The role of civil society organizations in the field of unemployment policies: For or by the unemployed?

Simone Baglioni

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Abstract

This chapter critically discusses the capacity of civil society organizations to keep unemployed people engaged with their social environments through a range of activities. Contrary to normative assumptions of civil society, the data presented in the chapter reveal a civil society made of professionalized organizations treating the unemployed as clients rather than as members or constituencies. The chapter is based on data collected through an organizational survey across seven European cities: Cologne, Geneva, Karlstad, Kielce, Lisbon, Lyon, and Turin as part of a larger research on youth unemployment funded by the European Union.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModernizing Democracy? Associations and Associating in the 21st Century
EditorsMatthias Freise, Thorsten Hallman
PublisherSpringer
Pages157-168
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781493904853
ISBN (Print)9781493904846
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • civil society organisations
  • unemployed people
  • social environments

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