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Brexit and Administrative Justice: An Early Analysis (Part II – Emerging Trends)

Brexit and Administrative Justice: An Early Analysis (Part II – Emerging Trends) By Joe Tomlinson   In a previous post in this series, I introduced a framework for understanding trends in law and administration during the Brexit process. That framework had three parts: internal organisation issues; external coordination issues; and substantive legal issues. In this … Continue reading

Brexit and Administrative Justice: An Early Analysis (Part I – A Framework)

By Joe Tomlinson   Brexit and Administrative Justice: An Early Analysis (Part I – A Framework)   In this series of three blog posts, initially prepared as an informal discussion paper for a Bonavero Institute of Human Rights seminar, I consider the relationship between Brexit, administration, and law. Each of these topics are vast. When … Continue reading

Book review – Radical Help: How We Can Remake the Relationships Between Us and Revolutionise the Welfare State, by Hilary Cottam (2018)

Book Review Radical Help: How We Can Remake the Relationships Between Us and Revolutionise the Welfare State. By Hilary Cottam. 2018. 308pp. By Carolyn Hirst I first read Radical Help by Hilary Cottam in October last year and I have been urging people to read it ever since. So I am delighted to have the … Continue reading

Making the totally unacceptable slightly more palatable

In this post, Michael Adler examines a recent report on benefit sanctions from the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee and considers that its proposals for change are to be welcomed but are disappointing in that they make a system that is unacceptable only slightly more palatable.[1] By Michael Adler In its latest report … Continue reading

Book review: Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment? Benefit Sanctions in the UK

By Brian Thompson In this blog post, Brian Thompson reviews a new book by Michael Adler, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment? Benefit Sanctions in the UK (2018, Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies). Michael Adler explains that the project of this book is to give a critical account of the benefit sanctions regime in the UK and to … Continue reading