Governance and the European Social Dimension: Politics, Power and the Social Deficit in a Post-2010 EU

1st Edition

Paul Copeland

November 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138545885 - CAT# K375607
Series: Routledge Studies on Government and the European Union

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Providing a comprehensive and authoritative analyses of the impact of the Eurozone crisis on the European social dimension since 2010 – understood as the EU’s competence in employment and social policy – this book focuses on developments in five policy areas (employment, poverty and social exclusion, pensions, wages and healthcare), all of which form part of the EU’s economic reform strategy, Europe 2020.

It combines original empirical material and uses a unique theoretical approach to analyse the issue of EU governance and reveal that ‘progress’ under such conditions has its consequences; notably a strengthened Brussels-led neoliberal prescription for EU social and employment policy problems.

By drawing insights from political sociology and the strategic-relational approach to actors/institutions, this book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in EU politics, EU governance, political sociology, public policy and European integration.

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