Active social policies in the EUInclusion through participation?

Active social policies in the EUInclusion through participation?

Rik van Berkel and Iver Hornemann Moller

Print publication date: 2012

ISBN: 9781861342805

Publisher: Policy Press

Abstract

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. This book 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; and offering recommendations for the future design of activating policies.

Table of Contents

One Introduction

Rik van Berkel, and Iver Hornemann Møller

Two The concept of inclusion/exclusion and the concept of work

Rik van Berkel, Iver Hornemann Møller, and Colin C. Williams

Three The concept of activation

Rik van Berkel, and Iver Hornemann Møller

Four The inclusive power of standard and non-standard work

Marisol García, and Jan de Schampheleire

Six Patterns of exclusion/inclusion and people’s strategies

Iver Hornemann Møller, and Pedro Hespanha

Nine Activation policies as reflexive social policies

Rik van Berkel, and Maurice Roche

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