European Employment Models in Flux Book

European Employment Models in Flux


  • Author : G. Bosch
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2009-03-31
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9780230237001

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A new contribution to the debate on the evolution of European employment and social models. These models need to adjust to meet new challenges, including globalization, ageing societies, and new governance approaches at national, EU and international level. This book explores these issues through the experiences of nine EU countries.

Models of Capitalism in the European Union Book

Models of Capitalism in the European Union


  • Author : Beáta Farkas
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2016-09-07
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 541
  • ISBN : 9781137600578

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This book uses comparative economic analysis to provide a common conceptual framework for all current European Union member states. Based on empirical investigation, the author identifies the Nordic, North-western, Mediterranean, and Central and Eastern models of capitalism on the threshold of the 2008 global financial and economic crisis. The chapters also examine the resulting institutional responses to the crisis and the methods of crisis management adopted by each member state. The analysis reveals that the crisis has not triggered radical institutional change but, instead, highlighted deep institutional differences not between the old and new member states, but between the Nordic, North-western, Mediterranean, and Central and Eastern European countries. These institutional differences are so significant that they require the rethinking of European integration theory. Models of Capitalism in the European Union serves as a useful handbook for academics, advanced students, policy-makers and advisors who are interested in European economic issues.

The European Social Model in Crisis Book

The European Social Model in Crisis


  • Author : Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2015-04-30
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9781783476565

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This is the first book to provide a comprehensive and systematic assessment of the impact of the crisis and austerity policies on all elements of the European Social Model. This book assesses the situation in each individual EU member state on the basi

Young People and Work Book

Young People and Work


  • Author : Robin Price
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2016-02-11
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9781134790180

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This edited book brings together empirical studies of young people in paid employment from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and in different national settings. In the context of increasing youth labour market participation rates and debates about the value of early employment, it draws on multi-level analyses to reflect the complexity of the field. Each of the three sections of the book explores a key aspect of young people's employment: their experience of work, intersections between work and education, and the impact of other actors and institutions. The book contributes to broadening and strengthening knowledge about the opportunities and constraints that young people face during their formative experiences in the labour market. This book will be required reading for all those working in the fields of sociology, employment relations and education

Youth Unemployment and Joblessness Book

Youth Unemployment and Joblessness


  • Author : Alfredo Sánchez-Castañeda
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Date : 2013-01-16
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9781443845878

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Youth unemployment and joblessness are major issues for national governments and international organizations across the globe. In this respect, the school-to-work transition challenge is increasingly raising the interest of companies, education and training institutions, families and young people themselves, who are often involved in precarious and illegal forms of employment, in many countries of the world. In the field of industrial and labour relations, the school-to-work perspective seems particularly suitable for policy formulation and assessment: the broad and complex range of tools, strategies and policies for enabling youth training and their access to the labour market is deserving of a closer analysis at an international level in a time when jobless recovery threatens national economies. The ADAPT LABOUR STUDIES BOOK-SERIES has in connection been set up with a view to achieving a better understanding of the causes, consequences and possible responses to the issue in a global dimension through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.

A triumph of failed ideas  European models of capitalism in the crisis Book

A triumph of failed ideas European models of capitalism in the crisis


  • Author : Steffen Lehndorff
  • Publisher : ETUI
  • Date : 2012
  • Category : Capitalism
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9782874522468

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The current crisis in Europe is being labelled, in mainstream media and politics, as a ‘public debt crisis’. The present book draws a markedly different picture. What is happening now is rooted, in a variety of different ways, in the destabilisation of national models of capitalism due to the predominance of neoliberalism since the demise of the post-war ‘golden age’. Ten country analyses provide insights into national ways of coping – or failing to cope – with the ongoing crisis. They reveal the extent to which the respective socio-economic development models are unsustainable, either for the country in question, or for other countries. The bottom-line of the book is twofold. First, there will be no European reform agenda at all unless each country does its own homework. Second, and equally urgent, is a new European reform agenda without which alternative approaches in individual countries will inevitably be suffocated. This message, delivered by the country chapters, is underscored by more general chapters on the prospects of trade union policy in Europe and on current austerity policies and how they interact with the new approaches to economic governance at the EU level. These insights are aimed at providing a better understanding across borders at a time when European rhetoric is being used as a smokescreen for national egoism.

European Social Models from Crisis to Crisis Book

European Social Models from Crisis to Crisis


  • Author : Jon Erik Dølvik
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Date : 2015
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN : 9780198717966

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This book analyzes the interaction of European social models -- the institutions structuring labor markets' supply side -- and their turbulent macroeconomic environment from the deep Europe-wide recession, ending Germany's post-unification boom, through monetary union's establishment, to the Great Recession following the recent financial crisis. The analysis reaches two conclusions challenging the dominant view that the social models caused unemployment by impairing labor markets' efficiency in the name of equity. First, the social models' employment and distributive effects are far outweighed by their macroeconomic environment, especially in the Eurozone, where its truncated structure of economic governance transformed the Great Recession into a sovereign debt crisis. Second, instead of a trade-off between efficiency and equity, the employment effects of counteracting markets tendency to generate inequality depends on the macroeconomic conditions under which it occurs and how it is done.

Non Standard Employment in Post Industrial Labour Markets Book

Non Standard Employment in Post Industrial Labour Markets


  • Author : Werner Eichhorst
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2015-02-27
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781781001721

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Examining the occupational variation within non-standard employment, this book combines case studies and comparative writing to illustrate how and why alternative occupational employment patterns are formed. Through expert contributions, a framework is

Privatisation against the European Social Model Book

Privatisation against the European Social Model


  • Author : Marica Frangakis
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2009-11-05
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9780230250680

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This book addresses the EU as powerful driver of the wave of privatizations in the network industries and public services since the early 1990s. Based on theoretical arguments and empirical studies it examines the impact of these policies on what is regarded as the normative pillars of the European Social Model.

Governing Social Risks in Post Crisis Europe Book

Governing Social Risks in Post Crisis Europe


  • Author : Colin Crouch
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2015-01-30
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781781004012

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In this illuminating book Colin Crouch examines the diverse approaches presented by advanced societies in their attempts to resolve a central dilemma of a capitalist economy: the need to combine buoyant mass consumption with insecure workers, subject t

Economic Policy  Crisis and Innovation Book

Economic Policy Crisis and Innovation


  • Author : Maria Cristina Marcuzzo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2019-11-21
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781000751000

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This book is a Festschrift to Annamaria Simonazzi and embraces the themes that she has contributed to over the years through her insightful and inspiring works. It brings together contributions from a number of distinguished European economists, which pay tribute to her by engaging in a dialogue with her research, simultaneously reflecting on the process of growing economic disintegration in the European Union, its causes and its possible remedies. The book shows the deep interrelations between macroeconomic issues and the social sphere, and points to the need to rethink the very foundations of European economic policies as an effective antidote to growing imbalances and disintegration. In particular, the effects of austerity are assessed alongside the dimensions of inequality, gender discrimination, poverty, and unemployment, broadening the perspective also beyond the Eurozone. The authors envision a progressive society, in which investments in research and intelligent industrial policies govern the processes of technological change and drive the economy towards a more efficient and more equal model of development characterized by high productivity and high wages. While some chapters deal directly with policy issues, policy suggestions and proposals are scattered throughout the whole book. This volume will appeal to academics, economists, and policy-makers interested in understanding the policy response of European institutions to the challenges posed by both the Great Recession and subsequent developments in the European economies. The book is written in an engaging and accessible way, and the themes are broad enough to generate interest from the international public.

The Transformation of Employment Relations in Europe Book

The Transformation of Employment Relations in Europe


  • Author : Jim Arrowsmith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2013-09-11
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781135010058

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Since the 1980s, the process of European economic integration, within a wider context of globalization, has accelerated employment change and placed a new premium on ‘flexible’ forms of work organization. The institutions of employment relations, specifically those concerning collective bargaining between employers and trade unions, have had to adapt accordingly. The Transformation of Employment Relations focuses not just on recent change, but charts the strategic choices that have influenced employment relations and examines these key developments in a comparative perspective. A historical and cross-national analysis of the most important and controversial ‘issues’ explores the motivation of the actors, the implementation of change, and its evolution in a diverse European context. The book highlights the policies and the role played by different institutional and social actors (employers, management, trade unions, professional associations and governments) and assesses the extent to which these policies and roles have had significant effects on outcomes. This comparative analysis of the transformation of work and employment regulation, within the context of a quarter-century timeframe, has not been undertaken in any other book. But this is no comparative handbook in which changes are largely described on a country-by-country basis, but instead, The Transformation of Employment Relations is rather focused thematically. As Europe copes with a serious economic crisis, understanding of the dynamics of work transformation has never been more important.

Towards Convergence in Europe Book

Towards Convergence in Europe


  • Author : Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2019
  • Category : Convergence
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781788978071

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This book aims to answer a number of important questions. To what extent have European countries converged or diverged with EU-wide economic and social indicators over the past 20 years? What have been the drivers of convergence? Why do some countries lag behind, while others experience continuous upward convergence? Why are these trajectories not always linear? Particular attention is paid to the role of institutions, actors and industrial relations – focusing on the resources and strategies of governments, employers and trade unions – in nudging EU countries onto an upward convergence path.

Social Vulnerability in European Cities Book

Social Vulnerability in European Cities


  • Author : C. Ranci
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2014-03-25
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9781137346926

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What has been the impact on social cohesion of contemporary cities in Europe, of the rise of new social risks and of the recent economic crisis? Focussing on 20 European urban contexts, this book provides an empirical analysis of the socio-economic transformations driving the emergence of new social risks and of the capacity of welfare policies.

Labour market policies in the era of pervasive austerity Book

Labour market policies in the era of pervasive austerity


  • Author : Theodoropoulou, Sotiria
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Date : 2018-02-28
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781447335870

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This book investigates the changing patterns of labour market and unemployment policies in EU member states during the period since fiscal austerity took hold in 2010 during the deepest postwar recession in Europe. Looking at the big European picture, do we see a convergence or a divergence in labour market and unemployment policy trends and outputs? Has labour market insecurity increased or decreased and can these changes be associated with the observed changes in labour market policies and macroeconomic conditions? Written by leading experts in the field, the book provides detailed national case studies from across the EU, which span labour market regimes and intensities of fiscal pressures to explore whether, and if so how, retrenchment or expansion have taken place across different types of labour market policies and how these changes have been distributed across the well-protected and the less well-protected labour market populations.