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Greg Marston

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Analysing social policy : a governmental approach /

by Marston,Greg (Ed.) | McDonald, Catherine.

Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar 2006Description: ix, 239 p. ; 25 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction: Reframing social policy analysis / Catherine McDonald and Greg Marston -- Governmentality and powers of life and death / Mitchell Dean -- Global governance and local policy partnerships / Wendy Larner -- The politics of marginal space / Jorgan Elm-Larsen -- Consumerism and the remaking of state-citzen relations in the UK / John Clarke -- The politics of subject formation : women's response to welfare reform in the United States and the Netherlands / Anna Korteweg -- Governing men and boys in public policy in Australia / Bob Pease -- Activating child and youth welfare : an example of the neo-social re-arrangement of German social policy / Fabian Kessl -- "The end of the passing past" : towards a polytemporal policy studies / Willian Walters -- Governing the mother : access to reproductive technologies / Jennifer Smith -- Segmentation and conditionality : technological reconfigurations in social policy / Paul Henman -- Conclusion: A conversation worth continuing? / Greg Marston and Catherine McDonald.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Basic income in Australia and New Zealand : perspectives from the neoliberal frontier / edited by Jennifer Mays, Greg Marston, John Tomlinson.

by Mays, Jennifer, 1968- [editor.] | Marston, Greg, 1970- [editor.] | Tomlinson, John, 1942- [editor.].

Publisher: New York Palgrave Macmillan, 2016Description: pages cm.Summary: "Basic income is an innovative, powerful egalitarian response to widening global inequalities and poverty experiences in society, one that runs counter to the neoliberal transformations of modern welfare states, social security, and labor market programs. This book is the first collective volume of its kind to ask whether a basic income offers a viable solution to the income support systems in Australia and New Zealand. Though often neglected in discussions of basic income, both countries are advanced liberal democracies dominated by neoliberal transformations of the welfare state, and therefore have great potential to advance debates on the topic. The contributors' essays and case studies explore the historical basis on which a basic income program might stand in these two countries, the ideological nuances and complexities of implementing such a policy, and ideas for future development that might allow the program to be put into practice regionally and applied internationally"--; "This is the first collective volume to ask whether a basic income could be viable in Australia and New Zealand's modern neoliberal welfare states. Contributions explore the historical basis for a basic income program in the region, the ideological nuances and complexities of implementation, and ideas for future development and application"--Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Half a citizen : life on welfare in Australia /

by Murphy, John | Murray, Suellen | Chalmers, Jennifer | Martin, Sonia | Marston, Greg.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2011Description: viii, 240 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Sonia Martin worked in the Research and Policy Centre at the Brotherhood of St Laurence. INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: This book examines what life is like on welfare in Australia. Based on interviews with 150 welfare recipients, it highlights the contradictions of welfare policy in both promoting independence and disempowering clients, and the contrast between public perceptions and lived experience. Topics include: the context of the Australian welfare system; poverty and deprivation; resilience and fear; housing and housing tenure; social exclusion and stigma; social networks and civic engagement; the importance of paid work; barriers and transitions to work; Centrelink service delivery; and values and ethics about income support.Availability: No items available Checked out (2).
Helping or harming? : compulsory Income management in Australia and New Zealand - summary report / Louise Humpage et al.

by Humpage Louise | Peterie, Michelle | Marston, Greg et al.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. : School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 2020Description: 15 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Authors : Louise Humpage ; Michelle Peterie ; Greg Marston ; Philip Mendes ; Shelley Bielefeld ; Zoe Staines Summary: This research sought to address an important gap in our understanding of CIM through a mixed-methods study of the lived experiences of income managed welfare recipients and their communities. Our team sought to understand more than just whether the policy of CIM is achieving its stated objectives. We explored the effects of the policy on social identity, agency and autonomy. We also investigated legal, ethical and moral questions about the policy paradigm. Key guiding questions for the study included: What are the lived experiences of CIM in Australia and New Zealand, and how to they compare? ; How do experiences of CIM ‘spill-over’ into other areas of people’s lives, impacting their identities, social and economic engagement, and wellbeing? ; How have front-line community workers and other stakeholders responded to the CIM policy agenda? Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Hidden costs : an independent study into income management in Australia / Greg Marston, Philip Mendes, Shelley Bielefeld et al.

by Marston, Greg | Mendes, Philip | Bielefeld, Shelley et al.

Publisher: Brisbane, Qld. : School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 2020Description: 132 p. : ill. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Febuary 2020 Authors : Greg Marston, Philip Mendes, Shelley Bielefeld, Michelle Peterie, Zoe Staines and Steven RocheSummary: This report summarises preliminary findings from a national independent study into the ongoing expansion of income management (IM) in Australia. The study was funded by the Australian Research Council over a three-year period from 2018-2020.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Human service gaps at the interface between urban and rural /

by Marston, Greg | RMIT University. Centre for Applied Social Research | Morgan, Leonie | Murphy, John.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. RMIT. Centre for Applied Social Research 2003Description: 104 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2003Availability: (1)
Risk, welfare and work /

by Marston, Greg (ed.) | Moss, J. (ed.) | Quiggin, J. (ed.).

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Press 2010Description: xvi, 324 p.Summary: In recent decades, people's experience of welfare has undergone a dramatic transformation, with the responsibility for managing risk increasingly being shifted from state institutions to non-governmental agents, individuals and agencies. Some commentators see this shift as heralding a fundamental transformation of society, while others have pointed to the resilience of the welfare state. In the transformation of the welfare state, moral and ethical questions about collective responsibility for social and economic risks abound. In Risk, Welfare and Work, editors Greg Marston, Jeremy Moss and John Quiggin bring together contributors from diverse disciplines to explore these questions and examine shifting risk in historical and contemporary Australia-including implications for groups such as young people and Aboriginal Australians-and views of Britain and the United States.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Social Inclusion Research Forum. /

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria University of Melbourne. Social Justice Initiative 2009Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: SOCIAL INCLUSION RESEARCH FORUM, 25-26 June 2009 Yasuko Hiraoka Room Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne Graphic disadvantage: the demographics of social exclusion in Australia / Scott Baum -- Employment law reform and social inclusion: if the social inclusion agenda was in the Fair Work Act, where would it be? / John Buchanan and Brigid van Wanrooy -- Developing an Australian measurement and reporting framework for social inclusion: work and developments to date / Joanne Hillerman -- Explaining social exclusion: towards social inclusion for Indigenous Australians / Kirrily Jordan -- Tensions in the Australian social inclusion agenda examining the case of people with a disability and employment strategies? / Greg Marston -- Labour force participation: when employment doesn?t lead to inclusion. Is the SIA likely to improve the current situation or simply perpetuate it? / Helen Masterman-Smith -- Facilitating an interdepartmental approach: identifying complementarities and integrating policy / Alison McClelland -- Economic perspectives on social exclusion / Ian McDonald -- Welfare to work and social inclusion:challenges and possibilities / Daniel Perkins -- Measuring poverty and social exclusion in Australia: a proposed multidimensional framework for identifying socio-economic disadvantage / Rosanna Scutella -- Understanding social inclusion: lessons for Australia / Hilary Silver -- Tax and transfer policy: socially inclusive income tax reform / Peter Whiteford. PW 2009Summary: The aim of the Social Inclusion Project is to provide key policy-makers and experts with the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions about the concepts of social inclusion and exclusion, and the prospects for facilitating a more inclusive society. It is anticipated that the Forum will, through the collaboration of a range of expert speakers and selected delegates, generate practical policy recommendations for the development and implementation of the SIA. It is also anticipated that the Forum will enable the experts and professionals from a range of backgrounds to develop important new links and relationships, further stimulating policy discussion, collaboration and the generation of policy proposals. ; The Forum has been designed to be interactive, focussed and highly participatory, and so attendance has been restricted to invitation only with a maximum number of delegates, excluding speakers and project team members, set at 60. Delegates will represent members of academia, the community sector and government.Availability: (1)
Social policy and discourse analysis : policy change in public housing. /

by Marston, Greg.

Publisher: Aldershot, Hants Ashgate Publishing Co 2004Description: vii, 148 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-146) and index.Availability: No items available Checked out (1).
Social policy in Australia : understanding for action /

by McClelland, Alison (ed.) | Smyth, Paul (ed.).

Edition: 2nd editionPublisher: South Melbourne Oxford University Press 2010Description: xvi, 304 p.Notes: Contents: Part One: Introduction to Social Policy -- 1. What is Social Policy? / Alison McClelland -- 2. Values, Concepts, and Social Policy Design / Alison McClelland -- 3. A Framework for Understanding and Action / Alison McClelland and Greg Marston -- 4. The Institutional Context for Decisions and Action / Alison McClelland and Greg Marston --Part Two: The Historical, International, and Changing Context for Action -- 5. The Historical Context for Action / Paul Smyth -- 6. Australian Social Policy in an International Context / Paul Smyth -- 7. Changes and Challenges / Paul Smyth -- Part Three: Areas of Social Policy Action -- 8. Employment Policy: Unemployment and Labour Market Insecurity / Stephen Bell and John Quiggin -- 9. Australian Social Security Policy: Doing More with Less? / Stephen Ziguras -- 10. Housing Policy in Australia: Big Problems But Off the Agenda / Tony Dalton -- 11. Health Policy in Australia: Mind the Growing Gaps / Jenny M Lewis -- 12. Education, Training and Skills / Jack Keating -- 13. Community Services: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century / Deborah Brennan -- 14. Climate Change and Social Justice / Janet Stanley -- 15. Taxation: Paying for Policy / Alison McClelland and Rosanna ScutellaSummary: Social Policy in Australia 2nd edition guides students in understanding the meaning and operation of social policy in Australia. Taking a critical approach, and placing their analysis of social policy in an international context, the authors provide a framework for understanding the roles and relationships of the key players and institutions that influence the decision-making process. This authoritative, up to date text is written in light of the latest change in government and tackles the issues most relevant in recent times, including climate change and social justice. ; It includes: ; - A three-part structure is used that closely matches the course outlines on social policy. ; - Relevant case studies and examples provide guidance for social policy practice that complements the theoretical sections of the book. ; - New chapter investigating the social justice implications of climate change. ; - Indigenous issues and content are integrated throughout the text.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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System error : an analysis of Centrelink penalties and Job Network participation reports. /

by Lackner, Sue | Marston, Greg.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Applied Social Research. School of Social Science and Planning. RMIT University 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:18:17 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Temporary protection, permanent uncertainty : the experience of refugees living on Temporary Protection Visas. /

by Marston, Greg.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University [2003?]Description: 96 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 86-92Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
The Australian welfare state : who benefits now? /

by Marston, Greg | McDonald, Catherine | Bryson, Lois.

Publisher: South Yarra, Vic. Palgrave Macmillan 2014Description: xvii, 190 p. : ill.Notes: Bibliography : p. 170-184 Index : p. 185-190Summary: In 1992, Australian sociologist Lois Bryson published what proved to be an important book entitled "Welfare and the State: Who benefits?" The central feature of this text was an exploration of the actual, as opposed to assumed, nature of the redistribution of resources via the Australian welfare state. ; Following on from Bryson's work, "The Australian Welfare State: Who benefits now?" assesses trends in poverty and inequality in Australia from 1992 to the present and describes and evaluates the institutions that make up the Australian welfare state. Taking Bryson's initial analysis as the baseline, this title illustrates the major structural and institutional developments in the Australian welfare state, and in the Australian economy and society, over this same period. It analyses political and policy responses to poverty and inequality in Australia and assesses the extent and direction of redistribution in key areas of state activity. ; This text definitively outlines the links between Australians' conceptions about welfare and the redistributive outcomes of the welfare state, canvassing theoretical explanations about why many Australians develop and maintain misconceptions of the broad distributive mechanisms of the Australian welfare state and hold negative attitudes towards its social welfare element.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Work and the welfare state : street-level organizations and workfare politics /

by Brodkin, Evelyn Z. (ed.) | Marston, Greg (ed.).

Publisher: Georgetown University Press 2013Notes: Contents: Preface / Evelyn Z. Brodkin and Gregory Marston -- Introduction -- Work and the welfare state / Evelyn Z. Brodkin -- Street-level organizations and the welfare state / Evelyn Z. Brodkin -- What's at issue: politics, policies, and jobs -- The American welfare state : two narratives / Michael Lipsky -- The policies of workfare : at the boundaries between work and the welfare state / Evelyn Z. Brodkin and Flemming Larsen -- Double jeopardy : the misfit between welfare-to-work requirements and job realities / Susan Lambert and Julia Henly -- Governance and management : workfare's "second track" -- Triple activation : introducing welfare-to-work into dutch social assistance / Rik van Berkel -- Active labor market reform in denmark : the role of governance in policy change / Flemming Larsen -- Performance management as a disciplinary regime : street-level organizations in a neoliberal era of poverty governance / Joe Soss, Sanford Schram, and Richard Fording -- Street-level organizations and the practices of workfare -- Commodification, inclusion, or what? : workfare in everyday organizational life / Evelyn Z. Brodkin -- Race, respect, and red tape : inside the black box of racially representative bureaucracies / Celeste Watkins-Hayes -- Good intentions and institutional blindness : migrant populations and the implementation of German activation policy / Martin Brussig and Matthias Knuth -- Front-line workers as intermediaries : the changing landscape of disability and employment services in Australia / Gregory Marston -- Administrative justice : challenging workfare practices -- Conditionality, sanctions, and the weakness of redress mechanisms in the British "new deal" / Michael Adler -- Redress and accountability in U.S. welfare agencies / Vicki Lens -- Conclusion -- Work and the welfare state reconsidered : reflections on past practices and future prospects / Evelyn Z. Brodkin -- References -- About the contributors. Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Work and the Welfare State places street-level organizations at the analytic center of welfare-state politics, policy, and management. This volume offers a critical examination of efforts to change the welfare state to a workfare state by looking at on-the-ground issues in six countries: the US, UK, Australia, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands. An international group of scholars contribute organizational studies that shed new light on old debates about policies of workfare and activation. Peeling back the political rhetoric and technical policy jargon, these studies investigate what really goes on in the name of workfare and activation policies and what that means for the poor, unemployed, and marginalized populations subject to these policies. By adopting a street-level approach to welfare state research, Work and the Welfare State reveals the critical, yet largely hidden, role of governance and management reforms in the evolution of the global workfare project. It shows how these reforms have altered organizational arrangements and practices to emphasize workfare's harsher regulatory features and undermine its potentially enabling ones. As a major contribution to expanding the conceptualization of how organizations matter to policy and political transformation, this book will be of special interest to all public management and public policy scholars and students.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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