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The period 2012 to 2016 saw important developments in the role of the United Kingdom's devolved legislatures in shaping the social rights of citizenship. Near-uniformity in social security is being eroded, with competences devolved to Scotland and Northern Ireland proceeding with limited divergence from Great Britain. This turn to regionalism is linked with dissatisfaction with British government approaches. This article examines developments from a social citizenship perspective. Welfare state regionalism is a challenge to Marshall's perceived unitary view of citizenship. Yet, it is argued, moves towards divergence are driven by regional differences of perspective on citizens' social rights and reciprocal obligations in a way that emphasizes the continued relevance of Marshallian theory. The democratization of political rights gave birth to social rights in the early twentieth century; today, the regionalization of democratic citizenship enables alternative visions for social citizenship to be articulated and begin to shape welfare services at devolved level.
- Social citizenship
- welfare state
- social security
- social rights
Mark Simpson (Speaker) & Ruth Patrick (Speaker)Apr 2018
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentationFile
Simpson, M., 6 Jun 2018.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights visit to the UK: submission of evidenceSimpson, M., McKeever, G., Gray, A. & Fitzpatrick, C., Sep 2018, 8 p.
Research output: Other contributionOpen AccessFile