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

Governance and Politics in the Post Crisis European Union Book

Governance and Politics in the Post Crisis European Union

  • Author : Ramona Coman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2020-08-27
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 9781108482264

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An original new textbook providing an up-to-date, critical perspective of how the EU works, and what issues it faces, in the post-crisis era.

Handbook of European Social Policy Book

Handbook of European Social Policy

  • Author : Patricia Kennett
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Date : 2017-08-25
  • Category :
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781783476466

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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.

Employment Relations in the 21st Century Book

Employment Relations in the 21st Century

  • Author : Valeria Pulignano
  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • Date : 2019-11-07
  • Category : Law
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9789403518206

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It cannot be denied that in recent decades, for many if not most people, work has become unstable and insecure, with serious risk and few benefits for workers. As this reality spills over into political and social life, it is crucial to interrogate the transformations affecting employment relations, shape research agendas, and influence the policies of national and international institutions. This single volume brings together thirty-nine scholars (both academics and experienced industrial relations actors) in the fields of employment relations and labour law in a forthright discussion of new approaches, theories, and methods aimed at ameliorating the world of work. Focusing on why and how work is changing, how collective actors deal with it, and the future of work from different disciplinary angles and at an international level, the contributors describe and analyse such issues and topics as the following: new forms of social protection and representation; differences in the power relations of workers and political dynamics; balancing protection of workers’ dignity and promotion of productivity; intersection of information technology and workplace regulation; how the gig economy undermines legal protections; role of professional and trade associations; workplace conflict management; lay judges in labour courts; undeclared work in the informal sector of the labour market; work incapacity and disability; (in)coherence of the work-related case law of the European Court of Justice; and business restructurings. Derived from a major conference held in Leuven in September 2018, the book offers an in-depth understanding of the changing world of work, its main transformations, and the challenges posed to classical employment relations theories and methods as well as to labour law. With its wide range of insights, analysis, and reflection, this unique contribution to the study of industrial relations offers an authoritative reference guide to scholars, policymakers, trade

Corporate Governance in Contention Book

Corporate Governance in Contention

  • Author : Ciaran Driver
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Date : 2018-06-21
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780192527660

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Corporate governance is a complex idea that is often inappropriately simplified as a cookbook of recommended measures to improve financial performance. Meta studies of published research show that the supposed benign effects of these measures - independent directors or highly incentivised executives - are at best context-specific. There is thus a challenge to explain the meaning, purpose, and importance of corporate governance. This volume addresses these issues. The issues discussed centre on relationships within the firm e.g. between labour, managers, and investors, and relationships outside the firm that affect consumers or the environment. The essays in this collection are the considered selection by the editors and the contributors themselves of what are seen as some of the most weighty and urgent issues that connect the corporation and society at large in developed economies with established property rights. The essays are to be read in dialogue with each other, giving a richer understanding than could be obtained by shepherding all contributions into a single mould. Nevertheless taken together they demonstrate a shared sense of deep concern that the corporate governance agenda has been and still is on the wrong track. The contributors, individually and collectively, identify in this compendium both a research programme and a platform for change.

Southern Europe  Book

Southern Europe

  • Author : Martin Baumeister
  • Publisher : Campus Verlag
  • Date : 2015-10-08
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 9783593504827

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According to mainstream discourse of the Cold War, post-1945 Western Europe was essentially a homogeneous historical space fully integrated into modern industrial society. But as Southern Europe? makes clear, Western European societies were in fact divided by deep political and economic inequalities. While nations in the north embodied consolidated democracies, Spain, Portugal, and Greece were at times all authoritarian regimes. Deeply afflicted with underdevelopment, these countries were cut off from the "economic miracles" other Western European states were experiencing. With its weak democracy, Italy held a contradictory position between the struggles of the Iberian and Greek peninsulas and the progress of its neighbors beyond the Alps. Now, old inequalities long believed to be things of the past have resurfaced, and a new debt crisis appears to be splitting the continent apart along historic lines. This book raises the important question of whether studying the geopolitics and social history of southern Europe might be a valuable analytical tool for understanding these contemporary financial catastrophes.

Poverty Trends in Germany and Great Britain Book

Poverty Trends in Germany and Great Britain

  • Author : Jan Brülle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2018-01-28
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9783658208929

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Jan Brülle shows how poverty risks in Germany between 1992 and 2012 increased concentrated on those with low educational levels, in lower occupational positions, and with precarious employment careers, as the country’s welfare state failed to adapt to widening inequalities in households’ market incomes. Contrasting the German experience with Great Britain, where social transfers to low-income families in concert with favourable labour market conditions helped to reduce poverty between 1992 and the global financial crisis, he presents the most comprehensive comparative study on poverty trends in these two countries to date. Moving beyond a cross-sectional perspective on poverty, the author analyses why it became not only more frequent in Germany, but also more persistent in individual life-courses, and why faster exits have driven the decline in poverty in Great Britain.

Regulating Risks in the European Union Book

Regulating Risks in the European Union

  • Author : Maria Weimer
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date : 2017-10-05
  • Category : Law
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 9781509912667

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A growing body of EU law and regulation is preoccupied with the protection of EU citizens from health and environmental risks. Which chemicals are safe and should be allowed on the market? How should the EU respond to public health emergencies, such as Ebola and other infectious diseases? Regulatory responses to these questions confront deep uncertainty, limited knowledge and societal contestation. In a time where the use of scientific expertise in EU policy-making is particularly contested, this book offers a timely contribution to both the academic and policy debate on the role of specialised expertise in EU public decision-making on risk and technology as well as on its intertwinement with executive power. It draws on insights from law, governance, political sciences, and science and technology studies, bringing together leading scholars in this field. Contributions are drawn together by a shared theoretical perspective, namely by their use of co-production as an analytical lens to study the intricate interplay between techno-scientific expertise and EU executive power. By so doing, this collection produces highly original insights into the development of the EU administrative state, as well as into the role of regulatory science in its construction. This book will be useful to scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers working on risk regulation and the role of expertise in public decision-making.

The Rise of Precarious Employment in Europe Book

The Rise of Precarious Employment in Europe

  • Author : Ilias Livanos
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Date : 2019-01-14
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781787145870

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This book examines precarious employment in Europe through the economic crisis. It draws on two main sources: theories of how the financial and debt crisis coupled with labour market reforms to exacerbate precarity in the workforce; and data from the European Labour Force Survey from 2005-12, capturing various aspects of precarious employment.

Brexit Book


  • Author : William Outhwaite
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Date : 2017-02-01
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781783086474

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Brexit traces the implications of the UK’s projected withdrawal from the EU, placing short-term political fluctuations in a broader historical and social context of the transformation of European and global society. This book provides a forum for leading Eurosociologists (broadly defined), working inside and outside the UK, to rethink their analyses of the European project and its prospects, as well as to reflect on the likely implications for the UK.

Society and Social Change in 21st Century Europe Book

Society and Social Change in 21st Century Europe

  • Author : Colin Crouch
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Date : 2016-06-29
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781137277824

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This is the definitive textbook on European societies and the changes the continent has experienced in the social sphere during this century. This text is the only single-authored text covering this topic, offering a holistic yet nuanced understanding of the nature of European society and its dynamic nature. Colin Crouch draws on 40 years' experience as a researcher on European societies to explore this diversity across such key areas of life as patterns of birth and death, family, gender, migration, religion, conflict, economy and inequality. Crouch uses an astonishing wealth of empirical data to analyse how European society functions on national, international and continental levels with various state and non-state actors. Through this approach, and by recognising and accounting for the fluidity of society, and enduring influences such as globalisation and security threats, Crouch offers an important contribution to the study of Europe, and a pioneering methodology for the study of social class. This text is an essential for those wishing to be up-to-date in both the topic and the practise of scholarship. This text was designed for upper-undergraduates and postgraduates covering European Society, the Politics and/or Sociology of Europe. It will also benefit all readers studying social class to familiarise themselves with Crouch's innovative methodology and analysis.

The Political Economy of Policy Ideas Book

The Political Economy of Policy Ideas

  • Author : Gemma Scalise
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Date : 2020-10-15
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9783030557508

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In 2008, the European Commission relaunched the policy idea of active inclusion, with the aim of facilitating the integration of people into sustainable and quality employment. Over ten years later, and in the aftermath of one of the most trying periods in Europe’s recent economic history, this book provides a critical and timely reassessment. The Political Economy of Policy Ideas contributes to the growing scholarly literature on ideational political economy and labour market regulation by providing a systematic analysis of the idea of active inclusion and its three core principles: activation, conditionality and personalization. The research breaks new ground by detailing how divergent interpretations of these principles, by relevant social actors in different contexts, have shaped their implementation. The book is of interest to scholars and students across comparative political economy, economic sociology, welfare and industrial relations studies.

Personal Debt in Europe Book

Personal Debt in Europe

  • Author : Federico Ferretti
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2019-04-30
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781108426732

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Analyses personal debt and the over-indebtedness of consumers in the European Union from the multi-disciplinary perspectives of economics, policy, and law.

Imagining Europe Book

Imagining Europe

  • Author : Paul Blokker
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Date : 2022-01-01
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN : 9783030813697

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This book provides an extensive analysis and discussion of the transnational mobilization of citizens and youth, alongside the production of creative, imaginative, and constructive solutions to the European crisis. The volume provides a variety of interdisciplinary analyses, as well as a series of perspectives on populism that have not been addressed extensively, including an examination of left-wing populism, the constituent power dimension of populism, and transnational manifestations of populism, contributing to debates on political science, political sociology, social movements studies, and political and constitutional theory.

Labour Mobility in the Enlarged Single European Market Book

Labour Mobility in the Enlarged Single European Market

  • Author : Jon Erik Dølvik
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Date : 2016-11-22
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781786354419

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The economic crisis has caused a surge in intra-European labour mobility, unleashing heated debates about the consequences of large-scale labour migration. This volume improves understanding of the drivers, mechanisms, and effects of the past decade’s surge in cross-border labour mobility and work related migration within Europe.