`This is an important and timely book not least in considering the EU's inchoate social regime alongside established national systems, that draws attentionto the subtle, yet often neglected, ways in which welfare systems unwittingly distort the lives of their beneficiaries' - Political Studies
Rethinking European Welfare provides a wide-ranging and innovative rethinking of the study of Europe and social policy and offers new ways of analysing European welfare and its future.
Whilst acknowledging the importance of research and analysis of policy making in Europe, this Reader addresses a range of other challenging and provoking issues which have been marginalized or ignored in the study of European social policy.
It will be essential reading for students of European social policy, social and public administration, social work, sociology, politics, cultural studies and European studies.
Introduction - Jant Fink, Gail Lewis and John Clarke PART ONE: UNSETTLING BOUNDARIES AND BORDERS Re-Shaping Europe - Ray Hudson and Allan M Williams The Challenge of New Divisions within Homogenized Political-economic Space Changing Citizenship in Europe - Yasmin N Soysal Remarks on Postnational Members and the National State Europe's Civilizing Mission - Phil Marfleet Migrant Women and Exclusion in Europe - Eleonore Kofman and Rosemary Sales PART TWO: UNSETTLING CATEGORIES AND METHODS Gendering Dimensions of Welfare States - Diane Sainsbury Race/Ethnicity, Gender and Class in Welfare States - Fiona Williams A Framework for Comparative Analysis Silences, Absences and Elisions in Analyses of `The Family' in European Social Policy - Janet Fink Cultural Analyses of the Informal Sphere - Prue Chamberlayne PART THREE: UNSETTLING SPACE, PLACE AND LOCALITY Re-Framing Europe - Avtar Brah Gendered Racisms, Ethnicities and Nationalisms in Contemporary Western Europe Boundaries of Social Exclusion in Europe - Lila Leontidou and Alex Afouxenidis The Restructuring of the European Educational Space - Ant[ac]onio N[ac]ovoa Changing Relationships Among States, Citizens and Educational Communites Drugs, Drug Culture and European Governance - Karim Murji and Eugene McLaughlin