This book presents a critical account of how citizenship unfolds among socially marginalised groups in democratic welfare states. Legal, political and sociological perspectives are applied to offer an assessment of the extent and depth of citizenship for marginalised groups in countries which are expected to offer their members a highly inclusive form of citizenship.

The book studies the legal and political status of members of a nation-state, and analyses how this is followed up in practice, by examining the subjective feelings of membership, belonging or identity, as well as opportunities to participate actively and be included in different areas of society.

Showing how the welfare state and society treat citizens at risk of social exclusion and offering new insights into the conceptual interconnection between citizenship, social exclusion, and the democratic welfare state, the book will be of interest to all scholars, students and academics of social policy, social work and public policy.

chapter |11 pages


ByMarianne Takle, Janikke Solstad Vedeler, Mi Ah Schoyen, Kjetil Klette-Bøhler, Asgeir Falch-Eriksen
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part I|108 pages


chapter 1|19 pages

The Norwegian welfare state

Towards a crossroads?
ByAre Vegard Haug
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chapter 2|14 pages

Social exclusion of citizens of democratic welfare states

ByAsgeir Falch-Eriksen
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chapter 3|16 pages

The Norwegian welfare state adjusting to crisis

Temporary changes in unemployment benefit regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic and their long-term implications
ByKristian Heggebø, Axel West Pedersen
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chapter 4|13 pages

The exclusionary potential of work inclusion policies

Employers addressing their responsibilities towards disabled people
ByKaja Larsen Østerud, Janikke Solstad Vedeler, Nora Framstad
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chapter 5|15 pages

Social exclusion and disability

Exploring the role of ingroup/outgroup dynamics in employment
ByJaskirat Kohli, Janikke Solstad Vedeler
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chapter 6|16 pages

The right to respect for family life

Do parents have a right to parenting support?
BySimen Mørstad Johansen
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chapter 7|13 pages

Citizenship for future generations

The inclusion of future generations in welfare state considerations
ByMarianne Takle
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part II|88 pages


chapter 8|11 pages

Affective citizenship

Social exclusion of families with disabled children during the COVID-19 pandemic
BySigurd Eid Jacobsen, Kjetil Klette-Bøhler
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chapter 9|14 pages

Norwegian labour activation

Building or limiting social citizenship for service users far from the labour market?
ByHelle C. Hansen, Erika Gubrium
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chapter 10|14 pages

Economic preconditions for full citizenship

Refugees' economic incorporation into the Norwegian welfare state
ByJon Ivar Elstad, Kristian Heggebø
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chapter 11|13 pages

“I am torn to pieces”

Transnational citizenship and COVID-19
ByJustyna Bell, Anne Balke Staver, Ida Tolgensbakk
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chapter 13|16 pages

Citizenship in democratic welfare states

A typology of social exclusion
ByMarianne Takle, Asgeir Falch-Eriksen
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