This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This book explores this notion of 'individualised social services' and what it stands for in various national contexts, not only at the level of policy formation but at the level of actual implementation and delivery of services. It focuses on activation services, these are the interventions aimed at increasing the employability and labour-market integration of unemployed people. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Public social services are increasingly being individualised in order to better meet the differentiated needs of competent and independent citizens and to promote the effectiveness of social interventions. This book addresses this development, focusing on a new type of social services that has become crucial in the 'modernisation' of welfare states: activation services.The book discusses and analyses the individualisation of activation services against the background of social policy reforms on the one hand, and the introduction of new forms of public governance on the other. Critically discussing the rise of individualised social services in the light of various theoretical points of view, it analyses the way in which activation and the 'active subject' are presented in EU discourse. It compares the introduction of individualised activation services in five EU welfare states: the UK, Germany, Italy, Finland and the Czech Republic, focusing on official policies as well as policy practices.The book provides original insights into the phenomenon of the individualised provision of activation services. It is useful reading for policy makers as well as for students and researchers of welfare states, social policies and public governance.
Über den Autor: Rik van Berkel, Department of General Social Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University and Ben Valkenburg, Faculty of Social Sciences, Utrecht University
Buchbeschreibung Policy Press, 2007. Buchzustand: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. No dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4672615
Buchbeschreibung Policy Press, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Sent from the UK within 24 hours. EXPEDITED UK DELIVERY AVAILABLE. No Dustjacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BBI2188064
Buchbeschreibung Policy Press, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX1861347979