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Migration, Citizenship, and the European Social Model

Carl-Ulrik Schierup

in Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780198280521
eISBN:
9780191603730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280521.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines EU policies concerning social exclusion, migrant integration, labour migration, and asylum in the early 21st century. A two-pronged approach analyzes EU efforts in the realm of ... More


Third Sector–Third Way: Comparative Perspectives and Policy Reflections

Helmut Anheier

in Welfare State Change: Towards a Third Way?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199266722
eISBN:
9780191601941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266727.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Drawing upon a variety of analyses, this chapter constructs a taxonomy of competing approaches to inequality, social cohesion, and citizenship and proceeds to locate the Third Way as a hybrid ... More


‘Aroused Like One from Sleep’: From New Poor Law to Contractual Workfare

Desmond King

in In The Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in the USA and Britain

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296294
eISBN:
9780191599668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296290.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Uses historical and contemporary evidence to demonstrate how British government policies toward the unemployed have increasingly come to rest on the notion of duties and obligations arising from a ... More


‘A Second Chance, not a Way of Life’: Welfare as Workfare in the USA

Desmond King

in In The Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in the USA and Britain

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296294
eISBN:
9780191599668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296290.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

King discusses the history and politics of workfare in the US, the practice of requiring work activity in exchange for welfare benefits. He analyses the late nineteenth‐century Poor Law deterrent ... More


The Development of Workfare within Social Activation Policies

Duncan Gallie

in Resisting Marginalization: Unemployment Experience and Social Policy in the European Union

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199271849
eISBN:
9780191602733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271844.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the extent to which social activation policies have incorporated principles of ‘workfare,’ which requires people to work in exchange for social assistance benefits. Welfare ... More


'An offer you can't refuse': Workfare in international perspective

Ivar Lodemel and Heather Trickey (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341952
eISBN:
9781447301462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341952.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In the last decade, developed welfare states have witnessed a pendulum swing away from unconditional entitlement to social assistance, towards greater emphasis on obligations and conditions tied to ... More


Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Mick Carpenter, Belinda Freda, and Stuart Speeden (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book explores equality, discrimination, and human rights in relation to employability and ‘welfare-to-work’ policies. It draws extensively on new research from the SEQUAL Project, undertaken for ... More


Comparing Welfare and Child Welfare Populations: An Argument for Rethinking the Safety Net

Mark E. Courtney, Amy Dworsky, Irving Piliavin, and Steven McMurtry

in Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.003.0017
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter uses data from two ongoing studies in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, to provide empirical evidence supporting the claim that workfare and child welfare programs serve increasingly similar ... More


Human dignity and welfare systems

Chak Kwan Chan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Pro-‘workfare’ governments justify their policies by claiming ‘workfare’ helps enhance self-esteem and promote the dignity of unemployed recipients. On the other hand, welfare activists argue that ... More


Who Cleans the Park?: Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City

John Krinsky and Maud Simonet

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435442
eISBN:
9780226435619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435619.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

For New Yorkers, the answer to the question “Who cleans your park?” is complex: Welfare-to-work trainees, volunteers, unionized city workers (working within or outside their official job ... More


Welfare state capitalism and health

Clare Bambra

in Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199588299
eISBN:
9780191731372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588299.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the development of the welfare state from a political economy perspective. Initially, the emergence of post-war welfare state capitalism is examined, and subsequently ... More


A new contract for social assistance

Ivar Lødemel and Heather Trickey

in 'An offer you can't refuse': Workfare in international perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341952
eISBN:
9781447301462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341952.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter provides a working definition of workfare, which is used in this book. The discussion identifies key elements of workfare programmes, and outlines the policy context for workfare ... More


Comparing workfare programmes – features and implications

Heather Trickey

in 'An offer you can't refuse': Workfare in international perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341952
eISBN:
9781447301462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341952.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter provides a systematic overview of the most ‘workfarelike’ workfare policies in each of the countries that previous chapters have discussed. A comparison of the programmes in terms of ... More


The post-industrial economy and housing

Stuart Lowe

in The Housing Debate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847422736
eISBN:
9781447305514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422736.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Globalisation compelled the UK economy into a phase of rapid restructuring, turning away from the old industries in manufacturing and mining and towards a knowledge economy based around services. ... More


Changes in Social Citizenship in France in A Comparative Perspective: “Activation Strategies” and their Traces

Jean-Claude Barbier

in Social Policy and Citizenship: The Changing Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199754045
eISBN:
9780199979455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754045.003.0032
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

One of the main reforms of “social citizenship” in the past 20 years has certainly been the gradual introduction of “activation” strategies across an increasing number of policy fields. Firstly, the ... More


Human rights and welfare rights: contextualising dependency and responsibility

Hartley Dean

in The ethics of welfare: Human rights, dependency and responsibility

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345622
eISBN:
9781447303763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345622.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Human rights are an ideological fiction. This is not to diminish the concept; rather it is to acknowledge that the notion of a universally definable set of rights that are inherent to human beings by ... More


Introduction: towards a better workfare state, or one beyond it?

Mick Carpenter, Stuart Speeden, and Belinda Freda

in Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This introductory chapter discusses the possibility of a shifting from the current trend in the United Kingdom to a more disciplinary ‘workfare state’. The first section is on the development of a ... More


Origins and effects of New Labour’s workfare state: modernisation or variations on old themes?

Mick Carpenter and Stuart Speeden

in Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the origins and impact of New Labour's welfare-to-work policies. It presents a review and critical assessment of the economic and social policies in the workfare state up to and ... More


Hong Kong and human dignity

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at the first case study on human dignity, which is set in Hong Kong. It reveals that Hong Kong can be considered as a good case study of a capitalist welfare system's attitudes ... More


National objectives and local implementation of workfare in Norway

Ivar Lødemel

in 'An offer you can't refuse': Workfare in international perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341952
eISBN:
9781447301462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341952.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter takes a look at an example of a localised form of Norwegian workfare. This is applied selectively to a highly residualised social assistance population within an economic setting that ... More


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