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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Complexity and Public Policy

A New Approach to 21st Century Politics, Policy And Society

Author: Robert Geyer,Samir Rihani

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135153485

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book provides a clear, concise and readable introduction to complexity thinking, its application to the social sciences and public policy, and the relevance of some of its various tools to those fields of politics, health, the international realm, development, planning and terrorism. The authors argue that the foundation for many of the current crises in these areas can be traced to the attempt by social scientists and policy-makers to treat these systems and processes as fundamentally orderly, predictable and controllable. By providing an overview of complex systems, a practical introduction to basic concepts and tools of these systems, and examples for understanding and managing them in real life policy situations they provide an exciting new perspective for rethinking our basic approaches to the social sciences and for understanding and managing the increasingly interdependent world of public policy. The book is vital reading for students and scholars of the social sciences and public policy, and also policymakers and the policy actor audience.
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New Governance in European Social Policy

The Open Method of Coordination

Author: Milena Büchs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230591507

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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Büchs analyses the goals and instruments of the Open Method of Coordination, discusses approaches which theorize its functioning, examines its policy content and develops a framework for its evaluation. Through the examination of a case study the author demonstrates how policy actors apply the OMC in employment in Germany and the United Kingdom.
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Handbook of European Social Policy

Author: Patricia Kennett,Noemi Lendvai-Bainton

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178347646X

Category:

Page: 480

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This Handbook will comprise of 29 original pieces from key contributors to the field of European social policy. It is intended to capture the ‘state of the art’ in European social policy and to generate and contribute to debates on the the future of European social policy in the 21st Century. It will be a comprehensive and authoritative resource for research and teaching covering themes and policy areas including social exclusion, pensions, education, children and family, as well as mobility and migration, multiculturalism, and climate change.
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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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Europäische Wohlfahrtssysteme

Ein Handbuch

Author: Klaus Schubert,Simon Hegelich,Ursula Bazant

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531908529

Category: Political Science

Page: 704

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In diesem Handbuch wird die Sozial- und Wohlfahrtspolitik der EU-25-Staaten und die wohlfahrtspolitische Entwicklung der EU dargestellt und analysiert. Weiterhin wird die sozial- und politikwissenschaftliche Debatte über die Entwicklung der Wohlfahrtssysteme in Europa rekapituliert und fortgesetzt. Das Buch dient somit als umfassende Einführung in die sozial- und wohlfahrtspolitische Praxis der europäischen Länder.
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Social Democracy and European Integration

The politics of preference formation

Author: Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136926518

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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What kind of Europe do social democratic parties prefer? What is the origin of their preferences? Are they shaped by interests, institutions or ideas? If so, how? Why do social democratic political parties respond differently to the crucial question of the future of the European Union? While many social democratic parties initially opposed European integration either in principle or because of the form it took, gradually they came to lend their full, though often critical, support to it. Despite this evolution, important differences between them have remained. This book examines the preferences of social democratic parties in Germany, France, the UK, Sweden and Greece towards European integration, in comparative perspective. Using a variety of sources, including interviews with key party officials, the contributors explore what kind of Europe these parties want, and seek to explain the formation and evolution of these preferences over time. They examine the interplay of national peculiarities and cross-national factors and their impact on preferences on European integration. In addition to highlighting the role of party leaders, they reveal that, far from being united on European integration, these parties disagree with each other in part because they have retreated – to varying degrees – from key social democratic principles. Making an important contribution to the scholarship on preference formation and the research that links the European Union with the nation state, it will be of interest to students and scholars of the EU, comparative politics and political parties.
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France and European Integration

Toward a Transnational Polity?

Author: Michel R. Gueldry

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275967345

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 9739

Examines the substantive transformations brought upon the French state by European integration.
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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: 1955

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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A: Autoren-Index. B: Rezensenten-Index. C: Titel-Index. D: Sachgebiets-Index. E: Zeitschriften-Index / International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences / Bibliographie internationale de la littérature périodique dans les domaines des sciences humaines et Sociales

Author: N.A

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783598694097

Category: Reference

Page: 2816

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.1 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
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Integrating Gender

Women, Law and Politics in the European Union

Author: Catherine Hoskyns

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859840788

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Integrating Gender makes a timely contribution to debate about the social content and internal politics of the European Union. Based on a detailed study of the EU's policy on women's rights, it draws together approaches from international relations and feminist theory to develop a powerful critique. Since the 1970s the European Community's policy on women's rights has provided a rare example of a European policy which grants social rights and engages at least to some extent with a mobilized political community. Analysis of policy implementation reveals the complex web which develops when national and transnational state activity interacts with social movements operating in different national and cultural contexts. In Integrating Gender, Catherine Hoskyns tracks these developments across the EU member states using a wide range of primary sources, including original interviews with some of the key women involved at grassroots, professional and official levels. For the first time the prism of feminism is focused on the political, legal and social history of the European Union; the resulting analysis illuminates both the politics of the Union and the reasons for its current crisis of legitimacy.
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Europe's Migrant Policies

Illusions of Integration

Author: Suzanne Mulcahy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230353304

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

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What determines Europe's migrant policies and where does the EU fit into this picture? This book is a comparative analysis of the impact of the EU, if any, on the policies and politics of immigrant integration in its member states. It investigates whether the EU can be a force for good in this policy area.
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UK Public Law and European Law

Author: Gordon Anthony

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841131482

Category: Law

Page: 198

View: 1861

This title argues that recent internal developments in UK law, notably the passage of the Human Rights Act, present new possibilities for legal integration.
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Immigration and Integration Policy in Europe

Why Politics - and the Centre-Right - Matter

Author: Tim Bale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317968263

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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The role of political parties in immigration control and integration policy in Europe is underestimated, and parties on the centre-right are particularly important and interesting in this respect. They make up many European governments and therefore help determine state and EU policy. Moreover, even before the rise of the populist radical right, immigration and integration were matters of genuine ideological and practical concern for Europe’s market liberal, conservative and Christian Democratic parties. Exploiting such issues for electoral gain may make superficial sense, but too hard a line risks alienating their supporters in business and in civil society, as well as undermining party unity. It is a difficult balance, but one that makes a big difference both to the parties involved and the public policies they help produce. This volume brings together experts on both migration and political parties – fields that have not always interacted as much as they could or should have done – in order to study the impacts, dilemmas and trade-offs involved. This book is based on the special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.
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The Political Economy of European Welfare Capitalism

Author: Colin Hay,Daniel Wincott

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137020717

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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In this state-of-the-art work, Colin Hay and Daniel Wincott reassess welfare provision across the whole of Europe – East, West and Central – and at the national and EU level. The book challenges much conventional wisdom about the welfare state, including the widely accepted notion of a 'golden age' of welfare, the idea of a challenge posed by globalization, and the notion of the welfare state as a burden on competitiveness and a drain on economic performance. The authors put forward an alternative analysis of European welfare capitalism which highlights the importance of European economic integration, domestic political dynamics and demographic change in determining welfare trajectories. They conclude with a compelling account of the challenges to which European welfare states must respond if they are to survive in the new era of public austerity.
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After Brexit

Consequences for the European Union

Author: Nazaré da Costa Cabral,José Renato Gonçalves,Nuno Cunha Rodrigues

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319666703

Category: Law

Page: 425

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This topical and important book identifies the short to medium-term economic, financial and social consequences of Brexit. Containing perspectives from leading thinkers across legal, economic and financial fields, it considers both the general effect of UK withdrawal on the European integration process, and the specific impact on the free movement of capital, goods and people. Addressing the main areas within both the UK and the EU that can and will be affected by Brexit, including the financial sector, immigration, social rights and social security, After Brexit: Consequences for the European Union will make fascinating reading for all those currently engaged in the study and practice of Law, Economics, Finance, Political Science, Philosophy, History and International Affairs.
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Research Design in European Studies

Establishing Causality in Europeanization

Author: T. Exadaktylos,C. Radaelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137005092

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

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A seminal text in European studies, which addresses issues of research design and causal analysis. The chapters draw on different methodological traditions, notions of causality, and methods and use strong research design to address substantive problems in public policy, party politics, foreign policy and legislative studies.
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The Role of International Organizations in Social Policy

Idea, Actors and Impact

Author: Rune Ervik,Nanna Kildal,Even Nilssen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848449151

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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The Role of International Organizations in Social Policy makes an important contribution to the research about social policy of nation states that are increasingly integrated both in terms of socio-economic integration and in terms of membership of international organizations. The main strength of the book is to look at ideas and the way they travel between IO and nation states. This book is important for research in the field since it reviews the scattered literature and applies analytical perspectives to selected international organizations and their social policy recommendations. In some regards it explores new grounds and offers analyses, which may be an important contribution to an emerging scientific discussion on the role of international organizations and ideas in national welfare states. We lack analyses of various international organizations and their social policy recommendations. In this regard it is one of the first encompassing contributions in the field of IO and social policy. Klaus Armingeon, University of Berne, Switzerland This book considers the role of international organizations and their promotion of ideas and recommendations in social and health policy. It explores a wide range of organizations, scrutinizing their ideas-based content, their role as policy actors and their impact on national policy. What is the role of international organizations in the making of national social policy ideas and practices? What is the content of ideas advocated by international organizations? In examining these and other questions this book presents a range of international organizations dealing with social and health policies. The authors illustrate how welfare policy is shaped by the interplay between national and international policy-makers, focusing on the role of ideas rather than revisiting the more commonly discussed economic and technological issues associated with internationalization of welfare policy. They explore the content of ideas that international actors such as the EU and the OECD are promoting through recommendations and decrees concerning various systems of social policy. The possible effects of national and supranational welfare discourses on national welfare systems are also discussed. Dealing with both with the normative and cognitive dimensions of social and health policy discourses, this comprehensive book will prove invaluable to policy-makers as well practitioners within international organizations. It will also strongly appeal to scholars of international studies, public policy and social policy.
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Market Integration and Public Services in the European Union

Author: Marise Cremona

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199607737

Category: Law

Page: 255

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This collection offers a timely analysis of the most pressing issues relating to the interaction between market integration and the provision of public services in the EU. Addressing both underlying systemic issues and case-studies of particular service sectors, the book confronts core tensions at the heart of the EU's social and economic policy.
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