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Usages multiples et inattendus de la « contrepartie » d'un dispositif d'action sociale : une approche par observation.

Abstract : In France, well before the RSA, the RMI proposed a paradigmatic break by conditioning a social benefit to a contractual counterpart. In the mechanism of the Minimum Insertion Income, a contractualization is posted as a counterpart to the social income, thus modifying the norm of public action ... The counterpart here has for objective, to balance the service by a conditionality of the rights. The requirement of responsibility becomes a counterpart of new social policies. Contractualization officially takes the form of an injunction to the responsibility and, consequently, to autonomy 2. Our statement will be based on long observations (four days a week for a little over a year) of various layouts. face-to-face social intervention, within the framework of the RMI, in a medium-sized town in Brittany (2 Medico-Social Centers, a social center of a Social Center, a Housing and Social Reintegration Center, a permanent residence) welcome back to this CHRS, an insertion workshop) i3. The data collection of these hundreds of social arrangements was then analyzed according to the principles of categorization and the continuous comparative method specific to grounded theory while resituated in the contemporary structural context. The observation of the negotiations of the integration contract highlights various forms of contractualisation. This contractualization knows flexible updates with the user. .... A manifestation of an insertion to be the official response to the proposed service. The effects of the mobilization of the counterpart to the integration benefit give rise analytically to three contractualization schemes corresponding to three categories of questioning of the aid applicant. What then of these new social policies requiring a counterpart to the social benefit? What roles do contracted service providers have? To answer these questions, our topic will be organized around two distinct themes. First, how is the "integration contract" of the RMI updated and what about the call for the responsibility of the applicant
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Gérard Goulu. Usages multiples et inattendus de la « contrepartie » d'un dispositif d'action sociale : une approche par observation.. politiques sociales et contreparties : un nouveau schème des politiques sociales à l'échelon global, Université de Lausanne (Suisse), Association Française de Sociologie, RT6 "Protection sociales, politiques sociales et solidarités", Oct 2012, Lausanne, Suisse. ⟨halshs-02066807⟩



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