Congratulations Tom and Ray!

2 Jul 2021
The Reform of Welfare

Many congratulations to Dr. Tom Boland (UCC) and Dr. Ray Griffin (WIT) on the publication of their latest book 'The Reform of Welfare'. Drawing on ideas from economic theology, this provocative book uncovers deep-rooted religious concepts and shows how they continue to influence contemporary views of work and unemployment: Jobcentres resemble purgatory where the unemployed attempt to redeem themselves, jobseeking is a form of pilgrimage in hope of salvation, and the economy appears as providence, whereby trials and tribulations test each individual. This book will be essential reading for those interested in the sociology and anthropology of modern economic life.


Book: The Reformation of Welfare’  Policy Press, with two chapters (1 and 3) available on Oapen

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