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The Wage under Attack: Employment Policies in Europe

The Wage under Attack: Employment Policies in Europe

by Bernadette Clasquin
     
 
Challenging the widespread view of the continental model of social protection as a «corporatist-conservative» system, this book stresses the creative thrust of the two major institutions of the Bismarckian tradition: the social contribution that finances the socialised wage, and the qualification system that liberates workers from the labour market.

Overview

Challenging the widespread view of the continental model of social protection as a «corporatist-conservative» system, this book stresses the creative thrust of the two major institutions of the Bismarckian tradition: the social contribution that finances the socialised wage, and the qualification system that liberates workers from the labour market. These institutions have come under attack over the past two decades via European Employment Strategy policies aimed at imposing the Beveridgean model. And the European Union is using the current economic crisis to justify stepping up this reform process.
The conceptual framework proposed in this volume provides the basis for a critical examination of the interrelated developments in European integration and national policies on employment and social protection. As well as contributing to a sociology of monetary resources, it highlights the emancipatory potential of the continental tradition of the socialised wage, and demonstrates the negative implications of the European Union-led reforms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782875740298
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/29/2013
Series:
Travail & Societe / Work & Society Series, #75
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

Bernadette Clasquin is general secretary of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Lorraine. She was the academic coordinator of the European project RESORE (Employees’ Resources and Social Rights in Europe), from which the collaboration of an international network of researchers has been continued, funded by the Institut Européen du Salariat.
Bernard FRIOT is emeritus professor at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre. He is also a member of the research group Institutions et Dynamiques Historiques de l’Economie and of the Institut Européen du Salariat. His research interests include social protection, employment and wages.

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