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Unemployment in the New Europe : Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics - Nancy Bermeo

Unemployment in the New Europe

Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

By: Nancy Bermeo (Editor)

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Published: 2nd January 2002
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The movement for European integration has yielded a European Union of fifteen states with a unified monetary system that will eventually embrace over 370 million people. If current trends continue, an average of one in ten of these people will be unemployed. Not surprisingly, the European public ranks joblessness among its primary political concerns. This book focuses on both unemployment and economic unification. It examines the consequences of each and their interconnections. With chapters on the policy implications of European union, on current workings of domestic bargaining institutions, and on how unemployment affects political behavior, this book yields a message with important policy implications: the organized managed economies of Europe should be reformed but not replaced, and a united Europe should be wary of modeling itself on the United States.

'It is highly recommended to those who are not primarily interested in the social consequences, but in the potential political ramifications of high unemployment and the sustainability of the European social model.' Western European Politics 'This collection of articles addresses an important political and academic question for Europe - the causes of and solutions to widespread unemployment ... Unemployment in the New Europe offers a solid theoretical, economic, and political analysis of European unemployment ... the quality of scholarship is excellent.' Journal of Contemporary European studies

Introduction Nancy Bermeo
Macroeconomic Contexts and Models
Unemployment, job creation, and economic and monetary union
Organized market economies and unemployment in Europe: is it finally time to accept liberal orthodoxy?
Globalization, welfare states and employment: is there a European 'third way'?
Unemployment and Domestic Bargaining Institutions: Challenging Some Myths
Labor decline and wage growth in the advanced capitalist countries, 1965-1993
Unemployment and union destiny
Unemployment and Domestic Bargaining Institutions: Examining Three Cases
Unemployment and trade union strength in Portugal
Trade unions, unemployment, and working class fragmentation in Spain
Modell Nederland: social partnership and competitive corporatism in the Netherlands
Unemployment, Voting, and Political Behavior
Desperate times call for desperate measures? Unemployment and voter behavior in comparative perspective
The politics of unemployment: the Spanish experience in comparative perspective
Conclusion
Unemployment, the New Europe, and the old iniquities
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ISBN: 9780521002769
ISBN-10: 0521002761
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 2nd January 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.5