Activation And Labour Market Reforms In Europe: Challenges To Social Citizenship

Hardcover | July 15, 2011

EditorSigrid Betzelt, Silke Bothfeld

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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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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.

SIGRID BETZELT is Professor for International Economic and Social Policy and Labour Relations, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany.  SILKE BOTHFELD is Professor of Political Science at the University for Applied Sciences in Bremen, Germany.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.86 × 5.77 × 1 inPublished:July 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230289541

ISBN - 13:9780230289543

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION AND CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
Introduction: Challenges to Social Citizenship: Activation and Labour Market Reforms in Europe; S.Bothfeld&S.Betzelt
(How) Do Activation Policies Impact on the Individual Autonomy of Citizens? Conceptual Framework; S.Bothfeld & S.Betzelt
PART II: EROSION OF SOCIAL STATUS?  - TENSIONS BETWEEN CORE AND PERIPHERY
Chances and Pitfalls of Flexible Labour Markets: the Case of the Spanish Strategy of Labour Market Flexibility; B.Perez
Activation and the Limited Social Citizenship Status of Young and Female Workers: Italy in Comparative Perspective; P.R.Graziano The Erosion of the Social Citizenship Status and its Paradoxical Implications: the Case of Germany; S.Betzelt&S.Bothfeld
New Statuses for the Unemployed and Non-employed? The Impact of Activation on Social Citizenship in France; M.Béraud&A.Eydoux
PART III: THE ADULT WORKER NORM OF ACTIVATION  - 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.N.Breidahl
Relinquishing the Right to Parent? The Impact of Activation on Citizenship for Lone Parents in the UK; S.Wright
Gendering Social Citizenship: the Impact of Activation from a Comparative Perspective; S.Betzelt, A.Eydoux&M.Letablier