New book: Juridification and social citizenship in the welfare state

What impact do international and national regulations have upon vulnerable groups in terms of inclusion, exclusion and social citizenship? A new book coming soon explores the nature and effects of current juridification processes are hotly debated amongst social scientists and legal scholars.

Bringing empirical analysis and multidisciplinary, comparative perspectives to the previously
fragmented and largely theoretical debate on juridification in the welfare state, this book asks
key questions such as: To what extent do international human rights norms secure basic welfare services to vulnerable groups?; How do different regulations affect democratic participation? What is the role of professionals in the distribution of welfare services?
Researchers, students and academics with an interest in law, human rights, social policy and the role of professionals in the welfare state will find much of value in this book.

The book is a result of cooperation between Bergen based researchers at the Univeristy of Bergen, CMI and Bergen University College, and will be published by Edward Elgar Publishing in November.

Contributors: H.S. Aasen, S. Bothfeld, L. Brandt, B. Bringedal, S. Bygnes, K. Bærøe, C. Cappelen, T. Eidsvaag, K.J. Fredriksen, O. Ferraz, R. Gargarella, S. Gloppen, E. Le Bruyn Goldeng, A. Kjellevold, S. Kremer, I.R. Lundeberg, A.-M. Magnussen, K. Mjåland, O. Mæstad, E. Nilssen, L. Rakner, P. Stephens, H. Stokke, W. van Rossum,