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By Iver Hornemann Møller, Rik van Berkel

The final target of this e-book is to give a contribution to the talk on, in addition to to the improvement and implementation of, ecu social guidelines and social rules in european international locations, relatively the becoming emphasis in those rules on "activation" and "participation" instead of source of revenue provision. This paintings makes this contribution by means of: reporting on overseas comparative study the members were doing; reflecting on and significantly assessing present activating social regulations in addition to comparing their meant and unintentional outcomes and the presumptions they're in line with; and providing thoughts with appreciate to the long run layout of activating social regulations. The book's major topics are: the suggestions of "social exclusion" and "social inclusion" and their conceptualisation in either social medical and political discourse; the concept that of labor, the expanding heterogeneity of labor in smooth societies and the consequences this has or must have for clinical and sociopolitical considering inclusion, participation and activation; the "paradigm shift" that may be saw in current social regulations, which more and more turn into directed at participation instead of (income) security; studies on empirical learn via the authors - within the context of an the world over comparative learn venture - into the inclusionary and exclusionary potentials of varied different types of paintings, together with general paintings, subsidised paintings programmes aiming on the unemployed, unpaid/informal paintings and training/education schemes; and the consequences of those study findings for the problems defined above, that's our contemplating paintings when it comes to participation at the one hand, and social regulations aiming at expanding participation at the different.

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For men in particular, self-esteem is often bound up with the economic contribution they make to the maintenance of the household. This list of meanings of employment is still often quoted when it comes to underlining the importance of jobs. However, several developments in society make it necessary to qualify this way of looking at the meanings of employment. First of all, employment has changed. The current ‘post-Fordist’ labour market shows an increased variety of jobs compared to ‘Fordist’ times (Lind and Møller, 1999; Standing, 1999), making it increasingly difficult to assume that each and 34 The concept of inclusion/exclusion and the concept of work every job provides the meanings and functions in the list above.

H. (1995) ‘Some empirical and theoretical perspectives on labourmarket marginalisation’, in N. Mortensen (ed) Social integration and marginalisation, Copenhagen: Samfundslitteratur, pp 114-46. H. (1997) ‘Social integration and labour market marginalisation. The Scandinavian experience’, in M. Roche and R. van Berkel (eds) European citizenship and social exclusion, Aldershot: Ashgate, pp 83-103. H. (1998) ‘On the spoor of conceptual clarification’, Paper prepared for INPART. H. (2000) Understanding integration and differentiation – inclusion, marginalisation and exclusion, Coimbra: University of Coimbra, Oficina do Centro de Estudos Sociais.

The development of welfare systems is of course very important in this respect. Although these systems have not put an end to poverty or removed processes of stigmatisation of unemployed people, they have increased resources unemployed people dispose of in absolute terms, which will influence the attractiveness and importance of jobs and labour market participation. Third, people have changed. Educational levels have increased, people’s needs have differentiated, and so have views on what constitutes a ‘good life’ and on the contribution employment can make to that.

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