The Sustainability of the European Social Model

EU Governance, Social Protection and Employment Policies in Europe

Jean-Claude Barbier,

The Sustainability of the European Social Model: EU Governance, Social Protection and Employment Policies in Europe
 
 
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 this hypothesis through comparative evaluations of interactions of EU economic governance with national systems of social protection. In particular they focus on two key policy areas - social services of general interest and the regulation of working time - as well as covering areas such as social inclusion, active ageing policies and job quality. By combining sociological approaches with legal analyses, the book provides unique insights and evaluation of EU methods of governance.


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