The European Social Model has been an integral part of the construction of the European Community and has been effective in stimulating its economic growth. This social dimension represents the soul of the European Union, and has been envied and adopted by other regions and countries in the world. Under the pressure of the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent introduction of austerity measures across Europe, many countries have reformed basic elements of the model including social protection, pensions, public services, workers' rights, quality of jobs, working conditions and social dialogue, often undermining social cohesion. These trends have raised questions: Is Europe currently losing its legacy? If so, what are the social and economic implications, both in the short and longer term? The European Social Model in Crisis assesses social policy developments in each EU individual member state on the basis of detailed empirical evidence and concrete case studies. This book issues a timely warning about the dismantling of the European Social Model, presenting its possibly devastating future effects and proposing more balanced policy options.Scholars and researchers of labour economics, European studies and social policy will find the experts' contributions offered in this book to be an invaluable reference. Policy-makers in European and international institutions will be inspired by its comparative analysis and alternative policy proposals.
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Description du livre International Labour Office. Paperback. État : new. BRAND NEW, The European Social Model in Crisis: Is Europe Losing its Soul?, Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, The European social model - a system that combines economic growth with high living standards and good working conditions - has long been a guideline for setting government policy as well as a source of pride for the EU member nations. However, due to financial strains caused by the economic crisis and long-term social trends, many countries are now looking for ways to cut their most popular social programs. Using case studies and detailed empirical evidence, this book examines how social policies are being dismantled in 13 EU member states (Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden, and the UK). The contributors use the findings from these studies to discuss a mix of policy reforms that could retain the main elements and features of the European social model, thus helping Europe preserve the essentials of its soul and identity. The volume's timely warning about the dismantling of the European social model and its possibly devastating future effects - as well as the alternative options proposed - make it essential reading for policymakers and an invaluable reference for scholars and researchers of European studies and social policy. Contributors include Jose Ignacio Anton (University of Salamanca, Spain), Dominique Anxo (Linnaeus University, Sweden), Gerhard Bosch (University of Duisburg-Essen, Institut fur Arbeit und Qualifikation, Germany) Rafael Munoz de Bustillo Llorente (University of Salamanca), Kerly Espenberg (University of Tartu, Estonia), Antonio Figueiredo (University of Porto, Portugal), Jerome Gautie (University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, Institut des Sciences Sociales du Travail, Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne), Pilar Gonzalez, University of Porto, Portugal), Damian Grimshaw, EWERC (European Work and Employment Research Centre, University of Manchester), Maria Karamessini (Panteion University, Greece), Jaan Masso (University of Tartu), Inta Mierina, (University of Warsaw, University of Latvia), Agota Scharle (Budapest Institute, Hungary), Annamaria Simonazzi (Sapienza University of Rome), Dorottya Szikra (Budapest Institute), and Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead (ILO, Sciences Po). N° de réf. du libraire B9789221286554
Description du livre International Labor Office with Edward Elgar, 2015. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 922128655X