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Title Handbook of European social policy [electronic resource] / [edited by] Patricia Kennett, Noemi Lendvai-Bainton.

Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., 2017.


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Physical description 1 online resource (480 p.) ; cm.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Contents: Introduction : origins and trajectories of European social policy / Patricia Kennett and Noemi Lendvai-Bainton -- Part I Perspectives on European welfare states -- 1. Exploring social policy ideas and language in Europe / Daniel Béland and Klaus Peterson -- 2. Cultural political economy and 'post-crisis' austerity states in Europe / Bob Jessop and Ngai-Ling Sum -- 3. Varieties of capitalism and welfare regimes / Martin Schröder -- 4. Gendering European welfare states and citizenship : revisioning inequalities / Birte Siim and Anette Borchorst -- 5. Social investment over the life course : ending European social policy as we know it? / Jon Kvist -- Part II International and regional institutions and social policy -- 6. The dynamics of European Union social policy / Mary Daly -- 7. Obstacles to 'social Europe' / David Bailey -- 8. The EU in the international arena and the social dimension of globalization / Valeria Fargion -- 9. EU governance of welfare states and labour markets / Caroline De la Porte -- 10. European citizenship and social rights / Cecilia Bruzelius and Martin Seeleib Kaiser -- Part III Comparing welfare states and societies across Europe -- 11. Continental welfare states in transition : the incomplete social investment turn / Anton Hemerijck -- 12. Adjusting social welfare and social policy in central and eastern Europe : growth, crisis and recession / Borbála Kovács, Abel Polese and Jeremy Morris -- 13. Southern European welfare regimes : from differentiation to reconvergence? / Chiara Saraceno -- 14. The anglo-saxon welfare states : still Europe's outlier : or trendsetter? / Fiona Dukelow and Elke Heins -- 15. Reflecting on Nordic welfare states : continuity or social change? / Bent Greve -- Part IV Dimensions and development of social policy -- 16. Unemployment benefit and labour market policies in Europe / Daniel Clegg -- 17. Neo-liberalism, discursive change and European education policy trajectories / Manuel Souto-Otero -- 18. The territorial dimension of social policies and the new role of cities / Yuri Kazepov and Eduardo Barbaris -- 19. The development of welfare state policies towards care work within and outside the family / Birgit Pfau-Effinger -- 20. How European pension promises changed in austere times : 2002-2012 / Traute Meyer -- Part V Emerging challenges and issues for European welfare states -- 21. Poverty and social exclusion in the European Union / Brian Nolan -- 22. Climate change as a challenge for European welfare states / Mi Ah Shoyen and Bjorn Hvinden -- 23. Integration and multiculturalism in western Europe / Tariq Modood -- 24. Radical politics in post-crisis Hungary : illiberal democracy, neoliberalism and the 'end of the welfare state' / Noemi Lendvai-Bainton -- 25. The social legitimacy of welfare states in European regions and countries : balancing between popular preferences and evaluations / Femke Roosma and Wim Van Oorshott -- 26. (Dis)integration, disjuncture and the multidimensional crisis of the European social project / Patricia Kennett -- Index.
Summary This Handbook brings together leading scholars of European social policy to reinvigorate theoretical, conceptual and substantive debates around European welfare states and societies as well as the 'social dimension' of the European Union. This unique and original collection comes together at a time of substantial economic, social and political turbulence across Europe, changing narratives, ideas and attitudes towards welfare, increasing institutional complexity in the delivery of services, and a 'crisis of legitimacy' for the European project itself compounded by Brexit. It is against this backdrop that the Handbook draws together key commentators in European social policy to engage with and further develop theoretical, conceptual and substantive understandings of social policy in post-crisis Europe. Issues covered include, amongst others, varieties of welfare capitalism, cultural political economy, austerity, territoriality, engendering, multiculturalism, socio-ecological changes, social investment and public attitudes. The Handbook of European Social Policy offers a comprehensive and state-of-the-art reflection on theoretical debates on welfare regimes and the trajectories of the EU's social dimension. It is a key reading and teaching resource for students and academics in social policy.
Notes Description based on print record.
Other author Kennett, Patricia, 1959-
Lendvai, Noémi, 1975-
Subject Social policy -- European Union countries.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781783476466 (e-book)