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PhD, Professor Catalin ZAMFIR, Romanian Academy Member

PhD, Professor Asher BEN-ARIEH, Director of Haruv Institute, Ierusalim, Israel

PhD, Professor Gary B. MELTON, University of Colorado, Denver, USA

PhD, Professor John LUTZKER, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

PhD, Professor Michael J. PALMIOTTO, Wichita State University, Kansas, USA

PhD, Professor Jill KORBIN, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

Professor Keith HALEY, Tiffin University, Ohio, USA

PhD, Professor Jimmy TAYLOR, Ohio University, Zanesville, Ohio, USA

PhD, Professor Andrea WIGFIELD, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

PhD, Professor Elizabeth ECKERMANN, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

PhD, Professor Renwu TANG, Dean of School of Management, Dean of Academy of Government at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

PhD, Professor Amitabh KUNDU, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi , India

PhD, Professor Claude MARTIN, Scientific Director of CNRS, Rennes University, France

PhD, Professor Munyae M. MULINGE, United States International University (USIU), Nairobi, Kenya

PhD, Professor Manuel Antonio GARRETON, Chile University, Santiago de Chile, Chile

PhD, Professor Renata FRANC, Social Science Institute "Ivo Pilar", Zagreb, Croatia

PhD, Professor Asun LLENA BERNE, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

PhD, Professor Nawab Ali KHAN, Saman bin Abduaziz University, Al Kharj, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

PhD, Professor Nicolae SALI, "Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova", Chisinau, Moldova

PhD, Professor Mihaela TOMIŢĂ, "Universitatea de Vest", Timisoara

PhD, Professor Valeriu IOAN-FRANC, Director Adjunct al Institutului National de Cercetari Economice

PhD, Professor Corina CACE, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

PhD, Professor Mircea ALEXIU, "Universitatea de Vest", Timisoara

PhD, Professor Stefan COJOCARU, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi


ISSN

Print: 1582-8344

Electronic: 2247-6571


Articles:
SOCIAL CAPITAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL INNOVATION: THE MEDIATING EFFECT OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION
Jahangir Yadollahi FARSI, Arash REZAZADEH, Amer Dehghan NAJMABADI
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF SENIOR MANAGERS IN FINANCIAL SECTORS IN LAOS
Andries J. DU PLESSIS, Suksamon SUMPHONPHAKDY James OLDFIELD, Cristoff BOTHA
CAREER DECISIONS OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Muhammed Kursad OZLEN, Dino ARNAUT


REDEFINING SOCIAL DESIRABILITY: POLICIES FOR ALTERNATIVE FAMILIES IN EUROPE AND IN ROMANIA

Abstract
The crisis in family policies of the welfare state is not only caused by economic and demographic factors but also because these policies have not been adjusted to the changing values and lifestyles of the population. The welfare state has as its main target group a stable, legally constituted nuclear family with a male breadwinner in the context of a heterosexual marriage. However, the welfare state is not yet prepared for alternative families, such as: dual-career families, multi-generational families, single-parent families, cohabitations, homosexual couples, blended families, trans-national families, etc. This paper draws on a research project rather than on completed research. We intend to review more potential explanations for analysing the recent reforms of policies for alternative families but our focus is on the role of paradigm shifts at national and supranational (EU) levels, with a mini-case study on Romania. The recent paradigm shift is the result of a permanent and mutual adjustment between political mobilisations, governments and public opinion. The EU approach regarding alternative families originated in the family policies of its member states, but afterwards it became autonomous and began to influence domestic family policies, as was the case in Romania. The methods we intend to use in order to answer our research objectives and hypotheses are based mainly on secondary analyses: documentary analysis, discourse analysis, and analysis of databases of opinion polls.
Keywords
family policy, alternative families, paradigm shift, European Union, harmonization.

Author
Georgeta GHEBREA
PhD Professor, University of Bucharest, Department of Political Science, 0040744853732. E-mail: georgeta.ghebrea@fspub.unibuc.ro

How to cite
Ghebrea, G. (2013). REDEFINING SOCIAL DESIRABILITY: POLICIES FOR ALTERNATIVE FAMILIES IN EUROPE AND IN ROMANIA, Journal of Community Positive Practices, Nr. 2/2013, 53-68


Acknowledgement for editing contribution to Kyohei YAZAWA, Travis FRIED, Tyler GEBAUER, Nikki RHODES, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA


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