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Citizenship in Nordic Welfare States Dynamics of Choice ... - Nova


									                 Citizenship in Nordic
                     Welfare States
          Dynamics of Choice, Duties and Participation
                    In a Changing Europe
  Bjørn Hvinden, Norwegian University of Science and Technology,
     Norway, and Håkan Johansson, Växjö University, Sweden
                          Citizenship in Nordic Welfare States offers an innovative analysis of the ways in
                          which the relationship between citizens and welfare states (social citizenship)
                          becomes more dynamic and multifaceted as a result of Europeanization and

                          Relations between citizens and welfare states are now to a greater extent involving
                          issues of rights and duties, self-responsibility and choice, participation and self-
                          government. The contents of citizenship are increasingly influenced by interactions
                          between national and supranational levels of governance.

                          An interdisciplinary team (social science, law and philosophy) examines the
                          transformation of social citizenship through a series of illuminating case studies,
                          comparing Nordic countries and other European nations.

                          This book will appeal to students and researchers of social policy, comparative
                          welfare and social work, social law, political science, sociology and European

                          Part 1: Citizenship in Contemporary Welfare States – Issues and
                          Perspectives 1. Opening Citizenship: Why Do We Need a New Understanding of
                          Social Citizenship? 2. From Active States to Active Citizenship? The Impact of
                          Economic Openness and Transnational Governance 3. What Do We Mean by
                          Active Citizenship? Part 2: Towards a New Balance of Rights and Duties –
                          Activation Reform 4. Nordic Activation Reforms in a European Context: A
                          Distinct Universalistic Model? 5. Individualizing Welfare Provision: The Integrated
                          Approach of the Finnish Activation Reform 6. The Challenges of Decentralized
                          Delivery of Services: The Scope for Active Citizenship in Swedish and Norwegian
                          Activation Policies Part 3: The Increased Scope for Participation and
                          Inclusion of Marginal Groups             7. Claiming Participation Rights: Social
                          Mobilization and Citizenship in Denmark and Norway 8. Capabilities and
                          Participation: Russian Women Immigrants in North Norway 9. Europeanization
                          ‘From Below’: The OMC Process on Social Inclusion in the Swedish Welfare
February 2007: 234x156:   State Part 4: Marketization of Citizenship? Choice, Anti-Discrimination
         264pp            and Human Rights 10. Contrasting Legal Concepts of Active Citizenship:
Hb: 978-0-415-41489-0:    Europe and the Nordic Countries 11. Membership and Migration: Market
                          Citizenship or European Citizenship? 12. Double Discrimination: Human Rights
                          and Immigrant Women in Denmark within the Context of the Nordic Legal
                          Tradition 13. From Disabling Barriers to Participation: The Opportunities Created
                          by the EU Equality Strategy 14. Enlarging Freedom of Choice: Pension Reforms in
                          the Nordic Countries and Germany 15. Conclusions: Remaking Social Citizenship
                          in Nordic Welfare States

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