Integrating Social and Employment Policies in Europe

Active Inclusion and Challenges for Local Welfare Governance

Author: Martin Heidenreich,Deborah Rice

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783474920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 1051

A central goal of European activation policies is to provide coherent and actively inclusive employment and social services. This book offers new insights on the effective governance and implementation of such policies. Utilizing empirical studies from six European welfare states, expert contributors explore how different institutional contexts influence localized service delivery and how local authorities deal with the associated coordination challenges. Acknowledging that neither decentralization nor provider networks necessarily prevent fragmented service provision, Martin Heidenreich and Deborah Rice illustrate that an understanding of the European budgetary context, as well as individual network brokerage, is vital for a successful integration of employment and social policies at the local level. Timely and engaging, this innovative book will provide new theoretical perspectives and invaluable empirical materials for academics and students in the field of comparative social policy. Policy makers and officials will also appreciate the editors’ practical approach.

The Sustainability of the European Social Model

EU Governance, Social Protection and Employment Policies in Europe

Author: Jean-Claude Barbier,Ralf Rogowski,Fabrice Colomb

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781951764

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 9750

This book argues that the European Social Model can only be sustained in the current economic crisis if social and employment policies are adequately recognised as integral parts of European economic policy-making. The contributing authors investigate

Migrants, Ethnic Minorities and the Labour Market

Integration and Exclusion in Europe

Author: John Wrench,Andrea Rea,Nouria Ouali

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349276154

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

View: 6911

This book examines racial and ethnic discrimination in the labour markets and workplaces of western Europe. Scholars from ten different countries set out the experience and implications of this exclusion for two main groups: the more established second and third generations of postwar migrant descent, and the 'new' migrants, including seasonal and undocumented workers and refugees, who are vulnerable to extreme exploitation and unregulated working environments. The book finishes by addressing the implications of these issues for trade unions and employers in Europe.

Care and Social Integration in European Societies

Author: Pfau-Effinger, Birgit,Geissler, Birgit

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861346049

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 2310

This book provides an overview and comparative analyses of the arrangements for the care of children, disabled and older people in Europe, within the context of changing labour markets and welfare systems. Gender, family change, social integration and citizenship are all explored in a report based on original empirical, cross-national research.

The European Social Model and Transitional Labour Markets

Law and Policy

Author: Professor Ralf Rogowski

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409496457

Category: Law

Page: 374

View: 5885

Bringing together theoretical, empirical and comparative perspectives on the European Social Model (ESM) and transitional labour market policy, this volume contains theoretical accounts of the ESM and a discussion of policy implications for European social and employment policies that derive from research on transitional labour markets. It provides an economic as well as legal assessment of the European Employment Strategy and contains evaluations of new forms of governance both in European and member state policies, including discussions of the potential and limits of soft law instruments. Country studies of labour market reforms in Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and France assess their contribution to an emerging ESM, while comparative accounts of the ESM examine mobility and security patterns in Europe and beyond and evaluate recent 'flexicurity' policies from a global perspective.

Integrating UK and European Social Policy

The Complexity of Europeanisation

Author: Robert Geyer,Andrew Mackintosh,Kai Lehmann

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857757644

Category: European Union

Page: 200

View: 8939

Combines a detailed introduction to the science of complexity and its application to social policy, Europeanisation, globalisation and the EU-UK relationship. This book includes a detailed review of four key policy areas: employment, labour, gender and monetary relations.

Misleading Trajectories

Integration Policies for Young Adults in Europe?

Author: Andreas Walther

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3663108082

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

View: 6169

It is commonly acknowledged that the risk of social exclusion has increased over the last few decades and that young people in particular are one of the most vulnerable groups, especially if they have not yet achieved a stable so cial position. In this context a stable position is interpreted as having obtained a stable position within the labour market. Across Europe it has also become commonly acknowledged that policies have to do 'something' for young people as they represent the future of present societies. In fact, among politi cians and policy administrators there is a broadly shared myth that it is e nough doing 'anything' for young people. The thematic network 'Misleading Trajectories' which is documented in the following chapters was concerned with examining these myths and highlighting the traps of social exclusion that are inherent in policies focusing on youth transitions (school, vocational trai ning, careers advice, social security, labour market programmes). The net work was funded by the European Commission under the 4th Framework Programme for Research, Technology and Demonstration, under the strand "Targeted Socio-Economic Research" from 1998 to 2001. It involved teams from eight countries, which were Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. The network began from the observation that many policies on the local, regional, national and European level that are intended to 'lead' young adults' towards gainful employment, adult status and social integration, are in fact 'misleading'.

The Integration of European Labour Markets

Author: Ewald Nowotny,Peter Mooslechner,Doris Ritzberger-Gru _nwald

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849802270

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8364

This selection of essays widens the scope for discussion on the design of national labour market and migration policies in the enlarged European Union. They provide some new evidence on recent development on labour market outcomes, and thus, contribute to the ongoing political debate on the economic effects of the enlargement of the European Union. . . it was definitely a gain to spend time in reading this volume. Mathias Czaika, Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik Combining both academic and practitioner perspectives, this book provides authoritative insights into the integration of European labour markets against the background of increasing international labour mobility. A wide range of contributions explore, in particular, the effects that labour mobility has had on the earnings and employment situation of individual households, on the effective supply of labour, and on the availability of skills in migrants home and host countries as well as on the size of income support through migrants remittances. Global and European trends and patterns are discussed along with related policy challenges all with a special focus on European migration after EU enlargement and the nexus between labour markets and trade integration. This book will be an invaluable source of information for economists and other economic policy and European integration experts from central, commercial and investment banks, governments, international organizations, universities and research institutes alike.

Youth Unemployment and Social Exclusion in Europe

A Comparative Study

Author: Torild Hammer

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 186134368X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 233

View: 6033

With contributions from leading experts in the field, this book presents the findings of the first comparative study of unemployed youth in Europe.

Labour and Social Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe

Europeanization and beyond

Author: Violaine Delteil,Vassil Nikolaev Kirov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317402200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 3418

Over a quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall and 10 years after their accession to the European Union (EU), Central and Eastern Europe Countries (CEECs) still show marked differences with the rest of Europe in the fields of labour, work and industrial relations. This book presents a detailed and original analysis of labour and social transformations in the CEECs. By examining a wide range of countries in Central Europe, Labour and Social Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe offers a comprehensive and contrasting view of labour developments in Central and Eastern Europe. Chapters explore three related issues. The first deals with the understanding of the complex process of Europeanization applied in the sphere of labour, employment and industrial relations. The second issue refers to the attempt to link the Europeanization approach with an analysis mobilizing the theoretical concept of "dependent capitalism(s)". The third issue refers to the cumulative trends of labour weakening and labour awakening that has emerged, in particular in the aftermath of the crisis beginning in 2007-2008. This book will be of interest to academics, policy makers and stakeholders at European and national level in the EU member states.

Exploring Inequality in Europe

Diverging Income and Employment Opportunities in the Crisis

Author: Martin Heidenreich

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783476664

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 2508

Europe has become a dominant frame for the generation, regulation and perception of social inequalities. This trend was solidified by the current economic crisis, which is characterized by increasing inequalities between central and peripheral countries and groups. By analysing the double polarization between winners and losers of the crisis, the segmentation of labour markets and the perceived quality of life in Europe, this book contributes to a better understanding of patterns and dynamics of inequality in an integrated Europe.

Paradoxes of Integration: Female Migrants in Europe

Author: Floya Anthias,Maria Kontos,Mirjana Morokvasic-Müller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400748426

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 3906

This timely and innovative book analyses the lives of new female migrants in the EU with a focus on the labour market, domestic work, care work and prostitution in particular. It provides a comparative analysis embracing eleven European countries from Northern (UK, Germany, Sweden, France), Southern (Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus) and Eastern Europe (Poland, Slovenia), i.e. old and new immigration countries as well as old and new market economies. It maps labour market trends, welfare policies, migration laws, patterns of employment, and the working and social conditions of female migrants in different sectors of the labour market, formal and informal. It is particularly concerned with the strategies women use to counter the disadvantages they face. It analyses the ways in which gender hierarchies are intertwined with other social relations of power, providing a gendered and intersectional perspective, drawing on the biographies of migrant women. The book highlights policy relevant issues and tries to uncover some of the contradictory assumptions relating to integration which it treats as a highly normative and problematic concept. It reframes integration in terms of greater equalisation and democratisation (entailed in the parameters of access, participation and belonging), pointing to its transnational and intersectional dimensions.

Labor, Employment, and Social Policies in the EU Enlargement Process

Changing Perspectives and Policy Options

Author: Lodovico Pizzati,Bernard Funck

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821350089

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

View: 5045

The process of transition to a market economy and integration into the EU has strained the labour markets of central and eastern European countries, and these developments pose a number of challenges to their social policies. This volume presents the contributions given at an international labour conference held in Austria in June 2001 to investigate these issues. It provides the latest labour trends in EU accession countries and compares them to previous experiences of European integration. It reviews existing labour market policies and social protection mechanisms, and discusses alternative strategies for employment creation in the region.

Converging Europe

Transformation of Social Policy in the Enlarged European Union and in Turkey

Author: Dr Ipek Eren Vural

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409489507

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 4788

'Converging Europe' evaluates the impact of European integration on social policy development since the launch and re-launch of the Lisbon strategy discussing the challenges posed by the still unfolding global economic crisis of 2007-2009. Given the unsettling economic conditions, does European coordination of social policies generate more social cohesion and integration or growing xenophobia, nationalism and exclusion? Informed by diverse theoretical perspectives, this book brings together a team of international experts working on an extensive range of policy issues central to the Lisbon agenda such as labour market policies, social protection systems, and social exclusion/poverty. Contributions assess the interfaces between European integration, the Lisbon strategy and social policy in three groups of countries related to the EU: old member states; the new member states; and a candidate country - Turkey. The richness of content and data allows rigorous analysis and critical comparative insights not only on the social outcomes of the Lisbon strategy but also more broadly on the dynamics and dimensions of European social policy. Pioneering the scholarly reflections on the repercussions of the global economic crisis of 2007-2009 for both the road map drawn at Lisbon and viability of national systems of social provision in Europe, this book is an important acquisition for policy makers and academics alike.

European Social Models from Crisis to Crisis

Employment and Inequality in the Era of Monetary Integration

Author: Jon Erik Dølvik,Andrew Martin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198717962

Category: Political Science

Page: 442

View: 7112

This book analyzes how the transformation of the European political economies - stretching from the crisis after German re-unification and through the Great Recession - has influenced the social models, employment, and inequality in Western Europe.

The Dynamics of Full Employment

Social Integration Through Transitional Labour Markets

Author: G_nther Schmid,Bernard Gazier

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781843765400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 443

View: 9903

Persistent unemployment is recognized as one of the main mechanisms of social and political exclusion. The Dynamics of Full Employment provides a new and fresh approach to the question of full employment in contemporary society. It offers an international

Integration for Third Country Nationals in the European Union

The Equality Challenge

Author: Sonia Morano-Foadi,Micaela Malena

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857936824

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 2014

This highly original book provides an innovative analysis of EU migration and asylum law and its interplay with equality issues in order to assess the current integration framework for third-country nationals and to explore future scenarios in the European Context. Integration for Third-Country Nationals in the European Union focuses on the nexus between non-discrimination based on nationality and race, and the equality clauses covering different categories of regularly residing third-country nationals within EU law. It highlights the extent to which social rights that have been formally promised to non-EU citizens are enjoyed in practice. The contributing authors Ð who are both academics and practitioners Ð also consider the link between secure residence and equal treatment, highlighting on the implementation of EU Policies in aselection of Member States. Using socio-legal and comparative methods, this study provides an overview of the models of integration and social cohesion shaped by European and national actors in order to profile the present fragmented structure of European society and to discuss future possibilities. Academics, practitioners, and students interested in EU law and migration studies will find this enriching book invaluable.

A European Social Citizenship?

Preconditions for Future Policies from a Historical Perspective

Author: Lars Magnusson,Bo Stråth

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052012698

Category: Political Science

Page: 361

View: 903

The aim of this book is to explore and reflect upon preconditions of a specific European social dimension, or more specifically of a European social citizenship. Welfare and social policies in Europe are deeply entrenched in state histories; the success of the welfare state stems from its ability during a fairly long historical period to unify social citizenship, full employment, mass education and a functional industrial relations system. The historical connection between welfare regimes built upon the nation state, and popular democracy founded in party voting, makes the deepening and widening of a common European project a highly risky undertaking and an open process with a radically uncertain outcome. The dilemma in the form of uneasy relationships among national welfare regimes and the evolutionary process of increased market integration - driven both by market forces (globalisation) and the European Union as a political project - is well known and has been demonstrated by different commentators. Every step of deepening market integration in Europe tends to threaten and put pressure on the existing national welfare regimes. As their own populations generally support them, the legitimacy of the EU is at risk. The book analyses the prospects of a coordinated social dimension at the European level, matching the market integration, and what role the concept of citizenship can play in such a scenario.

Young People and Social Policy in Europe

Dealing with Risk, Inequality and Precarity in Times of Crisis

Author: L. Antonucci,M. Hamilton,Steven Roberts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137370521

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

View: 9387

This edited collection provides the first in-depth analysis of social policies and the risks faced by young people. The book explores the effects of both the economic crisis and austerity policies on the lives of young Europeans, examining both the precarity of youth transitions, and the function of welfare state policies.

Welfare and Employment in a United Europe

A Study for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Author: Giuseppe Bertola,Tito Boeri,Giuseppe Nicoletti,Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262024839

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

View: 1269

The European Union has lead to integration in economic, trade and social e change across 15 countries. This edited volume presents both sides of the argument on the effect of the union on structural reform within individual countries.