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Making it personal : individualising activation services in the EU

Author: Rik van Berkel; Ben Valkenburg
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book addresses the development of increasingly individualised public social services in the EU. It focuses particularly on activation services that have become crucial in the 'modernisation' of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rik van Berkel; Ben Valkenburg
ISBN: 9781861347978 1861347979
OCLC Number: 804619474
Description: XIII, 280 p. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The individualisation of activation services in context ~ Rik van Berkel and Ben Valkenburg; Individualising activation services: thrashing out an ambiguous concept ~ Ben Valkenburg; A capability approach to individualised and tailor-made activation ~ Jean-Michel Bonvin and Nicholas Farvaque; Placing the individual 'at the forefront': Beck and individual approaches in activation ~ Hakan Johansson; User involvement in personal social services ~ Ilse Julkunen and Matti Heikkilla; Political production of individualised subjects in the paradoxical discourse of the EU institutions ~ Eduardo Crespo Suarez and Amparo Serrano Pascual; Reforming the public sector: personalised activation services in the UK ~ Bruce Stafford and Karen Kellard; Between universal policy and individualised practice: analysing activation policy in Finland ~ Elsa Keskitalo; Do we know where we are going? Active policies and individualisation in the Italian context ~ Vando Borghi; The individual approach in activation policy in the Czech Republic ~ Tomas Sirovatka; Rushing towards employability-centred activation: the 'Hartz reforms' in Germany ~ Dirk Jacobi and Katrin Mohr; Individualised activation in the EU ~ Rik van Berkel.
Responsibility: edited by Rik van Berkel and Ben Valkenburg.

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