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Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain

Daniel Edmiston


Based on a study exploring lived experiences of poverty and prosperity, this book problematizes dominant policy thinking surrounding the functions and limits of welfare in austerity Britain. It does so by critically examining the distributional effects of welfare reform and fiscal recalibration to establish what bearing this has on the changing character and logic of social citizenship in Britain today. Drawing on testimonies of those experiencing relative deprivation and affluence, the book provides an account of the everyday language, ideals and practices that underpin social citizenship and ... More

Keywords: welfare, inequality, social citizenship, deprivation, affluence, rights, responsibilities, attitudes, civic engagement, social policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447337461
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447337461.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Edmiston, author
University of Leeds