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Tony Fitzpatrick

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Biography

Tony Fitzpatrick graduated in 1990 with a first class honours degree in Literature and Philosophy and a Masters degree in Politics and Political Philosophy. He joined Nottingham University in 2000.

He received his PhD in 1996 from Edinburgh University on the subject of Basic Income, a revised version of which (Freedom and Security) was brought out in 1999; this was published in Japanese in 2006. Two other books have also been translated into foreign languages and Understanding the Environment and Social Policy is currently being translated into both Chinese and Korean. Overall, his work has been translated into six languages.

Tony has been the Treasurer of the Social Policy Association (2003-06) and was Co-Editor of Policy & Politics for four years (2009-12), one of the world's foremost journals in the field of public administration.

He has published widely in various journals and his most recent books are Understanding the Environment and Social Policy (2011), Welfare Theory (2nd edition, 2011), International Handbook on Social Policy & the Environment (2014), Climate Change & Poverty (2014) and A Green History of the Welfare State (2017). He was also principal editor of the 1 million word International Encyclopedia of Social Policy (3 volumes, 2006); "...no other publication has the breadth of International Encyclopedia of Social Policy. Unlike any other work in this area, it is a solid and successful attempt to make sense of the complex and dynamic field of social policy." (Joanne Donatiello, Reference & User Services Quarterly, 47(3): 291).

His next book, due for publication in 2018, is: How to Live Well: Epicurus as a Guide to Social Reform (Edward Elgar).

His research interests revolve around social, political and ethical theories of welfare and social policy. His teaching includes: Poverty & Social Exclusion; Political, Moral and Philosophical Theories of Welfare; Climate Change & Global Warming.

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3197-8389

Research Summary

His research interests include political and social theories of welfare, the future of social democratic politics, environmentalism and social policy.

Recent Publications

  • TONY FITZPATRICK, 2017. A Green History of the Welfare State Routledge.
  • TONY FITZPATRICK, 2016. ‘The Sixth Giant? Environmental Policy and the Labour Government, 1945-51’ Journal of Social Policy. 45(1), 65-82
  • TONY FITZPATRICK, 2014. Climate Change and Poverty: The implications for developed nations Policy Press.
  • TONY FITZPATRICK, ed., 2014. International Handbook on Social Policy & the Environment Edward Elgar.

Past Research

Fitzpatrick, T. (2017) A Green History of the Welfare State, London: Routledge.

Fitzpatrick, T. (2016) 'The Sixth Giant? Environmental Policy and the Labour Government, 1945-51', Journal of Social Policy

Fitzpatrick, T. (2014) Climate Change and Poverty: the implications for developed nations, Bristol: Policy Press.

Fitzpatrick, T. (ed,) (2014) International Handbook on Social Policy & the Environment, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Including 3 single-authored chapters.]

Fitzpatrick, T. (2011) Welfare Theory, 2nd ed., Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fitzpatrick, T. (2011) 'The Potential Contradictions of a Phronetic Social Policy: Social Science as Phronesis?', Journal of Social Policy, 40(1): 31-9.

Fitzpatrick, T. (ed.) (2011) Understanding the Environment and Social Policy, Bristol: Policy Press. [Including 4 single-authored chapters.]

De Wispelaere, J. & Fitzpatrick, T. (eds) (2011) 'Basic Income' special edition of the journal Policy & Politics.

Fitzpatrick, T. (2011) 'Social Paternalism and Basic Income', Policy & Politics, 39(1): 81-98.

Fitzpatrick, T. (2010) Voyage to Utopias, Bristol: Policy Press.

Fitzpatrick, T. (2009) 'Basic Income, Post-Productivism and Liberalism', Basic Income Studies, vol. 4, no. 2.

Fitzpatrick, T. (2009) 'The Resourceful Past: William Morris, Socialist Romanticism and the Early Fiction of H. G. Wells', The Wellsian, 32: 36-53.

Fitzpatrick, T. (2009) 'Deliberative Democracy, Critical Rationality and Social Memory: theoretical resources of an "education for discourse"', Studies in Philosophy and Education, 28(4): 313-27.

Fitzpatrick, T. (2008) 'From Contracts to Capabilities and Back Again', Res Publica: a Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy, 14(2): 83-100.

Fitzpatrick, T. (2008) Applied Ethics and Social Problems, Bristol: Policy Press.

  • TONY FITZPATRICK, 2017. A Green History of the Welfare State Routledge.
  • TONY FITZPATRICK, 2016. ‘The Sixth Giant? Environmental Policy and the Labour Government, 1945-51’ Journal of Social Policy. 45(1), 65-82
  • TONY FITZPATRICK, 2014. Climate Change and Poverty: The implications for developed nations Policy Press.
  • TONY FITZPATRICK, ed., 2014. International Handbook on Social Policy & the Environment Edward Elgar.
  • TONY FITZPATRICK, 2014. The Nature of Nature: Aristotle vs. Epicurus. In: International Handbook on Social Policy & the Environment Edward Elgar. 419-49
  • 2012. ‘Postmodernist Perspectives’. In: The Student’s Companion to Social Policy 4th edition. Blackwell.
  • 2012. ‘Response to Karin Bradley, Henrike Rau, and Ylva Uggla’ Sustainability: Science, Practice & Policy. 8(1),
  • 2011. Welfare Theory: an introduction to the theoretical debates in social policy 2nd edition. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • 2011. Understanding the Environment and Social Policy Policy Press.
  • 2011. Basic Income: special edition of the journal Policy & Politics
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2011. Social paternalism and basic income Policy & Politics. 39(1), 83-100
  • 2011. ‘Challenges for Social Policy’,. In: Understanding the Environmental and Social Policy Policy Press.
  • 2011. ‘Environmental Justice: Theories and Practices’. In: Understanding the Environmental and Social Policy Policy Press.
  • 2011. ‘Environmental Policy’. In: Understanding the Environmental and Social Policy Policy Press.
  • 2011. ‘Cash Transfers’. In: Social Policy 4th edition. Oxford University Press.
  • 2011. 'Introduction'. In: Understanding the Environmental and Social Policy Policy Press.
  • 2010. Voyage to Utopias Policy Press.
  • 2009. ‘The Resourceful Past: William Morris, Socialist Romanticism and the Early Fiction of H. G. Wells’ The Wellsian. 32, 36-53
  • 2009. ‘Basic Income, Post-Productivism and Liberalism’ Basic Income Studies. 4(2),
  • 2008. Applied Ethics and Social Problems Policy Press.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2008. From contracts to capabilities and back again Res Publica: A Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy. 14(2), 83-100
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2007. New thinking in social welfare. In: BALDOCK, J., MANNING, N. and VICKERSTAFF, S., eds., Social policy 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (In Press.)
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2007. Cash transfers. In: BALDOCK, J., MANNING, N. and VICKERSTAFF, S., eds., Social policy 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (In Press.)
  • FITZPATRICK T., 2007. Postmodernism and other directions. In: ALCOCK, P., MAY, M. and ROWLINGSON, K., eds., Student's companion to social policy 3rd ed. Oxford: Blackwell. (In Press.)
  • FITZPATRICK, T., MANNING, N.P., KWON, H., MIDGLEY, J. and PASCALL, G., eds., 2006. International encyclopaedia of social policy London: Routledge.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., MANNING, N.P., KWON, H., MIDGLEY, J. and PASCALL, G., eds., 2006. International encyclopaedia of social policy (3 volumes) London: Routledge.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., MANNING, N.P, KWON, H., MIDGLEY, J. and PASCALL, G., eds., 2006. International encyclopaedia of social policy London: Routledge.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2006. Asset-based welfare: pools versus streams? In:
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2006. The struggle for ambivalence: Greene, Huxley and Orwell In: 4th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2005. The fourth attempt to construct a politics of welfare obligations Policy & Politics. 33(1), 15-32
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2005. The trisected society: social welfare in early Victorian fiction In: Australasian Victorian Studies Association Conference. 5
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2005. Memories of politics In:
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2005. 自由と保障 ベーシック・インカム論争 Tokyo: The English Agency (Japan); Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2005. The trisected society: social welfare in early Victorian fiction Partial Answers. 3(2), 23-47
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2005. The circles of social democracy: why two-legged social democracy cannot support three-legged social justice (and what might) In: Conference on the future of social democracy. 8
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2005. The trisected society: social welfare in early Victorian fiction In: 3rd Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. 21
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2005. Alternative approaches to social policy. In: BOCHEL, H., BOCHEL, C., PAGE, R. and SYKES, R, eds., Social policy: issues and developments Harlow: Pearson Education. 292-312
  • FITZPATRICK,T., 2005. New theories of welfare Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2004. Time, social justice and UK welfare reform Economy and Society. 33(3), 335-358
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2004. Social policy and time Time & Society. 13(2-3), 197-219
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2004. A post-productive future for social democracy? Social Policy and Society. 3(3), 213-222
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2004. The trisected society: social welfare in early Victorian fiction In: 7
  • FITZPATRICK,T., 2003. After the new social democracy: social welfare for the twenty-first century Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. Why rambling from liberty to community is better than leaping In: Political Studies Association.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. Environmentalism and social policy. In: , ed., New developments in British social policy 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. Time, liberal justice and UK social policies In: Social Policy Association.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. Introduction: new technologies and social policy Critical Social Policy: New Technologies and Social Policy. 23(2), 129-36 (In Press.)
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. Social policy under Blair In:
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. Time and social policy In: British Sociological Association.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. Time, liberal justice and UK social policies In: ESA Conference.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. ‘Novi prioriteti za socijalnu politiku I kriminologiju: globalizacija, urbanizam I država postsocijalne sigurnosti u nastajanju’ Revija za Socijalnu Politiku. 10(1), 85-100 (In Press.)
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. New thinking in social welfare. In: BALDOCK, J., MANNING, N. and VICKERSTAFF, S., eds., Social policy 2nd ed.. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. Postmodernism and new directions. In: ALCOCK, P., ERSKINE, A. and MAY, M., eds., The students companion to social policy 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. In search of a welfare democracy. In: , ed., Welfare: critical concepts Abingdon: Routledge.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. New technologies and social policy London: Sage.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. A post-productivist future for social democracy In: ESA Conference.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2003. Cash transfers. In: BALDOCK, J., MANNING, N. and VICKERSTAFF, S., eds., Social policy 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2002. Critical theory, information society and surveillance technologies Information, Communication and Society. 5(3), 357-378
  • FITZPATRICK, T. and CAHILL, M., 2002. Editorial introduction. In: FITZPATRICK, T. and CAHILL, M., eds., Environmental issues and social welfare Oxford: Blackwell.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2002. Temporal justice and social policy In: 15th Conference of the International Sociological Association.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2002. Social policy and temporal justice In: Research seminar, School of Sociology & Social Policy.
  • FITZPATRICK, T. and CAHILL, M., eds., 2002. Environment and welfare: towards a green social policy Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2002. With no strings attached?. In: Environment and welfare: towards a green social policy Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2002. Making welfare for future generations. In: FITZPATRICK, T. and CAHILL, M., eds., Environmental issues and social welfare Oxford: Blackwell.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2002. In search of a welfare democracy Social Policy and Society. 1(1), 11-20
  • FITZPATRICK, T. and CAHILL, M., eds., 2002. Environmental issues and social welfare Oxford: Blackwell.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2002. Green democracy and ecosocial welfare. In: FITZPATRICK, T. and CAHILL, M., eds., Environment and welfare: towards a green social policy Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • FITZPATRICK, T. and CAHILL, M., 2002. The new environment of welfare. In: , ed., Environment and welfare: towards a green social policy Basinstoke: Palgrave.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2002. The two paradoxes of welfare democracy International Journal of Social Welfare. 11(2), 159-169
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2001. Der postsoziale Sicherheitsstaat Widerspruche. 79, 25-41
  • FITZPATRICK, T. and CALDWELL, C., 2001. Towards a theory of ecosocial welfare: radical reformism and local exchanges and trading systems (LETS) Environmental Politics. 10(2), 43-67
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2001. New technologies and welfare In: Fifth Conference of the European Sociological Association.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2001. Critical theory, information technology and biometrics In: 3rd UK Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2001. The two paradoxes of welfare democracy In: Conference of the Social Policy Association.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2001. Dis/counting the future: sustainable justice, social policy and biotechnology In: New Natures, New Cultures, New Technologies.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2001. Welfare theory: an introduction Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2001. The welfare of future generations In: Annual Festival of Science.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2001. In search of a welfare democracy In: Research seminar, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 2001. Dis/counting the future. In: SYKES, R., BOCHEL, C. and ELLISON, N., eds., Social Policy Review 13 Bristol: Policy Press. 227-246
  • FITZPATRICK,T., 2001. Before the cradle: new genetics, biopolicy and regulated eugenics Journal of Social Policy. 30(4), 589-612
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 1999. Freedom and security: an introduction to the basic income debate Basingstoke: Macmillan.
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 1999. Social policy for cyborgs Body & Society. 5(1), 93-116
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 1998. The implications of ecological thought for social welfare Critical Social Policy. 18(1), 5-26
  • FITZPATRICK, T., 1996. Postmodernism, welfare and radical politics Journal of Social Policy. 25(3), 303-320
  • ‘Postmodernism and New Directions’. In: The Student’s Companion to Social Policy 3rd edition. Blackwell.

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