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Reframing Social Citizenship

Peter Taylor-Gooby


Recent reforms in welfare states generate new challenges to social citizenship. Social citizenship depends on the readiness of voters to support reciprocity and social inclusion and their trust in welfare state institutions as services that will meet their needs. Reform programmes in most western countries combine New Public Management, linking market competition and regulation by targets to achieve greater efficiency and responsiveness to service-users, and welfare-to-work and make-work-pay activation policies to manage labour market change. Both developments rest on a rational actor approach ... More

Keywords: citizenship, social citizenship, welfare state, reforms, New Public Management, activation, rational actor, trust, reciprocity, inclusion, support

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199546701
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546701.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Taylor-Gooby, author
Professor of Social Policy, University of Kent
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