This chapter examines the programme's street-level realities, focusing on the attempt to constitute market citizens via soft-skills workshops and case managers' encounters. It investigates the Israeli workfare programme as a neoliberal state project promoted by powerful state actors in order to reconfigure state society relations. The Israeli workfare programme began in August 2005, constituted in 1982, this legislation made public income support a social right of citizenship in Israel. The Israeli workfare programme focuses on the labour market reintegration of the long-term unemployed and additional working-age groups entitled to ISA. In the Israeli workfare programme, this logic is being replaced by a one-dimensional neoliberal civic demand for responsibility and independence. On the other hand, the primacy of labour in the Israeli programme is not only the result of a neoliberal workfare paradigm: it also draws on the republican tradition of Israeli citizenship and the primacy of labour as a principal civic duty.
|Title of host publication||The Redeployment of State Power in the Southern Mediterranean|
|Subtitle of host publication||Implications of Neoliberal Reforms for Local Governance|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - 2013|