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L'Etat face au social: la (re)définition des frontières de
l'Etat-providence en Suède.
Une analyse des politiques de prise en charge des personnes âgées dépendantes
et des jeunes enfants de 1930 à 2005.

Abstract : This work analyses the contents and transformations of the Swedish welfare state through the lens of elderly-care and childcare policies from 1930 to 2005. First, we seek to analyse the institutional characteristics and ideological content of the Swedish welfare state, especially in the field of care policies, which are central to the Swedish model and largely contribute to its specificity. We consider the welfare state as a specific social contract between the state and its citizens and analyse how the “boundaries” of the welfare state have been defined, that is to say how the fields of intervention considered as legitimate and the means of state intervention considered as appropriate have been defined in Sweden. Secondly, we analyse the transformations of the Swedish welfare state, not only from a political economy perspective but also from a more sociological perspective that considers the changing nature of State-society relations that these transformations entail. We analyse the processes of reform and restructuring in the two fields of care, the logics that have underpinned these reforms, the determining factors behind them, and their impact. We are thus able to test the hypothesis of a possible redefinition of the specific social contract between state and society. Although these policies have indeed undergone some changes during the crisis years, our analysis shows great stability in both the underlying principles and institutions of the Swedish welfare state, which have created a strong amount of support but also high expectations from the population, thus contributing to the normative resilience but also to the capacity of adaptation of the Swedish model.
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Nathalie Morel. L'Etat face au social: la (re)définition des frontières de
l'Etat-providence en Suède.
Une analyse des politiques de prise en charge des personnes âgées dépendantes
et des jeunes enfants de 1930 à 2005.. Sociologie. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00180497⟩

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