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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 individualization. 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 studies. Contents 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 £60.00 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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