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Activation or Workfare? Governance and Neo-Liberal Convergence.

By: Lodemel, Ivar.
Contributor(s): Moreira, Amilcar.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.International Policy Exchange Series: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (385 p.).ISBN: 9780199773626.Subject(s): European Union countries -- Social policy | Neoliberalism -- European Union countries | Neoliberalism -- United States | United States -- Social policy | Welfare state -- European Union countries | Welfare state -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Activation or Workfare? Governance and Neo-Liberal ConvergenceDDC classification: 306.094 | 306.0947 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Contributors; 1 Introduction; 2 Norwegian Activation Reform on a Wave of Wider Welfare State Change: A Critical Assessment; 3 Workfare with Welfare Revisited: Instigating Dual Tracks for Insiders and Outsiders; 4 Activation for All: Welfare Reform in the United Kingdom, 1995-2009; 5 Activation and Reform in the United States: What Time Has Told; 6 From Legitimacy to Effectiveness: Developments in Activation in the Netherlands; 7 Germany: Ambivalent Activation
8 Implementing a Myth: The Evolution of Conditionality in French Minimum Income Provision9 From Gateway to Safety Net: The Dynamics of Activation Reforms in Portugal; 10 From Protection Toward Activation: Reform of Social Assistance in the Czech Republic; 11 Governing Activation in the 21st Century: A (Hi)story of Change; 12 Trajectories of Change: Activation Reforms from Inception to Times of Austerity; Index
Summary: The last decade of the 20th century was marked by a shift in how welfare-states deal with those at the bottom of the income ladder. This shift involved the introduction/strengthening of work-obligations as a condition for receiving minimum income benefits - which, in some countries, was complemented by efforts to help recipients return to the labour market, namely through the investment in active labour market policies (ALMP). Based on case-studies of developments in the US and eight European nations (UK, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, France, Portugal and the Czech Republic), this boo
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Cover; Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Contributors; 1 Introduction; 2 Norwegian Activation Reform on a Wave of Wider Welfare State Change: A Critical Assessment; 3 Workfare with Welfare Revisited: Instigating Dual Tracks for Insiders and Outsiders; 4 Activation for All: Welfare Reform in the United Kingdom, 1995-2009; 5 Activation and Reform in the United States: What Time Has Told; 6 From Legitimacy to Effectiveness: Developments in Activation in the Netherlands; 7 Germany: Ambivalent Activation

8 Implementing a Myth: The Evolution of Conditionality in French Minimum Income Provision9 From Gateway to Safety Net: The Dynamics of Activation Reforms in Portugal; 10 From Protection Toward Activation: Reform of Social Assistance in the Czech Republic; 11 Governing Activation in the 21st Century: A (Hi)story of Change; 12 Trajectories of Change: Activation Reforms from Inception to Times of Austerity; Index

The last decade of the 20th century was marked by a shift in how welfare-states deal with those at the bottom of the income ladder. This shift involved the introduction/strengthening of work-obligations as a condition for receiving minimum income benefits - which, in some countries, was complemented by efforts to help recipients return to the labour market, namely through the investment in active labour market policies (ALMP). Based on case-studies of developments in the US and eight European nations (UK, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, France, Portugal and the Czech Republic), this boo

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Ivar Lodemelis Professor of Social Work at Oslo University College.Amílcar MoreiraWith a PhD in Social and Policy Sciences from the University of Bath (UK), Amilcar Moreira is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon.

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