Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

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Professor Alan Deacon's Publications


  • Deacon AJ, Perspectives on welfare: ideas, ideologies and policy debates (Buckingham : Open University Press, 2002), xiii, 153 pp

  • Deacon AJ, From Welfare to Work: the debate in Britain and the USA (Institute of Economic Affairs, 1997), XVI,141p

  • Deacon AJ, Stakeholder Welfare (Institute of Economic Affairs, 1996), VII,114p

Journal articles

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Civic Labour or Doulia? Care, Reciprocity and Welfare’, Social Policy and Society, 6.4 (2007), 481-490
    DOI: 10.1017/S147474640700382X

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Justifying conditionality: the case of anti-social tenants’, Housing Studies, 19.6 (2004), 911-926
    DOI: 10.1080/0267303042000293008

  • Deacon AJ, Williams JF, ‘Introduction: Themed Section on Care, Values and the Future of Welfare’, Social Policy and Society, 3.4 (2004), 385-390
    DOI: 10.1017/S1474746404002015, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/1565/

  • Williams JF, Deacon AJ, ‘Care, Values and the Future of Welfare’, Social Policy and Society, 4.1 (2004)

  • Williams JF, Deacon AJ, ‘Care and Values: Implications for Welfare Policies and Practices’, Social Policy and Society, 4.1 (2004), 385-390

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Different Interpretations of Agency Within Welfare Debates’, Social Policy and Society, 3.4 (2004), 447-456
    DOI: 10.1017/S147474640400209X

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Levelling the playing field, activating the players': New Labour and 'the cycle of disadvantage’, Policy and Politics, 31.2 (2003), 123-137
    DOI: 10.1332/030557303765371636

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Ending consensus as we began to know if; Welfare reform and the Republicans after 2002’, Social Policy and Society, 2.2 (2003), 171-175
    DOI: 10.1017/S1474746403001167

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Echoes of Sir Keith? New Labour and the cycle of disadvantage’, Benefits: a journal of social security research and practice, 10.3 (2002), 179-184

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Learning from the USA? The influence of American ideas upon 'new labour' thinking on welfare reform’, Policy and Politics, 28.1 (2000), 5-18

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Dependency and Inequality: a false polarity in the poverty debate?’, Journal of Social Policy, 27.4 (1999), 166-173

  • Deacon AJ, ‘The Green Paper on Welfare Reform: a Case for Enlightened Self-Interest?’, The Political Quarterly, 69.3 (1998), 306-311

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Benefit sanctions for the jobless: 'tough love' or rough treatment?’, Employment Policy Institute Economic Report, 11.7 (1997)

  • Deacon AJ, Williams JF, ‘Social Policy and Society(Editorship)’, Social Policy and Society, 3.4


  • Deacon AJ, Patrick R, ‘A New Welfare Settlement? The Coalition Government and Welfare to Work’, in The Conservative Party and Social Policy, ed. by Bochel HM (Policy Press, 2011), 161-180

  • Deacon AJ, ‘An Ethic of Mutual Responsibility? Toward A Fuller Justification for Conditionality in Welfare’, in Welfare Reform and Political Theory, ed. by Mead LM and Beem C (Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 2005), 127-150

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Can Conditionality Be Justified?’, in On Condition, ed. by Collins P and Rossiter A (Social Market Foundation, 2004), 37-56

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Employment’, in The Student Companion to Social Policy, ed. by Alcock and others (Blackwell, 2003), 342-347

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Social security policy’, in Developments in British Social Policy, ed. by Ellison N and Pierson C (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), 129-142

  • Deacon AJ, ‘The British perspective on reform: Transfers from, and a lesson for, the U.S’, in The Welfare We Want? The British Challenge for American Reform, ed. by Walker R and Wiseman M (Policy Press, 2003), 65-80

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Moral arguments for welfare reform’, in Europe's Welfare Burden?, ed. by Carlson B (Civitas, 2002), 11-23

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Paternalism, welfare reform and poor families in the United States’, in Analysing Families: Morality and Rationality in Policy and Practice, ed. by Carling and others (Routledge, 2002), 101-108

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Squaring the circle on pensions’, in Debating Pensions: Self-interest, Citizenship and the Common Good, ed. by Deacon A (Civitas, 2002), pp.x + 128

  • Deacon AJ, ‘The Balance Between Rights and Responsibilities within Welfare Reform’, in Ending Child Poverty: Popular Welfare for the 21st Century?, ed. by Walker R (Policy Press, 1999), 75-82

  • Deacon AJ, ‘The Resettlement of Single Homeless People: What Works and for Whom?’, in Housing and Social Exclusion, ed. by Spiers F (Jessica Kingsley, 1998)

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Self interest and collective welfare: Frank Field and the debate about the future of welfare’, in The Future of Welfare, ed. by Forrester D and Morton A (Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Edinburgh, 1997), 119-132

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Lawrence Mead and the new politics of welfare’, in From Welfare to Work: the debate in Britain and the USA, ed. by Deacon A (Institute of Economic Affairs, 1997)

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Employment Measures’, in The Social Policy Companion, ed. by Alcock, Erskine and May (Blackwell, 1997), 280-285

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Reducing unemployment: what role for welfare to work schemes?’, in Unemployment, Social Security and the Social Division of Welfare. A Festschrift in Honour of Adrian Sinfield, ed. by Robertson A (New Waverley Papers, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 1997)

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Welfare to Work: options and issues’, in Social Policy Review 9, ed. by May M, Brundson E and Craig G (Social Policy Association, 1997)

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Introduction: the new debate about welfare’, in Stakeholder Welfare, ed. by Deacon A (Institute of Economic Affairs, 1996)

  • Deacon AJ, ‘The Dilemmas of Welfare’, in The Boundaries of the State in Modern Britain, ed. by Green S and Whiting R (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996)

  • Deacon AJ, ‘Welfare and character’, in Stakeholder Welfare, ed. by Deacon A (Institute of Economic Affairs, 1996), 60-74

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