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The changing face of welfareConsequences and outcomes from a citizenship perspective$
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Jorgen Goul Andersen, Anne-Marie Guillemard, Per H. Jensen, and Birgit Pfau-Effinger

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345929

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345929.001.0001

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The emergence of social movements by social security claimants

The emergence of social movements by social security claimants

(p.241) Fourteen The emergence of social movements by social security claimants
The changing face of welfare

Rune Halvorsen

Policy Press

This chapter analyses the emergence of social-movement organisations initiated by social-security claimants in Norway during the 1990s. It asks whether these organisations were successful or have had an impact on public-welfare policy, even if many of them have been short-lived and unstable. The chapter shows that change in public policy is the area in which these organisations achieved the lowest scores so far. Many of the organisations' problems were related to their lack of recognition and whether it was appropriate for them to have a collective voice.

Keywords:   social-movement organisations, Norway, public-welfare policy, social policy

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