Sistemi di welfare mix e nuovi meccanismi di regolazione nel campo dei servizi sociali alla persona. Un confronto tra Italia e Belgio

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This research study aims at analysing the Italian and Belgian welfare systems by means of a comparative approach. In particular, the paper discusses the nature of welfare mix structures with reference to the social services. The author pays attention to the various mechanisms used by the State to manage the interaction between the public authorities and the private actors (for profit and not for profit) operating a sector where traditionally the State agencies had a quasi monopolistic market position.