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Europe's new state of welfare

Unemployment, employment policies and citizenship

Jørgen Goul Andersen, Jochen Clasen, Wim van Oorschot og Knut Halvorsen

Policy Press 2002 308 s. ISBN 1 86134 437 6
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It is often argued that European welfare states, with regulated labour markets, relatively generous social protection and relatively high wage equality, have become counter-productive in a globalised and knowledge-intensive economy. Using in-depth, comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of employment, welfare and citizenship in a number of European countries, this book challenges this view. It provides:

an overview of employment and unemployment in Europe at the beginning of the 21st century; a comprehensive critique of the idea of globalisation as a challenge to European welfare states; detailed country chapters with new and previously inaccessible information about employment and unemployment policies written by national experts. Europe's new state of welfare is essential reading for students and teachers of social policy, welfare studies, politics and economics.


Changing labour markets, unemployment and unemployment policies in a citizenship perspective Jørgen Goul Andersen and Knut Halvorsen; Employment and unemployment in Europe: overview and new trendsJørgen Goul Andersen and Jan Bendix Jensen; Unemployment and unemployment policy in the UK: increasing employability and redefining citizenship Jochen Clasen; To be or not to be employed? Unemployment in a 'work society' Wolfgang Ludwig-Mayerhofer; France: the impossible new social compromise? Pascal Ughetto and Denis Bouget; Labour market participation in the Netherlands: trends, policies and outcomes Wim van Oorschot; Is high unemployment due to welfare state protection? Lessons from the Swedish experience Bengt Furåker; Denmark: from the edge of the abyss to a sustainable welfare state Jørgen Goul Andersen; Unemployment and (un)employment policies in Norway: the case of an affluent but oil-dependent economy: the paradox of plenty? Knut Halvorsen; Unemployment and unemployment policy in Finland Heikki Ervasti; Slovenia's navigation through a turbulent transition Miroljub Ignjatovic, Anja Kopac, Ivan Svetlik and Martina Trbanc; Unemployment and unemployment policy in Switzerland George Sheldon; Work, welfare and citizenship: diversity and variation within European (un)employment policy Jochen Clasen and Wim van Oorschot.