We research the reform of welfare states through a particular focus on political economy, its tools, methods and explanatory frameworks. We are active in researching contemporary public policy welfare and social protection issues, such as proposals for universal basic income (UBI).

We are concerned with the ways in which post-financial crisis government policies, labour market changes and socio-technological developments produce new social risks and vulnerabilities. We are concerned with the range of political, public policy and social responses to these challenges and the options for better securing social justice.

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