Recommodification and the welfare state in re/financialised austerity capitalism: Further eroding social citizenship?

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dc.contributor.author Dukelow, Fiona
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-05T11:20:12Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-05T11:20:12Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10-19
dc.identifier.citation Dukelow, F. (2020) 'Recommodification and the welfare state in re/financialised austerity capitalism: Further eroding social citizenship?', Social Policy and Society, 20(1), pp. 125-141. doi: 10.1017/S1474746420000494 en
dc.identifier.volume 20 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 125 en
dc.identifier.endpage 141 en
dc.identifier.issn 1474-7464
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10855
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S1474746420000494 en
dc.description.abstract This article reviews the recommodification of social policy in the context of financialised austerity capitalism and post-crisis welfare states. It sets out an understanding of recommodification as a multiple set of processes that involve the state in labour market-making, by shaping labour's 'saleability'. Under conditions of finance-dominated austerity capitalism, the article argues that recent dynamics of recommodification complicate the long established Piersonian observations. For Pierson, recommodification signifies how elements of the welfare state that shelter individuals from market pressures are dismantled and replaced with measures which buffer their labour market participation. This article examines ways in which recent policy trends in recommodification, whether by incentivising or coercive means, increase exposure to labour market risks and connect with the growing inequalities between capital and labour under post-crisis re/financialised austerity capitalism. This analysis is paired with a synoptic review of recent labour market trends and reforms across the European Union. As recommodification evolves, the insecurity it institutes raises fundamental questions about the underlying nature of social citizenship which are also addressed. en
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dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
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dc.subject Financialization en
dc.subject Commodification en
dc.subject Labor en
dc.subject Work en
dc.title Recommodification and the welfare state in re/financialised austerity capitalism: Further eroding social citizenship? en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Fiona Dukelow, Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: f.dukelow@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2021-01-05T10:33:48Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Social Policy and Society en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress f.dukelow@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.eissn 1475-3073


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