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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

F.M.L. Thompson (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book contains the texts of 17 lectures, delivered to the British Academy in 2001. Topics include Chinese Mountain Painting, prosperity and power in the age of Bede and Beowulf, Glyn Dwr, ... More


Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Anja Eleveld, Thomas Kampen, and Josien Arts (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

With welfare to work programmes under intense scrutiny, this book reviews a wide range of existing and future policies across Europe. Seventeen contributors provide case studies and legal, ... More


The right to work: a justification for welfare to work?

Elise Dermine

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The promoters of welfare-to-work programmes sometimes state that these are based on the will to ‘better realise’ the right to work of their recipients. This chapter questions this assumption and ... More


Limitation of welfare to work: the prohibition of forced labour and the right to freely chosen work

Elise Dermine

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Welfare-to-work programmes imply a legal duty to perform work, often accompanied by sanctions which can be questioned from the angle of human rights and the freedom of work. The chapter examines the ... More


The prohibition of forced labour and the right to freely chosen work: a comparison of Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK

Anja Eleveld, Neville Harris, and Christian H. Schøler

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter uses the six legal safeguards, identified in chapter 4, that concretise the proportionality test under the prohibition of forced labour and the right to freely chosen work to evaluate ... More


Welfare to work, social justice and domination: an introduction to an interdisciplinary normative perspective on welfare policies

Anja Eleveld, Thomas Kampen, and Josien Arts

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In the last decades, rights to social assistance benefits have become more conditional. Governments in Europe, as in other welfare states, have sought to ‘activate’ their unemployed citizens by ... More


The duty to work as precondition for human dignity: a Swiss perspective on work programmes

Melanie Studer and Kurt Pärli

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In Switzerland, the participation in certain work programmes is an eligibility criterion to social assistance benefits and the constitutionally granted right to the financial means required for a ... More


Implementing social justice within activation policies: the contribution of the capability approach

Jean-Michel Bonvin and Luca Perrig

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter seeks to evaluate welfare-to-work policies in Switzerland through the lens of the theory of non-domination, using the theoretical tools developed by the capability approach and the ... More


Pressing, repressing and accommodating: local modes of governing social assistance recipients in welfare to work programmes in the Netherlands

Josien Arts

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter shows the differences between local welfare-to-work programmes in the Netherlands in terms of the ways in which social assistance recipients are directed towards paid labour: through ... More


Conclusion: exit, voice and the minimization of domination in welfare to work relationships

Anja Eleveld

in Welfare to Work in Contemporary European Welfare States: Legal, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Justice and Domination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340010
eISBN:
9781447340164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340010.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter draws together the book’s main conclusions by connecting the findings of its various chapters. It first analyses the relationship between the human rights perspective presented in the ... More


Welfare Reform and the Valorisation of Work: is Work Really the best form of Welfare?

Ruth Patrick

in Social policies and social control: New perspectives on the ‘not-so-big society’

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447310747
eISBN:
9781447310778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310747.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

With clear links to this collection's exploration of the possible emergence of a 'new behaviourism', this chapter considers the Coalition's welfareto-work strategy and explores the valorisation of ... More


The low-pay, no-pay cycle: the perspectives and practices of employers and ‘welfare to work’ agencies

Tracy Shildrick, Robert MacDonald, Colin Webster, and Kayleigh Garthwaite

in Poverty and insecurity: Life in low-pay, no-pay Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847429117
eISBN:
9781447307907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429117.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter reports on the interviewees undertaken with employers and practitioners who worked for ‘welfare to work’ agencies in Middlesbrough. The findings have a particular focus on what employers ... More


Moralising the poor? Faith-based organisations, the Big Society and contemporary workfare policy

Andrew Williams

in Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847428349
eISBN:
9781447307785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428349.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter critically investigates the welfare-to-work ‘ethics’ in the UK in the context of the Big Society, using the example of the Pathways Ltd case study to show how FBOs work with government ... More


Getting Welfare to Work: Street-Level Governance in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands

Mark Considine, Jenny M. Lewis, Siobhan O'Sullivan, and Els Sol

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198743705
eISBN:
9780191803840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743705.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book traces the radical reform of the Australian, UK, and Dutch public employment services systems. Starting with major changes from 1998, this book examines how each national system has moved ... More


Conclusions: Welfare Markets and the Politics of Activation

Mark Considine, Jenny M. Lewis, Siobhan O’Sullivan, and Els Sol

in Getting Welfare to Work: Street-Level Governance in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198743705
eISBN:
9780191803840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743705.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The book concludes with a discussion of the implications of the reforms to welfare services that have occurred over the last decade and a half, and the effects these have had on frontline work in ... More


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