Ben Spies-Butcher

Associate Professor

20022020
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2020

Bringing finance inside the state: how income-contingent loans blur the boundaries between debt and tax

Bryant, G. & Spies-Butcher, B., Feb 2020, In : Environment and Planning A. 52, 1, p. 111-129 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

debt
taxes
finance
loan
indebtedness
2019

Advancing universalism in neoliberal times? Basic income, workfare and the politics of conditionality

Spies-Butcher, B., 3 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Critical Sociology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

basic income
workfare
universalism
politics
reform

Mobilising alternative futures: generational accounting and the fiscal politics of ageing in Australia

Spies-Butcher, B. & Stebbing, A., Jul 2019, In : Ageing and Society. 39, 7, p. 1409-1435 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Politics
politics
neoliberalism
taxes
Population
2018

Accounting for income-contingent loans as a policy hybrid: politics of discretion and discipline in financialising welfare states

Spies-Butcher, B. & Bryant, G., 2 Nov 2018, In : New Political Economy. 23, 6, p. 768-785 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

welfare state
loan
politics
income
university sector
2016

After New Labour: political and policy consequences of welfare state reforms in the United Kingdom and Australia

Wilson, S. & Spies-Butcher, B., 2 Sep 2016, In : Policy Studies. 37, 5, p. 408-425 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

New Labour
welfare state
reform
market
Keynesianism

Climate change and the welfare state? Exploring Australian attitudes to climate and social policy

Spies-Butcher, B. & Stebbing, A., 1 Dec 2016, In : Journal of Sociology. 52, 4, p. 741-758 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

climate policy
welfare state
climate change
election research
Social Movements

The decline of a homeowning society? Asset-based welfare, retirement and intergenerational equity in Australia

Stebbing, A. & Spies-Butcher, B., 17 Feb 2016, In : Housing Studies. 31, 2, p. 190-207 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

homeownership
retirement
equity
assets
welfare
2014

Marketisation and the dual welfare state: Neoliberalism and inequality in Australia

Spies-Butcher, B., 2014, In : Economic and Labour Relations Review. 25, 2, p. 185-201 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Neoliberalism
Welfare state
Marketization
Social spending
Economic restructuring

Markets, universalism and equity: Medicare’s dual role in the Australian welfare state

Spies-Butcher, B., 1 Dec 2014, In : Journal of Australian Political Economy. 73, p. 18-40 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2013

Wage-earners' welfare after economic reform: Refurbishing, retrenching or hollowing out social protection in Australia and New zealand?

Wilson, S., Spies-Butcher, B., Stebbing, A. & St John, S., Dec 2013, In : Social Policy and Administration. 47, 6, p. 623-646 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

wage earner
economic reform
wage
New Zealand
welfare
2012

From Defeat to Landslide Loss: A Seat-level Model of the 2011 NSW Election

Wilson, S. & Spies-Butcher, B., Jun 2012, In : Australian Journal of Political Science. 47, 2, p. 285-293 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

election
labor
regression
politics
history
2011

Population ageing and tax reform in a dual welfare state

Spies-Butcher, B. & Stebbing, A., 2011, In : Economic and Labour Relations Review. 22, 3, p. 45-64 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Population aging
Welfare state
Tax reform
Taxation
Private savings

When Labour Makes a Difference: Union Mobilization and the 2007 Federal Election in Australia

Wilson, S. & Spies-Butcher, B., Jul 2011, In : British Journal of Industrial Relations. 49, SUPPL. 2, p. s306-331 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Industrial relations
Personnel
Lead
Elections
Labor
2010

Suburban affairs: Groups and political communities across Sydney

Spies-Butcher, B. & Vromen, A., Sep 2010, In : Australian Journal of Political Science. 45, 3, p. 437-455 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

community
Group
politics
political activity
interest group

The cost of a market solution: Examining the garnaut proposal for emissions trading

Spies-Butcher, B., Dec 2010, In : Journal of Australian Political Economy. 66, p. 51-70 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Universal welfare by other means? Social tax expenditures and the Australian dual welfare state

Stebbing, A. & Spies-Butcher, B., Oct 2010, In : Journal of Social Policy. 39, 4, p. 585-606 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

taxes
welfare state
expenditure
expenditures
welfare
2009

Climate change policy and economic recession

Butcher, B. S. & Stilwell, F., 2009, In : Journal of Australian Political Economy. 63, p. 108-125 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Pragmatist and neo-classical policy paradigms in public services: Which is the better template for program design?

Marsh, I. & Spies-Butcher, B., Sep 2009, In : Australian Journal of Public Administration. 68, 3, p. 239-255 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

public service
incentive
principal-agent-theory
paradigm
transaction costs

Targets and taxes: Explaining the welfare orientations of the Australian public

Wilson, S., Spies-Butcher, B. & Stebbing, A., Oct 2009, In : Social Policy and Administration. 43, 5, p. 508-525 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

taxes
welfare
targeting
poverty
taxation
2008

Election 2007: Did the union campaign succeed?

Spies-Butcher, B. J. & Wilson, S. A., 2008, In : Australian review of public affairs.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

Restocking the economic toolkit: Changes to social policy and the ability of the state to manage the economy

Spies-Butcher, B., Jun 2008, In : Journal of Australian Political Economy. 61, p. 267-295 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2007

Did WorkChoices impact on the NSW election results?

Spies-Butcher, B. & Wilson, S., 2007, In : Australian review of public affairs. May 2007

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

2003

Social Capital in Economics: Why Social Capital Does Not Mean the End of Ideology

Spies-Butcher, B. J., 2003, In : Australian review of public affairs. 3, 3, p. 181-203 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2002

Tracing the rational choice origins of social capital: Is social capital a neo-liberal "Trojan horse"?

Spies-Butcher, B., May 2002, In : Australian Journal of Social Issues. 37, 2, p. 173-192 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review