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Beyond the workfare stateLabour markets, equalities and human rights$
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Mick Carpenter, Belinda Freda, and Stuart Speeden

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348739

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.001.0001

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Introduction: towards a better workfare state, or one beyond it?

Introduction: towards a better workfare state, or one beyond it?

(p.1) One Introduction: towards a better workfare state, or one beyond it?
Beyond the workfare state

Mick Carpenter

Stuart Speeden

Belinda Freda

Policy Press

This introductory chapter discusses the possibility of a shifting from the current trend in the United Kingdom to a more disciplinary ‘workfare state’. The first section is on the development of a bottom-up approach to evidence-based policy making, followed by a discussion on the background of the research and critique of main employability-based approaches. The SEQUAL research, which was funded by the European Union EQUAL Programme, is introduced. The chapter also includes a brief discussion of the basic structure of the book.

Keywords:   workfare state, bottom-up approach, policy making, employability-based approaches, SEQUAL research, European Union, EQUAL Programme

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