Between Protection and Activation: Shifting Institutional Arrangements and ‘Ambivalent’ Labour Market Policies in Vienna

Byeongsun Ahn, Yuri Kazepov

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingChapter in edited volume


This chapter explores the changing paradigm that characterises the workings of labour market institutions and the shifting boundaries of social inclusion in the localised welfare system of Vienna. We argue that the decentralisation process that took place in the early 1990s has enabled Viennese regional policy makers to formulate innovative solutions to structural problems and broaden their policy outreach to a wide range of disadvantaged social groups. As a result of their regulatory autonomy, regional actors in Vienna have been able to complement national policies and develop inclusive programmes to address external pressures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVienna in Transition: Still a Just City?
Editors Yuri Kazepov and Roland Verwiebe
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon & New York
Pages85 - 98
ISBN (Print)978-1-003-13382-7
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 507 not use (legacy)
  • 507021 Urban history

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