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Evers, Adalbert

Works: 206 works in 481 publications in 3 languages and 5,630 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Redactor, htt
Classifications: HV40, 361.65
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Most widely held works by Adalbert Evers
Social policy and citizenship : the changing landscape by Adalbert Evers( )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In both Europe and America, the landscape of social policies has undergone fundamental changes in recent decades, especially in endeavors to develop new welfare arrangements. How does this affect citizenship-at-large as defined by the Marshallian triad of personal, democratic, and social rights? Taking nine European countries as case studies, the contributions analyze the ways that citizenship has changed in key areas such as social security, labor market policies, and social services. Other chapters concentrate on the theoretical and conceptual challenges that result from the interrelation of changing social policies with different notions of citizenship. Trends in welfare reform have become harder to interpret. They are no longer about simple reductions in social services and entitlements, or a decline in social citizenship; the terms of debate have shifted. In a postindustrial world, individuals are afforded more mobility, autonomy, and responsibility. Security is being reexamined in light of the new risks stemming from a worldwide knowledge-based economy. Behind the diversity of changes there is a unified agenda taking shape, characterized with concepts like activation, social investments, concerns with inclusion, and the strengthening of links between rights and responsibilities. The contributions in this volume represent an insightful look at the debate between the determination to curb social spending and a new model of an activist state ready to make social investments
The third sector in Europe( )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors examine the voluntary & non-profit sectors in Europe. They discuss a number of issues regarding this 'third' sector
Social innovations in the urban context by Annette Zimmer( )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the practice of social innovation, which is currently very much in the public eye. New ideas and approaches are needed to tackle the severe and wicked problems with which contemporary societies are struggling. Especially in times of economic crisis, social innovation is regarded as one of the crucial elements needed to move forward. Our knowledge of its dynamics has significantly progressed, thanks to an abundance of studies on social innovation both general and sector-specific. However, despite the valuable research conducted over the past years, the systematic analysis of social innovation is still contested and incomplete. The questions asked in the book are the following: 1. What is the nature of social innovations? 2. What patterns can be identified in social innovations emerging at the local level? 3. How is the emergence and spread of social innovations related to urban governance? More precisely, which conditions and arrangements facilitate and hinders social innovation? We explore these questions using different types of data and methods, and studying different contexts. In particular, we focus on innovations that aim at solving problems of the young unemployed, single parents and migrants. The analysis is based on original research carried out in the period 2010-2014 in the framework of the European project WILCO
The Changing face of welfare( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shifts in the welfare mix : their impact on work, social services, and welfare policies( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sozialpolitik Ökonomisierung und Entgrenzung by Adalbert Evers( )

9 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In der Diskussion des Verhältnisses von Sozialpolitik und Wirtschaftspolitik gab es immer wieder Kontroversen, insbesondere zur Frage des wirtschaftlichen Werts der Sozialpolitik. Eines aber war bis in die jüngste Zeit konstant: die weitgehende Trennung von beiden Politikbereichen als Sektoren mit je eigenen Prioritäten und Wertorientierungen. Inzwischen ist es jedoch in der Sozialpolitik selbstverständlich geworden, hier auch wirtschaftlichen und wirtschaftspolitischen Erwägungen Raum zu geben. Das betrifft die Frage der wirtschaftlichen Effekte von Reformen der Alterssicherungssysteme ebenso wie die wirtschaftspolitischen Effekte bestimmter Familienpolitiken. Diese Verklammerung sozial- und wirtschaftspolitischer Zugangsweisen hat in jüngster Zeit auch in der Diskussion um eine investive Orientierung der Sozialpolitik ihren Ausdruck gefunden. Die Autoren dieses Bandes greifen diese Problematik auf und bündeln dabei die Beiträge zu drei Problembereichen
Developing quality in personal social services : concepts, cases and comments by Adalbert Evers( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1997, this volume is about the challenge of introducing business-originated concepts of quality assurance, personal social services are currently confronted with all over Europe. Undoubtedly, the new orientation towards a more business-like approach in social welfare settings will raise professionalism, "client-orientation" and controlling (instead of mere inspection). There is evidence, however, that the specificities of personal social services are not always taken into account if it comes to introducing market values and mechanisms. Due to this development it becomes essential to promote more adequate criteria for quality standards in the very field of personal social services. The challenge is to maintain a certain standard of service provision while at the same time reconsidering the preconditions for defining quality. This will imply the search for a consensus between allegedly diverging approaches, i.e. between their different basic concepts, aims and standards. Given the social and economic context within which these developments are taking place, the focus of the contributions is on their critical assessment in different European countries. An overview is given about national developments in the areas of care for older persons and other social services. The contributors from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the UK look at how and by whom quality is defined and what challenges the actors of the traditionally mixed economy of personal social services are meeting. Empirical evidence about user involvement and satisfaction is given but also theoretical reasoning about the impact of business approaches on a "pubic good". Thus, the book tries to fill an important gap in practice, research and policy-making concerning personal social services and quality issues
Handbuch Soziale Dienste by Adalbert Evers( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieses Handbuch gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über alle relevanten Aspekte der Sozialen Dienste in Deutschland. Es behandelt historische und theoretische Grundlagen, Fragen der Steuerung und institutionellen Strukturen sowie internationale bzw. europäische Entwicklungen im Bereich der Sozialen Dienste. Darüber hinaus wird die Bedeutung Sozialer Dienste in zentralen Politikfeldern nachgezeichnet sowie die Mikrostruktur von Dienstleistungskulturen aus der Perspektive der Professionellen und der Klienten bzw. Konsumenten behandelt. Das Handbuch Soziale Dienste ist ein unverzichtbares Kompendium sowohl für die wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung als auch die praktisch-politische Beschäftigung mit diesem zunehmend wichtiger werdenden Bereich des deutschen Sozialstaates
Healthy public policy at the local level by Adalbert Evers( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balancing pluralism : new welfare mixes in care for the elderly( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a pluralistic view of care for the elderly. Be it by emphasizing market solutions, the important roles of the voluntary sector or the family, the idea that social welfare is not only a state affair is shared nowadays across ideological and geographical boundaries
Wohlfahrtspluralismus vom Wohlfahrtsstaat zur Wohlfahrtsgesellschaft by Adalbert Evers( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Payments for care : a comparative overview by Adalbert Evers( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the ways in which they are trying to encourage this "mixed economy of welfare" is by using tax, social security benefits and direct payments to both carers and care recipients in order to maintain a supply of caring labour, as well as to provide the necessary financial underpinnings to private and voluntary sectors of care provision. This book brings together for the first time a collection of papers that look at how these schemes are developing across Europe (including Central Europe) and in the United States and Canada. The schemes discussed include payments to "volunteers", as well as consideration of the way in which social security and tax systems work to increase the incomes of care recipients and their carers
Bürgergesellschaft als Projekt : eine Bestandsaufnahme zu Entwicklung und Förderung zivilgesellschaftlicher Potenziale in Deutschland by Ingo Bode( )

4 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie ist es um das Projekt Bürgergesellschaft in Deutschland bestellt? Sind die aktuell diskutierten wissenschaftlichen und gesellschaftspolitischen Konzepte einer "aktiven Bürgergesellschaft" überhaupt tragfähig und realistisch? Kann die Bürgergesellschaft das leisten, was sie laut Politik und Wissenschaft leisten soll? Oder dient "Bürgergesellschaft" nur als billiger Jakob und Munition für Sonntagsreden? Wenn "Wunsch" und "Wirklichkeit" so weit auseinander klaffen, ist es Zeit für eine Bestandsaufnahme und kritische Reflektion des "Gewünschten" und "Erreichbaren". Der vorliegende Band behandelt diese Fragen aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln und mit unterschiedlichen Schwerpunktsetzungen. Sein besonderer Verdienst besteht darin, die gerade skizzierten Fragestellungen nicht nur interdisziplinär zu verhandeln, sondern auch zum Gegenstand einer kontroversen Diskussion zu machen. Zugleich stellen einige Beiträge den mit dem Begriff der Bürgergesellschaft häufig verbundenen emphatischen Erwartungen differenzierte empirische Befunde gegenüber
Über den Umgang mit Unsicherheit : die Entdeckung der Gestaltbarkeit von Gesellschaft by Adalbert Evers( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alt genug, um selbst zu entscheiden internationale Modelle für mehr Demokratie in Altenhilfe und Altenpolitik by Adalbert Evers( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kommunale Wohnungspolitik( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von öffentlichen Einrichtungen zu sozialen Unternehmen hybride Organisationsformen im Bereich sozialer Dienstleistungen by Adalbert Evers( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wohnen : Beiträge zur Planung, Politik und Ökonomie eines alltäglichen Lebensbereiches( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soziale Demokratie, Zivilgesellschaft und Bürgertugenden : Festschrift für Adalbert Evers by Anneli Anttonen( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Sozialwissenschaftler Adalbert Evers hat in der Debatte um bürgerschaftliches Engagement stets die Bedeutung der Zivilgesellschaft für die Entstehung und Umsetzung von Reformen hervorgehoben und fachwissenschaftlich untermauert. Kollegen und Weggefährten - darunter Franz-Xaver Kaufmann und Claus Offe - greifen seinen Ansatz auf und beschäftigen sich mit den Grundlagen der sozialen Demokratie, dem Wandel der Sozialstaatlichkeit und mit Politik- als Gesellschaftsberatung
Arbeit und Engagement im intermediären Bereich : zum Verhältnis von Beschäftigung und Selbstorganisation in der lokalen Sozialpolitik by Adalbert Evers( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The third sector in Europe
Developing quality in personal social services : concepts, cases and commentsBalancing pluralism : new welfare mixes in care for the elderly
Alternative Names
Evers, A.

Evers, A. 1948-

Evers, A. (Adalbert)

Evers, A. (Adalbert), 1948-

에베르스, 아달베르트 1948-

엘버스, 아달베르트 1948-

エバーズ, アダルバート

エバーズ, アダルバート 1948-

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