EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

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Changes in European Welfare: New Forms of Citizenship in Europe

1. Introduction

In this paper we ask what consequences on-going changes in European welfare states have for social citizenship. These changes include greater economic openness and scope for cross-border mobility, shift in governments’ role from redistribution to social regulation of markets, neoliberalism and individualisation, the growing significance of human rights and anti-discrimination and new transnational channels for citizens’ participation.
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