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Participation, Responsibility and Choice : Summoning the Active Citizen in Western European Welfare States.

Author/Creator:
Newman, Janet.
Publication:
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (242 pages)
Series:
Care and Welfare Ser.
Care and Welfare Ser.
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Subjects:
Politics and culture -- Europe -- Citizen participation.
Welfare state -- Europe, Western -- History -- 21st century.
Europe, Western -- Social policy -- Citizen participation.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
"Responsibility, participation and choice are key policy framings of active citizenship, summoning the citizen to take on new roles in welfare state reform. This volume traces the emergence of new discourses and the ways in which they take up and rework struggles of social movements for greater independence, power and control. It explores the changing cultural and political inflections of active citizenship in Germany, Finland, Norway, the Netherlands, France, Italy and the UK, with ethnographic research complementing policy analysis. The editors then look across the volume to assess some of the tensions and contradictions arising in the turn to active citizenship. Two final chapters address the reworking of citizen/professional relationships and the remaking of public, private and personal responsibilities, with a particular focus on the contribution of feminist research and theory."--Publisher's website.
Contents:
Intro
Participation, responsibility and choice : summoning the active citizen in Western European welfare states
Contents
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction
2 Citizenship and healthcare inGermany
3 The embrace of responsibility
4 From social citizenship to active citizenship?
5 Active citizenship in Norwegian elderly care
6 Mobilising the active citizen in the UK
7 Dividing or combining citizens
8 Just being an 'active citizen'?
9 Caring responsibilities
10 Active citizenship
11 Active citizens, activist professionals
12 Towards a feminist politics of active citizenship
About the editors and contributors
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Tonkens, Evelien.
Other format:
Print version: Newman, Janet Participation, Responsibility and Choice
ISBN:
9789048513437
9789089642752
OCLC:
859582138