"This is an audacious book ... The attempt to lay out of the propositions of welfare in their barest form, and demonstrate their relations, is novel and challenging. It is the kind of book we may value as much for the disagreements it provokes as the answers it offers."
C Clark, University of Edinburgh, in the British Journal of Social Work.
"an excellent attempt at a coherent general theory of the welfare state and a good undergraduate primer on social policy. ... he has achieved something rather important ... . in an accessible manner that will attract and retain readers at all levels."
P King, De Montfort University, in Housing Studies