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Promoting Active Citizenship

Markets and Choice in Scandinavian Welfare

Editors: Sivesind, Karl Henrik, Saglie, Jo (Eds.)

  • Offers internationally relevant insights drawn from experimental Scandinavian welfare policies 
  • Provides conclusions based on analysis between different sectors, including public and for-profit service providers 
  • Addresses the voucher system and competition between schools as a key case study
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About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book analyses the considerable variation in the shares of private provision for core services in education, health and social services, in the Scandinavian countries.

The chapters compare countries, service areas, and the for-profit, non-profit and public sectors. Each focuses on different levels of change: the mix of welfare providers, national laws and regulations, governance in municipalities, nursing homes and schools, and finally, the consequences experienced by the users of the services. 

The authors ask which combinations of governance structures, service sector providers, and user choice give the best results for active citizenship. Promoting Active Citizenship will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Public Administration and Management, Non-Profit Management, Social Policy, Innovation in Public Service, Social Care and Education and School Research.


About the authors

Karl Henrik Sivesind and Jo Saglie are both Research Professors at the Institute for Social Research, Norway. 

Reviews

“Karl Henrik Sivesind and his colleagues have given us a worthy successor to Richard Titmuss’ classic Gift Relationship by providing a serious contemporary analysis of the consequences of different patterns of reliance on nonprofits, for-profits,  and states in providing crucial protections against the vagaries of old age, ill-health, and inadequate education,  showing in the process how important is  the  preservation of a common commitment to core values of equal access and universal protection reinforced and protected by a caring state.” (Lester M. Salamon, Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Does Out-Contracting of Welfare Services Promote Active Citizenship?

    Sivesind, Karl Henrik (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • The Changing Roles of For-Profit and Nonprofit Welfare Provision in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark

    Sivesind, Karl Henrik

    Pages 33-74

  • Education and Elderly Care in Denmark, Norway and Sweden: National Policies and Legal Frameworks for Private Providers

    Segaard, Signe Bock (et al.)

    Pages 75-115

  • Towards a More Diversified Supply of Welfare Services? Marketisation and the Local Governing of Nursing Homes in Scandinavian Countries

    Feltenius, David

    Pages 117-157

  • Local Governing of Schools in Scandinavia—Between State, Market and Civil Society

    Thøgersen, Malene

    Pages 159-201

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55381-8
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Hardcover 29,12 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55380-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Promoting Active Citizenship
Book Subtitle
Markets and Choice in Scandinavian Welfare
Editors
  • Karl Henrik Sivesind
  • Jo Saglie
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55381-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55381-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55380-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 325
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