realities? For whose benefit? The everyday realities of welfare reform explores these questions by talking to those directly affected by recent reforms. Ruth Patrick interviewed single parents, disabled people and young jobseekers on benefits repeatedly over five years to find out how they experienced the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and whether the welfare state still offers meaningful protection and security in times of need. She reflects on the mismatch between the portrayal of ‘welfare’ and everyday experiences, and the consequences of this for the UK’s ongoing welfare reform programme. Exploring issues including the meaning of dependency, the impact of benefit sanctions and the reach of benefits stigma, this important book makes a timely contribution to ongoing debates about the efficacy and ethics of welfare reform.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Improving Children's Life Chances /

by Tucker, Josephine (ed.) | [Child Poverty Action Group] | Garnham, Alison | Bradshaw, Jonathon | Lister, Ruth | Marmot, Michael.

Publisher: London : Child Poverty Action Group : [distributor] Central Books Ltd, 2016Description: 160 p. ; 22x15 cm.Online Access: Summary Notes: Paperback.Summary: What will it take to improve children's life chances? Child poverty steals away children's life chances. Poor children are more likely to be behind their peersineducation, have poorer health, a shorter life-span and a worse sense of well-being. So what are 'life chances'? And do they mean anything at all if child poverty is not to be tackled at the same time? The government has committed itself to bringing forward a strategy on children's life chances. In this context, CPAG asked leading experts in policy and practice to help us answer these questions, and others. 'Improving children's life chances', a major contribution to the debate, includes chapters on schooling, health and wellbeing, mental health and housing, as well as how we should measure life chances and what an effective strategy would look like. Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Poverty / Ruth Lister.

by Lister, Ruth, 1949- [author.].

Edition: 2nd edition.Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2021Description: 313 p. Incl.: reference list and index.Notes: Includes a preface to the first and second editionsSummary: Poverty remains one of the most urgent issues of our time. In this fully updated edition of her important and widely acclaimed intervention on the topic, Ruth Lister introduces readers to the meaning and experience of poverty in the contemporary world. The book opens with a lucid discussion of current debates around the definition and measurement of poverty in industrialized societies, before embarking on a multifaceted exploration of its varied interpretations. Drawing on thinking in the field of international development and real-life accounts, the book emphasizes key aspects of poverty such as powerlessness, lack of voice, insecurity, loss of dignity and respect.Ruth Lister embraces the relational, cultural, symbolic as well as material dimensions of poverty, and makes important links between poverty and other concepts such as capabilities, agency, human rights and citizenship. She concludes by making the case for reframing the politics of poverty as a claim for redistribution and recognition. The result is a rich and insightful analysis, which deepens and broadens our understanding of poverty today. It will be essential reading for all students in the social sciences, as well as researchers, activists and policymakers. [Polity Press]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Poverty /

by Lister, Ruth.

Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA Polity 2004Description: xi, 238 p. ; 23 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-228) and index 1. Defining poverty -- 2. Measuring poverty -- 3. Inequality, social divisions and the differential experience of poverty -- 4. Poverty and social exclusion -- 5. Discourses of poverty: from othering to respect -- 6. Poverty and agency: from getting by to getting organized -- 7. Poverty, human rights and citizenship -- Conclusion. From concept to politicsSummary: Poverty remains one of the most urgent issues of our time. In this stimulating new textbook, Ruth Lister introduces readers to the meaning and experience of poverty in the contemporary world. The book opens with a lucid discussion of current debates around the definition and measurement of poverty in industrialized societies, before embarking on a multifaceted exploration of its conceptualization. It draws on thinking in the field of international development and real-life accounts to emphasize aspects of poverty such as powerlessness, lack of voice, loss of dignity and respect. In so doing, the book embraces the relational, cultural, symbolic as well as material dimensions of poverty and makes important links between poverty and other concepts like capabilities, social divisions and exclusion, agency and citizenship. Lister concludes by making the case for reframing the politics of poverty as a claim for redistribution and recognition. The result is a rich and insightful analysis, which deepens and broadens our understanding of poverty today.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Social justice and public policy : seeking fairness in diverse societies /

by Craig, Gary (ed.) | Burchardt, Tania | Gordon, David.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2008Description: x, 284 p. ; 24 cm.Summary: "'Social justice' is a contested term, incorporated into the language of widely differing political positions. Those on the Left argue that it requires intervention from the state to ensure equality, at least of opportunity; those on the Right believe that it can be underpinned by the economics of the marketplace with little or no state intervention. To date, political philosophers have made relatively few serious attempts to explain how a theory of social justice translates into public policy." "This important book, drawing on international experience and a distinguished panel of political philosophers and social scientists, addresses what the meaning of social justice is and how it translates into the everyday concerns of public and social policy, in the context of both multiculturalism and globalisation."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
The 'living wage' : the right answer to low pay? /

by Bennett, Fran | Fabian Society | Lister, Ruth.

Publisher: London, U.K. Fabian Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2010 Bibliography : pp. 18-20Summary: This briefing discusses the "living wage", an idea with a long history in the UK which is currently enjoying a renaissance. It draws attention to some concerns about the concept of the "living wage" and its potential implications for who is identified as low paid and what is to be done about low pay.Availability: (1)
The alternative : towards a new progressive politics / edited by Lisa Nandy MP, Caroline Lucas MP and Chris Bowers.

by Nandy, Lisa, 1979- [editor.] | Lucas, Caroline [editor.] | Bowers, Chris [editor.].

Publisher: London Biteback Publishing, 2016Description: xxviii, 337 pages ; 22 cm.Notes: Formerly CIP.Summary: The 2015 election result was a disaster for progressives in British politics, delivering a majority Conservative government at Westminster. And the outlook for the next election is not auspicious either, particularly amid the aftershocks of the momentous 2016 EU referendum result and with possible boundary changes in the offing. There is a growing recognition, however, that cross-party cooperation among the progressives could reinvigorate politics and inspire a credible alternative to the Conservatives. Those who want a good society can and must work together - and, by doing so, they can deliver better answers and more inclusive government. With contributions from a broad range of left and centre-left voices - including Sian Berry, Mhairi Black, Frances O'Grady, Tim Farron, Peter Hain, Carys Afoko, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Zoe Williams and Neal Lawson - The Alternative sets out a base of core values around which progressives can unite, proposes a number of big policy ideas that embody those values and, crucially, explores an urgently needed new form of politics to achieve them.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
The exclusive society: citizenship and the poor /

by Lister, Ruth | Child Poverty Action Group.

Publisher: London, U.K. Child Poverty Action Group 1989Description: 82 p. Includes bibliographical references.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Towards the inclusive society / Ruth Lister

by Lister, Ruth | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2010Description: 11 p. PDF.Other title: 2010 Sambell Oration.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: 2010 Sambell Oration: Towards the inclusive society Delivered by Ruth Lister, Emeritus Professor in Social Policy, Loughborough University, UK Melbourne, 26 October 2010Summary: Prof. Lister discusses the elements of the 'inclusive society'- they are: ; 1. a society governed by the values of social justice and inclusive citizenship... ; 2. a society that prioritises social investment in children not just as citizens of the future but also to ensure that all children enjoy a good childhood in the here and now ; 3. a society in which an ethic of care balances the paid work ethic and in which the political and social importance of time is recognised ; 4. a society, which requires responsibility of the privileged and which shows responsibility towards the environment and the rest of the world.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Understanding theories and concepts in social policy /

by Lister, Ruth.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2010Description: xii, 311 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexSummary: A central theme of this lively and accessible text is that theory helps us to understand policy, politics and practice. The book combines an in-depth exploration of selected theoretical perspectives and concepts with the student-friendly format of the Understanding Welfare series. The author uses diverse examples from contemporary social policy to help theoretical arguments come alive.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Welfare state change : towards a third way? /

by Lewis, Jane (ed.) | Surender, Rebecca (ed.).

Publisher: Oxford, U.K. Oxford University Press 2004Description: vi, 238 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: I. Policy contexts and concepts 1. Modern challenges to the welfare state and the antecedents of the Third Way / Rebecca Surender -- 2. Welfare philosophy and the Third Way / Stuart White -- 3. One Third Way or several? / Giuliano Bonoli and Martin Powell -- II. Policy areas, goals and mechanisms 4. Modernizing [modernising] the state : a new style of governance? / Janet Newman -- 5. Does the Third Way work? : the Left and labour market policy reform in Britain, France and Germany / Jochen Clasen and Daniel Clegg -- 6. Third sector-Third Way : comparative perspectives and policy reflections / Helmut Anheier -- 7. Changing conceptions of family and gender relations in European welfare states and the Third Way / Mary Daly -- III. Conflicts and challenges 8. The Third Way's social investment state / Ruth Lister -- 9. The implications of Third Way social policy for inequality, social cohesion and citizenship / Hartley Dean -- 10. What is New Labour? : can it deliver on social policy / Jane Lewis.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Why money matters : family income, poverty and children's lives. /

by Strelitz, Jason (ed.) | Lister, Ruth (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Save the Children Fund 2008Description: xi, 150 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Women's economic dependency and social security. /

by Lister, Ruth.

Publisher: Manchester, U.K. Equal Opportunities Commission 1992Description: 88 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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