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Policy Press
06 September 2017
Poverty & unemployment; Social welfare & social services; Welfare economics
This edited collection explores secular and faith-based grassroots social action in Berlin and London that has evolved as a response to economic policy and expanding needs for basic items such as food and more complex means to move out of poverty. It brings together scholars from different disciplines and practitioners in several areas of social intervention, to explore how the conceptualization and constitutive practices of citizenship and community are now changing because of the retreat of the State, the challenge of meeting social and material needs, and new opportunities for local activism.
Edited by:   Shana Cohen (University of Cambridge), Christina Fuhr (Woolf Institute in Cambridge), Jan-Jonathan Bock (Woolf Institute Cambridge)
Imprint:   Policy Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9781447331032
ISBN 10:   1447331036
Pages:   314
Publication Date:   06 September 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Shana Cohen is Deputy Director of the Woolf Institute in Cambridge, UK and Associate Researcher with the Sociology Department, University of Cambridge. She is leading on a comparative analysis of local responses to austerity in Europe. Christina Fuhr has a PhD in Sociology from Oxford University. She is currently a Junior Research Fellow at the Woolf Institute in Cambridge and has focused her research on food banks and homeless shelters in Berlin and London. Jan-Jonathan Bock holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and is currently a Junior Research Fellow at the Woolf Institute and a Research Associate at St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He is studying crisis experiences, changing practices of citizenship, and realities of pluralism in Berlin and Rome.

Reviews for Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship in Europe

This timely volume engages scholars of citizenship, social activists and those concerned for the future of social democracy in Europe . Bob Deacon, Professor of International Social Policy, University of Sheffield

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