Offers internationally relevant insights drawn from experimental Scandinavian welfare policies
Provides conclusions based on analysis between different sectors, including public and for-profit service providers
Addresses the voucher system and competition between schools as a key case study
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Table of contents (8 chapters)
About this book
This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
This book analyses the considerable variation in the shares of private provision for core services in education, health and social services, in the Scandinavian countries.
The chapters compare countries, service areas, and the for-profit, non-profit and public sectors. Each focuses on different levels of change: the mix of welfare providers, national laws and regulations, governance in municipalities, nursing homes and schools, and finally, the consequences experienced by the users of the services.
The authors ask which combinations of governance structures, service sector providers, and user choice give the best results for active citizenship. Promoting Active Citizenship will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Public Administration and Management, Non-Profit Management, Social Policy, Innovation in Public Service, Social Care and Education and School Research.
- Social Policy
- Social Welfare
- Social Care
- service users
- welfare reform
- open access
Editors and Affiliations
Institute for Social Research, Oslo, Norway
Karl Henrik Sivesind, Jo Saglie
About the editors
Karl Henrik Sivesind and Jo Saglie are both Research Professors at the Institute for Social Research, Norway.
Book Title: Promoting Active Citizenship
Book Subtitle: Markets and Choice in Scandinavian Welfare
Editors: Karl Henrik Sivesind, Jo Saglie
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-55380-1Published: 07 September 2017
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-85645-2Published: 13 May 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-55381-8Published: 29 August 2017
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 325
Topics: Social Structure, Sociology of Work, Comparative Social Policy