Making It Personal: Individualising Activation Services in the EU

Making It Personal: Individualising Activation Services in the EU


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861347978
Publisher: Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date: 03/14/2007
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Rik van Berkel, Department of General Social Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University and Ben Valkenburg, Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University

Table of Contents

The individualisation of activation services in context ~ Rik van Berkel and Ben Valkenburg
Individualising activation services: thrashing out an ambiguous concept ~ Ben Valkenburg
A capability approach to individualised and tailor-made activation ~ Jean-Michel Bonvin and Nicholas Farvaque
Placing the individual 'at the forefront': Beck and individual approaches in activation ~ Håkan Johansson
User involvement in personal social services ~ Ilse Julkunen and Matti Heikkillä
Political production of individualised subjects in the paradoxical discourse of the EU institutions ~ Eduardo Crespo Suárez and Amparo Serrano Pascual
Reforming the public sector: personalised activation services in the UK ~ Bruce Stafford and Karen Kellard
Between universal policy and individualised practice: analysing activation policy in Finland ~ Elsa Keskitalo
Do we know where we are going? Active policies and individualisation in the Italian context ~ Vando Borghi
The individual approach in activation policy in the Czech Republic ~ Tomás Sirovátka
Rushing towards employability-centred activation: the 'Hartz reforms' in Germany ~ Dirk Jacobi and Katrin Mohr
Individualised activation in the EU ~ Rik van Berkel 

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