• 1 Introduction
  • 2 From the ‘Hartz Commission’ to ‘Hartz IV’ legislation
  • 3 The ‘integration’ of unemployment assistance and socialassistance
  • 3.1 Unemployment assistance as an elongation of the Bismarckian insuranceregime
  • 3.2 Social assistance as a regime of poverty relief
  • 3.3 ‘Basic income support for jobseekers’: the new benefit and regime fornon-insured workless people
  • 4 Implications of the reform for the German (un-)employmentregime and the governance of labour market policy
  • 4.1 Renouncing the German breadwinner model from below
  • 4.2 The new (un-)employment regime
  • 4.3 Implications for the financing of social security
  • 4.4 Governance: Municipalisation as a consequence of regime borrowing
  • 5 What about activation, after all?
  • 5.1 Why little is known
  • 5.2 Potentials for activation
  • 6 Summary and conclusion
  • References