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  • 1.
    Agius, Josefine
    et al.
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap.
    Klarare, Anna
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap, Palliativt forskningscentrum, PFC.
    Mattsson, Elisabet
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för civilsamhälle och religion, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Eriksson Lundström, Jenny
    Uppsala universitet.
    Vahlman, Sanna
    Ersta möjlighet, Stockholm.
    Vilket stöd våldsutsatta får blir ett lotteri: Ge kommuner ett särskilt bostadsförsörjningskrav för våldsutsatta2023Inngår i: Dagens Samhälle, artikkel-id 2023-06-08Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
    Abstract [sv]

    Inrätta en nationell handlingsplan som säkerställer skydd, stöd och stadigvarande boende för våldsutsatta oavsett kommun, föreslår forskare i ett projekt om kvinnor i hemlöshet.

  • 2.
    Hampton, DeeAndria
    et al.
    Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
    Wiepking, Pamala
    Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA ; Center for Philanthropic Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Chapman, Cassandra
    UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia.
    McHugh, Lucy Holmes
    College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.
    Arnesen, Daniel
    Institute for Social Research, Oslo, Norway.
    Carrigan, Cathie
    Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
    Feit, Galia
    Institute for Law and Philanthropy, Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
    Grönlund, Henrietta
    Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
    Hrafnsdóttir, Steinunn
    Faculty of Social Work, School of Social Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.
    Ivanova, Natalya
    Centre for Studies of Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
    Katz, Hagai
    Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel.
    Kim, Sung‐Ju
    School of Social Work, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
    Kristmundsson, Ómar H.
    Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.
    Litofcenko, Julia
    Institute for Nonprofit Management, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.
    Mersianova, Irina
    Centre for Studies of Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
    Neumayr, Michaela
    Institute for Nonprofit Management, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria.
    Pessi, Anne Birgitta
    Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
    Scaife, Wendy
    Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, Australia.
    Sivesind, Karl Henrik
    Institute for Social Research, Oslo, Norway.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för civilsamhälle och religion, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Yang, Yongzheng
    School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, Beijing, People's Republic of China.
    Philanthropy during COVID‐19: Learnings and recommendations for philanthropic organizations navigating crisis2024Inngår i: Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing, ISSN 2691-1361, Vol. 29, nr 1, artikkel-id e1814Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This practice paper articulates the key learnings for philanthropic organizations based on their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Which actions can philanthropic organizations take to best support community needs during times of crisis? To answer this question, we synthesize information about how philanthropic organizations responded during the early COVID-19 crisis (spring―fall 2020) across 11 countries: Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Norway, Sweden, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America. Results indicate four key actions that we recommend philanthropic organizations take during times of crisis: (1) Assess community needs; (2) engage with volunteers and donors; (3) communicate effectively and strategically with volunteers, donors, and the public; and (4) focus on equity.

  • 3.
    Karlsson, Elsa
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap.
    Klarare, Anna
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap, Palliativt forskningscentrum, PFC.
    Mattsson, Elisabet
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap.
    Låt våra hemlösa få bo på de tomma hotellen2021Inngår i: Aftonbladet, ISSN 1103-9000, nr 2021-03-21Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
    Abstract [sv]

    DEBATT. Covid-19 pandemin är en kris som påverkar samhällen i hela världen. Det är en utmanande tid för alla, men för socialt utsatta grupper, så som personer i hemlöshet, blir situationen ännu mer ohållbar.

  • 4.
    Karlsson, Hanna
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap.
    Klarare, Anna
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap, Palliativt forskningscentrum, PFC.
    Mattsson, Elisabet
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Låt berörda vara del i forskning2021Inngår i: Dagens Arena, nr 2021-02-28Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
    Abstract [sv]

    DEBATT: Att forskare och personer som berörs av forskningen arbetar gemensamt kan stärka möjligheten att lösa samhällsproblem och ge bättre kunskap. Det märker vi i vårt arbete med hemlösa kvinnor, skriver forskargruppen Jämlik vård för kvinnor i hemlöshet.

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  • 5.
    Karlsson, Hanna
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Ge alla med skyddad identitet tillgång till vård2021Inngår i: Dagens nyheter, nr 2021-12-27Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
    Abstract [sv]

    DN DEBATT 27/12.

    Forskarna Hanna Karlsson och Johan Vamstad: Inför nationella riktlinjer till landets regioner.

    Antalet personer som lever med skyddad identitet har nästan ­fördubblats på tio år. Men denna växande grupp får inte tillgång till ­sjukvård på samma sätt som andra eftersom deras identitet inte alltid skyddas i vården.

  • 6.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap.
    New Deeds for New Needs: Civil Society Action Against Poverty in Sweden2020Inngår i: VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, ISSN 0957-8765, E-ISSN 1573-7888, Vol. 31, nr 5, s. 1025-1036Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The emergence of new types and new levels of poverty in Sweden has spurred civil society organizations to take a more active role in domestic relief work. Their work is not least directed toward groups of poor with limited access to public welfare in Sweden, in most cases because they are not Swedish citizens. The arrival of groups like the vulnerable EU citizens and undocumented refugees has created a situation where civil society provides emergency relief for groups not eligible for long-term relief from the public sector. A new division of responsibility between civil society and the public sector is therefore being formed, and this division can be explained in terms of rights; the aid organizations are guided by the principles of human rights, while the public sector functions primarily according to social citizenship rights. This article documents the work of the Swedish City Missions, a large aid organization that has become an important actor in poverty relief work in Sweden. A never before conducted survey of 137,000 interventions performed by the Swedish City Missions gives an entirely new insight into the significance of civil society organizations in combating new and old types of poverty in Sweden. Which groups receive which types of aid and what does that tell us about the roles of civil society and the public sector in a rights perspective? The findings show that civil society organizations like the City Missions play a far from marginal role in the Swedish welfare state.

  • 7.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Trust and Social Work in Kerala2018Inngår i: Loyola Journal of Social Sciences, ISSN 0971-4960, Vol. 32, nr 1, s. 47-64Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explores the complex conditions for generalized

    trust in the Indian state of Kerala and the potential role for social

    work in improving them. Theory on trust and experiences drawn

    from the international research field on trust and social capital are

    used to disentangle the social structures and relations that form

    and shape generalized trust in Kerala. Special attention is given to

    the significance of social and economic equality, ethnic diversity

    and justice institutions. It is concluded that Kerala faces several

    challenges in addressing the low levels of generalized trust but

    also that there are reasons for a cautious optimism, considering

    the relatively high levels of trust in institutions and a sub-national

    identity that supersedes ethnic divisions. Several constructive

    suggestions are also made regarding the role of social work in

    relation to generalized trust, addressing among other things the

    present problems with corruption and the remittance economy in

    Kerala.

  • 8.
    Kassman, Anders
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Historiska förändringar av ungdomars engagemang i civil­samhället : en demokratifråga?: [Historical changes in youth participation in civil society organisations : a matter of democracy?]2022Inngår i: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 124, nr 2, s. 379-397Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This article contributes with a nuanced picture of the importance of civil society for young people’s democratic socialisation and opportunities for influence, by studying public statistics on changes in membership rates in national youth organisations. Young people have long been given a special status in society and they are often perceived as either a threat or a promise. Young people’s special status is based on the fact that they do not really belong to the rest of society. They depend in different ways on others for their immediate livelihood, socialisation and for risk protection. But they also have the potential to contribute with new perspectives and change to outdated institutions. Because of their age, young people have been considered to need both democratic schooling and opportunities to find a context to express their commitment. Engagements in associations among young people has therefore been actively encouraged and supported by the state since at least the beginning of the 20th century. The results of this article show that until sometime in the 1970s and 1980s, participation in most types of national youth organisations increased, but that membership numbers subsequently decreased more or less drastically in organisations based on traditional popular mass movements, while others have increased or maintained their membership numbers.

    We interpret the historical overview as evidence that the state subsidies since long has survived their purpose. The original mass movement organizations are declining in memberships, despite the efforts and those that are growing often follow the democratic procedures more to live up to the rules of the state than because of the desire to be governed by the will of the members and to change society.

  • 9.
    Kassman, Anders
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Local public administration as facilitator of political youth participation: good intentions and institutional shortcomings2019Inngår i: International Review of Sociology, ISSN 0390-6701, E-ISSN 1469-9273, Vol. 29, nr 3, s. 484-497Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines a model for facilitating youth participation inlocal politics in Sweden. The Swedish youth councils are the responsibility of local authorities and they are designed to encourage political and civic interests among young people. These councils administrated by local bureaucracies are analyzed using institutional logics theory to determine the intentions, organization and outcomes of youth participation. The conclusions show that the institutional logic of the local public administration tends to dominate over the democratic logic of political participation for the young. The findings are based on mainly qualitative data from a two-year research project in Sweden.

  • 10.
    Klarare, Anna
    et al.
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap, Palliativt forskningscentrum, PFC. Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Healthcare Sciences and e-Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för civilsamhälle och religion, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Mattsson, Elisabet
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap. Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Healthcare Sciences and e-Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Kneck, Åsa
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap.
    Salzmann-Erikson, Martin
    Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Caring Sciences, University of Gävle, Gävle, Sweden.
    Social rights in relation to digitalization, mobile phone, and internet use – experiences of women in homelessness: A qualitative study2024Inngår i: Critical Public Health, ISSN 0958-1596, E-ISSN 1469-3682, Vol. 34, nr 1, s. 1-16Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Given the fact that women in homelessness face considerable health inequities, the question of how digitalization can be understood in relation to social rights and right to health surfaces. The objective of this qualitative interview study was to explore the use of mobile phones and internet for women experiencing homelessness. Women (n = 26) shared experiences of healthcare access by using a mobile phone or internet. Data were analyzed using NVivo software. The results are presented in two themes: Conditions and circumstances of having a mobile phone; and Structural and intrapersonal challenges affecting social rights. The results show that digitalization actively influenced everyday life for women experiencing homelessness. Whether women wanted it to or not, digitalization presents a line of demarcation for participation and inclusion or exclusion, in health- and social-care services.

  • 11.
    Leo Sandberg, Elinn
    et al.
    Lunds Universitet.
    Angelin, Anna
    Lunds Universitet.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för civilsamhälle och religion, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Civilsamhällets matdistribution: en ideal lösning på fattigdom och klimatkris?2022Inngår i: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 99, nr 4, s. 522-533Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna översiktsartikel är att sätta in matdistribution till personer i fattigdom i ett sammanhang, för att bättre förstå dess betydelse för mottagare, civilsamhällesorganisationer och i förlängningen även välfärdsmodellen i Sverige. Artikeln synliggör en förändring där ett ökat behov av kostnadsfri eller billig mat för fattiga grupper möts av ett ökat utbud av mat distribuerat av civilsamhället, en till synes ideal lösning för minskad fattigdom och klimatkris. Analysen visar dock på en spänning och en dubbelsidighet mellan synbart högst önskvärda effekter (att mat ej kastas och människor i fattigdom får mat för dagen) och förvånansvärt allvarliga potentiella bieffekter och underliggande problem. Till det senare räknas transformation och risk för institutionalisering av civilsamhällets arbete som innebär en diffusion av ansvar och mix av institutionella logiker mellan offentlig välfärd, näringsliv och civilsamhälle. Konklusionen blir att en hållbarhetsparadox tar form och att fattigdom och klimat kan visa sig vara två separata problem som kräver sina separata lösningar.

  • 12.
    Pestoff, Victor
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap. Roskilde University, Denmark; Osaka university, Japan.
    Saito, Yayoi
    Osaka university, Japan.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Co-production of health and elder care: cooperative models in Japan2015Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Health and elder care in most developed countries faces a complex and partly contradictory mix of financial, social and political challenges. Fiscal strains combined with New Public Management agendas have caused severe cutbacks and calls for greater efficiency in public and elder health care, resulting in a growing concern about service quality. The purpose of this project is to explore a possibility to address these issues from a new perspective that emphasizes greater user participation, based on the idea that the patients and clients can play a more active part in the provision of their own care services. This project proposes to explore how health and elder care services can be provided when professionals and patients/clients act as ‘partners’ and where the two parties co-produce the service through their mutual contributions. Institutions that promote a multi-stakeholder dialog between the staff and clients and those that enrich the work environment can also facilitate better service quality. Japan has a unique health care system with not just one, but two user-owned cooperative health care providers that also provide elder care to their members. Together, these two co-op health care systems have nearly 50,000 hospital beds (or about 5 % of total beds). However, they probably differ from each other and from public hospitals and ‘nonprofit’ hospitals or Medical Corporations (Iryo hojin) in terms of the social values they promote. Their social values will be reflected in their governance model, their relations with the staff and the relations between the staff, the patients and volunteers. This project aims to collect unique empirical data from patients, medical professionals and volunteers at nine different cooperative hospitals across Japan and compare it with similar data from two public or nonprofit hospitals. It will produce an extensive and rich material describing how the health care cooperatives in Japan organize their care according to the principle of co-production, but also in which kind of organizational setting this is possible.

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  • 13.
    Pestoff, Victor
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Enheten för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Enheten för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Enriching Work Environment in the Welfare Service Sector: the Case of Social Enterprises in Swedish Childcare2014Inngår i: Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, ISSN 1370-4788, E-ISSN 1467-8292, Vol. 85, nr 3, s. 353-370Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Karasak and Theorell's demand/control model for analyzing work environment posits a high degree of both demands and control for active or good working conditions, while stress occurs when demands are plentiful, but there are few possibilities of control. This article addresses a significant increase of work-related demands for the employees of the public sector in Sweden. It also explores the potential contribution of social enterprises to enrich work environment and provide ‘good work’. The empirical data was taken from two separate studies of work environment at Swedish childcare facilities, one from 1994–95 and another from 2006–07. The article shows that work environment conditions changed radically about 20 years ago and that the effects are still apparent today. The results also show, however, that small, social enterprises continue to offer a better work environment than public facilities.

  • 14. Pettersson, Lars
    et al.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Enheten för forskning om det civila samhället.
    After the swedish model: service delivery between two systems2008Inngår i: Lessons from abroad: the third sectors role in public service transformation / [ed] Filippo Addarii, Catherine Deakin and Seb Elsworth, London: ACEVO , 2008, s. 65-76Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 15.
    Svedberg, Lars
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Forskningsavdelningen.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Mittuniversitetet, Östersund.
    Swedish civil society and the provision of welfare: ideological visions and social realities2006Inngår i: Nordic civic society organisations and the future of welfare services: a model for Europe? / [ed] Aila-Leena Matthies, Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers , 2006, s. 233-254Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to acknowledge the role of civil society in the Swedish welfare society, which is a scarcely debated, yet ideologically charged field of study in Swedish social science. The paper will especially emphasize the level of knowledge and the role of politics in this area. The title of this paper contains two contested concepts. The concept of ‘welfare’ might have a reasonably universal understanding even though it can and should be theorized upon. Civil society is here understood to cover voluntary organizations and their actives but also informal help and care provided by neighbors, friends, colleagues and relatives outside their own household. Included in the civil society concept are also the informal networks in which people participate (Meeuwisse, 1999; Trägårdh, 1999; Jeppsson-Grassman & Svedberg, 2005; Lindberg, 2005). The emphasis in this paper is on the process, the actual efforts or actions performed. Yet the actor perspective, – the importance of organizations and individuals as representatives and opinion leaders – is not disregarded. This paper is partly based on the Swedish findings of the Nordic research overview presented in this publication in concern, and will address the questions at hand through a dual approach. One of the two approaches is a history of the civil society debate from the 1980s to the present day, where some special characteristics will be identified in the general description. The second approach is more directly based on the literature review, where tendencies in the database material as well as the produced scientific knowledge are discussed in correlation with the history of the debate on civil society. The two approaches are mutually reinforcing and work jointly in the text to arrive at the conclusions presented here about both the political and the academic debate on civil society.

  • 16.
    Svedberg, Lars
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Forskningsavdelningen.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Mittuniversitetet, Östersund.
    Swedish civil society and the provision of welfare: ideological visions and social realities2006Bok (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to acknowledge the role of civil society in the Swedish welfare society, which is a scarcely debated, yet ideologically charged field of study in Swedish social science. The paper will especially emphasize the level of knowledge and the role of politics in this area. The title of this paper contains two contested concepts. The concept of ‘welfare’ might have a reasonably universal understanding even though it can and should be theorized upon. Civil society is here understood to cover voluntary organizations and their actives but also informal help and care provided by neighbors, friends, colleagues and relatives outside their own household. Included in the civil society concept are also the informal networks in which people participate (Meeuwisse, 1999; Trägårdh, 1999; Jeppsson-Grassman & Svedberg, 2005; Lindberg, 2005). The emphasis in this paper is on the process, the actual efforts or actions performed. Yet the actor perspective, – the importance of organizations and individuals as representatives and opinion leaders – is not disregarded. This paper is partly based on the Swedish findings of the Nordic research overview presented in this publication in concern, and will address the questions at hand through a dual approach. One of the two approaches is a history of the civil society debate from the 1980s to the present day, where some special characteristics will be identified in the general description. The second approach is more directly based on the literature review, where tendencies in the database material as well as the produced scientific knowledge are discussed in correlation with the history of the debate on civil society. The two approaches are mutually reinforcing and work jointly in the text to arrive at the conclusions presented here about both the political and the academic debate on civil society.

  • 17.
    Söderlund, Mona
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap.
    Hellström, Ingrid
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Hedman, Ragnhild
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för vårdvetenskap. Sophiahemmet högskola.
    Peer support for the newly diagnosed: how people with dementia can co-produce meeting centre services2024Inngår i: Ageing & Society, ISSN 0144-686X, E-ISSN 1469-1779, s. 180-199Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to contribute to the knowledge about open, co-produced meeting centres for people with dementia, from their own perspective. Services that support people who are newly diagnosed with dementia are often insufficient. Co-produced services have the potential to address the need of people with dementia to be useful and productive, while reducing the stigma. In this study, we applied a qualitative design. Data were collected at a meeting centre for people with newly diagnosed dementia, and consisted of fieldwork (13 days for about two hours at a time), written materials, and semi-structured interviews (mean length 30 minutes) with five attendees with dementia and two staff persons. The analysis was inspired by situational analysis. The findings showed that the meeting centre provided a place for human encounters, a break from everyday life, and a place to share knowledge and develop new skills. Further, challenges were described. Co-production consisted of the attendees being encouraged to take part in the planning of activities, learning from each other and providing mutual support. The study adds to previous knowledge about co-produced services for people with dementia. Future studies can clarify how co-production can be developed in services for people with newly diagnosed dementia in countries and regions where there is a dearth of this kind of support.

  • 18.
    Trägårdh, Lars
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Enheten för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Enheten för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Att ge eller beskattas: avdragsrätt för gåvor till ideell verksamhet i Sverige och andra länder2009Bok (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 19.
    Trägårdh, Lars
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Enheten för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Enheten för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Barnet som medborgare: En analys av förutsättningarna för att skapa ett index över barns medborgerliga och politiska rättigheter2010Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta är en förstudie, som har till syfte att undersöka möjligheten att mäta i vilken grad barns medborgerliga och politiska rättigheter uppfylls i Sverige, och om möjligt konstruera variabler och indikatorer för detta. Dessa ska senare ligga till grund för ett index som mäter barns medborgerliga och politiska rättigheter i svenska kommuner. Det långsiktiga målet med Rädda Barnens arbete inom detta område är att skapa ännu ett verktyg för att övervaka förverkligandet av barnkonventionen. Rädda Barnen har tidigare låtit utveckla andra liknande index, till exempel över barns rätt till hälsa och utbildning, och över barns ekonomiska utsatthet. Det nya indexet över medborgerliga och politiska rättigheter ska operationalisera barns medborgerliga och politiska rättigheter som de beskrivs i artiklarna 7-8 och 12-17 i FN:s konvention om barnets rättigheter, samt eventuellt i belysning av konventionens fyra grundprinciper, art 2 (icke-diskriminering), 3 (barnets bästa), 6 (liv och utveckling) och 12 (inflytande).

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  • 20.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Enheten för forskning om det civila samhället.
    A literary overview of Swedish civil society research2006Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
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  • 21.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap.
    Bottom-up childcare in a top-down welfare state: Explaining cooperative organization among Swedish parents2016Inngår i: International Review of Sociology, ISSN 0390-6701, E-ISSN 1469-9273, Vol. 26, nr 1, s. 69-81Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Almost all children in Sweden spend at least some part of their early childhood in organized childcare, primarily in the form of preschools. About 10% of all preschools in Sweden are parent cooperatives, which make the childcare area an anomaly in the Swedish welfare state; no other service area has such a significant proportion of cooperative service providers. The parent cooperatives are initiated by the parents themselves, they are social enterprises created from the bottom-up. Why do parents decide to start a parent cooperative preschool in a welfare state where childcare is considered a social right and a responsibility for the state? This article will explore several different motives for starting parent cooperatives in Sweden, with special attention to the role of the public sector and political decisions. The findings are based on an extensive empiric study performed between the years 2003 and 2007.

  • 22.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Community co-production at Japanese health and welfare cooperatives: a Swedish perspective2020Inngår i: Japanese Health and Welfare Co-operative Federation Review and Research, Vol. 22, nr 1, s. 8-11Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet vitenskapelig)
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  • 23.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Enheten för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Co-production and Service Quality: A New Perspective for the Swedish Welfare State2011Inngår i: New Public Governance: The Third Sector and Co-Production / [ed] Victor Pestoff; Taco Brandsen; Bram Verscheure, New York: Routledge, 2011, s. 297-316Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 24.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Enheten för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Co-Production and Service Quality: The Case of Cooperative Childcare in Sweden2012Inngår i: VOLUNTAS - International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, ISSN 0957-8765, E-ISSN 1573-7888, Vol. 23, nr 4Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This article compares results from a study of service quality in cooperative and municipal preschools. The parent cooperative and municipal childcare represents two different schools of thought with regard to service quality. The municipal services have a strong tradition of professionalism in which user participation is not allowed to interfere with the qualified work performed by trained professionals. The parent cooperatives have another tradition in which service quality is developed in a dialogue between users and staff while they co-produce the services together. The former tradition is the dominant one in the Swedish welfare state while the latter is an exception. The conclusion of the article is that service quality is better in the parent cooperative childcare in spite of the widespread assumption in Sweden that service quality is close to synonymous with professionalism.

  • 25.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Co-production of Childcare and Addiction Treatment in Sweden: The Same Co-production in Very Different Service Areas?2015Inngår i: Poli­tyka Społeczna, ISSN 0137-4729, Vol. 11, nr 1, s. 15-20Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Co-production is a term that has been used to describe arrangements where receivers of services are also involved in producing them. This type of arrangements can be found in a wide range of services and situations, which has stretched the concept of co-production to a point where its meaning is becoming less clear. This paper presents research on co-production from two very different service areas that will show both commonalities and differences in the interpretation of the concept. What is at the core of the concept and how can co-production be transferred from one service area to another? These are questions addressed in this paper, using existing research on childcare and addiction treatment and in Sweden.   

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  • 26.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Det folkliga givandet: om gåvor till välgörande ändamål i Sverige2015Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
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  • 27.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Det svenska sättet att ge: om skillnaden mellan privata och gemensamma pengar2022Inngår i: Engagemangets gestaltningar: insatser i och utanför civilsamhället / [ed] Johan von Essen; Lars Svedberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022, 1, s. 199-231Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [sv]

    I det här kapitlet beskrivs hur givande av pengar tar sig uttryck som ett medborgerligt engagemang i Sverige. Mycket tyder på att vi i Sverige harett förhållningssätt till penninggåvor som skiljer sig från det i många andra länder, och att detta förhållningssätt beror på hur vi ser på användningen av privata och offentliga pengar för privata och offentliga intressen. Det sätt på vilket vi som medborgare ger pengar till ändamål vi stödjer har djupa historiska rötter och säger därför något om det svenska samhället, hur det har varit och vart det är på väg.

  • 28.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    En annan väg till individualisering av välfärdstjänster?: Medskapande av barnomsorg i Sverige2015Inngår i: Politica - Tidsskrift for politisk videnskab, ISSN ISSN: 0105-0710, Vol. 47, nr 2, s. 202-215Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [sv]

    Den svenska välfärdsstaten har under senare år reformerats på ett sätt som skapat omfattande valfrihetssystem för tjänster inom vård, skola och omsorg. Motivet till detta har varit att individualisera tjänsterna på ett sätt som ger ökad personlig frihet och konkurrens som leder till högre effektivitet och bättre kvalité. Men är just valfrihet på kvasi-markander det enda sättet att nå detta mål? Denna artikel undersöker hur medskapande (co-production) kan användas för att nå samma eller liknande mål. Med hjälp av resultat från ett forskningsprojekt undersöks möjligheterna med medskapande med hänsyn till dess olika effekter på produktionen av välfärdstjänster och vad Marshall kallade det sociala medborgarskapet. Resultatet visar att både kvasi-markander och medskapande har sina begränsningar i hur de fungerar – särskilt i relation till marginaliserade grupper – men att medskapande har möjlighet att förena individualisering med social sammanhållning om den politiska viljan finns.

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  • 29.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för civilsamhälle och religion, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    En ny idéburen sektor?: Varför vill vi ha den och hur kan den förändra den svenska välfärdsstaten?2023Inngår i: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 100, nr 6, s. 753-762Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det verkar finnas brett politiskt stöd för tanken att Sverige borde ha fler ochmer idéburna välfärdstjänster. Denna artikel undersöker vad Sverige har attvinna på en större andel idéburen välfärd och vilka förutsättningar den idéburnasektorn har att förändra den svenska välfärdsstaten. Dessa frågor besvarasmed två forskningsöversikter, en om idéburen välfärd i stort och en annanom kooperativ välfärd. Resultaten visar att den idéburna sektorn har möjlighetatt förbättra vård och omsorgstjänster, men bara i sådan utsträckning som detillåts utveckla en särart som skiljer dem från offentliga och vinstdrivande utförare.Vidare visar resultaten att det nu finns möjlighet till formering av en nyidéburen sektor som kan förändra den svenska välfärdsstaten, men för att denska bli verklighet behövs politisk vilja både från stat och civilsamhälle.

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  • 30.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Exit, Voice and Indifference: Older people as consumers of Swedish home care services2015Inngår i: Ageing & Society, ISSN 0144-686X, E-ISSN 1469-1779Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden has in the last 20 years undergone an extensive process of marketisation of its home care sector. Where the public sector once was the only provider of home care services, there is now a wide array of different, private alternatives for older people to choose from, using their publicly funded voucher. The publicly funded home care services in Sweden are, in other words, to a large extent organised according to the principles of a quasi-market. Older people with care needs are therefore now considered to be consumers of home care since they are expected to make an informed choice of home care provider according to their own preferences. This paper studies the extent to which older people with care needs assume this role and how they do it, using Hirschman's well-known theory on ‘exit, voice and loyalty’ and theory on the difference between care and market logic. The study is based on results from a research project using telephone interviews to ask a large number of older people in three Swedish cities about their experience of making this choice. The results show that they had difficulty understanding how to choose and what the purpose of the choice was. The conclusion of this study suggests some possible reasons why policy makers in Sweden continue to favour the freedom-of-choice model in spite of these poor results.

  • 31.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap.
    Fördelar och nackdelar med att inkorporera barnkonventionen: En jämförande studie av internationella erfarenheter2016Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
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  • 32.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning. Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap.
    Generosity in Times of Crisis: Swedish Helping Behaviours During the COVID-19 Pandemic2021Rapport (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Executive Summary

    The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the world into a health crisis that has had devastating effects on the global economy and public life in many countries. Little is known about how people have responded to two competing pressures caused by the crisis in many countries: increased community need coupled with decreased financial capacity to help others. We surveyed 1149 Swedes in late October and early November 2020 to understand how their generosity behaviours manifested and changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. By generosity we mean all forms of behaviour that people engage in with the intention of benefiting others (including people, animals, and environments).

    Two key findings emerged:

    1. Several new generosity behaviours emerged in response to the pandemic, including helping a friend in need and helping with everyday tasks.

    2. The pandemic had a relatively limited effect on the more traditional expressions of generosity behaviour.

    Managerial implications. Nonprofits may wish to:

    • Consider that the generosity behaviour of volunteers and donors may be less affected by the crisis than their organisation is, so it may pay off to continue to reach out to them.

    • Notice that the single most common reason for not practicing any generosity behaviour is not being offered an opportunity. Therefore, ensure there are opportunities to engage people.

    • At the same time, also be careful to not to engage with more new volunteers or donors than can be handled, as people’s generosity might erode if they are not included or appreciated enough.

    • Consider that strict restrictions may limit opportunities to practice generosity behaviours, particularly in relation to volunteering. Create new ways for people to contribute or volunteer, such as online.

    Policy implications. Governments and peak bodies may wish to:

    • Realise that government policies may not be supported by growing generosity among the public, and are therefore needed in times of crisis. However also remember that Swedes may continue the similar levels of generosity compared with pre-pandemic levels.

    • Recognise that the cost of wage subsidies and other crisis related financial supports could be a good investment, since the basic safety it provides promotes trust and generosity.

    • Remember that claims about the positive effects of high generalised trust and volunteerism should be viewed cautiously in a time of crisis. Swedes did follow voluntary health advice such as social distancing, but not as much as other countries with similar regulations.

    • Consider that light restrictions may signal a lack of emergency – and this may lead people to carry on as usual with their generosity behaviours. 

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  • 33.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Givande som medborgerligt engagemang i Sverige2020Inngår i: Medborgerligt engagemang i Sverige 1992-2019 / [ed] Johan von Essen & Lars Svedberg, Stockholm: Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola , 2020, s. 63-78Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 34.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Giving to be civil or civic?: A social origins analysis of charitable giving in Sweden2020Inngår i: Journal of Civil Society, ISSN 1744-8689, E-ISSN 1744-8697, Vol. 16, nr 1, s. 1-14Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The reasons people have to give money to charities varies between different societal settings. This article explores the interaction between individual and social reasons to give in Sweden, a country representing a distinct type of such settings. The purpose of the article is to addresses not only the question of how much that is donated and to what, but to also provide an interpretation of why people give and what it means to give in this national context. Social origins theory is used to analyse results gathered from a national survey on civic participation in Sweden. The results show that giving in Sweden is widespread, small-scale and relatively uniform across different groups of givers. It is concluded from this that giving is mainly a civil act performed for personal reasons and to a lesser degree a civic act with significance for the social standing of the donor.

  • 35.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Enheten för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Governing Welfare: the third sector and the challenges to the Swedish Welfare State2007Doktoravhandling, monografi (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The overall issue addressed in this thesis is the challanges to the Swedish welfare state. This topic has been the subject of several different interpretations in the academic as well as political debate in Sweden over the last decade. The first of two questions raised in this thesis is therefore what the main challenges to the Swedish welfare state are. It is concluded that the main challenges are the challanges to the representative democracy that originate in measures to meet the economic challenges to the Swedish welfare state by making it more efficient and rational. The main challenges to the Swedish welfare state are, therefore, a mix of interrelated economic and democratic challenges. A specific factor is tested for its possible impact on these challenges and that factor is third sector provision of welfare services. The second of the two research questions is therefore in what way and to what extent the third sector can influence how the identified challenges affect the welfare state. Childcare is selected as an example of a welfare service where there are a considerable proportion of third sector providers, primarily parent and worker cooperatives. The diversity, level of participation and service quality of different types of childcare is analysed with regard to how they affect the here presented challenges to the welfare state. It is concluded from this analysis that there are democratic benefits in the third sector provision of childcare that can act complementary to the challenged representative democracy. It is also concluded, however, that not all Swedish childcare can be provided by the third sector and that its democratic benefits therefore also should be produced by other types of childcare by imitating the third sectors active participation, small scale and independence. This study shows that Sweden is rapidly moving towards a greater diversity in its delivery of welfare service and that there are no policies or institutions for facilitating a more diverse service provision. An additional conclusion is for this reason that the outcome of the economic and democratic challenges varies with the direction of this diversification, which tells us that such policies and institutions are desirable. The Swedish welfare state will be getting a more diverse provision of welfare services regardless if there is any readiness for it or not and the results from this thesis show that the third sector is the non-public type of welfare provider that best facilitate the values and morals of the welfare state.

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  • 36.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Inte längre ett komplement: om Sveriges stadsmissioners sociala arbete med utsatta personer2018Inngår i: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 95, nr 5, s. 549-558Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [sv]

    De svenska stadsmissionernas sociala arbete har genomgått två generella förändringar under senare år; det har expanderats och breddats och det har kommit att ägnats åt allt svårare social problematik. Stadsmissionernas arbete kan inte längre sägas vara ett komplement till den offentliga sektorn då deras insatser inte kompletterar någon befintlig insats och då de allt oftare utför tjänster inom ramen av ett kommunalt uppdrag. Den här artikeln beskriver en situation där ansvaret för hälsa och omsorg för socialt utsatta allt mer kommit att hamna hos organisationer som stadsmissionerna. I den avslutande diskussionen berörs konsekvenserna av denna utveckling på både samhälles och individnivå. Artikeln är baserad på en empirisk studie av åtta stadsmissioner runt om i landet.

  • 37.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Jämlikhet med och utan politik2013Inngår i: Acceptabel ojämlikhet? / [ed] Gunilla Silfverberg, Stockholm: Ersta Sköndal högskola , 2013, s. 49-66Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 38.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Kooperativt företagande i Sverige: En kunskapsöversikt om det kooperativa företagandets betydelse för demokrati, välfärd och tillväxt2012Bok (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 39.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Public Money For Public Causes And Private Money For Private Causes?: A Short History Of Tax Incentives For Charitable Giving In Sweden2018Annet (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 40.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Skolpolitik på lokal nivå: ett komplext och motsägelsefullt politikområde2022Inngår i: Lokalt beslutsfattande / [ed] Niklas Bohlin; Sara Nyhlén; Pär M. Olausson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022, 2, s. 91-112Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 41.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Skolpolitik på lokal nivå: Ett komplext och motsägelsefullt politikområde2015Inngår i: Lokalt beslutsfattande / [ed] Niklas Bolin, Sara Nyhlén, Pär M. Olausson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, s. 77-93Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 42.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal Bräcke högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Sweden: Minor challenges and even smaller solutions2020Inngår i: 2019 Report on the State of Civil Society in the EU and Russia / [ed] Nicholas Acheson & Kristina Smolijaninovaitè, Berlin: EU-Russia Civil Society Forum e.V. , 2020, , s. 14s. 25-41Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
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  • 43.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för civilsamhälle och religion, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Temaledare: Idéburen välfärd2023Inngår i: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 100, nr 6, s. 749-752Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
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  • 44.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap.
    Too much information and too little knowledge?: An Attempt to Explain Findings From the Swedish Voucher System for Upper Secondary Education2014Inngår i: Journal of School Choice, ISSN 1558-2159, Vol. 8, nr 4, s. 567-588Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents some unexpected findings from a study of the upper secondary school voucher system in Sweden. This publicly funded but relatively unregulated quasi-market offers a large number of alternatives to teenagers choosing an education. The choice situation is relatively complex and the stakes are high, but the youths themselves find the decision unproblematic. A possible explanation for this is that the future upper secondary students mistake information for knowledge. In lack of knowledge they follow a norm of conformity according to their outer circumstances. This leads youths from different socioeconomic groups to experience different choice situations and outcomes.

  • 45.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Valfrihet i välfärden: Mer eller mindre jämlikt?2013Inngår i: Acceptabel ojämlikhet? / [ed] Gunilla Silfverberg, Stockholm: Ersta Sköndal högskola , 2013, s. 113-129Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 46.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för civilsamhälle och religion, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    北欧諸国からみる日本の協同組合福祉医療: [Community co-production at Japanese health and welfare cooperatives : a Swedish perspective]2023Inngår i: コ・プロダクションの理論と実践―参加型福祉: [Co-production : Theory and its Practices] / [ed] Yayoi Saito, Osaka: Osaka University Press , 2023, 1, s. 57-80Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 47.
    Vamstad, Johan
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för civilsamhälle och religion, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    医療福祉からの「コミュニティ・コ・プロダクション」—名古屋,尼崎,新居浜の実践: [Cooperatives as health and welfare service providers in Japan and the Nordic countries]2023Inngår i: コ・プロダクションの理論と実践―参加型福祉: [Co-production : Theory and its Practices] / [ed] Yayoi Saito, Osaka: Osaka University Press , 2023, 1, s. 223-236Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Cooperatives exist in countries around the world and the cooperative idea almost seems to have universal appeal and application. At its core is the idea of mutual gain through cooperation among members, cooperation that allow the contribution of the individual member to be multiplied to the benefit of him or her and for the cooperative as a collective. The cooperative idea is an idea about joining with others to do it for yourself, the group and perhaps also society as a whole. Cooperatives have therefore often been a grassroot solution to problems not solved, or interests not addressed by, the state or businesses on the free market. In short, when no one else is providing what you need, you can organize with others with the same interest and provide it for yourselves out of the power of a cooperative. 

    In terms of welfare service provision this means that when services are missing, of poor quality or of a variety not preferred, then those services can be provided by a cooperative. The provision of welfare services takes different forms in different countries and these different forms have been categorized in welfare regimes. A very distinct welfare regime with a very distinct form of welfare service provision is the social democratic welfare regime of primarily the Nordic countries in the north of Europe. Here welfare services are almost entirely paid for by public money and the welfare services are to a large extent provided by central, regional and local government institutions. To maintain this welfare regime, the government collects high taxes from the general public, taxes that are mostly paid willingly in expectation of receiving welfare services of a high standard in return. The high taxes are the price paid for public health insurance, tuition free education from elementary school to universities and heavily subsidized child and eldercare services. What would cause people who have already paid high taxes to receive welfare services to organize in a cooperative to provide such services? What are the incentives to co-produce with others when the expectation is on the state to deliver welfare services? 

    These are questions addressed in this chapter and to answer them we will look at research on cooperatives and co-production from four Nordic countries; Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The collected knowledge from these four countries will show that the reasons for forming cooperatives and the roles they play in welfare services are varied and plentiful. It will also illustrate that there is, in fact, no contradiction in having both a large, publicly funded, welfare state and active participation by co-producing citizens in welfare services. These findings from the Nordic countries are also compared to the findings about Japanese health and medical cooperatives presented in other chapters of this book. 

  • 48.
    Vamstad, Johan
    et al.
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Essen, Johan von
    Ersta Sköndal högskola, Institutionen för socialvetenskap, Avdelningen för forskning om det civila samhället.
    Charitable giving in a universal welfare state: Charity and social rights in Sweden2013Inngår i: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, ISSN 0899-7640, E-ISSN 1552-7395, Vol. 42, nr 2, s. 285-301Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to explore how charitable giving is structured in a universal welfare state. The article presents new data based on more than 200 national fundraising campaigns in Sweden during the past 60 years. The varying success of these campaigns for different causes creates a historical pattern of charitable giving under a social democratic welfare regime. Which causes are still considered urgent and appropriate for donations in a country where welfare is considered to be a social right, and how have these attitudes developed over time? More specifically, the article analyses differences in the success of campaigns for domestic and for international causes, including several subcategories of campaigns. The results not only show that Swedes give considerably more money to causes not addressed by the state but also that charitable giving in Sweden is increasing for all types of causes.

  • 49.
    Vamstad, Johan
    et al.
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Welfare between Social and Human Rights: Charity in the New Social Landscape of Sweden2022Inngår i: Social Policy and Society, ISSN 1474-7464, E-ISSN 1475-3073, s. 1-14Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Welfare states in Europe and around the world are experiencing growing numbers of people with limited or unclear rights to public welfare within their borders. These are refugees, undocumented migrants, EU-migrants and other groups of displaced or deprived people seeking a better life. In Sweden, this situation is trying the highly held principles of social and human rights, as charities are becoming an increasingly important complement to rights-based public welfare services. This article will show how eight different City Missions in Sweden are seeing a new role for themselves in an emerging social landscape. The findings will be analysed in terms of social and human rights, using the classic theories of T. H. Marshall as well as more recent research.

  • 50.
    Vamstad, Johan
    et al.
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för civilsamhälle och religion, Centrum för civilsamhällesforskning.
    Karlsson, Magnus
    Marie Cederschiöld högskola, Institutionen för civilsamhälle och religion.
    Welfare Beyond Social Rights: How Charities Are Stepping Up to Aid Non-Citizens in Sweden2022Annet (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden and the other Nordic countries have come to represent a particular type of social democratic, universal welfare state in literature on social policy. Much of the more recent literature however documents research into how these countries have diverged from the Nordic welfare model. Our study adds to this recent literature. What we find is that a new social landscape is emerging for some of the most marginalised groups of people in Sweden. By studying eight charitable organisations, the Swedish City Missions, we have identified a new role and a new level of responsibility for this type of organisation in Sweden. 

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