Contents: Development of the Welfare State: Theories of the welfare state, Jill Quadagno; Theories of justice and the welfare state, Nicola Lacey. The Rhetoric of Dependency: Wage Work and Family Work: A genealogy of dependency: tracing a keyword of the US welfare state, Nancy Fraser and Linda Gordon; Masking dependency: the political role of family rhetoric, Martha L.A. Fineman; From equality to social exclusion: New Labour and the welfare state, Ruth Lister. The Meaning of Citizenship: Women, citizenship and difference, Nira Yuval-Davis; Citizenship and gender: theoretical approaches and historical legacies, Jet Bussemaker and Rian Voet; Opposing Prop. 187: undocumented immigrants and the national imagination, Linda S. Bosniak; Pious wishes or directly enforceable human rights? Social and economic rights in South Africa's 1996 constitution, Pierre De Vos. Images, Constructions and Identities: Race, rat bites, and unfit mothers: how media discourse informs welfare legislation debate, Lucy A. Williams; The rhetoric of poverty: their immorality, our helplessness, Thomas Ross; The value of Black mothers' work, Dorothy E. Roberts; Comment: 'Raising questions about perspectives on Black lone motherhood', Miri Song and Rosalind Edwards; Social identity and social policy: engagements with postmodern theory, David Taylor. Evolving Welfare States Within a Global Economy: The international labor organization and the welfare state: institutional effects on national welfare spending 1960-80, David Strang and Patricia Mei Yin Chang; The making of post-Communist social policy: the role of international agencies, Bob Deacon and Michelle Hulse; Name index.