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

View: 4913

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.

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

View: 3385

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.

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: 5736

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.

Handbook of European Social Policy

Author: Patricia Kennett,Noemi Lendvai-Bainton

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178347646X


Page: 480

View: 4399

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.

Exploring European Social Policy

Author: Robert R. Geyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745666396

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 7079

With the growing challenges of economic globalization and national welfare state retrenchment, the development and future of EU social policy has become increasingly important. This exciting new textbook provides a comprehensive, detailed and up-to-date overview of this contested area and examines whether EU social policy is strengthening or weakening European social policy regimes. The book begins with a general outline of the postwar development of EU social policy and its evolving relationship to the theory and practice of European integration. Then it provides a detailed and theoretically engaged description of the main areas of EU social policy including: labour, gender, anti-poverty, anti-discrimination, elderly, disability, youth, and public health policy. There is also a chapter exploring the social policy role of the structural funds, particularly the European Social Fund. The book concludes by arguing against both sides of the strengthening/weakening debate, calling for a more subtle analysis of the effects of EU social policy on national social policy regimes. This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive available and offers the reader a detailed and accessible exploration of the area. It will be essential reading for anyone studying the EU or national social policy, as well as for practitioners in the field.

New Governance in European Social Policy

The Open Method of Coordination

Author: Milena Büchs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230591507

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

View: 955

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.

Europäische Wohlfahrtssysteme

Ein Handbuch

Author: Klaus Schubert,Simon Hegelich,Ursula Bazant

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531908529

Category: Political Science

Page: 704

View: 4042

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.

The Uncertain Union

British and Norwegian Social Democrats in an Integrating Europe

Author: Robert Geyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859725047

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 4574

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, both the British Labour Party and the Norwegian Labor Party (DNA) were strongly opposed to the European Community (EC). However, following changes in the international and European contexts in the 1980s and 1990s, both parties began to reevaluate their relationships towards the EC. By the end of the 1980s, Labour became the image of the good European, while the DNA remained deeply divided over the issue. This text explores three main questions surrounding these policy changes. Why did these two parties develop such distinctive policy responses when confronted with similar international and European developments? What role did international, European, and national factors play in this divergence? What are the implications of these divergent policy developments for theories of European integration and social democracy?

France and European Integration

Toward a Transnational Polity?

Author: Michel R. Gueldry

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275967345

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 9421

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

What Brexit means for EU and UK social policy

Author: Hantrais, Linda

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447337166

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

View: 3665

Drawing on a range of disciplinary, conceptual and theoretical approaches, this book analyses the complex interconnections between social policy formation and implementation in the European Union before and during the UK’s membership. It explores the issues, debates and policy challenges facing the EU at different stages in its development, and shows how the UK promoted and hampered social integration. With the UK’s decision to leave the EU as one of the greatest challenges in the EU’s history, this book seeks to understand the role played by social policy in the referendum campaign and withdrawal negotiations, and considers what Brexit means for social policy development both in the UK and across the EU.


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Author: N.A

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783598694097

Category: Reference

Page: 2816

View: 9540

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.

Rethinking Britain and Europe

Plurality Elections, Party Management and British Policy on European Integration

Author: Mark Aspinwall

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719069666

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 4762

This title is a re-examination of British policy towards the European Union including a fresh consideration of how change to a proportional representation electoral system might alter British preferences on Europe. It offers a wealth of primary data on economic and social acitivity with fellow EU members.

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

View: 8326

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.

The Europe Dilemma

Britain and the Drama of EU Integration

Author: Roger Liddle

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1780762232

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 3718

What is Britain's future in Europe? This book revisits an old argument but for dramatically new times. The old argument is about Britain's 'semi-detachedness' from Europe and whether that posture could ever change. The new times are the crisis in the Eurozone and its wider impact on the European Union's future. While logic may point to deeper integration, the politics associated with the EU's problems make this a significant and possibly insurmountable challenge. Where should Britain stand? What future should Britain want for the EU? And how important is continued membership of the EU for Britain's future? This book offers new answers to these questions from the perspective of an author who has combined experience both at the heart of the British Government, as Tony Blair's European adviser and with years of understanding Europe from the inside - working at a senior level in the European Commission. This book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the future of British and European politics.

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

View: 3227

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.

The Political Economy of European Welfare Capitalism

Author: Colin Hay,Daniel Wincott

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137020717

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 7069

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.

UK Public Law and European Law

Author: Gordon Anthony

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841131482

Category: Law

Page: 198

View: 8741

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

British Business in the Formative Years of European Integration, 1945–1973

Author: Neil Rollings

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113946924X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4545

This book questions conventional accounts of the history of European integration and British business. Integration accounts normally focus on the nation-state, while Neil Rollings focuses on business and its role in the development of European integration, which business historians have previously overlooked. Business provided a key link between economic integration, political integration, and the process of Europeanization. British businessmen perceived early on that European integration meant much more than the removal of tariffs and access to new markets. Indeed, British entry into the European community would alter the whole landscape of the European working environment. Consideration of European integration is revealed as a complex, relative, and dynamic issue, covering many issues such as competition policy, taxation, and company law. Based on extensive archival research, this book uses the case of business to emphasize the need to blend national histories with the history of European integration.