A reply to fairness, generosity and conditionality in the welfare system: the case of UK disability benefits by Johnson and Nettle: inequality and existential threat

Dickins, Thomas E. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5788-0948 (2020) A reply to fairness, generosity and conditionality in the welfare system: the case of UK disability benefits by Johnson and Nettle: inequality and existential threat. Global Discourse . ISSN 2043-7897 [Article] (Accepted/In press)

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Abstract

Johnson and Nettle initially focus upon the detail of policy changes and argue that these changes may seem sensible to a social primate reflexively applying tribal scale psychology. This is a commentary upon policy makers. But later they shift their attention to a broader constituency, those to whom policy makers are appealing and those campaigning to change policy. In concluding comments, the authors state that their thesis could be coupled with a broader account of societal change, that might offer a richer interpretation of change, and it is to this idea that the current commentary is addressed.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Behavioural Biology group
Item ID: 31466
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Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 08:59
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 16:15
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31466

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