Social Vulnerability in European Cities Book

Social Vulnerability in European Cities


  • Author : C. Ranci
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2014-03-25
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9781137346926

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What has been the impact on social cohesion of contemporary cities in Europe, of the rise of new social risks and of the recent economic crisis? Focussing on 20 European urban contexts, this book provides an empirical analysis of the socio-economic transformations driving the emergence of new social risks and of the capacity of welfare policies.

Social Vulnerability in European Cities Book

Social Vulnerability in European Cities


  • Author : C. Ranci
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2014-03-25
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9781137346926

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Social Vulnerability in European Cities in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, Mobi and Kindle:

What has been the impact on social cohesion of contemporary cities in Europe, of the rise of new social risks and of the recent economic crisis? Focussing on 20 European urban contexts, this book provides an empirical analysis of the socio-economic transformations driving the emergence of new social risks and of the capacity of welfare policies.

Local Welfare Policy Making in European Cities Book

Local Welfare Policy Making in European Cities


  • Author : Dagmar Kutsar
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2015-04-24
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9783319161631

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This book focuses on how EU welfare policies are implemented at the local level in 11 European cities and how local policy making addresses women’s care responsibilities. The book studies the complex combination of and the relationships between local political processes, policies, institutions, structural conditions and outputs, as well as outcomes for the women’s labour market integration. It demonstrates how cultural settings and multi-level governance patterns form the “playground” for local policy makers to formulate their welfare policies concerning service provision. The book further demonstrates how local production systems and the situation of the local labour market influence the prospects that women have in working and caring. EU welfare policy promotes the labour market integration of women as well as gender equality. The provision of adequate care services is vital in supporting women’s employment. Within comparative welfare research, the focus has been on the national welfare systems and policies even if care services are overwhelmingly provided by local authorities that in many EU member states enjoy considerable autonomy. This book fills the gap in understanding local welfare policy making from a comparative perspective.

Handbook on Urban Social Policies Book

Handbook on Urban Social Policies


  • Author : Kazepov, Yuri
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2022-07-22
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781788116152

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The importance of subnational welfare measures, and their complex embeddedness in wider multilevel governance systems, has often been underplayed in both urban studies and social policy analysis. This Handbook gives readers the analytical tools to understand urban social policies in context, and bridges the gap in research.

Handbook of European Social Policy Book

Handbook of European Social Policy


  • Author : Patricia Kennett
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2017-08-25
  • Category :
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781783476466

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This Handbook will comprise of 29 original pieces from key contributors to the field of European social policy. It is intended to capture the ‘state of the art’ in European social policy and to generate and contribute to debates on the the future of European social policy in the 21st Century. It will be a comprehensive and authoritative resource for research and teaching covering themes and policy areas including social exclusion, pensions, education, children and family, as well as mobility and migration, multiculturalism, and climate change.

Social Vulnerability in Europe Book

Social Vulnerability in Europe


  • Author : Costanzo Ranci
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2009-11-30
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 9780230245778

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This book explores the dimensions and characteristics of social vulnerability in Western Europe. It provides a broad empirical foundation for recent theories on the emergence of new social risks in post-industrial societies, revealing to what extent social risks are compromising the 'normal' functioning of the European population.

Consumer Vulnerability and Welfare in Mortgage Contracts Book

Consumer Vulnerability and Welfare in Mortgage Contracts


  • Author : Irina Domurath
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date : 2017-11-30
  • Category : Law
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781509913404

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This book advocates a new way of thinking about mortgage contracts. This claim is based on the assumption that we currently live in a political economy in which consumer debt fulfils a social function. In the field of housing this is evidenced by the expansion of mortgage credit through which consumers are to purchase residential property as a means of social inclusion and personal welfare. It is suggested that contract law needs to adjust to this new social function in order to avoid welfare losses in terms of default, over-indebtedness, and possibly eviction. To this end, this book analyses theoretical contract law frameworks and makes concrete proposals for contract law in the EU legal order.

The Transformation of Care in European Societies Book

The Transformation of Care in European Societies


  • Author : Margarita Leon
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2016-04-30
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 9781137326515

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This book aims to explore the nature and extent of the 'care deficit' problem in European societies and how effective the different care systems are in dealing with these problems through policy innovation. It combines theoretical and conceptual debates, cross-national comparisons and analytically-driven case studies.

Unequal Cities Book

Unequal Cities


  • Author : Roberta Cucca
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Date : 2016-11-10
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9781317419426

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This seminal edited collection examines the impact of austerity and economic crisis on European cities. Whilst on the one hand the struggle for competitiveness has induced many European cities to invest in economic performance and attractiveness, on the other, national expenditure cuts and dominant neo-liberal paradigms have led many to retrench public intervention aimed at preserving social protection and inclusion. The impact of these transformations on social and spatial inequalities – whether occupational structures, housing solutions or working conditions – as well as on urban policy addressing these issues is traced in this exemplary piece of comparative analysis grounded in original research. Unequal Cities links existing theories and debates with newer discussions on the crisis to develop a typology of possible orientations of local government towards economic development and social cohesion. In the process, it describes the challenges and tensions facing six large European cities, representative of a variety of welfare regimes in Western Europe: Barcelona, Copenhagen, Lyon, Manchester, Milan, and Munich. It seeks to answer such key questions as: What social groups are most affected by recent urban transformations and what are the social and spatial impacts? What are the main institutional factors influencing how cities have dealt with the challenges facing them? How have local political agendas articulated the issues and what influence is still exerted by national policy? Grounded in an original urban policy analysis of the post-industrial city in Europe, the book will appeal to a wide range of social science researchers, Ph.D. and graduate students in urban studies, social policy, sociology, human geography, European studies and business studies, both in Europe and internationally.

Social Services Disrupted Book

Social Services Disrupted


  • Author : Flavia Martinelli
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2017-11-24
  • Category : POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781786432117

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This book revives the discussion on public social services and their redesign, with a focus on services relating to care and the social inclusion of vulnerable groups, providing rich information on the changes that occurred in the organisation and supply of public social services over the last thirty years in different European places and service fields. Despite the persisting variety in social service models, three shared trends emerge: public sector disengagement, ‘vertical re-scaling’ of authority and ‘horizontal re-mix’ in the supply system. The consequences of such changes are evaluated from different perspectives – governance, social and territorial cohesion, labour market, gender – and are eventually deemed ‘disruptive’ in both economic and social terms. The policy implications of the restructuring are also explored. This title will be Open Access on Elgaronline.com.

Companion to Urban and Regional Studies Book

Companion to Urban and Regional Studies


  • Author : Anthony M. Orum
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Date : 2021-07-05
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 9781119316879

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COMPANION TO URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES Indispensable overview and timely coverage of the major issues, debates, and research topics in urban and regional studies Companion to Urban and Regional Studies offers an up-to-date view of the rapidly growing field, exploring a diversity of theoretical perspectives, current and emerging research, and critical global policy concerns. Uniquely broad in geographical and thematic scope, this comprehensive volume brings together essays by more than fifty international scholars and researchers to provide expert assessments spanning the many dimensions of urban studies. Organized into five parts, the Companion begins with a review of the current state of cities across East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North America, Europe, and Latin America, and all other world regions. Subsequent sections discuss contemporary theoretical perspectives, describe common methodological approaches used by urban scholars, and examine the political, social, and economic problems facing twenty-first century cities. Covering historical issues, current challenges, and comparative perspectives in urban studies, this timely resource: Addresses intensely debated policy issues such as governance, housing, immigration and migration, segregation, social mix, and gentrification Describes the use of demographic methods, advanced spatial analysis, social networks, policy mobilities, and ethnographies in urban studies research Discusses critical urban theory, feminist urban research, urbanization and environmental change, and the legacy of the Chicago School Covers contemporary research topics such as urban and regional inequalities, social heterogeneity and diversity, financialization Includes representative case studies of each region, including Australasia, Latin America, East Asia and South Asia Companion to Urban and Regional Studies is essential reading for scholars, researchers, practitioners, urban activists, and students, and it represents a must-have complem

Social Innovations in the Urban Context Book

Social Innovations in the Urban Context


  • Author : Taco Brandsen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2016-04-05
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9783319215518

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This book addresses the practice of social innovation, which is currently very much in the public eye. New ideas and approaches are needed to tackle the severe and wicked problems with which contemporary societies are struggling. Especially in times of economic crisis, social innovation is regarded as one of the crucial elements needed to move forward. Our knowledge of its dynamics has significantly progressed, thanks to an abundance of studies on social innovation both general and sector-specific. However, despite the valuable research conducted over the past years, the systematic analysis of social innovation is still contested and incomplete. The questions asked in the book will be the following: 1. What is the nature of social innovations? 2.What patterns can be identified in social innovations emerging at the local level? 3.How is the emergence and spread of social innovations related to urban governance? More precisely, which conditions and arrangements facilitate and hinders social innovation? We explore these questions using different types of data and methods, and studying different contexts. In particular, we focus on innovations that aim at solving problems of the young unemployed, single parents and migrants. This analysis is based on original research carried out in the period 2010-2013 in the framework of a European project with a specific empirical research strategy. Research was carried out in 20 cities in 10 different European countries.

Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe Book

Lifelong Learning Policies for Young Adults in Europe


  • Author : Parreira do Amaral, Marcelo
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Date : 2019-12-18
  • Category : Education
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781447350361

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This comprehensive collection discusses topical issues essential to both scholarship and policy making in the realm of Lifelong Learning (LLL) policies and how far they succeed in supporting young people across their life courses, rather than one-sidedly fostering human capital for the economy. Examining specific regional and local contexts across Europe, all various in context, this book uses original research to evaluate differences in scope, approach, orientation, and objectives. It enquires into the embedding of LLL policies into the regional economy, the labour market, education and training systems and the individual life projects of young people, with focus on those in situations of near social exclusion.

New Metropolitan Perspectives Book

New Metropolitan Perspectives


  • Author : Carmelina Bevilacqua
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Date : 2020-08-31
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 2173
  • ISBN : 9783030482794

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​This book presents the outcomes of the symposium “NEW METROPOLITAN PERSPECTIVES,” held at Mediterranea University, Reggio Calabria, Italy on May 26–28, 2020. Addressing the challenge of Knowledge Dynamics and Innovation-driven Policies Towards Urban and Regional Transition, the book presents a multi-disciplinary debate on the new frontiers of strategic and spatial planning, economic programs and decision support tools in connection with urban–rural area networks and metropolitan centers. The respective papers focus on six major tracks: Innovation dynamics, smart cities and ICT; Urban regeneration, community-led practices and PPP; Local development, inland and urban areas in territorial cohesion strategies; Mobility, accessibility and infrastructures; Heritage, landscape and identity;and Risk management,environment and energy. The book also includes a Special Section on Rhegion United Nations 2020-2030. Given its scope, the book will benefit all researchers, practitioners and policymakers interested in issues concerning metropolitan and marginal areas.

City of Crisis Book

City of Crisis


  • Author : Frank Eckardt
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Date : 2015-08-31
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9783839428429

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The ongoing crisis in Europe has dramatic impact on the life in many Southern European cities: Unemployment, social deprivation, poverty, political instability, severe cuts in the welfare state budgets and a wide spread feeling of despair have eroded much of the social foundation of the cities. In this book, contributors from Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy provide an insight into the complex interference between the different aspects of the crisis. They show that the recent urban crisis is not purely a result of the budgetary problems of the nation state (»austerity urbanism«) but needs to be seen as multiple contestations. The Crisis of the City is therefore understood as a result of a changing nation state, cultural diversity, challenged urban planning and politics and a globalized economy.