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European Social Security and Global Politics 2001 : EISS Yearbook - Danny Pieters

European Social Security and Global Politics 2001

EISS Yearbook

By: Danny Pieters (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th January 2003
ISBN: 9789041119483
Number Of Pages: 332

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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:

  • how globalisation increases inequality and hinders redistribution of wealth
  • how certain social security policies hamper the free movement of workers
  • the elusive promise of regional social security in Europe
  • essential elements of any proposed global social security policy
  • various reform initiatives for the fair administration of pension schemes

    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.

  • Introductionp. 1
    Ten European Systems of Social Protection: An Ambiguous Convergencep. 3
    Globalisation and the Welfare State: More Inequality, Less Redistribution?p. 45
    Globalisation, Worker Mobility and Social Protectionp. 61
    Regional Social Security: Are Innovative Developments in Southern Africa Relevant to the European Context?p. 95
    Globalisation and the Design of the Welfare Statep. 145
    Towards a Social Globalization: A Blueprint for a Global Social Security Policyp. 167
    Welfare States within the Globalization Dilemma: The US and the European Social Model in Comparisonp. 189
    Perverse Principles of Welfare Reformp. 199
    Classic Principles and Designs in European Social Securityp. 225
    The UK and Pensions: Maverick or the Only One in Step?p. 267
    Viewing the Reforming Pension Schemes in Europe: A Parallel Developmentp. 279
    European Pension Systems: The Real Challenge of the 21st Centuryp. 303
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    ISBN: 9789041119483
    ISBN-10: 9041119485
    Series: European Institute of Social Security S.
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    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