The twelve remarkable essays in this book explore this vital issue from a number of enlightening perspectives. European Social Security and Global Politics represents a partial gleaning of the September 2001 conference-held in Bergen, Norway-of the European Institute of Social Security, a leading multidisciplinary research group and the vanguard of the debate on social security in Europe. Fifteen highly committed researchers and administrators from all over Europe offer in-depth analysis and conclusions in such crucial areas as:
In addition to the invaluable individual insights advanced in each paper, two notable trends seem to pervade the entire conference. One is the growing divergence of social security policy within European countries, coexisting uneasily with EU measures against social exclusion; the other is the sudden clarity of principle and design in the European welfare state when seen against the virtual anarchy of the globalisation model. Where these trends may lead us is only beginning to come into focus, and this book is among the first to sharpen the images of the possible futures in European social security that are likely to emerge in the next decade.
All professionals in any aspect of social security policy or study will benefit enormously from this provocative book, not only in Europe but throughout the world.
|Ten European Systems of Social Protection: An Ambiguous Convergence||p. 3|
|Globalisation and the Welfare State: More Inequality, Less Redistribution?||p. 45|
|Globalisation, Worker Mobility and Social Protection||p. 61|
|Regional Social Security: Are Innovative Developments in Southern Africa Relevant to the European Context?||p. 95|
|Globalisation and the Design of the Welfare State||p. 145|
|Towards a Social Globalization: A Blueprint for a Global Social Security Policy||p. 167|
|Welfare States within the Globalization Dilemma: The US and the European Social Model in Comparison||p. 189|
|Perverse Principles of Welfare Reform||p. 199|
|Classic Principles and Designs in European Social Security||p. 225|
|The UK and Pensions: Maverick or the Only One in Step?||p. 267|
|Viewing the Reforming Pension Schemes in Europe: A Parallel Development||p. 279|
|European Pension Systems: The Real Challenge of the 21st Century||p. 303|
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Series: European Institute of Social Security S.
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 15th January 2003
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64