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Social Policy Review 19Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007$
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Karen Clarke, Tony Maltby, and Patricia Kennett

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349415

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.001.0001

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Rising or falling to the challenges of diversity in Europe? Social justice and differentiated citizenship

Rising or falling to the challenges of diversity in Europe? Social justice and differentiated citizenship

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(p.221) Eleven Rising or falling to the challenges of diversity in Europe? Social justice and differentiated citizenship
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Social Policy Review 19
Author(s):

Eithne McLaughlin

Gerry Boucher

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0012

This chapter reflects on Bauman's Wasted lives, modernity and its outcasts (2004) to consider how social policy might contribute to ‘harmonious intergroup relations’ and to a socially just citizenship. It identifies some important contradictions and tensions within EU policies, which lead to negative differentiated citizenship. The chapter argues that this results in threats to peace and democracy which can ultimately only be countered by policies that promise greater social justice and an appreciation that ‘security of the individual and the polity’ is achieved by social ‘rather than through criminal justice or military means’. This is referred to as the new social security. Through an analysis of the role of the nation state in globalisation, and immigration and integration policy, the chapter suggests that a discourse on the relationship of social justice policies and differentiated citizenship will help meet the challenges imposed by the increasing broadly based diversity in Europe.

Keywords:   social policy, intergroup relations, socially just citizenship, EU policies, social justice, social security, differentiated citizenship

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