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Dynamic Finland

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Historica ISBN: 9789522228222 9789517464260 9789522228222 9789522228239 Year: Pages: 324 DOI: 10.21435/sfh.3 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and SKS
Subject: Law --- Social Sciences
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Finland celebrated its 85th year of independence in 2002. It is one of the thirteen countries of the world that have preserved their democracy uninterrupted since the First World War. Despite its modest origins and difficult wartime experiences, this dynamic country is now a world leader in many spheres. In 2001 it was named the world's most technologically advanced and also the least corrupt country. Other studies have shown it to have one of the three most competitive economies, the best environmental sustainability, and the second most equal society. Such rapid development has increased the need for information about Finland and what can be learned from its unique experience. This book offers an introduction to the country today, focusing on the most recent research into its politics, policies, and society, viewed in a comparative context. Dynamic Finland has been written for a general audience by two eminent scholars. Pertti Pesonen has been professor of political science in Tampere and Helsinki and at several American universities, and is also the former editor-in-chief of the Aamulehti daily and past chairman of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. Olavi Riihinen served for 24 years as professor of social policy and Chairman of the Department of Social Policy at the University of Helsinki.

Narrative im Justizvollzug

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Book Series: Differenzen ISBN: 9783037771914 Year: Pages: 381 DOI: 10.33058/seismo.30749 Language: German
Publisher: Seismo
Subject: Social Sciences
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Prisons are a rich source for literary narratives – but what narratives do prison officers themselves construct about working in a prison and their place in it? How do they talk about their daily work with prisoners, justify disciplinary action or assess prison as a form of punishment in general? As ontological narratives which position and give rise to the self, prison officers’ narratives are highly relevant, as they shape officers’ daily practice, the working of the prison as an organisation and ultimately the way prisoners are treated. Christopher Young combines field notes and interviews from a Swiss prison to reconstruct a typology of prison officers’ narratives of the self. One casts the officer as a tragic hero fighting to prevent the decline of punishment, another positions the officer as a lone fighter attempting to overcome the therapy-adverse inertia of the prison system. As the study shows, this inherent tension ultimately contributes to the failure of the attempt to establish a therapeutic detention unit. Prison officers’ narratives are viewed as shared narratives which cite and echo legal and media discourses, which the author in turn reconstructs on the basis of a discussion of the history of Swiss penal law and practice and a recent corpus of newspaper articles

Gute Betreuung im Alter in der Schweiz

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ISBN: 9783037777214 9783037771877 Year: Pages: 245 Language: German
Publisher: Seismo
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Apart from financing retirement provision, assistance and care for elderly people ist he central issue in Swiss politics concerning elderly people. While medical care has been in focus of the discourse about health and social politics for a while, the issue of care work was often only touched upon. This book discusses legal issues concerning medical care and care work, describes the involved actors, the education, the recruitment and the wages of employees. Furthermore, self-sustained and health promoting living at a high age is an issue. It becomes evident that care work is neither legally defined nor with regards to content. Legal regulations securing quality standards, legal stability for employees as well as the integration of care work into the system of social security, are lacking in practice. In view of these conditions and changes and society, this book shows that the issue of care work needs more consideration in the political discourse concerning elderly people.

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