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Hašková, H. & Saxonberg, S. (2011). The Institutional Roots of Post-Communist Family Policy: comparing the Czech and Slovak Republics. In: Fiona Mackay & Mona Lena Krook (Ed.), Gender, Politics and Institutions: Towards a Feminist Institutionalism (pp. 112-128). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Institutional Roots of Post-Communist Family Policy: comparing the Czech and Slovak Republics
2011 (English)In: Gender, Politics and Institutions: Towards a Feminist Institutionalism / [ed] Fiona Mackay & Mona Lena Krook, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan , 2011, p. 112-128Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Series
Gender and politics
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9400 (URN)9780230245884 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-06-22 Created: 2011-06-22 Last updated: 2017-06-27Bibliographically approved
Saxonberg, S. (2010). Family Policies in New Member States and Their Influence on Gender Roles and Individual Rights. In: Ewa Leś, Stefania Bernini (Ed.), Przemiany rodziny w Polsce i we Włoszech i ich implikacje dla polityki rodzinnej. Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family Policies in New Member States and Their Influence on Gender Roles and Individual Rights
2010 (English)In: Przemiany rodziny w Polsce i we Włoszech i ich implikacje dla polityki rodzinnej / [ed] Ewa Leś, Stefania Bernini, Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego , 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 2010
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11062 (URN)9788323506607 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-08-29 Created: 2011-08-29 Last updated: 2017-06-27Bibliographically approved
Sirovatka, T. & Saxonberg, S. (2010). Life satisfaction and happiness in the Czech Republic. In: Bent Greve (Ed.), Happiness and social policy in Europe (pp. 11-30). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Life satisfaction and happiness in the Czech Republic
2010 (English)In: Happiness and social policy in Europe / [ed] Bent Greve, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar , 2010, p. 11-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2010
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9405 (URN)978-1-84844-574-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-06-22 Created: 2011-06-22 Last updated: 2017-06-27Bibliographically approved
Saxonberg, S. (2009). Freedom of Choice through the Promotion of Gender Equality. Social Policy & Administration, 43(6), 666-679
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Freedom of Choice through the Promotion of Gender Equality
2009 (English)In: Social Policy & Administration, ISSN 0144-5596, E-ISSN 1467-9515, Vol. 43, no 6, p. 666-679Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article argues that policies that promote gender equality actually also increase freedom of choice. Thus, despite the neo-liberal criticism that welfare policies limit choices and privatization and market solutions increase freedom of choice, this article concludes that market-liberal welfare regimes offer less choice than the Nordic type of social-democratic welfare regimes, which have openly striven to promote gender equality. They do so by making it easier for mothers to choose to work (by making day care available and making it easier for fathers to stay at home with children) and by giving fathers the ability to choose to spend more time with children. However, within the realm of such policies, it is still possible to offer more or less freedom of choice, for example, by making parental leaves either extremely flexible or rigid in how they are utilized. Interestingly, it turns out that, in the real world, policies that promote gender equality even offer greater freedom of choice for the group of women considered to be 'family oriented' as well as for lesbian and homosexual couples.

Keywords
Gender, Family policy, Freedom of choice
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9354 (URN)10.1111/j.1467-9515.2009.00687.x (DOI)000271252100010 ()2-s2.0-70449650834 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-06-21 Created: 2011-06-21 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Saxonberg, S. & Sirovatka, T. (2009). Neo-liberalism by Decay?: The Evolution of the Czech Welfare State. Social Policy & Administration, 43(2), 186-203
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Neo-liberalism by Decay?: The Evolution of the Czech Welfare State
2009 (English)In: Social Policy & Administration, ISSN 0144-5596, E-ISSN 1467-9515, Vol. 43, no 2, p. 186-203Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we analyse the evolution of the Czech welfare state and we examine the factors explaining its path. We show that although the Czech welfare regime exhibits a 'mixed profile' that includes conservative and universalist elements, it is increasingly moving in a more liberal, residualist direction - not because of conscious steps but rather through decay. Governments have often zig-zagged in their policies and resorted to symbolic reforms at times rather than implementing ideologically based, consistent policies. We argue that historical and sociological institutionalism combined with a social-capital approach can explain this decay better than the more common arguments about economic pressures combined with ideological hegemony or the protest-avoidance strategy. In particular, the social capital approach adds to our institutional framework by explaining why cutbacks in welfare programmes have not met much opposition, even though public opinion surveys consistently show support for more generous welfare policies, and why policies have deviated so much from political rhetoric.

Keywords
Welfare state evolution, Social capital, Historical institutionalism, Sociological institutionalism, Neo-liberalism, Czech Republic
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9352 (URN)10.1111/j.1467-9515.2009.00655.x (DOI)000264087100007 ()2-s2.0-62749151021 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2011-06-21 Created: 2011-06-21 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Saxonberg, S. (2009). [Review of] Elaine Weiner, Market Dreams: Gender, Class, & Capitalism in the Czech Republic [Review]. Canadian Slavonic Papers, 51(2-3), 380-381
Open this publication in new window or tab >>[Review of] Elaine Weiner, Market Dreams: Gender, Class, & Capitalism in the Czech Republic
2009 (English)In: Canadian Slavonic Papers, ISSN 0008-5006, Vol. 51, no 2-3, p. 380-381Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9495 (URN)
Available from: 2011-06-27 Created: 2011-06-27 Last updated: 2017-06-27Bibliographically approved
Saxonberg, S. (2009). Tjeckien och Slovakien: en lyckad skilsmässa. In: Fredrika Björklund & Johnny Rodin (Ed.), Det nya Östeuropa: stat och nation i förändring (pp. 245-272). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tjeckien och Slovakien: en lyckad skilsmässa
2009 (Swedish)In: Det nya Östeuropa: stat och nation i förändring / [ed] Fredrika Björklund & Johnny Rodin, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2009, p. 245-272Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2009
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9395 (URN)978-91-44-05303-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-06-22 Created: 2011-06-22 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Saxonberg, S. (2008). Im bardziej rzeczy siê zmieniaj¹, tym bardziej pozostaj¹ takie same?: Model szwedzki po zwyciêstwie wyborczym centroprawicy w 2006 r. Problemy Polityki Spolecznej (11), 35-50
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Im bardziej rzeczy siê zmieniaj¹, tym bardziej pozostaj¹ takie same?: Model szwedzki po zwyciêstwie wyborczym centroprawicy w 2006 r
2008 (Polish)In: Problemy Polityki Spolecznej, ISSN 1640-1808, no 11, p. 35-50Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-10976 (URN)
Available from: 2011-08-25 Created: 2011-08-25 Last updated: 2017-06-27Bibliographically approved
Saxonberg, S. (2008). Právo na otce: Rodičovská dovolená ve Švédsku. In: Radka Dudová, Hana Hašková, Alena Křížková, Hana Maříková, Zuzana Uhde (Ed.), Práce A péče: Promìny “rodičovské“ v České Republice A Kontext Rodinné Politiky Evropské Unie (pp. 125-144). Praha: Slon sociologické nakladatelství
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Právo na otce: Rodičovská dovolená ve Švédsku
2008 (Slovak)In: Práce A péče: Promìny “rodičovské“ v České Republice A Kontext Rodinné Politiky Evropské Unie / [ed] Radka Dudová, Hana Hašková, Alena Křížková, Hana Maříková, Zuzana Uhde, Praha: Slon sociologické nakladatelství , 2008, p. 125-144Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Praha: Slon sociologické nakladatelství, 2008
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-11063 (URN)978-80-86429-94-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-08-29 Created: 2011-08-29 Last updated: 2017-06-27Bibliographically approved
Saxonberg, S. (2008). [Review of] Conor O'Dwyer, Runaway State-Building: Patronage Politics and Democratic Development [Review]. Slavic Review: American quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European studies, 67(1), 215-216
Open this publication in new window or tab >>[Review of] Conor O'Dwyer, Runaway State-Building: Patronage Politics and Democratic Development
2008 (English)In: Slavic Review: American quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European studies, ISSN 0037-6779, E-ISSN 2325-7784, Vol. 67, no 1, p. 215-216Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9497 (URN)
Available from: 2011-06-27 Created: 2011-06-27 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved
Projects
National mobilization strategies and transnational networking: Social movements in East and West. [A006-2008_OSS]; Södertörn University
Organisations
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