Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems by Alexandru Panican, Håkan Johansson

By Alexandru Panican, Håkan Johansson

This e-book analyzes nationwide anti-poverty measures at an area point through a suite of specified and updated empirical reviews of minimal source of revenue help schemes and activation measures in 5 ecu towns. In interpreting this 'local welfare method' technique, it investigates the position that civil society enterprises play, and the governance preparations that succeed in contacts among public and civil society actors in neighborhood anti-poverty suggestions. the present monetary and fiscal trouble has triggered expanding degrees of poverty and unemployment, and placed nationwide minimal source of revenue safeguard schemes lower than serious pressure. Combating Poverty in neighborhood Welfare Systems consequently represents a well timed and significant intervention within the political and clinical debates as to if extra ‘local welfare’ is the answer to the demanding situations dealing with ecu welfare states.

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By Alexandru Panican, Håkan Johansson

This e-book analyzes nationwide anti-poverty measures at an area point through a suite of specified and updated empirical reviews of minimal source of revenue help schemes and activation measures in 5 ecu towns. In interpreting this 'local welfare method' technique, it investigates the position that civil society enterprises play, and the governance preparations that succeed in contacts among public and civil society actors in neighborhood anti-poverty suggestions. the present monetary and fiscal trouble has triggered expanding degrees of poverty and unemployment, and placed nationwide minimal source of revenue safeguard schemes lower than serious pressure. Combating Poverty in neighborhood Welfare Systems consequently represents a well timed and significant intervention within the political and clinical debates as to if extra ‘local welfare’ is the answer to the demanding situations dealing with ecu welfare states.

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Johansson and A. Panican (Poland) (Fenger 2007) (see Chap. 4 by Clegg in this volume). The countries also belong to four different social assistance models/regimes: a ‘welfare state with integrated safety net’ (UK), a ‘dual social assistance model’ (Germany), a model of ‘citizenship based, but residual social assistance’ (Sweden) and a ‘model of rudimentary assistance’ (Italy) (Eardley et al. 1996; Gough et al. 1997). More recently, scholars have also made comparative investigations of central–local regulation with regard to social assistance provision and proposed that European welfare states could be arranged into various scalar models, depending on forms and degree of regulation (Halvorsen and Hvinden 2016; Kazepov 2008, 2010; Kazepov and Barberis 2012; Minas et al.

Van Mechelen, N. (2014). The great wake-up call? Social citizenship and minimum income protection in Europe in times of crisis. Journal of Social Policy, 43, 247–267. , & Nelson, K. (2013). Minimum income protection in flux. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Matsaganis, M. (2011). The welfare state and the crisis: The case of Greece. Journal of European Social Policy, 21(5), 501–512. , & van Berkel, R. (2012). Decentralization and centralization: Governing the activation of social assistance recipients in Europe.

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