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Resistance or resignation to welfare reform? The activist politics for and against social citizenship

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Since 2008, mature welfare states have, to varying degrees, pursued a strategy of welfare reform that has reconfigured the dominant praxis of social citizenship. Drawing on qualitative data from two studies, this paper explores what bearing this has had on the political subjectivity of welfare claimants in the New Zealand context. The findings suggest welfare claimants engage in diverse political struggles for and against social citizenship to resist, reconfigure and resign themselves to the ...

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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1332/030557316X14802575969590

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Oxford, SSD, Said Business School
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Policy and Politics Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2016-11-27
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2016-10-28
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1470-8442 and 0305-5736
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pubs:661976
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uri:a256f441-070a-4949-a14f-040d8cb3b931
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uuid:a256f441-070a-4949-a14f-040d8cb3b931
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