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Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning

Creating Target Publics for Welfare Policies

A Comparative and Multi-level Approach

Editors: Barrault-Stella, Lorenzo, Weill, Pierre-Edouard (Eds.)

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  • Offers a constructivist approach to the process of creating target publics for welfare policies
  • Examines the transformation of the welfare state in different national contexts
  • Provides a multilevel analysis of policy making: from the public debates to the welfare recipients
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This volume analyzes welfare policies by looking at the making of their target publics. It examines how these populations are identified and constructed by policy making. The contributors apply the classic theoretical question about who gets what, when, and how, but also suggest the revisiting of policy-feedback analysis. 

Coverage includes empirical case studies in different geographical areas. It looks at Europe, the United States and also considers Mayotte, set in a post-colonial context. The chapters also examine different aspects of welfare, including the bureaucratic treatment of marginalized populations as well as the middle class.

The authors draw on diverse conceptual approaches and investigative methodologies. They conduct participant observation in public or nonprofit organizations, explore administrative records, and interview actors at various stages of policymaking. This qualitative material is then combined with relevant quantitative data.

Readers are guided through a multilevel approach of welfare policies, from their definition to their implementation. They gain insight into the targeting of publics, from the higher reaches of government to the most underprivileged groups of the social world. 

Overall, the book compares different national contexts and social policy fields. This approach unearths regularities, enabling the authors to reassess major contemporary transformations of the welfare State.

About the authors

Lorenzo Barrault-Stella is a research fellow in political sociology at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is member of the Center of Sociological and Political Research of Paris (CRESPPA). He is a specialist of educational policies. More broadly, he explores the contemporary transformations of the State and the relations between government and governed people. He has published numerous articles in international peer reviewed journals and several book chapters. His first personal book Gouverner par accomodements. Stratégies autour de la carte scolaire (Dalloz) was published in 2013. He is actually member of the editorial board of the international peer review Gouvernement et action publique (Presses de Sciences Po).
Pierre-Edouard Weill is an assistant professor in sociology from the University of Western Britanny and belongs to the LabLEX research unit. He is specialized on social policies and cultural practices. He has published numerous articles in international peer reviewed journals and several book chapters. Among his most recent publication is Sans toit ni loi? Genèse et conditions de mise en œuvre du Droit au logement opposable, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2017.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • The Making of Target Publics for Welfare Policies. From Targeting Practices to Resistances of Governed People

    Pages 1-24

    Barrault-Stella, Lorenzo (et al.)

  • “Organize and Defend Yourself”. The Invention of the Middle Class Before Fascism: Actors, Discourse and Institutions

    Pages 27-47

    Rapini, Andrea

  • How Central Is the Middle? Middle Class Discourses and Social Policy Design in Germany

    Pages 49-66

    Barbehön, Marlon (et al.)

  • Frame, Funnel, Deter: The Mechanisms of Behavioral Targeting

    Pages 69-92

    Chelle, Elisa

  • Targeting by Numbers. The Uses of Statistics for Monitoring French Welfare Benefit Recipients

    Pages 93-109

    Dubois, Vincent (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creating Target Publics for Welfare Policies
Book Subtitle
A Comparative and Multi-level Approach
Editors
  • Lorenzo Barrault-Stella
  • Pierre-Edouard Weill
Series Title
Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89596-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89596-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89595-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07811-9
Series ISSN
2214-9120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 208
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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