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The responsiveness of social policies in Europe
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The responsiveness of social policies in Europe: The Netherlands in comparative perspective

Menno Fenger, Martijn van der Steen, and Lieske van der Torre

Abstract

This book offers theoretical and practical insights in the responsiveness of social policies. It includes a comparative analysis of recent developments in social assistance, sheltered work and labour market policies in the Netherlands and relates this to developments in other European countries. It shows how policy-makers and politicians deal with multiple challenges, interests and perspectives on social policies. It not only makes readers aware of societal transformations that are in need of responses, but also offers lessons to analyse and respond to these transformations. These lessons are ... More

Keywords: Responsiveness of social policies, Institutional change, Sheltered work policies, Labour market policies, Social assistance policies, Comparative social policies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781447305767
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447305767.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Menno Fenger, author

Martijn van der Steen, author

Lieske van der Torre, author