Social Policy and the Eurocrisis

Author: Georg Menz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137473401
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In this study, an international and multidisciplinary team take stock of the promise and shortfalls of 'Social Europe' today, examining the response to the Eurocrisis, the past decade of social policy in the image of the Lisbon Agenda, and the politics that derailed a more Delorsian Europe from ever emerging.

Welfare Markets in Europe

Author: Amandine Crespy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137571047
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This book explores the European welfare model, arguing that the rollout of European policies for welfare services has led to increased marketization. The author argues that the rise of profit-making in utilities, transport, child and health care is exacerbating rather than reducing inequalities among citizens, demonstrating how the marketization of European welfare has taken place over successive rounds of policymaking for European integration. These rounds have motivated national level public services reform, as well as contestation over these measures from civil society groups. The study traces the developments of policymaking at EU level since the late 1980s, offers in-depth studies of contentious debates which have sealed the fate of welfare services at the turn of the century, and offers insights on the problems involved with prolonged austerity in Europe. This book therefore shows how European integration is provoking a democratic challenge to what kind of Europe citizens want.

Beyond Defeat and Austerity

Author: David J Bailey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317494563
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Much of the critical discussion of the European political economy and the Eurozone crisis has focused upon a sense that solidaristic achievements built up during the post-war period are being continuously unravelled. Whilst there are many reasons to lament the trajectory of change within Europe’s political economy, there are also important developments, trends and processes which have acted to obstruct, hinder and present alternatives to this perceived trajectory of declining social solidarity. These alternatives have tended to be obscured from view, in part as a result of the conceptual approaches adopted within the literature. Drawing from examples across the EU, this book presents an alternative narrative and explanation for the development of Europe’s political economy and crisis, emphasising the agency of what are typically considered subordinate (and passive) actors. By highlighting patterns of resistance, disobedience and disruption it makes a significant contribution to a literature that has otherwise been more concerned to understand patterns of heightened domination, exploitation, inequality and neoliberal consolidation. It will be of interest to students and scholars alike.

Narrating European Society

Author: Hans-Jörg Trenz
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 149852706X
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This book introduces a sociological perspective on European integration by looking at different accounts of Europeanization as society building.

Die Zukunft der Eurozone

Author: Alexander Schellinger
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3732836363
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Europa stolpert von Krise zu Krise. Die Finanz- und Schuldenkrise gefährdet die Europäische Währungsunion. Das Brexit-Votum zeigt, wie weit verbreitet die Europaskepsis ist. Die Wirtschaft kommt nicht in Schwung. Die Arbeitslosigkeit ist hoch. Und die Flüchtlingskrise hat die politischen Gräben noch vertieft. Deshalb brauchen wir eine Antwort auf die Frage: Wie retten wir den Euro und halten Europa zusammen? In dem vorliegenden Band machen renommierte Wissenschaftler sowie führende Vertreter aus Politik und Verwaltung konkrete und zugleich pragmatische Reformvorschläge. Ihr Plädoyer für einen demokratisch legitimierten Euro-Finanzminister, einen neuen wirtschaftspolitischen Ansatz, ein gemeinsames Eurozonen-Budget und für soziale Mindeststandards sind die Voraussetzungen für ein gerechtes, stabiles und prosperierendes Europa.

Forschungsfeld Wissenschaftskommunikation

Author: Heinz Bonfadelli
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658128984
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Wissenschaftskommunikation ist zentral für moderne Wissensgesellschaften – und in den vergangenen Jahren immer vielfältiger geworden. Sie findet in der Wissenschaft auf Konferenzen oder in Fachpublikationen statt, in der Politik- und Unternehmensberatung, in Kampagnen, in Massenmedien und in Social Media. Die Kommunikationswissenschaft und andere Sozialwissenschaften haben sich in den letzten Jahren verstärkt mit dem Thema Wissenschaftskommunikation befasst. Der Band kartiert dieses Forschungsfeld, identifiziert zentrale Themen, theoretische Perspektiven und Fragestellungen und stellt den Wissensstand überblickshaft dar.