Politiche di attivazione e approccio delle capacità: una riflessione

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[automatically translated] The aid after a few references to major changes in labor markets, contractual arrangements and social policies aimed at countering old and new forms of social exclusion, problematize the activation concepts and individualization as under the existing pivot active employment policies , according to the European Union and addresses the different forms adopted in member countries. Discusses the notion of activation as the adoption of responsible behavior on the part of the person seeking employment, in some approaches seems to lead to attenuation of the intervention of public policies, the reduction of individual autonomy, a paternalistic or dirigiste tendencies. The capabilities approach (Sen), complemented by theoretical investigations targeted to active policies for work, articulates the intervention of activation and support for inclusion employment through the development of core capacities of individuals and positive freedom. On the contrary, the nominalistic and distorted use of activation in labor policies is ineffective if not harmful, as shown by the effects of certain recent activation policies in the Italian Mezzogiorno.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationMezzogiorno, sviluppo, lavoro
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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