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

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In this innovative study radical unemployment policies from Germany, France, Italy, Britain, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and the EU are laid out and evaluated with respect to their political acceptability in order to determine under what conditions they would receive a sufficient level of support to be accepted as government policy and implemented on a large scale. In order to make systematic comparison possible, all the contributions use a common definition of 'radical unemployment policy', a common ...
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Overview

In this innovative study radical unemployment policies from Germany, France, Italy, Britain, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and the EU are laid out and evaluated with respect to their political acceptability in order to determine under what conditions they would receive a sufficient level of support to be accepted as government policy and implemented on a large scale. In order to make systematic comparison possible, all the contributions use a common definition of 'radical unemployment policy', a common chapter format, and provide especially detailed analyses of a particular common policy - work-sharing. The final chapter builds on this by using a comparative perspective to test a number of current theories about policy innovation.
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Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Introduction 1
1 The European Union 6
2 Germany 21
3 France 47
4 Italy 68
5 Britain 87
6 Spain 103
7 Denmark 123
8 Norway 146
9 Switzerland 168
10 Comparisons and conclusions 188
Index 215
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