Kylling eller æg. Global økonomisk krise eller odeologisk tilbagetrækning fra velfærd i tre europæiske lande

Aase Mygind Madsen, Dawn Judd, Jürgen Boeckh

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Abstract

As welfare states confront massive changes, these are often explained as inevitable by-products of the global economic crisis. However, many of the shifts in welfare ideology pre-date the crisis. As increasing numbers of European welfare states move towards neoliberal paradigms then this convergence is, in turn, having a marked impact on social work education and practice. Today it would appear that, to varying degrees, European social workers are driven by ever-growing managerialist objectives. Juxtaposed is the shift towards consumerism and individualism, which is manifested through various recent initiatives, including personalisation, self-directed support ‘rehabilitation’ and ‘reactivation’. This article aims to situate European social policy and social work within a wider comparative framework, thus providing insight for an international readership. Specifically, the article outlines the nature of contemporary social work and its underpinning social policy in three European countries, namely the United Kingdom, Denmark and Germany.
Bidragets oversatte titelKylling eller æg. Global økonomisk krise eller odeologisk tilbagetrækning fra velfærd i tre europæiske lande
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftCritical and Radical Social Work
Vol/bind3
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)339-355
Antal sider17
ISSN2049-8608
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2015

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  • socialpolitik

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