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RPS 3 2017

È online il numero 3/2017 di Rps. Il fascicolo dedica la sezione monografica al futuro dei diritti sociali in Europa. Nella sezione Attualità si discute di politiche fiscali e welfare.

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University Students in Transition to Adult Age. Comparing Italy and England

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The Dispossessed
The article analyses the subject of equality of university experience, dwelling on the implications of using various combinations of welfare resources (deriving from the state, the family and the labour market) on the levels of dependence and stratification of young English and Italian university students. The first section uses Eurostudent and national data to explore similarities and differences in support policies in Italy and England, and their effects on young students’ transition to adult age. The second section analyses the impact of the reforms of 2010 in the two countries, bringing out, alongside the continuing substantial differences, the recent mechanisms of hybridization between the English and Italian systems, due to the growing role of family resources. The impact of these phenomena will be analysed in the light of the salience of concepts of «meritocracy» and «social mobility» in the national debates. only subscribers can see the full article

«Social Spending»

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Spending on social protection constitutes a large part - between a fifth and a third - of total resources produced by advanced economies. The Social State is however a recent institution which mainly developed in the post war years. Today however many believe it to be in crisis. After a brief outline of the historical development of the Welfare State, this paper will go on to analyse the present extension and distribution of social spending in Italy and in the rest of the Eu. Lastly it will highlight future prospects and challenges in the light of the modified economic context with particular reference to the rise in integration between countries, to the slowdown in economic growth in Europe and the spreading of new technologies. Consolidated knowledge as well as clichés devoid of any empirical foundation will be illustrated. only subscribers can see the full article

The Imperative of Developmental Welfare for Europe

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Since the late 1970s, all the developed welfare states of the European Union (Eu) have been recasting the basic policy mix on which their national systems of social protection were built after 1945. Intensified global competition, industrial restructuring, budgetary austerity, changing family relations and demographic ageing have thrown into question the once sovereign and stable welfare systems of the «Golden Ag». Moreover, domestic issues of work and welfare have more recently become ever more intertwined with processes of European political and economic integration. In this respect, it is fair to say that in the Eu we have entered an era of semi-sovereign welfare states. This paper tries to capture the comprehensive character of the ongoing effort to recast the architecture of the post-war social contract in terms of the concept of welfare recalibration for both heuristic and prescriptive purposes. only subscribers can see the full article
Keywords: welfare :: European Union :: development ::

Mutual Aid Societies and New Welfare

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in the issue
Territorial Welfare
Mutual aid societies appeared in Europe in the late XIX and early XX centuries. They were one of the first forms of working-class solidarity – anti-elitist, free of state control and self-run – set up to deal with thecosts of disease, death and unemployment. The article takes the Italian situation as the basis for an analysis of the role that mutual aid play today in response to the welfare crisis. Many of them, in addition to the activities laid down by law (supplying additional health insurance and support for the covering of funeral expenses), are also involved in recreational and cultural activities, as well as assistance both for members and non-members. Yet, in Italy they have a limited role in additional insurance; they could develop further only if there were social innovations able to combine economic sustainability with democracy, avoid the risks of adverse selection and moral hazard, and play a role of advocacy for the younger generations.only subscribers can see the full article

Welfare added, welfare removed. The other face of migrations: the care drain in countries of origin

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The article takes an aspect of female migrant care work that is fundamental for social policies, but relatively ignored: the care drain, and, more generally, the social effects of emigration on the fabric of family and community life in the countries of origin. After discussing the main facets of the welfare-migration relation from the point of view of the society of origin, it offers some observations on the potentialities and limits of policies to combat the care drain, and on the ambivalent effects of migration on welfare, both social protection and at the same time the creation of new needs and inequalities. only subscribers can see the full article

Culture, Multiculturalism and Welfare State Citizenship

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Culture pervades the rights and expectations of citizenship. Recent decades have seen increasing cultural diversity in western nations, yet their multicultural condition has been little recognised in theories of citizenship and social policy. This paper looks at three theoretical accounts of the relation between multiculturalism and citizenship with a view to making the study of welfare state citizenship more responsive to the issues raised by cultural diversity. only subscribers can see the full article

Nordic Countries: New Right, Social Representation and Welfare

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in the issue
Populisms in Europe
The «parity» between capital and labour is the basis of the European social model, particularly the Nordic one. It ensures social representation, distinction of interests regarding identity and ideology, and a process of regulation of society and the economy. As representation is less pervasive in parity, this has allowed the new right to play on questions of fear, identity and anti-politics, presenting itself a champion of these questions, which are seen in terms of ethnic identity. But despite what is proclaimed, both by the national-populists and some sterile socio-political models, it was never the (mythological) Northern uniformity that produced the regulated social model of Nordic Countries, but the exact opposite: the social model has produced identity, inclusion and regulation. Inverting cause and effect is to misunderstand the Nordic countries and their populism.only subscribers can see the full article

Poverty as an Adaptable Concept and Policy Informer

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Each year the Commission on social exclusion presents a «Poverty Report» which illustrates, through a series of indicators and analyses, the main features of poverty in Italy and the policies which have been implemented to contrast it in the previous year. Most of the data presented initially seem to be easily interpreted but it is not always the case: in the construction of some indicators, there may be some hidden conceptual traps which can be misleading and offer a distorted vision of the reality. Without a «preventative» clarification of what is really meant by poverty, you run the risk of misinterpreting the real condition of poor families and the most appropriate policy measures needed to improve their standard of living. It is thus necessary to clear up any possible confusions to prevent any policy mystification from causing policy errors.only subscribers can see the full article

A Few Worrisome Notes on the Formation of the Post-Communist Welfare State

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The paper intends to show that, as to the forging of the new welfare state, the past close to two decades of post-communist transformation has brought about Central Europe’s remarkable departure from the track of Western developments. Besides steady slowing down of economic growth since the late 1990s, a review of the key indicators of social development reveals the emergence of previously unknown fault-lines in the new social structures. it is argued that the actual reality of the post-1990 systemic transformation has brought about ever more remarkable retreats of bifurcation in provisions that have concluded, in turn, in an ever more visible disintegration in day-to-day social relations. Taking the case of Hungary, it is demonstrated that the new reforms in welfare have assisted integration into the market for the well-to-do, while the very same reforms have brought further marginalisation and social exclusion for the truly poor. only subscribers can see the full article

A change of perspective? Social policies and community social work

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The local community is often cited and celebrated as the solution to many problems in the Italian welfare system. Encouraging trust, solidarity and social cohesion involves appropriate interactions between a series of actors and innovative professional skills. After outlining the changing welfare scene, the article analyses the collective dimension of community social welfare, stressing the need to get beyond approaches to welfare and encourage «capacity building». The conclusion suggests some elements of a new paradigm.only subscribers can see the full article