Welfare systems and European integration
Read Online
Share

Welfare systems and European integration proceedings from COST A7 Workshop in Tampere, Finland, August 24-27, 1995 by COST A7 Workshop (1995 Tampere, Finland)

  • 426 Want to read
  • ·
  • 65 Currently reading

Published by University of Tampere in Tampere .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • European Union countries

Subjects:

  • Social service -- European Union countries -- Congresses.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementMatti ALestalo & Pekka Kosonen, (eds.).
SeriesSeries A / Department of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Tampere,, 28/1996, Tampereen yliopiston Sosiologian ja sosiaalipsykologian laitoksen sarja A,, 28.
ContributionsAlestalo, Matti., Kosonen, Pekka.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV238 .C67 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination379 p. :
Number of Pages379
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL413084M
ISBN 10951444034X
LC Control Number98115523

Download Welfare systems and European integration

PDF EPUB FB2 MOBI RTF

This book provides the first comprehensive analyses of the challenges all European welfare systems have been facing since , combining in-depth country-based studies and comparative chapters. It focuses on: 1) the economic and financial crisis, 2) demographic change, and 3) the balance between. European Welfare Systems: Current State of Research and some Theoretical Considerations, Klaus Schubert, Simon Hegelich, Ursula Bazant Part 2: Country Studies 2. Welfare State Development in Austria: Strong Traditions Meet New Challenges, Karin Heitzmann, August Österle 3. This book provides the first comprehensive analyses of the challenges all European welfare systems have been facing since , combining in-depth country-based studies and comparative chapters. It focuses on: 1) the economic and financial crisis, 2) demographic change, and 3) the balance between avoiding risks and opening up opportunities in.   In contrast to national welfare systems the process of European integration, in particular freedom of movement, demands more openness. As such, states are trapped in a ‘liberal paradox’. The free movement of people within Europe and its associated labour migration challenges national welfare states.

In that sense, EU integration of post-communist welfare is not simply a ‘catch-up’, it is a complex transformation process whereby, rather than EU Enlargement and Eastern Europe being seen as Author: Torben M. Andersen. It is vividly debated how the ongoing process of European integration will affect the need and scope for welfare state activities. To some this process signals that welfare state activities have to be rolled back, while others stress that international integration may increase the need for (explicit or implicit) social insurance arrangements. ing the skewed nature of debates that focus only on the most visible system of welfare provision. The ‘mixed economy of welfare’, ‘welfare pluralism’ or the ‘welfare mix’ are different terms for the variety of providers within welfare systems. Rose (3) examines these and argues that ‘total welfare’ in society is the sum of the. This book provides the first comprehensive information and detailed data on the welfare systems of all twenty-seven EU member states and offers the reader an invaluable introduction and basis for comparative welfare : Hardcover.

European integration poses daunting challenges to political science as a discipline. The EU defies traditional conceptions of states as atomized, self-sufficient units that engage in alliances strictly on an ad hoc basis. Only the EU amongst all international organizations has its own system of law, supranational institutions, and currency. European institutional integration has gone too far, blame misguided political motivations, and assert that the monetary union has failed (for example, Feldstein ). On the other side, supporters of European integration attribute the euro crisis to institutional incompleteness— what Bergsten () called a “half-built house.”Missing: Welfare systems. The “Welfare State” refers to the set of interventions organised by the state which are aimed at guaranteeing the provision of a minimum level of services to the population via a system of social protection. The origins of this system of social protection can be traced back to the end of the 19 th century in the Germany of Chancellor Bismarck. However, this system only became generalised in Europe . European Integration and Europeanization processes in social field are the focus of the analysis here proposed. Starting from the social implications and from the effects that the different European welfare regimes have on them, it will be shown a possible re-arrangement of the differences within the various regimes, as well as of their relationships and their new characterizations.