Organizing homeless people: Exploring the emergence of a user organization in Denmark

  title={Organizing homeless people: Exploring the emergence of a user organization in Denmark},
  author={J{\o}rgen Anker},
  journal={Critical Social Policy},
  pages={27 - 50}
  • J. Anker
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Political Science
  • Critical Social Policy
People who are homeless belong to some of the most vulnerable, dispersed and disorganized groups in welfare societies. Yet in 2001, a national interest organization of homeless people was formed for the first time in Denmark. This article identifies the processes that facilitated the formation of the organization. It focuses on the importance of ideological and institutional conditions and changes, and it stresses the importance of alliances between progressive actors in the field and in the… 
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