Participation, marginalization and welfare services : concepts, politics and practices across European countries

edited by Aila-Leena Matthies and Lars Uggerhøj

Current debates around participation and marginalisation dominate the agenda of many European political forums. There is an increasing concern about the stability of social cohesion and a growing number of particular groups of people who are regarded as being at risk of being socially excluded or marginalised. This volume goes beyond the surface of public discussions to look at the central role played by welfare services in European societies in either strengthening or hindering participatory citizenship and democracy. In current discussions welfare services - understood in a broad sense - are centrally positioned: there are high expectations that welfare services can hinder marginalisation and enable participation. Yet marginalisation is, in most cases, rooted in the deeper structures of society, with economy, participation and involvement dependent on political or highly personal factors, which are beyond the scope of welfare services. This groundbreaking volume posits that participation and marginalisation are 'twin' concepts, expressing opposing sides of one and the same processes faced by individuals and communities. It will be essential reading for social workers, sociologists and policy-makers throughout Europe.

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  • Contents: Introduction: How participation, marginalization and welfare services are connected, Aila-Leena Matthies
  • Cross-European research on various aspects of participation and marginalization in the field of welfare services, Aila-Leena Matthies
  • Part I Concepts: Four faces of participation, Martti Siisiainen
  • Clients' participation and social workl practices: the case of the contract between client and practitioner, Silvia Fargion
  • From definition to action: empowerment as a tool for change in social work practice, Petra Videmsek. Part II Policy Analyses: the age of austerity in welfare services - impact on social work and marginalized people, Lena Dominelli
  • Transformation of participation: politics and social citizenship in Finnish welfare governance, Kati Narhi and Tuomo Kokkonen
  • Service user involvement in the Swedish welfare services - in theory and in practice, Sara Hultqvist and Tapio Salonen
  • Multilevel governance mechanism to promote the participation of marginalized groups, Patricia Almaguer-Kalixto, Emma Juaneda and Carmen Marcuello
  • Capacities of participation and local inclusion - a double-edged sword, Mia Arp Faloy
  • Collective action and social movement of poor people - a road to participation and power?, Sissel Seim
  • Participatory alternatives for charity food delivery ? - Finnish development in an international comparison, Tiina Silvasti. Part III Practice Analyses: The powerful meeting between social workers and service users - needs, barriers and possibilities in participation processes between service users and social workers in agency settings, Lars Uggerhoj
  • Coping strategies among marginalized youth in Finland, Juha Mikkonen
  • Social rights within the frame of personal assistance in a Swedish context: opportunity for participation for people with disabilities? Monika Larsson
  • learning from a cross-country evaluation of involving service users in social work edication and research, Shula Ramon, Shira Hantman, Roxana Anghel, Carolyn Gutman, Wendy Criden and Miriam Ben-Oz
  • Conclusion, Lars Uggerhoj
  • Index.

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書名 Participation, marginalization and welfare services : concepts, politics and practices across European countries
著作者等 Matthies Aila-Lena
Uggerhoj Lars
Uggerhøj Lars
Matthies Aila-Leena
出版元 Ashgate
刊行年月 c2014
版表示 New ed
ページ数 xvi, 300 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781409463528
NCID BB1502571X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス