The New Politics of Unemployment: Radical Policy Initiatives in Western Europe

The New Politics of Unemployment: Radical Policy Initiatives in Western Europe

by Hugh Compston
     
 

The problem of mass unemployment in western Europe has persisted since the early 1980s. Clearly the policies implemented by national governments and the EU have not been successful in adequately tackling this important social, economic and political issue.

The New Politics of Unemployment provides a thorough comparative analysis of the present situation.

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Overview

The problem of mass unemployment in western Europe has persisted since the early 1980s. Clearly the policies implemented by national governments and the EU have not been successful in adequately tackling this important social, economic and political issue.

The New Politics of Unemployment provides a thorough comparative analysis of the present situation. It looks at how the orthodox unemployment policies of contemporary governments have failed and what new policies might be introduced. A number of radical unemployment policies, from Germany, France, Italy, Britain, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and the EU, are outlined. These are investigated with a view to identifying the conditions under which they might become standard components of national and EU strategies to bring down unemployment.

This book is the first comparative study of the politics of policy innovation in the area of unemployment. It will be an important addition to the literature of European public policy and important reading for students of comparative European politics and economics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415150545
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/19/1996
Series:
Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science Series
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Introduction1
1The European Union6
2Germany21
3France47
4Italy68
5Britain87
6Spain103
7Denmark123
8Norway146
9Switzerland168
10Comparisons and conclusions188
Index215

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