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Med logik som styrmedel.: En studie om aktiveringspolitiska förändringar i socialpolitiken.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
With logic as a means of control. : A study on activation policy changes in social policy. (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the study was to analyse legislative changes in the Social Services Act and thereby understand what institutional logic governs the change in social policy regarding the activation of unemployed recipients during the period 2012-2016.

In order to meet the purpose of the study, two of the Social Services Act's legislative changes and their preliminary work has been analysed. The text analysis has been conducted with inspiration from Carol Bacchi's (2009) method "What is the problem represented to be?". The empirical material has been analysed with neo-institutional theoretical concepts, focusing on Friedland & Alfords (1991) theory regarding institutional logic and the knowledge claims that exists within them. The results of the study indicated that the institutional logics which governs the change in social policy regarding the activation of unemployed recipients is an institutional logic of activation policy. The institutional logic of activation policy implies clear government control in terms of the social services mission towards unemployed recipients; that only the unemployed recipients who are active in the labour market and take active responsibility for their situation are entitled to social security benefits. This can be further elucidated by a description of how the goal of activation policy is to create the ideal citizen of society which is an autonomous citizen who is active and independent towards the welfare state. In this way, the activation policy logic has entailed a change in social policy, partly in regard to the social services mission with unemployed recipients and partly regarding those who receive economic social security benefits due to unemployment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 61
Keywords [en]
Activation, institutional logic, WPR, social policy, Social Services Act
Keywords [sv]
Aktivering, institutionell logik, WPR, socialpolitik, Socialtjänstlagen
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-70894OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-70894DiVA, id: diva2:1182549
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Social Work
Educational program
Masterprogram i socialt arbete, 120 hp
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Available from: 2018-02-14 Created: 2018-02-13 Last updated: 2018-02-14Bibliographically approved

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