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Remaking governancePeoples, politics and the public sphere$
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Janet Newman

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346407

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.001.0001

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Welfare governance and the remaking of citizenship

Welfare governance and the remaking of citizenship

Chapter:
(p.101) Five Welfare governance and the remaking of citizenship
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Remaking governance
Author(s):

Håkan Jonhansson

Bjørn Hvinden

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.003.0006

This chapter emphasises the pressures ‘from above’ and ‘from below’ that are shaping the transformation of welfare states. It outlines the dynamic relationship between the different conceptions of citizenship that are produced in these transformations. It differentiates the various forms of citizenship that are implicated in the modernisation of welfare states — liberal, libertarian, and republican — and capture the tensions between the active and passive dimensions of each. It traces the ways in which social policy reforms not only constrain social actors, subjecting them to new forms of governance and new technologies of power, but also open up the possibility of new forms and sites of social agency.

Keywords:   welfare governance, citizenship, welfare states, modernisation, republican, new technologies, power, social agency

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