Synopses & Reviews
An anthology of papers critical of neoliberalism, this book isfocused on offering practical policy-based alternatives that preserve the western European model of social welfare whileresponding to globalization and the financial crisis. It is designed for academic researchers. Contributors come from a range of EU memberstates. The book analyzes relationships between EU and national law, and focuses on the sustainability of EU employment and pension law inrelation to EU social policy around working time and general social services. Contributors analyze various policymaking formats; mostconclude that the European Social Model will be sustainable only if EU governance issues are addressed.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
This book argues that the European Social Model can only be sustained in the current economic crisis if social and employment policies are adequately recognised as integral parts of European economic policy-making. The contributing authors investigate this hypothesis through comparative evaluations of interactions of EU economic governance with national systems of social protection. In particular they focus on two key policy areas - social services of general interest and the regulation of working time - as well as covering areas such as social inclusion, active ageing policies and job quality. By combining sociological approaches with legal analyses, the book provides unique insights and evaluation of EU methods of governance.