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Activation and Labour Market Reforms in Europe: Challenges to Social Citizenship

Activation and Labour Market Reforms in Europe: Challenges to Social Citizenship

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This book analyzes in what way activation policies impact on given patterns of social citizenship that predominate in national contexts. It argues that the liberal paradigm of activation introduced into labour market policies in all Western European states challenges the specific patterns of social citizenship in each country.

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ISBN-13: 9781349331000
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Work and Welfare in Europe
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

MATHIEU BÉRAUD GREE-2L2S, University of Nancy 2, France

RIK VAN BERKEL Utrecht University, The Netherlands
KAREN N. BREIDAHL Aalborg University, Denmark
ANNE EYDOUX University of Rennes 2 and Centre for Employment Studies, France

PAOLO R. GRAZIANO Bocconi University, Italy
NANNA KILDAL Stein Rokkan Centre, Bergen, Norway
EVEN NILSSEN Stein Rokkan Centre, Bergen, Norway
BEGOÑA PÉREZ University of Navarra, Spain
SHARON WRIGHT University of Stirling, UK

Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Figures Preface Notes on Authors and Editors PART I: INTRODUCTION AND CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK Activation and Labour Market Reforms in Europe. Challenges to Social Citizenship – Introduction; S.Bothfeld & S.Betzelt How Do Activation Policies Affect Social Citizenship? The Issue of Autonomy; S.Bothfeld & S.Betzelt PART II: THE UNIVERSAL ADULT WORKER NORM – TENSIONS BETWEEN EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY Social Security Provision Targeted at Immigrants – a Forerunner for the General Change of Scandinavian Equal Citizenship? A Danish Case Study; K.Breidahl Relinquishing Rights? The Impact of Activation on Citizenship for Lone Parents in the UK; S.Wright Social Citizenship and Activation in Europe: A Gendered Perspective; M.Letablier, A.Eydoux & S.Betzelt PART III: EROSION OF SOCIAL STATUS? – TENSIONS BETWEEN CORE AND PERIPHERY The Erosion of Social Status: The Case of Germany; S.Betzelt & S.Bothfeld Redefining Unemployment and Employment Statuses: The Impact of Activation on Social Citizenship in France; M.Béraud & A.Eydoux Chances and Pitfalls of Flexible Labour Markets: the Case of the Spanish Strategy of Labour Market Flexibility; B.Pérez & M.Laparra Activation and the Limited Social Citizenship Status of Young and Female Workers: The Italian Case; P.Graziano PART IV: GOVERNANCE AND IMPLEMENTATION – TENSIONS BETWEEN STANDARDIZATION AND INDIVIDUALIZATION The Local and Street-Level Production of Social Citizenship. The Case of Dutch Social Assistance; R.Berkel Norwegian Welfare Reforms: Social Contracts and Activation Policies; N.Kildal & E.Nilssen PART V: CONCLUSIONS Activation Policies: Potential Enhancement and Factual Restraints of the Citizens' Autonomy; S.Betzelt & S.Bothfeld References

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