AFFECTIVE WORK AND ACCESS TO EXCELLENCE — Reorganizing Nordic Welfare
In the Nordic countries of the 20th century, the caring businesses have usually been handled by women in families or by public institutions of the welfare state. In the 21st century, however, care is becoming a real business. The affective work of education, health and social services is organized by the competitive state or in private welfare enterprises. The economization of welfare leads to the rationalization of work processes and the selection of services and clients. The consequences for the professionals as well as the clients are ambiguous. On one hand, hyper-professionals are developing highly specialized work with the potential to extend human life capacities almost infinitely. On the other hand, sub-professionals are still doing more standardized jobs, and the selection between clients is decreasing. Access to excellent care becomes the central issue, and both professionals and the public are confronted with new ethical challenges.
Abbott, A. (1988). System of Professions — Essay on the Division of Expert Labour. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Agamben, G. (2014). For a Theory of Destituent Power. Critical Legal Thinking, 5-2. Avalible at http://criticallegalthinking.com on 16-05-2018.
Aili, C. (2007). Time-formatuve and intermittent work. School and Teachers Work in practise. In C. L. Aili, In Tension between Organization and Profession. Professionals in Nordic Public Service. Lund: Nordic Academic Press.
Boltanski, L. & Chiapello, E. (1999). The Sociology of Critical Captital. European Journal of Social Theory Vol. 2 No. 3, p. 359-377.
Briggs, A. (1961). The Wellfare State in Historical Perspektive. European Journal of Sociology, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 221-258.
Clough, P. T. (ed.) (1999). The Affective Turn — Theorizing the Social (p. 1-12). Durham: Duke University Press.
Deleuze, G. (2015). Two Regimes of Madness: Texts and Interviews 1975-1995.” Avalible at http://semiotexte.com on 15-03-2017.
Deleuze, G & Guattary, F. (2013). A Thousand Plateaus. London/NY: Bloomsbury Publ.
Dixon, R. & Hood, C. (2015). A Government that Worked Better and Cost less? Evaluating Three Decades of Reform and Change in UK Central Government. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Evetts, J. (2011). A New Professionalism? Challlenges and Opportunities. Current Sociology, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. 406-422. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0011392111402585
Fraser, N. (28. January 2017). The End of Progressive Neoliberalism. Avalible at http://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/progressive-neoliberalism-reactionary-populism-nancy-fraser on 20-07-2017
Friedman, R. (1980). Free to Choose: A Personal Statement. San Diego: Hartcourt Publishers.
Friedson, E. (2001). Professionalism: The Third Logic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Gorz, A. (1989): Critique of Economic Reason. London/NY: Verso.
Hardt, M. (1999a). Affective Labor. Boundary 2, Vol 26, No. 2, pp. 89-100. Durham: Duke University Press. Avalibel at http://www.jstor.org/stable/303793 on 16-01-2019
Hardt, M. (1999b). What affects are good for. In P. T. Clough (ed.) The Affective Turn — Theorizing the Social (pp. 1-12). Durham: Duke University Press.
Harvey, D. (2007). A Brief History of Neoliberalism. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hjort, K. (1999): En helt anden virkelighed – 12 nye pædagoger om arbejde og uddannelse [Just another reality – 12 new pre-school teachers on work and education]. København: Samfundslitteratur
Hjort, K. (2001). Moderniseringen af den offentlige sektor [Modernizing of the Public Sector]. København: Samfundslitteratur.
Hjort, K. (2005). Professionaliseringen i den offentlige sektor [Professionalization in the Public Sector]. København: Samfundslitteartur.
Hjort, K. (2008). Demokratiseringen af den offentlige sektor [Demokratization of the Public Sector]. København: Samfundslitteratur.
Hjort, K. (2012). Det affektive Arbejde [The Affective Work]. København: Samfundslitteratur.
Hochschild, A. R. (2005). Rent a mom' and other services: Markets, meanings and emotions. International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotions, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.74–86.
Krastev, I. (2017). After Europa. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Laclau, E. & Mouffe, C.  (2001). Hegemony and Socialist Strategy. Londom/NY: Verso.
Laclau, E. (1994). Why do empty signifiers matter in Politics. In Weeks, J. (ed), The Lesser Evil and The Greater Good (p. 167-178). London: River Gram Press.
Larsen, K. (2013). Health Capital: New Health Risks and Personal Investments in the Body in the Context of Changing Nordic Welfare States. In Harsløf, I. & Ulmestig, R. (eds.), Changing Social Risks and Social Policy Adaptions in the Nordic welfare Stats (pp. 165-188). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Lorey, I. (2012). State of Insecurity — Government of the Precarious. London/NY: Verso.
Lyotard, J.-F. (1984). The Postmodern Condition. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.
Marx, K. (1992 ). Grundrisse — Foundation of the Critique of the Political Economy. London: Penguin.
Moos, L. (2013). Transnational Educational Policy and Nordic School Development. London: Springer.
Nielsen, H. B. (2017). Feeling Gender — A Generational and Psychosocial Approach. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Osborne, E. S. (2009). The New Public Government? London: Routledge.
Pedersen, O. K. (2011). Konkurrencestaten [The Competitive State]. København: Hans Reitzels Forlag.
Prokop, U. (1975). Wieblicher Lebenszusammenhang [Femail Life Context]. Frankfurt am Main: Edition Suhkamp.
Ribers, B. (2018). The plight to dissent: professional integrity and ethical perception in the institutional care work of early childhood educators, European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 26:6, 893-908. DOI: 10.1080/1350293X.2018.1533707
Rosa, H. (2013). Social Accelleration — A New Theory of Modernity. Columbia: Columbia University Press.
Rose, N. (1999). Powers of Freedom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Rose, N. (2018). Our Psychiatric Future. London: Polity Press.
Standing, G. (2011). The Precariat — The New Dangerous Class. London/New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
Wiborg, S. (2013). Teacher Unions in the Nordic Countries: Solidarity and the politics of selvinterests. I T. M. (ed.), The Comparative Politics of Education — Teachers Unions and Education Systems around the world (p. 144-183). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Žižek, S. (2008). Violence. London: Profile Books.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.