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Employment Policy and the Regulation of Part-time Work in the European Union : A Comparative Analysis - Silvana Sciarra

Employment Policy and the Regulation of Part-time Work in the European Union

A Comparative Analysis

By: Silvana Sciarra (Editor), Paul Davies (Editor), FBA Mark Freedland (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th August 2004
ISBN: 9780521840026
Number Of Pages: 388

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This book originates from the research project 'New discourses in labour law' held at the European University Institute. A detailed analysis of part-time work regulation is presented for seven European countries, in order to ascertain how internal domestic choices of the legislatures have merged into the 'Open method of co-ordination'. The impact of European employment policies is considered in parallel with the implementation of the Directive on part-time work, thus providing a complete overview of both soft and hard law mechanisms available to national policy-makers. In this original work, the inter-action between law and policy emerges as a dynamic and constantly changing process of exchange between national and supranational actors, through the use of concrete examples of law-making. Labour law is put forward as being central in the current evolution of European law, and this centrality is presented as a confirmation of innovation and continuity in regulatory techniques.

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'This book is an excellent result of intensive and integrated work by a group of outstanding comparative labour lawyers ... The book is a rich and knowledgeable source for everyone interested in the regulation and policies of part-time work.' Industrial Law Journal '... readable book written by experts in the field of labor/employment law ... readers in a variety of disciplines who wish to understand how policies originate and are implemented within the framework of the EU will find the book enlightening.' H-Net

List of figures and tables
List of abbreviations
Notes on contributors
New discourses in labour law: part-time work and the paradigm of flexibility
The European employment strategy and the regulation of part-time work
The role of EU employment law and policy in the de-marginalisation of part-time work: a study in the interaction between EU regulation and member state regulation
France: no longer an employment policy tool
Germany: a bone of contention
Italy: adaptable employment and private autonomy in the Italian part-time reform
The Netherlands: from atypicality to typicality
Spain: the difficulty of marrying flexibility with security
Sweden: welfare or unfair?
The United Kingdom: how is EU governance transformative?
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ISBN: 9780521840026
ISBN-10: 0521840023
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 9th August 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.74