Myter om velferd og velferdsstaten

"Post-war expansion of the welfare state is one of the most central changes in Norwegian societyoday and is often a topic in public debate. When certain conceptions about the welfare statere developed and they are no longer based on systematic analyses but rather ideas and attitudes,hey can tur...

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Format: eBook
Language:Norwegian
Published: Oslo Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing) 2018
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Summary:"Post-war expansion of the welfare state is one of the most central changes in Norwegian societyoday and is often a topic in public debate. When certain conceptions about the welfare statere developed and they are no longer based on systematic analyses but rather ideas and attitudes,hey can turn into myths. However, to be termed myths requires documentation, andere social research plays an important role. This book rejects and elaborates central myths inhe public debate about the welfare state. The book is structured as an anthology, written by sixelfare sociologists at the University of Bergen. The first article introduces the history of Theyth of the Welfare State, a book published by Pax in 1970, then revised a few years later, andith a follow-up version in 1995, 25 years after that. The book became a flaming light withinhe social policy debate, because it criticized the welfare state for not solving the problem ofoverty. Although this problem, relatively seen, is reduced, the following five articles showhat, within the framework of the welfare state, there is room for new important critical discussions.ne myth focuses on the idea that a combination of a comprehensive state and an activeivil society with much voluntary work is not possible. Another concerns the idea that welfareesults in dependency. A third is about the “Elder Boom”. A fourth concerns single mothersnd assumes that these unlawfully try to get access to welfare. And finally, the last discusseshe ideas that crime should result in punishment and “prison pain”. Together, the articles are aontribution to make the debate about the welfare state richer and more dynamic."
Physical Description:149
ISBN:9788202604141