Exploring European Social Policy [NOOK Book]


This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive available and offers the reader a detailed exploration of the area. It will be essential reading for anyone studying the EU or national social policy, as well as for practitioners in the field.
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Exploring European Social Policy

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This book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive available and offers the reader a detailed exploration of the area. It will be essential reading for anyone studying the EU or national social policy, as well as for practitioners in the field.
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'The "deepening" of the European integration process - the single market, the single currency and the like - raises major questions about the role of the EU in social policy and the sustainability of different national models. Geyer's book provides a timely, well-informed discussion of these pressing issues, combining theoretical reflection with history and detailed empirical analysis. Its accessible style means that students, policy specialists, and tutors can each benefit from it.'Professor Kevin Featherstone, Department of European Studies, Bradford University

'Geyer considers European Union social policy broadly over the past half century, including issues of employment, gender, antipoverty, health and safety, youth and the elderly, and focuses on the late 1980s and early 1990s ... Geyer has provided a firm and useful base upon which future scholars can build. Carefully researched with an extensive bibliography.' Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745666396
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/2/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 940 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Geyer is a Lecturer, in the Department of Politics, University of Liverpool.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 European Social Policy 1950-1969 11
2 European Social Policy 1970-1999 34
3 Labour Policy: Core Areas 58
4 Labour Policy: Extensions 81
5 Gender Policy: From Article 119 to 'Mainstreaming' 104
6 The Structural Funds and the European Social Fund 129
7 Expansion and Extensions I 156
8 Expansion and Extensions II 179
9 The Future of European Social Policy 203
App Accessing EU Social Policy 214
Notes 216
References 226
Index 249
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