Local Policies and the European Social Fund

Employment Policies Across Europe

Author: Zimmermann, Katharina

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447346513

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book reviews how local social and employment policy fields react to the European Social Fund (ESF) to determine the role of the ESF in local activation policies. Drawing on both sociology and political science literature on welfare state reforms, the author examines what shapes local policy reactions to ESF and what effects these reactions have on change in local policy fields. Comparing data from 18 local case studies across 6 European countries, and deploying an innovative mixed-method approach, the book presents comparative evidence on everyday challenges in the context of the ESF and discusses how these findings are applicable to other funding schemes.
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European Social Fund and the EU

Flexibility, Growth, Stability

Author: Jacky Brine

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781841271286

Category: Political Science

Page: 139

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The European Social Fund has often been overshadowed by more visible European Union social and economic policies. It is, however, integral to the construction and development of the EU and has played a central role in the impact of the EU on individual member states.Based upon a study of the ESF and a range of social policy documents from the Treaty of Rome to the Treaty of Amsterdam, this analysis examines the connections between the ESF and other areas of EU policy. The European Social Fund and the EU will be of particular use to anyone interested in social and economic regeneration across the European Union.
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The European Social Fund

A Weapon in the Service of Employment

Author: Commission of the European Communities. Directorate-General Information, Communication, Culture

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 11

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ESF Inforeview

Newsletter of the European Social Fund

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Occupational retraining

Page: N.A

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Exploring European Social Policy

Author: Robert R. Geyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745666396

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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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.
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