The Rationalization of Social Services in Greece in the framework of European Social Policy

Nikolas Nagopoulos


The new European policies of employment and social protection are based on the strategy for the use of human resources and Social Capital taking into account the quantitative but mainly the qualitative factors that presuppose a developmental social policy. In parallel, they activate and improve specific human capital, by providing it with the ability to make the most of an autonomous or cooperative productive participation, creating surplus itself and contributing with its own occupation to the redistribution policy. In this way, the function of the social cohesion is enhanced in the various fields of actions’ application, while the social policy, social protection and solidarity obtain a new dynamic character, contributing essentially to the increase of the developmental capabilities in geographic areas with the contribution of the individuals that until today hadn’t had any participation in production.

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International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory | ISSN : 1916-2782