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The rise of foodbanks in Germany is increasing the commodification of poverty without addressing its structural causes

Selke, Stefan (2013) The rise of foodbanks in Germany is increasing the commodification of poverty without addressing its structural causes. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (11 Jul 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The past two decades have seen a massive rise in the number of foodbanks in Germany, often linked to the country’s welfare reforms. But what are the consequences of foodbanks, beyond simply helping those in need? Stefan Selke argues that the foodbank movement is in fact a backwards-looking policy that sees the solution to social problems in local neighbourhoods, and replaces structural attacks on the causes of poverty with the symbolic relief of its consequences.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 09:44
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72528

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