Fighting Poverty and Social Exclusion in the EU: A Chance in Europe 2020

1st Edition

Matteo Jessoula, Ilaria Madama

Published June 27, 2018
Reference - 226 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138930872 - CAT# Y203492
Series: Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State


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In the field of anti-poverty policies, the interplay between the Europe 2020 overarching strategy and the 'Semester' have marked major discontinuity vis-à-vis the Open Method of Coordination for social protection and social inclusion (Social OMC) of the Lisbon phase. This book therefore asks whether and how Europe matters in the fight against poverty and social exclusion by assessing the emergence and possible institutionalisation of a European multi-level, multi-stakeholder and integrated policy arena in the new institutional framework.

Supranational developments, multi-level interactions, as well as the strategy effects at the national level are analysed in six European countries - Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, UK and Sweden – with the aim to identify the key factors affecting the implementation of the Europe 2020 anti-poverty strategy.

This book will be of key interest to students, scholars and practitioners in social policy, political science and European governance, and more broadly to European Union politics, European integrations studies, sociology and economics.

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