EU Enlargement vs. Social Europe: The Uncertain Future of the European Social Model

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Overview

Vaughan-Whitehead worked with the International Labor Organization in central and eastern Europe, and then with the European Commission, where he was responsible for social policy and social dialogue in the process of enlarging the European Union. Worrying that the rush to enlarge the European Union could risk diluting the original spirit and contents of the European Community, he analyzes the characteristics of applicant countries that may influence the Union's social policy, and the strengths and weaknesses of the European Social Model with regard to the enlargement. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840646450
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
Pt. I Candidate Countries and the Community 'Social Acquis': An Impossible Match?
1 The European Social Model and EU Enlargement 3
2 Wages and Working Conditions: Well below EU Standards 35
3 Social Protection: Overwhelmed by the Liberal Approach 109
4 Employment: Towards Unregulated Labour Markets? 165
5 Social Dialogue: Why Bother? 217
6 Workers' Participation: Slipping Away from the Self-Management Tradition? 275
Pt. II Social Dumping: Myth or Reality?
7 The Social Gap: A Source of 'Unfair' Competition? 321
8 Capital Mobility: Massive Relocations 361
9 Labour Mobility: The European Taboo 411
10 Trade: The Misleading Debate 457
11 Conclusion: An Uncertain Future after EU Enlargement 493
Bibliography 533
Index 555
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