A European Welfare State?

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Is European integration creating a 'European Welfare State'? Should it be? In this innovative study, Mark Kleinman shows that to understand the controversial social policy role of the European Union, we need to consider the impact of economic integration for both the scope and aims of social policy. This book provides the first comprehensive treatment of the economic and social aspects of European Social Policy, and draws important conclusions ...

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Overview

Is European integration creating a 'European Welfare State'? Should it be? In this innovative study, Mark Kleinman shows that to understand the controversial social policy role of the European Union, we need to consider the impact of economic integration for both the scope and aims of social policy. This book provides the first comprehensive treatment of the economic and social aspects of European Social Policy, and draws important conclusions for the future of the European Union.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333698921
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Kleinman is Professor of International Social Policy, University of Bristol.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Crisis? What Crisis? Continuity and Change in European Welfare States 1
2 One Social Model or Many? 28
3 Globalization and the Welfare State 59
4 European Union Social Policy: Policy Development and Policy-making 82
5 European Union Social Policy Today and Tomorrow 110
6 One Money, One Muddle: Social Policy and the Euro 135
7 Europe Isn't Working: Jobs, Unemployment and Social Exclusion 161
8 Citizens Arise? Europe and Social Citizenship 191
9 Conclusions 219
References 226
Index 240
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