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Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment? : benefit sanctions in the UK

Author: Michael Adler
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018.
Series: Palgrave pivot.; Palgrave Macmillan socio-legal studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book subjects the largely hidden phenomenon of benefit sanctions in the UK to sustained examination and critique. It comprises twelve chapters dealing with the terms ‘cruel’, ‘inhuman’ and ‘degrading’ that are used as a benchmark for assessing benefit sanctions; benefit sanctions as a matter of public concern; the historical development of benefit sanctions in the UK; changes in the scope and severity of benefit  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Adler
ISBN: 3319903551 9783319903552
OCLC Number: 1029796872
Description: xii, 171 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction --
2.Benefit Sanctions as a Matter of Public Concern --
3.The Historical Development of Benefit Sanctions in the UK --
4.Changes in the Scope, Severity and Incidence of Benefit Sanctions --
5.Conditionality and the Changing Relationship between the Citizen and the State --
6.The Impact and Effectiveness of Benefit Sanctions --
7.Benefit Sanctions and Administrative Justice --
8.The Role of Law in Protecting the Right to a Social Minimum --
9.A Comparison of Benefit Sanctions with Court Fines --
10.Benefit Sanctions and the Rule of Law --
11.What, if anything, can be done about Benefit Sanctions? --
12.Conclusion.
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.; Palgrave Macmillan socio-legal studies.
Responsibility: Michael Adler.

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