Belonging, Solidarity and Expansion in Social Policy (BOK)

Stefanie Borner

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Belonging, Solidarity and Expansion in Social Policy examines processes of social policy formation and shifting solidarities from the perspective of the actors most affected. Using the examples of nineteenth century mutual benefit societies in the UK and Germany, and EU level social policy, it shows empirically how actors are able to shift their solidarities towards strangers and reveals the argumentative patters concerning such a transformation. The book's innovative research programme provides theoretical and empirical insights on the question regarding the relationship of belonging and social policy. It offers a new theory on the formation of redistributive preferences based on an approach combining theories of solidarity and structural incentives. The analysis shows how these preferences are shaped by available institutional alternatives, cost-benefit-calculations and identity-oriented interests, and thus offers new empirical evidence on how individuals are able to reintegrate wider identities and align their solidarities also at the European level.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Stefanie Borner
Forlag
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN 9781137319579
Antall sider 232 Dimensjoner 14,3cm x 22,4cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 405 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social research & statistics, Social issues & processes, Social welfare & social services, Comparative politics