Face of Research on European Social Development

Author: Arno Heimgartner

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825889845

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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Social work in Europe is in motion. Both empirical and analytical approaches to research describe the status quo, while also outlining perspectives: Community work is increasingly supplementing social services, the civil society in its sensitive relationship to state and economy is acting as a multiple carrier of social performance, and the professionalisation of social work is witnessing a dramatic expansion. Inputs from various European countries show a diversity of strategies.

Value of Work: Updates on Old Issues

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 1848880650

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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This e-book discusses contemporary understandings of the nature of work and its enduring value as a central aspect of human life.

Strategy Mix for Nonprofit Organisations

Vehicles for Social and Labour Market Integrations

Author: Annette E. Zimmer,Christina Stecker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306484865

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 2011


In many countries, particularly in continental Europe, societies have been plagued by high unemployment for several decades. Simultaneously, due to recent shifts from industrial to service-oriented post-industrial societies, labor as a significant culture code is increasingly loosing importance. Because of this, the third or voluntary sector as a place of employment and as a service agency to society has become important for Europe as indicated by the 1997 Communication of the European Commission and various declarations by the European Parliament and the EU's Economic and Social Council. Strategy Mix for Nonprofit Organizations: Vehicles for Social and Labor Market Integration explores the role of the third sector in Europe, where unemployment is high and in North America, where unemployment is rising and exploring the "gaps" that the third sector is fulfilling: both as a social service and as an employer. The volume is organized into two distinctive parts. Part 1: The Nonprofit-Sector and Social Integration highlights the embeddedness of the sector in selected countries; it discusses how the sector is currently affected by changes of public policy particularly in the traditional social-democratic welfare state regimes, and it draws our attention to the sector's potentials to provide avenues for social integration, self-actualization and civic empowerment. Part 2: Labor Concepts and Market Integration refers to the multifunctionality of third sector organizations discussing potentials of workplace as well as community involvement via nonprofit organizations. This seminal volume will be of interest to those in the nonprofit sector, organizational management and economics, political scientists and other researchers working with nonprofit organizations and civil society studies on an international level.

Volunteering and Social Inclusion

Interrelations between Unemployment and Civic Engagement in Germany and Great Britain

Author: Susanne Strauß

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783835055735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

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By comparing the institutional settings in Germany and Great Britain, the study reveals differences in labour market regulations as the most important influence on the interrelation between unemployment and volunteering. In addition, Susanne Strauß identifies differences regarding gender, education and the type of volunteering organisation

Busy, Exhausted Self, Unlimited Ability

Author: Agnes Husslein-Arco,Bettina Steinbrügge

Publisher: Walther Konig


Category: Art

Page: 271

View: 6848


This publication documents a group show that explores the relationship between productivity and creativity. Various artists--including Claire Fontaine, Thomas Baumann, Siggi Hofer, Santiago Sierra, Josephine Pryde, Christoph Meier and Adrian Williams--comment on the conflation of time and money.
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Gender and Work in Transition

Globalization in Western, Middle and Eastern Europe

Author: Regina Becker-Schmidt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 8439


World wide economic, political and cultural changes transform labor markets, frames of divisions of work, labor organization and famly structures. This can be demonstrated in a specific way in Western, Middle and Eastern Europe, where globalization and forced technology development from the one side cross with transformations processes in forms of government from the other side. Our investigation within this context emphasizes the question, how the living conditions of working women in comarison with those of men are touched by these social overturns. The findings presented in this volume throw light on the ambiguities which political transformation and economic globalization effect on women ́s work. Women profit by the emergence of working places that are brought force by new market-activities. But at the same time many of them lose qualifies occupations by shifting from full-time to part-time jobs, from high paid sectors to low remunerated industries. In all countries we find gender-based income differences. The proportion of women in political organizations is everywhere lower than that of men. The growing time pressure in the employment system reinforces women ́s strain to combine household duties, child raising and paid work. Going beyond Europe we have to recognize the widening gap between industrialized regions and developing countries.