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in Towards a social investment welfare state? Ideas, Policies and Challenges Sous la direction de MOREL Nathalie, PALIER Bruno, MOREL Nathalie, PALIER Bruno, PALME Joakim Publication date 2012-07
PALME Joakim
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This chapter concludes that, with few exceptions, European welfare states have not really implemented a social investment perspective. The Nordic countries come closest to embracing the social investment paradigm, while a few other countries (notably the Netherlands and the UK) have made partial moves in the social investment direction, but along quite different lines. Indeed, one can identify two main ways of implementing a social investment strategy: one that combines traditional social protection with social investment; and another which tends to substitute traditional compensatory spending with investments in human capital. However, the chapter argues, based on the conclusions of the different contributions to this edited volume, only comprehensive and well-designed social investment policies that emphasise and promote both equality and quality perform well. Finally, the chapter argues that in order to become a fully fledged new social policy paradigm, this perspective needs to distinguish more clearly its ideas from the previous neoliberal paradigm and to be associated to a new economic thinking (sustainable growth), as well as supported by new political coalitions (including current outsiders).

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This report reflects the views of its authors and these are not necessarily those of either the European Commission or the Member States.

in Perspectives on Europe Publication date 2012-01
MOREL Nathalie
PALME Joakim
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In a period of deep crisis and with classical neo-liberal solutions for both the economy and the welfare state having seemingly run their course, the question arises as to what kind of new strategies should be implemented to recover stronger growth, more and better jobs and more equality and social cohesion. Thinking has to go beyond immediate responses to the current crisis to discuss the kind of strategy that should be implemented in the medium to long term in order not to reproduce the failures of the recent past. (First paragraph)

in Towards a social investment welfare state? Ideas, Policies and Challenges Sous la direction de PALME Joakim, PALIER Bruno Publication date 2011-11
PALME Joakim
MOREL Nathalie
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in Reforming the Bismarckian Welfare Systems Sous la direction de PALIER Bruno, MARTIN Claude Publication date 2008
MOREL Nathalie
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in Reform – förändringochtröghet I välfärdsstaterna Sous la direction de SANTESSON-WILSSON Peter, ERLINGSSON Gissur Publication date 2009-08
PALIER Bruno
MOREL Nathalie
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in Publication on growth strategies Publication date 2011
PALME Joakim
MOREL Nathalie
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in Informations sociales Publication date 2016-01
MINONZIO Jérôme
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Apparue dans les années 1990, la notion d’investissement social a été promue par nombre de chercheurs et de spécialistes des politiques publiques comme une réponse aux défis de la transition vers une société post industrielle et à l’émergence de nouveaux risques sociaux. Elle a été ensuite reprise par la Commission européenne et traduite sous la forme d’un « train de mesures sur les investissements sociaux » depuis 2013. [Premier paragraphe]

L’intensité des débats à propos de l’investissement social montre que celui-ci est un concept inabouti. L’un des enjeux cruciaux est de préciser ses fondements normatifs afin de dépasser une vision purement productiviste, qui le réduit à l’amélioration du capital humain et des compétences des travailleurs. Toutefois, si l’investissement social est mis en perspective avec la théorie des capabilités d’Amartya Sen, il peut redonner du sens aux notions de citoyenneté sociale et de progrès social, qui ont légitimé le développement de la protection sociale durant des décennies. L’approche par les capabilités donne les lignes directrices pour définir de nouvelles politiques ou des institutions capables de favoriser les ressources des individus et accroître leur liberté, mais aussi de hiérarchiser les priorités à donner aux politiques sociales et les évaluer.

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