Social Policy and Citizenship: The Changing Landscape

Hardcover | November 6, 2012

EditorAdalbert Evers, Anne-Marie Guillemard

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In both Europe and America, the landscape of social policies has undergone fundamental changes in recent decades, especially in endeavors to develop new welfare arrangements. How does this affect citizenship-at-large as defined by the Marshallian triad of personal, democratic, and socialrights?Taking nine European countries as case studies, the contributions analyze the ways that citizenship has changed in key areas such as social security, labor market policies, and social services. Other chapters concentrate on the theoretical and conceptual challenges that result from the interrelationof changing social policies with different notions of citizenship. Trends in welfare reform have become harder to interpret. They are no longer about simple reductions in social services and entitlements, or a decline in social citizenship; the terms of debate have shifted. In a postindustrialworld, individuals are afforded more mobility, autonomy, and responsibility. Security is being reexamined in light of the new risks stemming from a worldwide knowledge-based economy.Behind the diversity of changes there is a unified agenda taking shape, characterized with concepts like activation, social investments, concerns with inclusion, and the strengthening of links between rights and responsibilities. The contributions in this volume represent an insightful look at thedebate between the determination to curb social spending and a new model of an activist state ready to make social investments.

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In both Europe and America, the landscape of social policies has undergone fundamental changes in recent decades, especially in endeavors to develop new welfare arrangements. How does this affect citizenship-at-large as defined by the Marshallian triad of personal, democratic, and socialrights?Taking nine European countries as case stu...

Adalbert Evers, PhD, is Professor for Comparative Health and Social Policy at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. Anne-Marie Guillemard, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University Paris Descartes, Sorbonne.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:November 6, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I. General1. Adalbert Evers and Anne-Marie Guillemard: Introduction: Marshall's Concept of Citizenship and Contemporary Welfare Reconfiguration2. Hkan Johansson and Bj"rn Hvinden: Towards a Post-Marshallian Framework for the Analysis of Social Citizenship3. Jane Jenson: Changing Perspectives on Social Citizenship: A Cross-time Comparison4. Neil Gilbert: Citizenship in the Enabling State: The Changing Balance of Rights and Obligations5. Jean-Claude Barbier: To What Extent Can the European Union Deliver "Social Citizenship" to Its Citizens?Part II. Country Cases: Western Europe6. Ruth Lister: Social Citizenship in New Labour's New "Active" Welfare State: The Case of the United Kingdom7. Jean-Claude Barbier: Changes in Social Citizenship in France in a Comparative Perspective: "Activation Strategies" and Their Traces8. Valeria Fargion: Italy: A Territorial and Generational Divide in Social Citizenship9. Ingo Bode: A Fuzzy Picture. Social Citizenship in Post-corporatist Germany10. Lars Tr,grdh and Lars Svedberg: The Iron Law of Rights: Citizenship and Individual Empowerment in Modern SwedenPart III. Country Cases: Eastern Europe11. Tom s Sirov tka: The Policy of Activation in the Czech Republic and Citizenship Rights12. Julia Szala`: Fragmented Social Rights in Hungary's Post-communist Welfare State13. Marek Rymsza: The Two Decades of Social Policy in Poland: From Protection to Activation of Citizens14. Martin Potucek: Discourses on Social Rights in the Czech RepublicPart IV. Conclusions15. Adalbert Evers and Anne-Marie Guillemard: Reconfiguring Welfare and Reshaping Citizenship