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‘Active’ citizenship: the new face of welfare

Per H. Jensen and Birgit Pfau-Effinger

in The changing face of welfare

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9781861345929
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303701 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861345929.003.0001
‘Active’ citizenship: the new face of welfare

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This chapter begins with a review of the challenges faced by European welfare states in the 1990s and the solutions to these challenges. It then discusses how changes in welfare states can be analysed; changes to the cultural and structural basis of citizenship; and new approaches to social policy and citizenship. The chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to improve, from a comparative perspective, our understanding of the causes and effects behind the changing relationships between social policy, marginalisation, and citizenship. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: European welfare states; citizenship; social policy; marginalisation

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