Active Social Policies in the EU: Inclusion Through Participation?
van Berkel, Rik, Hornemann Møller, Iver
Policy Press, Sep 27, 2002 - Education - 230 pages
This book challenges the underlying presupposition that regular employment is the royal road to inclusion. Drawing on original empirical research, it investigates the inclusionary and exclusionary potentials of different types of work, including activation programmes. Active social policies in the EU makes an important contribution to the debates in this area by: reporting on original international comparative research; reflecting on and critically assessing current activating policies; evaluating the consequences of these policies, as well as challenging the premises they are based on; including the perspectives of service users in its analyses; offering recommendations for the future design of activating policies. The book will be invaluable for students, lecturers and researchers of social and labour market policies and policy makers. It is essential reading for those interested in issues of inclusion, activation and the role of types of work in promoting inclusion.
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three The concept of activation
four The inclusive power of standard and nonstandard work
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six Patterns of exclusioninclusion and peoples strategies
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