Rethinking European Welfare: Transformations of European Social Policy

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Rethinking European Welfare provides a wide-ranging and innovative rethinking of the study of Europe and social policy and offers new ways of analyzing European welfare and its future.

Whilst acknowledging the importance of research and analysis of policy making in Europe, this Reader addresses a range of other challenging and provoking issues which have been marginalized or ignored in the study of European social policy.

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'This is an important and timely book not least in considering the EU's inchoate social regime alongside established national systems, that draws attentionto the subtle, yet often neglected, ways in which welfare systems unwittingly distort the lives of their beneficiaries' - Political Studies
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Transitions and Trajectories in European Welfare 1
Pt. 1 Unsettling Boundaries and Borders 31
1 Re-shaping Europe: the challenge of new divisions within a homogenized political-economic space 33
2 Changing citizenship in Europe: remarks on postnational membership and the national state 65
3 Europe's civilising mission 77
4 Migrant women and exclusion in Europe 95
Pt. 2 Unsettling Categories and Methods 113
5 Gendering dimensions of welfare states 115
6 Race/ethnicity, gender and class in welfare states: a framework for comparative analysis 131
7 Silence, absence and elision in analyses of 'the family' in European social policy 163
8 Cultural analysis of the informal sphere 181
Pt. 3 Unsettling Space, Place and Locality 205
9 Re-framing Europe: gendered racisms, ethnicities and nationalism in contemporary western Europe 207
10 Boundaries of social exclusion in Europe 231
11 The restructuring of the European educational space: changing relationships among states, citizens, and educational communities 249
12 Drugs, drug culture and European governance 277
Index 293
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