Active Inclusion and Challenges for Local Welfare Governance
Edited by Martin Heidenreich and Deborah Rice
Chapter 10: The national governance of integrated activation policies in Europe
AbstractIn Chapter 10 on national regimes of coordinated activation in Europe, Thierry Berthet and Clara Bourgeois explore how different countries approach the challenge of integrating activation-related policies and services across political-administrative levels and policy sectors. Berthet and Bourgeois’s main finding is that a fully integrated national activation policy is lacking in all six countries owing to persistent sectorial and territorial boundaries. However, at the specific policy nexus between employment policy and professional training, strongly coherent multilevel coordination patterns are found. Furthermore, at the nexus between employment and health, differentiated country patterns emerge owing to different institutional legacies and national political agendas. The authors conclude that political agendas and governance structures in the welfare domain currently still hinder more than facilitate the emergence of coordinated activation in Europe.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.