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Strategies against poverty in a Social democratic local Welfare system: : still the responsibility of public actors?

Panican, Alexandru LU and Johansson, Håkan LU (2016) In Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems p.155-179
Abstract
This chapter analyses local strategies against poverty and social exclusion in Sweden, often seen as illustrative of a Social democratic welfare regime. The chapter addresses whether public actors play such a significant role in local anti-poverty strategies as established regime-debates suggest. Empirical investigations cover patterns of coordination between the social assistance system and activation services at local level as well as the functions local civil society organisations fulfil in providing the poor with support and services. Our findings show that despite extensive local autonomy and high pressure on the social assistance system, civil society actors play a limited role in the local welfare system. The local welfare system is... (More)
This chapter analyses local strategies against poverty and social exclusion in Sweden, often seen as illustrative of a Social democratic welfare regime. The chapter addresses whether public actors play such a significant role in local anti-poverty strategies as established regime-debates suggest. Empirical investigations cover patterns of coordination between the social assistance system and activation services at local level as well as the functions local civil society organisations fulfil in providing the poor with support and services. Our findings show that despite extensive local autonomy and high pressure on the social assistance system, civil society actors play a limited role in the local welfare system. The local welfare system is furthermore characterized by extensive coordination problems between forms of minimum income support and local activation services. (Less)
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Social democratic regime, local welfare system, local governance, partnerships, Civil Society
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Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems
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Johansson, Håkan ; Panican, Alexandru; and
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25 pages
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Palgrave Macmillan
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978-1-137-53189-6
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  abstract     = {This chapter analyses local strategies against poverty and social exclusion in Sweden, often seen as illustrative of a Social democratic welfare regime. The chapter addresses whether public actors play such a significant role in local anti-poverty strategies as established regime-debates suggest. Empirical investigations cover patterns of coordination between the social assistance system and activation services at local level as well as the functions local civil society organisations fulfil in providing the poor with support and services. Our findings show that despite extensive local autonomy and high pressure on the social assistance system, civil society actors play a limited role in the local welfare system. The local welfare system is furthermore characterized by extensive coordination problems between forms of minimum income support and local activation services. },
  author       = {Panican, Alexandru and Johansson, Håkan},
  editor       = {Johansson, Håkan  and Panican, Alexandru},
  isbn         = {978-1-137-53189-6},
  keyword      = {Social democratic regime,local welfare system,local governance,partnerships,Civil Society},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {155--179},
  publisher    = {Palgrave Macmillan},
  series       = {Combating Poverty in Local Welfare Systems},
  title        = {Strategies against poverty in a Social democratic local Welfare system: : still the responsibility of public actors?},
  year         = {2016},
}