Article i 'Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv' no. 2 2002, page 45-60.
How are great expectations of the government implemented in the Danish municipalities?
Thomas Bredgaard, Nicolai Abildgaard, Lene Dalsgaard og Flemming Larsen
Studies of the implementation of municipal labour market and activation policy have been generally neglected in social science and policy debates. This article attempts to fill the void by analysing how labour market policy is implemented in the Danish municipalities; and what the content of activation policy really looks like from a municipal perspective. The results of a nation-wide survey are presented with reference to the question of how the municipalities are applying the strategies of social disciplining, socially integrating or socially securing the unemployed through activation policies.