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.

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

The European Social Model Adrift Book

The European Social Model Adrift


  • Author : Serena Romano
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2016-03-09
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN : 9781317033219

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This volume presents a new perspective for discussing the European social contract and its main challenges, bringing together single-nation and comparative studies from across Europe. Presenting both theoretical discussions and empirical case studies, it explores various aspects of social cohesion, including social protection, the labour market, social movements, healthcare, social inequalities and poverty. With particular attention to the effects of the international economic and financial crisis on social cohesion, particularly in the light of the implementation of so-called ’austerity measures’, authors engage with questions surrounding the possible fragmentation of the European model of social cohesion and the transformation of forms of social protection, asking whether social cohesion continues to represent - if it ever did - a common feature of European countries. Breaking new ground in understanding the future of Social Europe and its main dynamics of change, The European Social Model Adrift will appeal to scholars of sociology, social policy and politics, with interests in social cohesion, the effects of financial crisis and the European social model.

Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe Book

Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe


  • Author : Michael Keating
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Date : 2013-07-22
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780748665839

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Is social democracy in a terminal condition in Europe? It's in office almost nowhere and appears bereft of ideas in the face of the economic crisis that might have given it a historic opportunity. While accepting the truth of this, the contributors to this volume take a stand again those who claim that social democracy is dead. By arguing that social democracy is not a single set of ideas or practices but a way of reconciling market capitalism with social inclusion and equality, they show that it has actually been remarkably successful during the 20th century. Its key principles are still relevant but must be adapted to new conditions. This book examines the fortunes of social democracy in western and east-central Europe and the policy challenges in economic policy, labour markets, social welfare, public services, European integration and decentralization.

The EU Economic and Social Model in the Global Crisis Book

The EU Economic and Social Model in the Global Crisis


  • Author : Dagmar Schiek
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2016-02-11
  • Category : Law
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781317033424

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This book addresses the viability of the EU economic and social model within and after the global economic crisis. It identifies four key issues which warrant further discussion: (1) the asymmetry of the legal and policy framework of the euro and potential recalibration; (2) substantive tensions between the EU ’economic constitution’ and its normative aim of social justice and impacts on national policy; (3) the role of civil society, including the two sides of industry in overcoming these tensions; and (4) the EU’s global aspirations towards the creation of a viable socio-economic model. Its chapters offer two perspectives on each of the four main issues. In drawing these debates together, the book provides a broad understanding as well as starting points for future research. Bringing together different disciplinary approaches, ranging from legal studies to political economy, sociology and macroeconomics, it is a valuable contribution to the debate on the European social model and introduces new insights by focusing on legal and political tensions, the impact of the financial crisis and other economic contexts as well as global dimensions.

The Political Economy of the European Social Model Book

The Political Economy of the European Social Model


  • Author : Philip Whyman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2012
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 9780415476294

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This book seeks to analyse the development of the European Union (EU), which was founded upon the principle of the free movement of capital, goods, services and people in 1957. Its central thesis is that, from a practical and theoretical point of view, such a basis is fundamentally at odds with the creation of an interventionist regime that the construction of a social Europe would require. The authors argue convincingly that - economically: the EU does not currently possess the budget or the economic tools to pursue such a strategy; politically: close to none of the institutions of the EU have backed such a policy; practically: conservative and neo-liberal forces (among member states and the institutions of the EU) have repeatedly thwarted any moves in this direction. In reality, the Single Internal Market, Economic and Monetary Union, enlargement, the Lisbon Agenda and European Constitution projects all prioritise supply-side measures and expanding the scope of the market rather than the boosting of demand and other economic intervention. Consequently, constructing a social Europe in the face of this would appear problematic. Hence, in both theory and practice, the idea that there can be a social Europe vis-à-vis neoliberalisation is a contradiction in terms. This controversial book will be an educating and refreshing read for advanced students and academics involved with European politics, the European Union, European Economics and Economic instititutions.

The Crisis of Social Democratic Trade Unionism in Western Europe Book

The Crisis of Social Democratic Trade Unionism in Western Europe


  • Author : Mr Andrew Mathers
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Date : 2012-11-28
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9781409488033

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There is a developing crisis of social democratic trade unionism in Western Europe; this volume outlines the crisis and examines the emerging alternatives. The authors define 'social democratic trade unionism' and its associated party-union nexus and explain how this traditional model has been threatened by social democracy's accommodation to neo-liberal restructuring and public service reform. Examining the experience of Sweden, Germany, Britain and France, the volume explores the historical rise and fall of social democratic trade unionism in each of these countries and probes the policy and practice of the European Trade Union Confederation. The authors critically examine the possibilities for a revival of social democratic unionism in terms of strategic policy and identity, offering suggestions for an alternative, radicalized political unionism. The research value of the book is highlighted by its focus on contemporary developments and its authors' intimate knowledge of the chosen countries.

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.

Welfare Democracies and Party Politics Book

Welfare Democracies and Party Politics


  • Author : Philip Manow
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Date : 2018-04-26
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780198807971

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Philip Manow is Professor of Comparative Political Economy, University of Bremen. His research interests include comparative welfare state research, the German political system, European integration and Political Theory. Publications include In the King's Shadow. The Political Anatomy of Democratic Representation (Polity Press, 2010) and Religion, Class Coalitions and Welfare States, Cambridge Studies on Social Theory, Religion and Politics (co-authored with Kees van Kersbergen, CUP, 2009). Bruno Palier is CNRS Research Director at Sciences Po, Centre d'etudes europeennes. He is studying welfare reforms in Europe. He is co-director of LIEPP (Laboratory for interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies).

Before and After the Economic Crisis Book

Before and After the Economic Crisis


  • Author : M. -A. Moreau
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2011-01-01
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781849809955

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This timely book casts new light on the key issues arising from the contentious debate around the future of the European Social Model. Marie-Ange Moreau brings together leading experts to provide a thorough and well-informed response to the recent developments in European social and labour law and policy, in the light of institutional changes. The contributing authors provide unique insights as they evaluate the impact of the enlargement processes, the implications of the Lisbon Treaty, the integration of the Charter into EU law and, crucially, the evaluation of the European evolutions in the context of the economic crisis. Before and After the Economic Crisis will appeal to academics, researchers and graduate students working on European labour law, industry relations, social policy and gender issues and related topics in economics and political sciences.

Whatever It Takes Book

Whatever It Takes


  • Author : George Papaconstantinou
  • Publisher : Comparative Political Economy
  • Date : 2019-10-24
  • Category : Europe
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1911116983

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Europe is at a crossroads: a restructuring at the very least, if not a new settlement of power, is in the cards. This book attempts to understand what "post-crisis Europe" will look like, and what the opportunities are to rethink its economic, social, and institutional architecture as well as to address its nagging democratic deficit.

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 : 2017-01-26
  • Category :
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0198798865

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This book analyzes how the transformation of the European political economies -- stretching from the crisis after German re-unification and through the Great Recession -- has influenced the social models, employment, and inequality in Western Europe.

Financial Crisis  Labour Markets and Institutions Book

Financial Crisis Labour Markets and Institutions


  • Author : Sebastiano Fadda
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2013-02-11
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9781136268502

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This book seeks to explain the global financial crisis and its wider economic, political, and social repercussions, arguing that the 2007-9 meltdown was in fact a systemic crisis of the capitalist system. The volume makes these points through the exploration of several key questions: What kind of institutional political economy is appropriate to explain crisis periods and failures of crisis-management? Are different varieties of capitalism more or less crisis-prone, and can the global financial crisis can be attributed to one variety more than others? What is the interaction between the labour market and the financialization process? The book argues that each variety of capitalism has its own specific crisis tendencies, and that the uneven global character of the crisis is related to the current forms of integration of the world market. More specifically, the 2007-09 economic crisis is rooted in the uneven income distribution and inequality caused by the current financial-led model of growth. The book explains how the introduction of more flexibility in the labour markets and financial deregulation affected everything from wages to job security to trade union influence. Uneven income distribution and inequality weakened aggregate demand and brought about structural deficiencies in aggregate demand and supply. It is argued that the process of financialization has profoundly changed how capitalist economies operate. The volume posits that financial globalization has given rise to growing international imbalances, which have allowed two growth models to emerge: a debt-led consumption growth model and an export-led growth model. Both should be understood as reactions to the lack of effective demand due to the polarization of income distribution.

The Sustainability of the European Social Model Book

The Sustainability of the European Social Model


  • Author : Jean-Claude Barbier
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2015-06-29
  • Category : Law
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781781951767

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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

Youth and the Crisis Book

Youth and the Crisis


  • Author : Gianluigi Coppola
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2015-12-22
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9781317484578

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The recent recession has led to an ongoing crisis in the youth labour market in Europe. This timely book deals with a number of areas related to the context, choices and experiences of young people, the consequences of which resonate throughout their lives. The focus of the contributions to this volume is on issues which, whilst undoubtedly important, have thus far received less attention than they arguably deserve. The first part of the book is concerned with issues related to education and training, covering matters such as the role of monopsony in training, the consequences of over-education, and the quality of educational institutions from primary to tertiary. The second part is primarily concerned with the long-term consequences of short-term choices and experiences including contributions on health-related choices, health consequences later in life, factors affecting the home-leaving decision, as well as an analysis of the increasing intergenerational transmission of inequality; a trend which accelerated during the recession. The last part of the book deals with issues related to youth unemployment and NEET – the direct consequence of the recession. This book contains a number of innovative analyses reporting significant findings that contrast with standard models. Some of the more interesting results directly contradict conventional wisdom on a number of topics from the importance of monopsony in training markets to the importance of transitory income changes on consumption of addictive goods. This book is suitable for those who study labor economics, political economy as well as employment and unemployment.