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Transnational Social Support by Cornelia Schweppe, Wolfgang Schröer, Adrienne Chambon

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3    Social Policy in a Transnational World

The Capability Approach, Neediness,and Social Work

Lothar Böhnisch and Wolfgang Schröer

“Flying blind with spectators” was the title that the futurologist Bolz (2005) chose for his attempt to forecast social developments at the start of the twenty-first century: “Modern society is moving forward as though flying blind. This is saying more than that evolution operates blindly, which is simply a statement of the obvious. Flying blind also means flying with instruments only. If you look out of the window, you can see nothing—but you can rely on the dials on the instrument panel [ . . . ] The instruments and the crew are reliable, but no one knows the destination” (9).

If we apply this to the future of ...

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