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Austerity, community action, and the future of citizenship in Europe

Author: Shana Cohen; Christina Fuhr; Jan-Jonathan Bock
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2018.
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This work examines local responses to political and economic crises in Germany and the UK. In Germany, the influx of refugees has thrown into question state capacity to cope with crisis and the acceptability of religious diversity.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shana Cohen; Christina Fuhr; Jan-Jonathan Bock
ISBN: 9781447331056 1447331052
OCLC Number: 1132134874
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 14 juin 2018).
Publié précédemment en version imprimée : 2017.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Contents: Introduction: social activism, belonging and citizenship in a period of crisis ~ Shana Cohen and Jan-Jonathan BockPart I: The social consequences of welfare policyFulfilling basic human needs: the welfare state after Beveridge ~ Patrick DiamondSocial division and resentment in the aftermath of the economic slump ~ Gabriella Elgenius;Part II: The practice of social goodAusterity and social welfare in the UK: a perspective from the advice sector ~ Amardeep BansilBreaking the hold of debt: Cambridge Money Advice Centre ~ John MorrisCommunity finance: the emergence of credit unions in London ~ Paul A Jones and Michelle HowlinFinding employment and living a good life in London ~ Chris PriceThe Tafel and food poverty in Germany ~ Sabine WerthAddressing food poverty in the UK ~ Sarah GreenwoodHelping the homeless: a soup kitchen in London ~ Martin StonePart III: Social change and neoliberalismSocial initiatives and social solidarity under austerity ~ Christina FuhrThe new economy of poverty ~ Stefan SelkeChallenges for the struggle against austerity in Britain and Europe ~ Thomas Jeffrey MileyPart IV: Situating solidarity in perspectiveIndividualism and community in historical perspective ~ Jon LawrenceAiming for reconnection: responsible citizenship ~ Christopher BakerConclusion: citizenship, community and solidarity at the end of the welfare state ~ Jan-Jonathan Bock and Shana Cohen
Responsibility: Shana Cohen, Christina Fuhr, and Jan-Jonathan Bock.


Exploring secular and faith-based grassroots social action in Germany and the UK, this book provides new ways of thinking about social and political belonging and about the relations between  Read more...


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"This timely volume engages scholars of citizenship, social activists and those concerned for the future of social democracy in Europe". Bob Deacon, Professor of International Social Policy, Read more...

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