Report on the Individualization of Social Citizenship in Europe

LOCALISE recently completed its report on the “Individualisation of Social Citizenship in Europe”. Based on interviews with welfare caseworkers and clients in six European cities, the report takes an exploratory look at the governance of the individual in active welfare states. The main insight emanating from the report is that national policy/administrative regimes as well as local governance structures play a crucial role for the construction of social citizenship at the individual level, although the individual agents of the welfare state also have (varying) discretion to appropriate formal regulations to specific client cases. The report can be downloaded here.

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