Implementing Activation Policies: An Analysis of Social and Labour Market Policy Reforms in Continental Europe with a Focus on Local Case Studies in F
By: Sebastian Kuenzel (author)Hardback
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Continental Europe's welfare states have recently initiated a shift from passive policies towards goals of an activation of the unemployed. Their aim is to organise more individualised approaches and to provide targeted job placement, active labour market policy and social services. Analysing these reforms, this book illustrates that a successful implementation of activation policies is highly contingent on their local organisation. This finding is reinforced by a series of case studies in France and Germany revealing large differences in the local application of the reforms. Consequently, the question of reliable multilevel governance solutions becomes a key issue. In view of this challenge, the book compares different approaches practiced to govern activation policies in Continental Europe.
Sebastian Kunzel is researcher at the International Labour Organization. He works on public employment services, employment, active labour market and welfare policy. As member of the European Union's Research Framework Programme, he had had research and university assignments in Oldenburg (Germany), Bordeaux and Marseille (both France).
Contents: Rising numbers of long-term unemployed and minimum income benefit recipients in Continental Europe - Activation reforms in Bismarckian welfare states - Re-organising welfare, placement, active labour market policy and social services - Implementing activation policies in France and Germany - Local governance of fragmented activation regimes.
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