Justifying welfare

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Presentation at Economy and Society - 'After thoughts' series.
In 2019, I published a book (The moral economy of activation) on justification of activation reforms in Denmark and France. The book used concepts from the French pragmatic sociology of Boltanski and Thévenot to build a mapping of various ‘cities of unemployment’ used to evaluate existing policies and to justify, as well as criticize, reforms. In my talk I will briefly present the framework and what insights it may shed light on at the level of public debate, at local level of public employment services, and, at a more speculative level, how to approach think about (un)employment in and after the pandemic.
Discussants: Fiona Dukelow, University College Cork and Michael McGann, Maynooth University
Periode25 mar. 2021
Sted for afholdelseWaterford Institute of Technology, Irland
Grad af anerkendelseInternational