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Work and Welfare in Europe

Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems

Authors: Panican, Alexandru, Johansson, Håkan

Editors: Johansson, Hakan, Panican, Alexandru (Eds.)

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About this book

This book analyzes national anti-poverty measures at a local level via a set of unique and up-to-date empirical studies of minimum income support schemes and activation measures in five European cities. In examining this 'local welfare system' approach, it investigates the role that civil society organizations play, and the governance arrangements that prevail in contacts between public and civil society actors in local anti-poverty strategies. The current financial and economic crisis has caused increasing levels of poverty and unemployment, and put national minimum income protection schemes under severe strain. Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems therefore represents a timely and important intervention in the political and scientific debates as to whether more ‘local welfare’ is the solution to the challenges facing European welfare states.









About the authors

Håkan Johansson is Professor in Social Work at Lund University, Sweden.Alexandru Panican is Associate Professor in Social Work at Lund University, Sweden.

Reviews

“This volume provides an excellent comparative analysis on the implications of the growing relevance of local welfare systems in Europe. It avoids the “local trap” and using the local as an entry point, disentangles the complex web of multi-layered social policy arrangements against poverty. It avoids the “convergence rhetoric trap” embedding local changes in their contexts. A necessary read to critically unveil the issues at stake.” (Yuri Kazepov, University of Vienna, Austria)

“This book takes us beyond the realm of minimum income protection and statutory safety nets by exploring the "thick" nature of local welfare systems. What emerges from the various chapters is a fascinating picture of grass-root experiments to fight poverty and exclusion, involving a multitude of actors and resources. At the local level, the echo of national regime feature does remain, but it leaves ample room for innovation and hybridization of goals and instruments. A rich and original volume, which provides precious insights to both academic and policy debates.” (Maurizio Ferrera, University of Milan, Italy)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • A Move Towards the Local? The Relevance of a Local Welfare System Approach

    Johansson, Håkan (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

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  • The Local Welfare System as a Scale Question

    Scarpa, Simone

    Pages 29-51

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  • Conceptualising Local Welfare Systems: Exploring the Role of Actors and Governance Arrangements

    Johansson, Håkan (et al.)

    Pages 53-76

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  • Combating Poverty Through ‘Active Inclusion’? The European and National Contexts

    Clegg, Daniel

    Pages 77-104

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  • Strategies Against Poverty and Social Exclusion in a Corporatist–Conservative Local Welfare System: The Dortmund Consensus

    Spannagel, Dorothee

    Pages 105-127

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eBook 66,99 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems
Authors
Editors
  • Hakan Johansson
  • Alexandru Panican
Series Title
Work and Welfare in Europe
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53190-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53190-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53189-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 285
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics