Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781861347008 Published January 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781861346995 Published January 2006 For sale in North and South America only

The citizen's stake

Exploring the future of universal asset policies

Edited by Will Paxton, Stuart White, and Dominic Maxwell

The citizen's stake
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Edited by Will Paxton, Stuart White, and Dominic Maxwell

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

224 pages
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781861347008 Published January 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781861346995 Published January 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Can and should asset-based policies such as universal capital grants become a new pillar of the welfare state? Can they form the basis for a more egalitarian form of market economy? The citizen's stake throws open the debate by bringing together the ideas of leading thinkers in academia and policy to explore the future scope of asset-based policies in Britain. The book examines asset-based welfare in connection with a wide range of issues, from tax policy to childcare, and includes the results of two innovative studies of public opinion on capital grants and inheritance tax. It is the first time that public opinion work has been integrated with theory into a serious and cohesive consideration of practical options for the future of asset-based welfare.The citizen's stake is accessibly written and aimed at a broad audience of academics, students and policy-makers. Indeed, anyone interested in how this new policy field can and should develop will want to read this book. The discussions are relevant to academics, researchers and policy makers overseas, particularly in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland and Sweden, where there is a high level of interest in this topic.
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