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

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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.
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Integrating UK and European Social Policy

The Complexity of Europeanisation

Author: Robert Geyer,Andrew Mackintosh,Kai Lehmann

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 9781857757644

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Does the European Union really matter to British policy? For some it is a leading light, for others an irrelevancy. Given the uneven and evolving nature of EU policy, how can we evaluate its overall impact? This book is the first to combine a clear and detailed introduction to the new science of complexity and its application to social policy, Europeanisation, globalisation and the EU-UK relationship. It includes a detailed review of four key policy areas: employment, labour, gender and monetary relations. "Integrating UK and European Social Policy" provides groundbreaking reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of politics, history, international relations, economics, social policy and applied social science. It is also useful for academics with an interest in European social policy, and policy makers and shapers, including government and non-government organisations.
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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

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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.
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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

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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
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Misleading Trajectories

Integration Policies for Young Adults in Europe?

Author: Andreas Walther

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3663108082

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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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'.
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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

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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.
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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

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'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.
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The Road to Social Europe

A Contemporary Approach to Political Cultures and Diversity in Europe

Author: Jean-Claude Barbier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415688884

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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In the wake of the Greek and Irish crises, and at a moment when solidarity between states is hotly debated on a daily basis at EU level, it is important to understand how 'solidarity' can happen at all. The Road to Social Europe reviews the development of political cultural processes since the nineteenth century, showing how social protection and social justice have gradually become interwoven with systems of social protection, or welfare states. Grounded on extensive empirical research conducted in many EU countries and in the European Commission's administration over twenty years, the book provides a cultural analysis of welfare systems in Europe. It also presents an original enquiry into the importance of languages for politics in Europe, for the politics of welfare, and for sociological research. It shows how sociological and ethnographic analysis can help in understanding the current and future challenges of European integration that rely unilaterally on functional economics. This in-depth sociological analysis of European diversity will appeal to a wide audience of students and scholars of sociology, political science, political economy and European studies.
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Social Policy in the European Union

Author: Karen M. Anderson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137495154

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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A sophisticated and accessible introduction to European Union social policy which takes full account of its relationship to the social policies of member states. It combines broad-ranging coverage of policy areas with a clear assessment of the policy process and of relevant theories.
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Migration and Welfare in the New Europe

Social Protection and the Challenges of Integration

Author: Emma Carmel,Alfio Cerami,Theodoros Papadopoulos

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847426433

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

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Providing innovative insights, this book moves the debate on migration and integration policies in the enlarged European Union and its member states onto new terrain.
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Welfare and Employment in a United Europe

A Study for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Author: Professor of Economic Policy Faculty of Political Science Giuseppe Bertola,Giuseppe Bertola,Tito Boeri,Giuseppe Nicoletti,Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti,Professor of Economics Tito Boeri

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262024839

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

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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.
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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

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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.
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Employment Policies and Multilevel Governance

Author: Roger Blanpain,Juan Pablo Landa,Brian Langille,Philippe Auvergnon

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041128662

Category: Law

Page: 265

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Compares multilevel manpower and social policy in five EU member states, with one chapter also on the Canadian federal model.
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EU Employment Law

From Rome to Amsterdam and Beyond

Author: Jeff Kenner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847312470

Category: Law

Page: 648

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This book traces the evolution of European Union employment law and social policy from its essentially economic origins in the Treaty of Rome through to the emerging themes post-Amsterdam: co-ordination of national employment policies,modernisation of social laws and combating discrimination. Each stage of development of Community employment law and social policy is analysed in depth to give a sense of perspective to this fast changing field. As the European Union seeks to meet the challenges of globalisation the need to develop social policy as a productive factor has come to the fore. The author explains how the social, economic and employment imperatives of European integration have always been intertwined and how the emergence of Community employment law from its hitherto twilight existence is best understood through an examination of consistent strands of policy development.
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Reflexive Labour Law in the World Society

Author: Ralf Rogowski

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 085793659X

Category: Law

Page: 352

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ŠRogowski�s challenging book offers readers a rigorous but accessible introduction to the theory of reflexive law, important and original insights into current issues in industrial relations and labour law and a fascinating preview of how a broad-based
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The Impact of Expansion on European Union Institutions

The Eastern Touch on Brussels

Author: E. Heidbreder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118585

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

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How does policy-making trigger the institutionalization of steering capacities? This book investigates this question by tackling why the European Commission expanded competences that were intentionally limited to the specific pre-accession context prior the 2004/07 EU enlargement.
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Diversity, Standardization and Social Transformation

Gender, Ethnicity and Inequality in Europe

Author: Bram Peper,Lesley McMillan,Dr Max Koch

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409494659

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Arranged around the themes of theorizing and policy-making, race, ethnicity and religion, gender, and class, inequality and welfare, this book addresses the question of whether the European Union tends towards diversification or standardization. It engages with issues of identity, citizenship and social justice, changes throughout the life course, social movements, the reconciliation of work and life, the increasing diversity of cultural values, and integration and immigration, whilst also examining questions of social inclusion and exclusion. Presenting a general theoretical framework for the simultaneous analysis of standardization and diversification processes, alongside detailed case studies at EU and national levels, Diversity, Standardization and Social Transformation explores the interactions between national, European and regional regulatory spaces.
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Women's Employment in Europe

Trends and Prospects

Author: Colette Fagan,Jill Rubery,Mark Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134639902

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Based on extensive original research, this volume examines contemporary patterns of womens employment in Europe in the context of the profound economic, social and cultural changes that have taken place in recent years. It considers the progress made towards equal treatment in the labour market in the light of European Union action programmes, and examines the prospects for womens employment under the fourth action programme. The authors conclude that progress towards equal treatment will only occur when gender issues are fully integrated into the European Commissions employment and labour market policies.
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European Labour Law and Social Policy:Cases and Materials

Author: Alan Neal

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041112790

Category: Law

Page: 735

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This text is a collection of primary source materials in the labour law and social policy of the European Community in one volume. It includes documents and decisions up to May 1st, 1999, when the Treaty of Amsterdam came into force, along with key legislative instruments in EC labour law and social policy, significant associated policy documents produced by the Commission and important decisions of the European Court of Justice.
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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

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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.
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