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Monday Morning Talks 2002-2003

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Monday morning Talks 2003 - 2004

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Monday Morning Talks 2004 - 2005

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Open Door Talks 2002-2003

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Open Door Talks 2003 - 2004

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Open Door Talks 2004 - 2005

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UCC and ESOSC Book Series

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Monday morning talks 2002-2003

A series of Public lectures at the Department of Applied Social Studies, University College of Cork with presentations from members of the staff

 

Name

title

Date

ROOM

More Info

Deirdre Ryan/Peter Herrmann

Globalisation and the development of social services – or: where does privatisation of education come from and where does it go?

October 21st, 2002, 10 am

O'Rahilly Building, room 255

 

Power Point Presentation

Cathal O’Connell

Social Housing – Irish Developments in the European Context

November 25th, 2002, 10 am

O'Rahilly Building, room 255

 

Power Point Presentation

Joe Finnerty

Social indicators – a viable instrument for appropriately evaluating social needs?

December 16th, 2002, 10 am

O'Rahilly Building, room 255

 

Orla O’Donovan

Deliberative Democracy and Talked-out Tricked-out Deals

January 27th, 2003, 10 am

O'Rahilly Building, room 255

 

Rosie Meade

Reclaiming the Public Sphere - Reflections from Porto Alegre

March 3rd, 2003, 10 am

CEC - the Enterprise Centre in North Mall

 

 

Catherine Forde

The proposed title for my paper is "Participatory Democracy or Pseudo-Participation? Irish Local Government in Comparative Perspective

March 24th, 2003, 10 am

O'Rahilly Building, room 255

 

 

Monday Morning Talks 2003 - 2003

Provisional Outline for the Academic Year 2003/2004

 The sessions will evolve the general topic of 

“Social Professions and Life Course Issues”

 All sessions will take place on Monday mornings between 10am and 12am

Presenter

Provisional/working title

Approx. date

Pat Leahy

Disengaged Young People: Control of Personal Biography in Transition from Youth to Adulthood

3 November

see here for notes of the presentation

Mairead Considine

The Re-Configuration of Retirement: From Enforced Dependency to Individual Responsibility

1 December

ORB 255

Michael Clasby

Quality Research in the field of Inter-country Adoption

2 February

Council Room

outline of the presentation

Lydia Sapouna

Mental Distress in Adulthood: Between ‘illness’ and the right to uncertainty

23 February

ORB 255

power point presentation

Debby Lynch and Ray Dooley (Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Rights Alliance, Dublin

Children’s Rights: Possibility or Pipe Dream

15 March

Changed time: 10.30 - 12.30

Council Room

 

 

Monday Morning Talks 2004-2005

General Topic: Social Services and Service Provision

Provisional outline

(If not mentioned otherwise, all sessions will take place on Monday mornings between 10 pm – noon; all dates mentioned here are not yet confirmed by the contributors/presenters).

4. October 2004

Jackie Mullins

Feminism and Abortion

 Council Room (North Wing)

Here for over heads

22. November 2004

Eleanor White

Reflection, Participation and Professional Power: Considerations from Analysing Reflective Practice

Council Room (North Wing)

Here for handouts

6. December 2004

Deirdre Horgan/Helen Duggan

Parent Support & Children’s Rights

MBA - ORB-255

See here for handouts/overheads

Family support has long been a neglected aspect of social policy.  This has arisen partly because of assumptions around parenting and motherhood which obviate the need for social support and partly because of an underdeveloped of children’s rights.

However, changing demographics regarding lone parenting; research highlighting the psychological cost of parenting; changes in society which have led to isolation and a lack of support for parents;, a recognition of the need to learn alternative methods of parenting; and a belief that parenting is not a natural skill would all indicate the growing need for parent support.

There is much evidence to illustrate a policy shift regarding family support services generally since the implementation of the Child Care Act, 1991 with the publication of the Commission on the Family (1998) and the National Children’s Strategy (2000).  These would seem to indicate a new approach which is empowering of individuals and builds on family strengths.  Such an approach it is argued “has significant potential as a primary preventative strategy for all families facing the ordinary challenges of day-to-day living & has a particular relevance to communities that are coping in a stressful environment.” (Commission on the Family, 1998) 

Parent support programmes are a key element of family support services.  This talk will incorporate research undertaken by the authors on the Clonmel Community Parent Support Programme and attempt to locate Irish developments in family support in an international context.

10. January 2005

Liz Kiely

What Is To Be Sexually Healthy in the Irish Context?: Deconstructing RSE

MBA - ORB-255

Foucault's argument that knowledge defines subjects and that discursive practices have material effects is central to the argument being put forward in this presentation.  I will focus on how the RSE programme delivered in Irish schools serves the purpose of governmentality and leaves students ill-equipped to critically interrogate the imperatives of 'expert' sexual health knowledge. Previous scholarship in this field of enquiry (see Inglis, 1998) has presented RSE as a 'progressive discourse', limited and constrained by the Catholic Church as a key power formation in Irish society. My starting point is that RSE represents a consolidation of the 'expert'health promoting discourses, which now define the sex education field and set considerable limits on its possibilities. I believe the issues raised in this presentation may be of significant interest to the assemblage of professionals charged with governing the conduct of human bodies in Irish society.

7. March 2005

Martin Gheoghegan

A Social Service or a Social Movement? Towards a Profile of Community Development in Ireland

MBA - ORB-255

Presentation notes

4. April 2005

Kenneth Burns

And what is about Employees? – The forgotten Side of Service Provision

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The impact of social service delivery on employee welfare – the forgotten side of service provision?
Abstract
Since the publication of the 1991 Child Care Act, Irish child protection social work has undergone a significant development and expansion (Buckley, 2002). Between 1991 and 2002 there were more developments in child care law, policy and practice than in the preceding eighty years (Ferguson & O'Reilly, 2001). In line with the expanding child care legislation, statutory child protection social work became the largest social work sector in Ireland with 36 per cent of all posts being in the area of child protection (National Social Work Qualifications Board, 2003).
       Despite the growth of child protection and its importance to the social work profession in Ireland, there is a limited research on social workers’ occupational welfare (Carpenter et al., 2003; Eborall & Garmeson, 2001; McClean, 1999; Penna et al., 1995). Little is known about what social workers’ think about the impact of this rapid period of change on the child protection sector and whether it has affected their occupational welfare. This research (pre-fieldwork) focuses on a group of social workers’ that are likely to have significant insights into the nature and operation of the Irish child protection system and asks - What is it like to be a social worker within the Irish child protection system at this time? The research will consider: How this group of social workers experience and evaluate the model of child protection social work they are engaged in. Links between the current model of child protection social work, the characteristics of the work and the occupational welfare of child protection social workers in Ireland, will be examined.

        The talk will examine findings from the literature review and the presentation will also focus on work in-progress topics including; methodological questions concerning qualitative approaches to exploring occupational welfare, job design and models of child protection practice.
MBA - ORB-255

       

 

 

 

Open Door Talks 2002-2003

Name

Substantial area

Institutional background

Date

 

Bob Deacon

Europe, Globalisation and the Future of Welfare States

UK, Sheffield

October 25th, 2002
2 pm

 

Presentation

visit as well for further information

www.gaspp.org

 

Rudolph Bauer

Welfare traditions, social services, and their providers in Europe -- challenged by economic globalization

Germany, University of Bremen

November 15th, 2002, 2 pm

Presentation-Outline

Jordi Estivill

Poverty, social exclusion and social inclusion – an international perspective on current challenges

Portugal, Gabinet d'Estudis Socials - GES S.C.C.L.

 

December 13th, 2002, 2 pm

West Wing, room 6

Chiara Saraceno

Welfare States and the gender challenge (rough working title)

Italy

February 7rd, 2003, 2 pm

West Wing, room 6

Bill Jordan

Migration, Mobility and Membership

Boundary Issues of Equality and Justice

UK

March 7th, 2003, 2 pm

West Wing, room 6

 

Open Door Talks 2003 - 2004

Provisional outline for the academic 2003/2004

All sessions will take place on Friday afternoons between 3pm – 5pm

 

Presenter

Working Title

Date

Peter Townsend, UK

World Poverty: New Policies to Defeat an Old Enemy

21 November. ORB 132

see for information on the presentation - not to be quoted

of interest as well the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research at the University of Bristol  - external link of interest

Helen Johnston, Ireland

National Anti-Poverty-Strategy – a society based on solidarity?

12 December 03

Room ORB 132;

Look here for the Power Point Presentation

Paul Boccara, France

Labour Market and Employment Policies – Adaptation of unemployed or of employment structures. Plead for a system of security for employment or training

9 January 2004

further information

Robert Anderson, UK/Ireland Quality and access to social services - a European issue 6 February 2004

Electrical Engineering Building; L2 (ground floor)

Power point presentation

Geoffrey Cook, Ireland

Restructuring the Swedish Welfare State - Causes and Consequences

5 March 2004

Boole LL 5

 

Zsusa Ferge, Hungary

 

What do we expect from the state as civilising agent? A perspective
from Hungary, an Eastern accession country

 

19 March 2004

Electrical Eng. Building, Room L2 (ground floor)

Eoin O’Sullivan, Ireland

Institutions, Society and the Preservation of Order

14 May 2004

Kane G18

 

 

Open Door Talks 2004 – 2005

Framework theme: Social Services and Service Provision

Provisional outline for the academic 2004/2005

If not mentioned otherwise, all sessions will take place on Monday afternoons between 3pm – 5pm

Date

Speaker

Title

11th October

Josef Scheipl, Austria

Education and Youth – Social Services between Society and Individual. The example of youth welfare in Austria - further info

Council Room

22nd  of November 2004

Gøran Therborn, Uppsala, Sweden

Comparative Family developments and social service implications

Council Room

6th of December 2004

Edith Archambault, Paris, France

Civil Society and social Services in France

ORB 255

10th of January 2005

Balázs Krémer

Debrecen University, Hungary

Social Services and Social Work – Politics and Policies on Social Professions in a Transforming Society - power point presentation

ORB 255

24th of January 2005

Fiona Williams, Director of the ESRC CAVA research group University of Leeds, UK

Changes in families and personal relationships - the implications for a political ethic of care

power point presentation

ORB 255

7th of February 2005

Hans-Uwe Otto, Bielefeld, Germany

Are social services actually social by nature?

ORB 255

14th of March 2005

Hartley Dean, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Education, Health and Social Care – Services for Consumers or for Citizens?

power point presentation

ORB 123

11th of April 2005

Noel Trevors, Director of the Irish Centre for European Law ("ICEL"), Ireland

Social Services – perspective after the Altmark-trans-judgment of the European Court of Justice

CHANGED TIME. THIS SESSION WILL BEGIN AT 4.30 pm SHARP

ORB 255

9th of May 2005 Shailaja Fennell, UK Development, the law and the right for services as basis for emerging citizenship

Council Room

 

 

 

 

Applied Social Studies – recent developments, international and comparative perspectives

A book series, edited in collaboration of the Department of Applied Social Science, University College of Cork and ESOSC - European Social, Organisational and Science Consultancy

In a preparatory note on the editorial concept it has been stated

Applied Social Studies are currently worldwide and particularly in EUrope undergoing far-reaching changes. Predominantly three threats are causing these transformations.

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The economic and social changes including the supposed answers in the field of social policy.

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The international integration – in the dimensions of global and regional processes as well as in terms of international and supranational courses of action.

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The professional developments with an growing loss of security (shift to “postmodern openness”) and the emergence of a seemingly increasing “scientification” (introduction of management methods; computerisation, orientation on enforcing behaviour etc.)[1]

As if this would not be problem enough on its own standing the situation is much more threatened by the fact that both social science and social professions alike are not ready to face the arising challenges to the full extent. In particular we are facing the problem that international developments take place, but the professional debate is more or less just answering developments, reacting to the economic and political threats rather than acting proactively.

The editors stated that:

The aims are

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 to contribute to contemporary debates in the field of applied social studies

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to contribute to the development of mutual understanding of national settings

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to provide a basis for mutual arrangements on the basis of professional respect for differences and the readiness to co-operation and reciprocal learning.

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to elaborate contributions of Applied Social Studies as scientific discipline and social practice alike to a democratic and social foundation (not flanking) of international integration.

Of special importance – and this makes up for the uniqueness of the proposed series is a strong link between social policy and social work. Furthermore, the editorship of the series will use a wider understanding of the disciplines, thus including areas, which are dealt with by neighbouring disciplines. Not least the international bias makes this necessary and useful, since in different countries the understanding differs from each other.

Editors of the Series will be Peter Herrmann (ESOSC and UCC) and. Frank Columbus, (NOVA-Science Publishers, New York). As members of the Board of Editors the support of the following personalities could be won with their expertise:

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D’Angelillo, Massimo – Region Emilia-Romagna; Italy

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Harris, John – University Warwick, Department of Social Policy and Social Work; United Kingdom

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Herrenbrück, Sabine – Fachhochschule Nordostniedersachsen, Germany

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Krzyszkowski, Jerzy – University of Lodz, Institute of Sociology; Poland

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Lagardère, Marie-Laure – Paris, France

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Lange, Chris – Alice Salomon University of Applied Science for Social Work, Berlin; Germany

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Pfannendörfer, Gerhard – Frankfurt/M., Germany

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Powell, Fred – University College Cork, Applied Social Studies, Ireland

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Sensenig-Dabbous, Eugene – GenderLink OEG and DiversityCentre e.V.; Salzburg, Austria; Beirut, Lebanon

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Staub-Bernasconi, Silvia – Technische Universität Berlin; Germany; Zürich, Switzerland

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Stephenson, Svetlana – London Metropolitan University; United Kingdom

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van der Maesen, Laurent J.G. – European Foundation on Social Quality; The Netherlands

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Verley, Régis – Regards Conseil, Lille/Brussels; France/Belgium

We are glad that the series will be well catered for by the US-based, but world-wide distributing (and known) publishing house NOVA Science, Jerusalem, New York (http://www.nexusworld.com/nova) and Frank Columbus, as co-editor of the series, promised his special attention and care. Thus, we can honestly say that we found a publisher rather than a printer of books.

Further information on existing and planned Volumes

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III

Volume IV

Volume V

Volume VI

Volume VII

Volume I

Tightrope Walk of Applied Social Sciences between Politics and Social Science
Peter Herrmann (Ed.)
 

General contributions

*   Where do Applied Social Studies stand? Where do Applied Social Studies go? The tightrope walk between politics and social science – Introduction to the series (Peter Herrmann, UCC and ESOSC; Frank Columbus, Nova Science)

*   Answering challenges or avoiding to think about them – social professions facing threats on modernity (Peter Herrmann)

Main contributions

1.  Welfare Reform – Faith, State and Charity (Fred Powell – UCC)

2.  Anti-Racism, citizenship and integration in contemporary France (Robert Gibb, Department of Anthropology, University of Edinburgh)

3.  Social benefit systems – a comparative view on the UK and France (Peter Herrmann – UCC and ESOSC/Frances Zielinski – ESAN, Lille)

4.  Youth work, education and the role of cleavages – the incomplete modernity and post-modern confusions (Paul Burgess, UCC)

5.  Identity building between community and an emerging European welfare state - “Dat’s outside de terms of d’agreement, but is dere somesing in it?” (Paddy O’Carroll, UCC)


 

Contact: publishing@esosc.org

[1]       As Richard Titmuss once put into a question: ‘Are we not, indeed, witnessing a triumph of technique over purpose?’ (The Irresponsible Society; in: Brian Abel-Smith/Kay Titmuss (Eds.) with an introduction by S. M. Miller: The Philosophy of Welfare. Selected Writings of Richard M. Titmuss; London/Sydeny: Allen & Unwin; 1987: 65)

 

Volume II

Title of the volume: Citizenship revisited – threats or opportunities of shifting boundaries

Ed.: Peter Herrmann

Peter Herrmann: Citizenship reconsidered – threats or opportunities of shifting boundaries

Ruth Brand: Community: “small is great” – Contradicting or complementing relationship between self-control in small communities and requirements of common-good control

Fiona Dukelow: ‘Self-improved citizens’: citizenship, social inclusion and the self in the politics of social welfare

Mary Cronin: ‘We Consult but who Decides?’ The experiences of Traveller organisations in consultation with statutory agencies

Ciara Doyle: Men’s groups – extending patriarchal control beyond the marital family

Maria Nyhan/Peter Herrmann: Women’s Health under Strain in a male-dominated world – a Sustainable way out

Alastair Christie: Asylum seekers, Refugees – challenges for the social work professions in Ireland

Martin Geoghegan: Contra state-statism: Developing a new perspective on community development

John Harris: Social Citizenship, Social Services and Managerialism in Britain

 

Contact: publishing@esosc.org

Volume III

Title of the Volume: Human Beings – Between the Individual and the Social

Ed. Peter Herrmann



Peter Herrmann
Perspectives on the Social – Searching a Meeting Point for Difference or: Combating Social Technocracy
Paul Boccara
The labour market, employment and unemployment policies
Rudolph Bauer
Welfare culture, social services, and service providers in Germany – challenged by economic globalization
Bill Jordan
Migration, Mobility and Citizenship
Chiara Saraceno
Means-testing family benefits in Europe: Explicit and implicit goals and contemporary trends
Eleanor Bantry-White
Reflection, Participation and Professional Power: Considerations from Analysing Reflective Practice
Contributors
 

Contact: publishing@esosc.org

 

Volume IV

Title of the Volume: UTOPIA BETWEEN CORRUPTED PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTESTED MODERNISATION:
GLOBALISATION AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Ed.: Peter Herrmann


Table of Contents
List of Figures
Peter Herrmann
Privatising reason, diminishing the public
– An introduction
Rosie Meade
WHERE ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE – LOOKING IN ON THE WSF 2003
Catherine Forde
LOCAL DEMOCRACY OR LOCAL ADMINISTRATION? IRISH LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM 1996-2004
Deirdre Ryan/Peter Herrmann
EDUCATION – JUST ANOTHER COMMODITY. EXPOSING THE RHETORIC OF «HUMAN CAPITAL» IN THE LIGHT OF SOCIAL QUALITY
Joe Finnerty
SOCIAL INDICATORS: PITFALLS AND PROMISE
Cathal O’Connell
THE COLLECTIVE HOME? RECENT EXPERIENCES OF SOCIAL HOUSING IN EUROPE
ANNEX
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
 

Contact: publishing@esosc.org

 

Volume V

Title of Volume: Person oriented services and social service providers in comparative and European perspective.
Current debates on changes by liberalisation in a perspective of a theory of modernisation

Author: Peter Herrmann

Table of Figures
Prolegomena
Acknowledgements
Part A
Modernisation, Hypermodernisation or Postmodernisation – a theoretical framework for the analysis of current developments in European Social Policy
0. Introduction
I. Methodological perspective
II. Europeanisation as modernising alteration
III. Modernisation – appropriation or control in the development of citizenship
IV. Modernisation and Social Policy – on the way to Social Quality
V. Citizenship between Community and State
VI. Community and Society Revisited
Part B
«Person oriented services and social service providers in comparative and European perspective» – current debates on changes by liberalisation
0. Introduction
I The European Social Model – basic understanding
II Social Services as Element of the European Social Model
III. General interest – between law, politics and trust
III. 1. General Interest in the European Law
(a) Preliminary Remark
(b) Direct regulations
(c) State Subsidy Law
(d) The Perspective of the European Court of Justice
(e) Preliminary Summary
III. 2. General Interests in a national perspective – the cases of England and Germany
a.) England
b) Germany
III. 3. Interim Recapitulation
IV. The political approach: General Interest in the perspective of state philosophy and political science
IV. 1. A Programmatic Evaluation
a) Competitiveness
b) The Social Policy Triangle
c) Open Governance
IV. 2. The state and the general interest in a functional perspective
IV.3. Citizen oriented approach
a) Social support – last resort
b) Civil society function – provision of an area for «exercising democracy» and participation
c) Innovation
d) Service provision
e) Advocacy
f) Value guardianship
Part C
Social Services and Social Professions – Carriers of Traditional Society or Promoters of Sound Modernisation – Conclusions and Outlook
0. Introduction
I. General Interest and social services – a working definition
I.1. Divided Modernity or Divided Socialisation?
I.2. Civil Society Organisations – Public between Personal and State
I.3. Modernisation – European Social Model – Social Services of General Interest
a) Modernisation and Capability to Act
b) The European Social Model – How will Society Happen?
c) Person-Oriented Services of General Interest as Social Productivity Services
II. The empirical challenge
III. Search for indicators
III.1. Social support
III.2. Civil society function
III.3. Innovation
III.4. Service provision
III.5. Advocacy
III.6. Value guardianship
IV Outlining an empirical approach
IV.1. Who – Ownership as Question of Motivation
IV.2. What – Question of Quality as Question of Professional Standards
IV.3. How – the Question of the Procedure as Question of Contextualisation and Consideration of the Social Setting
V. Codicil
VI. Epilog
Part D
Appendix
Summary and Political Challenge
Personal social services – professionalism and voluntarism
Index

 

Volume VI

Title of The Volume: KNOWLEDGE IN MENTAL HEALTH – RECLAIMING THE SOCIAL
Eds.: LYDIA SAPOUNA/PETER HERRMANN


Acknowledgements
Lydia Sapouna/Peter Herrmann
Policy, Practice and Research as Knowledge in Mental Health
Jim Campbell, Bill Healy, Lisa Brophy
Mental Health Policy, Law and Risk: Finding a Balance between State Paternalism and Citizenship Rights for People with Mental Health Problems
Shulamit Ramon
Risk Avoidance and Risk Taking in Mental Health Social Work
Kieran Crowe & Karen Taylor/Irish Advocacy Network
The Recovery Approach – the Desired Service User Empowerment Process
Caterina G. Corbascio Fox
Mental Health Assistance in Italy: the Torino Rehabilitation Program
Lydia Sapouna
Tracing Evidence of Institutionalisation in the Process of De-institutionalisation – the Irish Case
Shulamit Ramon
Service Users as Research Partners
Miguel Xavier
Comparing Mental Health Services across Europe – From Evaluation to Quality Assurance
List of Contributors

 

Volume VII


Title of the Volume: POLITICS AND POLICIES OF THE SOCIAL IN THE EUROPEAN UNION 1

Author: Peter Herrmann


PART I
EUROPEAN SOCIAL POLICY – POLITICS MATTER
LECTURE ONE

THE PILLARS OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL MODEL
Claimed Values and Orientations of European Integration
The Institutional System – Main Features
The Social Policy Framework
Claimed Values – the European Social Model
Key dates of the development
LECTURE TWO
SOCIAL SERVICES – THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE
Social Services – Actors on an Exchange Market
Person Oriented Social Services – Rights, Provision and Care
Demand for social services
Supply of Social Services
Outlook
LECTURE THREE
THE SERVICE PROVIDERS – SELF IMAGES AND NETWORKS
European Integration as multilevel process
Social EUrope between peoples’ rights and market subordination
EUropean social NGOs – self-maintenance and values
The Platform of European Social NGOs
LECTURE FOUR
SOCIAL POLICY, SOCIAL ADMINISTRATION, SOCIAL MANAGEMENT, SOCIAL WORK, AND COMMUNITY WORK
Defining Social Professions as Communicative Acts
Excurse: Social Policy Functions and the Systems Theory
Social Professions – National Traditions or Fundamental Human Rights
CONCLUSIONS
APPENDIX I
Social Platform Draft Statement of Principles and Objectives
APPENDIX II
Exercises and Tests
APPENDIX III
References
 

PART II
POLICY FOR, WITH AND BY WHOM?
EMPOWERMENT – PROCESSING THE PROCESSED
THOUGHTS TOWARDS A THEORETICAL DEBATE AND POLITICAL PRACTICE
EMPOWERMENT – PROCESSING THE PROCESSED
I. Introduction – Localising Empowerment
II. Reflecting Empowerment – The Light of Previous Debates on Social Quality
II.a. Empowerment – the notion of enlightenment
II.b Empowerment – a revival under the influence of the social and political crisis
III. Empowerment – its relevance in European politics
III.a. Power as Marketability
III.b. Individualism and liberalism
III.c. The American Turn of the EU Social Model
III.d. The Manageralisation
IV. A critical review empowerment as a matter of control over living conditions and life
V. Domains and dimensions – developing an analytical tool
V.a. Dimensions of empowerment
V.b. Conclusion
VII. Conclusions and Challenges


 

Presentations

Some documents are presented from presentations given elsewhere - the information given here may provide some ideas on various topics.

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Ein Stiefkind fuer Trotzkoepfe oder NROs - Lueckenbuesser und Weltverbesserer. Die Sozialpolitik auf dem Verschiebebahnhof

on occasion of the Federal Congress of Social Work in Mainz, 2001

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Indicators and Quality of Social Services in a European Context

On occasion of a conference in October 2002, organised by the Observatory for Social Services in Berlin, in cooperation with the Arbeiterwohlfahrt, the Deutsche Paritaetische Wohlfahrtsverband with the support of the Ministry for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

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Wohlfahrtsverbaende in der Europaeischen Union - Aufbau eines neuen Sozialstaates oder Sozialdienst als Warenproduktion

- On occasion of the Annual General Assembly of the Landesverband Kiel of the Deutsche Paritaetische Wohlfahrtsverband, November 2002

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Social Care in the European Union - Emergence of a new social state or social services as production of commodities

- translation of the elaboration on occasion of the Annual General Assembly of the Landesverband Kiel of the Deutsche Paritaetische Wohlfahrtsverband, November 2002

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Receipt of an Irish Supermarket - Sociology of a Country

- guest lecture on occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Ludwig Schlaich Schule in Waiblingen, Diakonie Stetten; December 2002

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Die Quittung eines Irischen Supermarktes - Zur Soziologie eines Landes

- translation into German: guest lecture on occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Ludwig Schlaich Schule in Waiblingen, Diakonie Stetten; December 2002

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Prison for sale or: sale of humanity.

Introductory presentation during the International Project Week at the Fachhochschule Norhausen in Germany, Mai 2003 (largely dealing with questions around service provision and marketisation)

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Social Services in Europe between «general interest» and «single market».

Searching a position. Presentation at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Social Law, Munich, July 9th, 2003

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Les Services Publics en Irlande - entre clientélisme centralisé et prestation de services  professionnelle. Présentation à l’Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, 17 décembre
2003

texte de la Présentation

power point presentation

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Standard of Dynamism - Dynamism of Standards

Presentation on a Seminar, concerned with the search for criteria for assessing the quality of social services

text of presentation

power point presentation