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Citizenship, populism and social work in the Finnish welfare state (2021)


Turtiainen, Kati; Kokkonen, Tuomo (2021). Citizenship, populism and social work in the Finnish welfare state. In Noble, Carolyn; Ottmann, Goetz (Eds.) The Challenge of Right-wing Nationalist Populism for Social Work : A Human Rights Approach. Routledge, 122-134. DOI: 10.4324/9780429056536-10


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Turtiainen, Kati; Kokkonen, Tuomo

Emojulkaisu: The Challenge of Right-wing Nationalist Populism for Social Work : A Human Rights Approach

Emojulkaisun toimittajat: Noble, Carolyn; Ottmann, Goetz

ISBN: 978-0-367-17401-9

eISBN: 978-0-429-05653-6

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 122-134

Kirjan kokonaissivumäärä: 250

Kustantaja: Routledge

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429056536-10

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Tiivistelmä

This chapter ties together discussions of citizenship and social work practice in the context of growing populist and neoliberal political trends in Finland. These political trends are manifested in populist right-wing nationalist movements on the one hand, and in the neoliberal dismantling of the welfare state on the other. Both political trends – right-wing nationalist populism and neoliberalism – tend to separate people into two groups: those who are ‘deserving’ and those who are ‘undeserving’. Simultaneously, the dynamics of globalisation have radically changed nation states and their traditional concepts of citizenship and related social rights. There is thus a need to redefine the understanding of an emancipatory idea of citizenship as connected to human rights, because nation states are dividing their residents into various groups that are not offered equal social rights; their human rights as determined by international conventions are therefore not protected. Emancipatory citizenship efforts face resistance from contemporary populist political movements. This situation is paradoxical as right-wing nationalist populist political movements also base their political mandate on an underprivileged group of people, namely those living in fragile life situations within the nation state. Social work practice has conventionally been determined by national contexts due to differences in social work traditions, social systems, social problems and cultures. Social work practice must now also be seen in relation to the current political climate, and the authors argue that the social work profession must become a human rights profession and adopt the ethics of social workers.


YSO-asiasanat: kansalaisuus; populismi; sosiaalityö; hyvinvointivaltio; uusliberalismi; kansallisvaltio; kansalaisyhteiskunta; sosiaaliset oikeudet; poliittiset liikkeet; ihmisoikeudet; etiikka


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