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Understanding and Supporting ‘Families with Complex Needs’

ISBN: 9783038421597 9783038421603 Year: Pages: 214 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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Rethinking Poverty

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ISBN: 9781447340638 Year: Pages: 184 DOI: 10.1332/9781447340638 Language: English
Publisher: Policy Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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Epdf available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. There is a demand for a new narrative to enable us to escape from the crisis in our society. This book argues that we need to start with the society we want, rather than framing poverty as a problem to be solved. It calls for a bold forward-looking social policy that addresses continuing austerity, under-resourced organisations and a lack of social solidarity. Based on a research programme carried out by the Webb Memorial Trust involving leading organisations, academics, community activists, children, and surveys of more than 12,000 people living in poverty, a key theme is power which shows that the way forward is to increase people’s sense of agency in building the society that they want.

The Generational Welfare Contract: Justice, Institutions and Outcomes

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ISBN: 9781783471027 9781783471034 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.4337/9781783471034 Language: English
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Subject: Social Sciences --- Social and Public Welfare --- Political Science
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This groundbreaking book brings together perspectives from political philosophy and comparative social policy to discuss generational justice. Contributing new insights about the preconditions for designing sustainable, inclusive policies for all of society, the authors expose the possibilities of supporting egalitarian principles in an ageing society through balanced generational welfare contracts. Welfare states are largely structured around social risks that appear in distinct phases of human life, including childhood, working age and old age. By empirically analysing the causes and consequences of social policy in a large number of countries, the authors show that balanced generational welfare contracts – in which age-related social protection is more evenly distributed across different stages of life – is to the advantage of all age groups, therefore contributing to social justice and welfare state sustainability. The authors offer a combination of descriptive data analysis and statistical regressions to provide robust evidence that countries can avoid generational trade-offs in policymaking and find positive-sum solutions.

Promoting Active Citizenship: Markets and Choice in Scandinavian Welfare

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ISBN: 9783319553801 9783319553818 Year: Pages: 325 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55381-8 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Sociology
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This book analyses the considerable variation in the shares of private provision for core services in education, health and social services, in the Scandinavian countries.The chapters compare countries, service areas, and the for-profit, non-profit and public sectors. Each focuses on different levels of change: the mix of welfare providers, national laws and regulations, governance in municipalities, nursing homes and schools, and finally, the consequences experienced by the users of the services. The authors ask which combinations of governance structures, service sector providers, and user choice give the best results for active citizenship. Promoting Active Citizenship will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Public Administration and Management, Non-Profit Management, Social Policy, Innovation in Public Service, Social Care and Education and School Research.

Challenging Multiculturalism

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ISBN: 9780748664573 9780748664597 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101062
Subject: Political Science
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In recent years, European political leaders from Angela Merkel to David Cameron have discarded the term multiculturalism and now express scepticism, critique and even hostility towards multicultural ways of organising their societies. Yet they are unprepared to reverse the diversity existing in their states. These contradictory choices have different political consequences in the 11 European countries examined in this book: Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Turkey. The future of European liberalism is being played out as multicultural notions of belonging, inclusion, tolerance and the national home are brought into question.

Soziale Grundsicherung in der Weltgesellschaft

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Book Series: Global Studies ISBN: 9783899424607 9783839404607 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839404607 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103278
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Auch Sozialpolitik globalisiert sich. Das Buch zeigt, dass sozialhilfe- und rentenartige Grundsicherungssysteme nicht nur in entwickelten, sondern auch in Entwicklungs- und Übergangsgesellschaften wirksame Instrumente der Armutsbekämpfung sein können. Direkte Geldleistungen etwa an von AIDS betroffene Familien, alleinerziehende Frauen und Alte können auch entwicklungspolitisch produktiv sein. Das Buch gibt erstmals einen weltweiten Überblick über monetäre Grundsicherungssysteme. Die Grundsicherungsstrategie markiert einen Paradigmenwechsel in der Entwicklungspolitik und stützt die These John W. Meyers einer sich verbreitenden universalistischen Weltkultur.

TafelGesellschaft

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837615043 9783839415047 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839415047 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103231
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Die wohltätige Verteilung von Lebensmitteln steht für eine neue Polarisierung in den Überflussgesellschaften. Während Überangebot und individuelle Konsumentscheidungen systematisch Überschüsse hinterlassen, sind zugleich Menschen von Arbeit und Konsum so weit ausgeschlossen, dass sie nehmen, was die Tafeln und ähnliche Initiativen gerade verteilen können. Der transdisziplinäre Diskussionsband versammelt empirisch fundierte Analysen, theoretische Einsichten und politische Stellungnahmen zu dieser noch jungen Entwicklung. Ein breites Spektrum an Perspektiven auf ein aktuelles sozialpolitisches Phänomen, mit Beiträgen u.a. von Katrin Göring-Eckardt, Regina Görner, Gabriele Goettle, Marianne Gronemeyer, Fabian Kessl und Matthias Möhring-Hesse.

Was kann der Staat?

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Book Series: Edition Politik ISBN: 9783837623123 9783839423127 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839423127 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103270
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Fragen zur Handlungsfähigkeit des Staates sind zentraler Bestandteil der gesellschaftlichen Debatten. Angesichts der im deutschen politischen System wirkenden institutionellen Schranken wird insbesondere problematisiert, wie Reformblockaden überwunden werden können. In diesem Kontext lohnt sich ein Blick auf die Renten- und Arbeitsmarktreformen der rot-grünen Regierung unter Gerhard Schröder. Ihre Untersuchung bietet sich vor allem deshalb an, weil das Zustandekommen der Sozialreformen überraschen muss. Anhand einer Analyse der Entscheidungsprozesse zeigt Hendrik Meyer auf, was die wesentlichen Bedingungen staatlicher Handlungsfähigkeit im deutschen Sozialstaat sind.

Workfare in den USA

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837610383 9783839410387 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839410387 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103290
Subject: Social and Public Welfare
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Das "Sozialhilfeproblem" scheint in den USA - anders als in Europa - gelöst, worauf anhaltend hohe Beschäftigungsquoten verweisen. Die Studie stellt diesen Konsens in Frage. Sie untersucht die bislang nur unzureichend verstandenen Hintergründe und Konsequenzen der US-Sozialhilfereform von 1996, die einen radikalen Arbeitszwang für alle Bedürftigen einführte. Es wird erklärt, warum sich mit dieser 'Workfare-Politik' die Armut noch verschärft hat. Zudem wird gezeigt, wie Gewerkschaften und soziale Bewegungen auf diese Politik reagiert haben und vor welchen sozialpolitischen Herausforderungen Städte wie New York und Los Angeles zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts stehen.

Global Debates, Local Dilemmas

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ISBN: 9781760462420 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.22459/GDLD.2018 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Biology --- Ethnology --- Philosophy --- Languages and Literatures
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"The practice of sex-selective abortion is on the rise globally, stirring debates about gender inequality, medical ethics and reproductive autonomy. This book is the first ethnography to document practices of sex selection in Viet Nam. It shows how and why abortions are used to select the sex of children and how Vietnamese individuals and health professionals are implicated in this illicit and controversial practice. Telling the stories of women who have undergone sex-selective abortions, it traces their passage through sex determination and abortion decision-making phases, and investigates their experiences during and after their sex-selective abortions. It describes the turmoil experienced by individuals who undergo such abortions and explores their interactions with the spectrum of social actors and health institutions that facilitate practices of sex selection. As the first ethnographic study on sex-selective abortions in Viet Nam, this book delves into socially sensitive terrain and sheds light on personally fraught individual experiences of reproductive agency. It documents societal responses to sex-selective abortions in Viet Nam and identifies gaps in the state’s capacity to regulate reproductive desire in a marketised economy. A resource for researchers, it contributes to ongoing debates on sex selection and provides a framework for developing relevant social policies, interventions and support services. ‘This pioneering study offers a nuanced and sensitive account of sex-selective abortion as human experience. Through thought provoking case studies, the book provides rare ethnographic documentation of the complex quandaries that arise as selective reproductive technologies are routinised across the globe.’ — Tine M. Gammeltoft, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen"

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