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Capability as a Yardstick for Flexicurity - Using the Senian Paradigm to Evaluate a European Policy Agenda

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ISBN: 9783863951634 Year: Pages: 296 DOI: 10.17875/gup2014-771 Language: English
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences
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Flexicurity is a European policy agenda seeking to increase both flexibility and security in the labour-market. This book argues that it needs a revision: Although flexicurity is set out to change the way Europeans work and live, and even though it is being justified by workers’ needs, flexicurity lacks of a clear and democratically justified vision of society. Flexicurity is confronted here with Amartya Sen’s capability-approach, a paradigm of well-being evaluation. How is flexicurity related to a concept of employment as part of a way of life which people have reason to value? How capability-friendly are established flexicurity-indicators? It is thus shown how the capability-approach can be used in the field of labour-market and social policy.

Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology

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ISBN: 9789400770607 9789400770614 Year: Pages: 389 DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7061-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Manufactures --- Geology --- Earth Sciences --- Public Health
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This book takes a new approach on understanding causes of extreme poverty and promising actions to address it. Its focus is on marginality being a root cause of poverty and deprivation. “Marginality” is the position of people on the edge, preventing their access to resources, freedom of choices, and the development of capabilities. The book is research based with original empirical analyses at local, national, and local scales; book contributors are leaders in their fields and have backgrounds in different disciplines. An important message of the book is that economic and ecological approaches and institutional innovations need to be integrated to overcome marginality. The book will be a valuable source for development scholars and students, actors that design public policies, and for social innovators in the private sector and non-governmental organizations.​

The End of Welfare as We Know It?

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ISBN: 9783847400752 9783847403388 Year: DOI: 10.3224/84740075 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104058
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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During the last 30 years, the governments of many Western countries have repeatedly called for an end to welfare. While the virtue of this goal and the means of achieving it continue to be debated in politics, much of contemporary social science research assumes that, in fact, the end of the welfare state has already occurred. The authors of this volume hope to contribute to a clearer understanding of how, where and to what extent welfare state settings really have changed since the 1980s. Their work examines questions of change and continuity while exploring various welfare practices in the Western world.

20 Jahre Asylkompromiss

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837624878 9783839424872 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839424872 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103324
Subject: Political Science
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In der politischen Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland gilt der Asylkompromiss von 1992/93 als höchst kontroverse Entscheidung, die bis heute, rund 20 Jahre später, Auswirkungen auf die Asylmigration hat. In diesem Band analysieren Wissenschaftler das damalige Flüchtlingsgeschehen, die Interessen der politischen Akteure sowie die Europäisierung der Flüchtlingspolitik. Zeitzeugen aus der Politik und Journalisten diskutieren, inwieweit die angestrebten Ziele erreicht wurden oder ob sich die Kritik an der Entscheidung als gerechtfertigt erwiesen hat. Vertreter von Flüchtlingsorganisationen sowie des Bundesamtes für Migration und Flüchtlinge zeigen Perspektiven des Flüchtlingsschutzes auf.

Wer organisiert die "Entbehrlichen"?

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Book Series: Gesellschaft der Unterschiede ISBN: 9783837627312 9783839427316 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839427316 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103317
Subject: Political Science
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Auch wenn die Zivilgesellschaft in sozial benachteiligten Stadtvierteln häufig kaum sichtbar ist, gibt es wichtige Ausnahmen: Viertelgestalter_innen sind mit unermüdlicher Tatkraft bürgerschaftlich aktiv. Im Buch werden acht dieser außergewöhnlichen Menschen in ausführlichen Portraits vorgestellt. Wie kamen sie zu ihrer Rolle, welche Motive treiben sie in ihrem Engagement an, welche Wertvorstellungen vertreten sie? Die Studie ermöglicht detaillierte Einblicke in die Funktionsweise von Zivilgesellschaft in sozial schwachen Stadtteilen. Sie benennt Hindernisse und Schwierigkeiten für die Aktiven - zeigt aber auch Perspektiven, wie das partizipative Versprechen der modernen Bürgergesellschaft für sozial Benachteiligte eingelöst werden könnte.

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