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Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems : active inclusion strategies in European cities

Johansson, Håkan LU and Panican, Alexandru LU (2016) In Work and Welfare in Europe
Abstract
This book analyzes national anti-poverty measures at a local level via a set of unique and up-to-date empirical studies of minimum income support schemes and activation measures in five European cities. In examining this 'local welfare system' approach, it investigates the role that civil society organizations play, and the governance arrangements that prevail in contacts between public and civil society actors in local anti-poverty strategies. The current financial and economic crisis has caused increasing levels of poverty and unemployment, and put national minimum income protection schemes under severe strain. Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems therefore represents a timely and important intervention in the political and... (More)
This book analyzes national anti-poverty measures at a local level via a set of unique and up-to-date empirical studies of minimum income support schemes and activation measures in five European cities. In examining this 'local welfare system' approach, it investigates the role that civil society organizations play, and the governance arrangements that prevail in contacts between public and civil society actors in local anti-poverty strategies. The current financial and economic crisis has caused increasing levels of poverty and unemployment, and put national minimum income protection schemes under severe strain. Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems therefore represents a timely and important intervention in the political and scientific debates as to whether more ‘local welfare’ is the solution to the challenges facing European welfare states. (Less)
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Local Welfare Systems, European Welfare States, Europeanization, Poverty, Minimum income, Social Assistance, Scale, Place, Civil Society, Local Governance
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Work and Welfare in Europe
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Palgrave Macmillan
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978-1-137-53189-6
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English
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  author       = {Johansson, Håkan and Panican, Alexandru},
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  title        = {Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems : active inclusion strategies in European cities},
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