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Austerity stabilised through European funds: The impact on Slovenian welfare administration and provision

Austerity stabilised through European funds: The impact on Slovenian welfare administration and provision

Samaluk, Barbara (2017) Austerity stabilised through European funds: The impact on Slovenian welfare administration and provision. Industrial Relations Journal, 48 (1). pp. 56-71. ISSN 0019-8692 (Print), 1468-2338 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/irj.12168)

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Abstract

The article explores how austerity stabilised through European funds affects institutional change, work organisation and employment relations within Slovenian welfare administration and provision. It shows that increasing dependence upon European funds turns the state into an intermediary characterised by project modes of work organisation that weaken human resource and financial capacities for domestic policy development and provision. It uncovers that project modes of organising, traditionally present within non-governmental sector, are also entering the public sector. This shift increases the vulnerability of third and public sector workforce and frustrates young and excluded workers’ transition into permanent jobs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Austerity; European funds; Welfare administration and provision; Project modes of work organisation; Slovenia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit
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Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 12:22
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT b
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16137

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