Now available is a new publication which may revive an old and never ended debate:
Jacob Kornbeck / Niels Rosendal Jensen (Eds.): Social Pedagogy for the Entire Lifespan. Volume I.
Es editor of the series Studies in Comparative Social Pedagogies and International Social Work and Social Policy I am glad to make this announcement. The book is published with Europäischer Hochschulverlag in Bremen. My personal of working internationally in the area of social professional activities convinces me of the importance to develop an unprejudiced discussion. I hope my own contribution in the volume, titled
The Lifespan Perspective in Comparative Social Policy Research: a Critique of Gøsta Esping-Andersen’s Model of Three Welfare States and its Implications for European Comparisons in Social Pedagogy
will give some useful perspective, not least aiming on developing a more political perspective as framework and questioning Esping-Andersen’s position which I find (to say the least) rather limited in its ongoing repetition of a perspective that maintains to fail to provide an understanding of the welfare state, just by reproducing the cage of traditional ‘welfare capitalism’. With this he falls short in developing a truly historical perspective, repeating the pitfalls of affirmative policy orientations of social science in general and social policy in particular.
Visit for further details the website of the series Studies in Comparative Social Pedagogies and International Social Work and Social Policy. The book can also be ordered in the usual ways, including of course your local bookshops and Amazon.