Europe’s new state of welfare

Unemployment, employment policies and citizenship

Edited by Jorgen Goul Andersen, Jochen Clasen, Wilm van Oorschot, and Knut Halvorsen

Europe’s new state of welfare

Edited by Jorgen Goul Andersen, Jochen Clasen, Wilm van Oorschot, and Knut Halvorsen

Distributed for Bristol University Press

308 pages | © 2002
Paper $45.95 ISBN: 9781861344373 Published November 2002 For sale in North and South America only
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.·[vbTab]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 trends

   Jørgen 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

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