Democracy and Capabilities for Voice: Welfare, Work and Public Deliberation in Europe

Democracy and Capabilities for Voice: Welfare, Work and Public Deliberation in Europe


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789052018676
Publisher: P.I.E-Peter Lang S.A., Editions Scientifiques Internationales
Publication date: 06/18/2012
Series: Travail & Societe / Work & Society Series , #72
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ota De Leonardis is Professor of Sociology of Cultural Processes, Director of the Research Centre of Sociological Studies on Public Action, and member of the teaching board of the European Doctorate in Urban Studies, University of Milan Bicocca. Her research interests are in institutional changes in the governance of welfare policies and social justice, public knowledge and democracy.
Serafino Negrelli is Professor of Economic Sociology at the University of Milano Bicocca and Director of the Labour & Society Research Centre. He is a member of the Council of Scholars of the Doctoral Program on Sociology at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane. He has directed many research projects and empirical surveys on economic sociology, the sociology of work and industrial relations.
Robert Salais is an economist. He is Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Nantes, and a former Director of the CNRS Research Centre Institutions et Dynamiques Historiques de l’Economie at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan. He is also currently an Associate at the French–German Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin. His research focuses on institutional economics, labour and social justice issues in historical perspective.

Table of Contents

Contents: Ota De Leonardis/Serafino Negrelli: A New Perspective on Welfare Policies. Why and How the Capability for Voice Matters – Ota De Leonardis: Hard Cases. In Search of Capability for Voice in Job Insertion Policies – Jean-Michel Bonvin/Emilie Rosenstein: Local Agencies as Institutional Conversion Factors of Resources into Capabilities – Bénédicte Zimmermann: Having a Voice and Participating in a Company – Isabelle Ferreras: The Collective Aspects of Individual Freedom. A Case Study in the Service Sector – Serafino Negrelli: Capability for Voice and the Deficit in the EU Democracy – Steven Gascoigne: Judgements in Justice and Labour Market Reactivation. A Swedish Historical Case Study – Jurgen Kädtler: German Social Partnership in Crisis. Proof of Value or Crisis of Social Partnership – Simon Deakin/Aristea Koukiadaki: Law and Capability for Voice in the UK. Legal Strategies for the Implementation of Social Rights in the European Union – Bernard Friot: Monetary Resources, a Core Issue for Capabilities. The Example of Retirement Pensions – Robert Salais: Labour and the Politics of Freedoms.

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