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Activation through thick and thin: progressive approaches to labour market activation

Jonah D. Levy

in Social Policy Review 16

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9781847424716
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303435 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424716.003.0010
Activation through thick and thin: progressive approaches to labour market activation

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This chapter states that progressive policy is not necessarily an alternative to economic liberalisation. This is because this dichotomous vision relies on a narrow and impoverished conception of economic liberalisation. The discussion is focused on only one strand of new social liberalism, which is labour market activation. It is defined by two key features: an extensive and positive role for public policy and a concern for the quality of employment. This chapter concludes that neo-liberalism is a subset of liberalism, and that how a country liberalises is as important as whether it liberalises.

Keywords: progressive policy; economic liberalisation; liberalism; social liberalism; labour market activation; employment; neo-liberalism

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Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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