Changing Social Risks and Social Policy Responses in the Nordic Welfare States

Editors: Harsløf, I., Ulmestig, R. (Eds.)

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The Nordic welfare states have found themselves in the firing line of post-industrial developments, resulting in fundamental changes and new social needs to attend to. This book explores responses to changing social risks across areas such as structural unemployment, entrepreneurship, immigration, single parenthood, education and health.

About the authors

Synøve Nygaard Andersen, Statistics Norway, Norway Malcolm P. Cutchin, University of North Carolina, US Uffe Enokson, Linnaeus University, Sweden Ariana Guilherme Fernandes, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Mia Hakovirta, University of Turku, Finland Susan Kuivalainen, National Institute for Health and Welfare in Helsinki, Finland Christian Albrekt Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark Kristian Larsen, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway Alexandru Panican, Lund University, Sweden Minna Rantalaiho, Social Worker, Finland Iver Hornemann Møller, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark Simone Scarpa, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy

Reviews

"Ivan Harslof and Rickard Ulmestig have compiled an excellent collection of studies that take a hard look at how different Nordic countries respond to changing social risks. This book brings a corrective lens to bear on policies related to market oriented management techniques, activation, privatization, decentralization, working-time regulations, support of lone parents, and assimilation of newly arrived immigrants. As such it offers an original view which highlights the impact of an emerging neo-liberal agenda on the Nordic responses to new social risks. A remarkable contribution to the typically idealized view of Nordic welfare states, this volume represents an example of critical analysis at its best." - Neil Gilbert, Chernin Professor of Social Welfare, University of California, USA


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Changing Social Risks and Social Policy Responses in the Nordic Welfare States

    Harsløf, Ivan (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Changing Population Profiles and Social Risk Structures in the Nordic Countries

    Harsløf, Ivan (et al.)

    Pages 25-49

  • Welfare State Support of Lone Parents — Nordic Approaches to a Complex and Ambiguous Policy Issue

    Hakovirta, Mia (et al.)

    Pages 50-74

  • Working Time Policy Change and New Social Risks

    Enokson, Uffe

    Pages 75-91

  • The Growing Emphasis on Social Citizenship in Nordic Education: Inducing New Social Risks While Trying to Alleviate Them

    Panican, Alexandru

    Pages 92-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Changing Social Risks and Social Policy Responses in the Nordic Welfare States
Editors
  • I. Harsløf
  • R. Ulmestig
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26719-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137267191
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-26718-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44333-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 295
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