“...an important and timely opportunity for 11 feminist scholars to reflect upon twentieth century welfarism, and its contemporary neo-liberal re-configurations.
...the essays are thoughtful, illuminating and well researched, providing a rich resource for further interrogation of this significant, if unglamourous, area of feminist scholarship.” – Helen Carr,
Feminist Legal Studies, Volume 18
“This volume makes a substantial contribution to the scholarly literature on the welfare state, elucidating the socio-legal forms of neo-liberalism and their adverse effects on poor women in Canada, Israel, and the U.S. The book is well organized, the chapters show painstaking research, and the authors make powerful arguments. Commendably, the contributors connect the material and the discursive aspects of the changing welfare state.
Another strength is the volume's coherence and cohesiveness.
...the volume should be of particular interest and value to law and courts scholars.
...an intellectually rich volume, both theoretically and empirically, that deserves to become a staple of scholarly research and graduate courses across several disciplines.” – Elizabeth Bussiere,
Law and Politics Book Review