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About Ruth Patrick

Ruth Patrick is the author of For Whose Benefit? The Everyday Realities of Welfare Reform  Open Democracy readers can buy Ruth’s book for a discounted price of £15 using the code POFWB2 (valid until 30 April 2018). 

Articles by Ruth Patrick

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

If welfare was ever a 'contract' the government has completely broken it

“You do your bit, and we’ll do ours” said David Cameron when he and Iain Duncan Smith introduced Universal Credit. But if the state fails to do its bit, what can people do?

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