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Unraveling universal social citizenship: the role of local social policy
 
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Institute of Social Policy University of Warsaw
Publication date: 2020-06-01
 
Problemy Polityki Społecznej 2013;23:41–54
 
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The paper is aimed at outlining the concept of local social citizenship within the theory of social policy. The paradox of social citizenship concept is that it may serve to both identify and disguise inequalities in access to welfare state benefi ts and services. Thus, those aspects of local social citizenship construct thanks to which it may serve the former objective are discussed in the paper. In the fi rst section of the paper, the importance of entitlements in the concept of local social citizenship is considered, proving that viewing them from formal and legal angles exclusively is too restrictive in regard to social policy. The second section contains considerations on differences between understanding them in the liberal manner and the one proposed within local social citizenship. In the last section, hypotheses concerning the more signifi cant transformations of local social citizenship in Poland are outlined. It is argued that entitlements at the local level are becoming stronger related to certain obligations of the citizens.
 
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