Social Work and the European Community

The Social Policy and Practice Contexts


Author: Malcolm Hill

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853020919

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 8481

The approaching creation of the Single European Market in 1992 has heightened awareness of the growing integration of the European Community, which has major implications for social problems and social services. There is likely to be increased movement of social service users, social workers and of practice ideas.

The European Union and the Social Dimension of Globalization

How the EU Influences the World


Author: Jan Orbie,Lisa Tortell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134035535

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 513

This volume provides a comprehensive account of the European Union’s social role in the world, assessing the EU’s ability to shape the social aspect of globalization from both law and political science perspectives. Focusing explicitly on the EU, the authors address the extent of coherence between the Union’s international social objectives compared with the activities of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and with other EU foreign policy goals. Various dimensions of Europe’s global social role are addressed, including: the social dimension of EU trade relations the involvement of civil society in EU development policies the linkage between the EU’s internal and external ‘social model’ the export of Europe’s social acquis through enlargement and neighbourhood policies the EU’s international position on health, gender equality, children’s rights, and corporate social responsibility the role of the Union in the ILO The European Union and the Social Dimension of Globalization will be of strong interest to students and researchers in EU studies, Globalization studies, and Social Policy.

Democracy, Sovereignty and the European Union


Author: Michael Newman


ISBN: 9781850652557

Category: Democracy

Page: 236

View: 396

This text examines key questions in democracy, drawing on traditional concepts of political thought and empirical evidence to clarify the current situation. It offers critical insights into the EU and some of the arguments frequently used in its defence

'New Poverty' in the European Community


Author: Graham Room

Publisher: Palgrave Schol, Print UK


Category: European Community countries

Page: 135

View: 713

The countries of the European community are building a single market, to go beyond economic integration and embody a Social Dimension. This, in turn, embraces three key ideas: First, that the fruits of economic progress must be of early and direct benefit to the living and working conditions of the ordinary citizen; Second, that there must be specific compensation for the social dislocations which an accelerated pace of economic change will produce and Finally, that in a labour market which will become Community wide, there must be a concomitant Europeanization of workers' rights of industrial citizenship.

Der Europäische Traum

Die Vision einer leisen Supermacht


Author: Jeremy Rifkin

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593400928

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 1203

Welches politische System bietet langfristig Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und Humanität? Jeremy Rifkin macht sich auf die Suche nach einer neuen, zukunftsfähigen Weltordnung. Und er findet sie - in Europa. Der alte Kontinent ist der Hoffnungsträger für eine gerechtere Welt.

An Enlarged Europe

Regions in Competition?


Author: Louis Albrechts,Sally Hardy,Mark Hart,Anastasios Katos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136035524

Category: Architecture

Page: 356

View: 8667

The political and economic geography of Europe is changing - the European Community is expanding its boundaries towards EFTA and is resuming a closer association with Central and Eastern European regions engaged in radical restructuring. As EC integration accelerates there is the prospect of intensified inter-regional competition. This book, divided into five parts, examines in detail the changes and the challenge for policy makers. The introduction draws out the central themes of the book, addressing EC regional performance and future indicators, the enlargement and changing map of Europe and the implications for the EC of Eastern European changes. The second part deals with EC issues, particularly focusing on the economic and spatial impact of European integration. Part 3 addresses Eastern European issues, and Part 4 covers the Peripheral Regions. The final part is devoted to a policy debate, concluding with a policy agenda for the forthcoming decade.

Social Policy in Britain


Author: Pete Alcock

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137314648

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 8041

In this timely revision of his best-selling introductory textbook, Pete Alcock has been joined by Margaret May to bring you an essential up-to-date guide on social policy. Continuing the accessible approach of the previous editions, Social Policy in Britain explores the major topics of social policy in a clear and digestible way. By breaking down the complexities behind policy developments and their outcomes, it demonstrates the relationship between core areas of policy and the society we live in. Building on the success of previous editions, this book: • incorporates the latest policy changes, research evidence and debates in the field • includes coverage of devolved policy making in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland • offers a clearly structured guide for study that is packed with engaging learning features. Written by two authorities in the field, this is the leading textbook on social policy for students studying at all levels.

Minimum Income Protection in Flux


Author: I. Marx,K. Nelson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291842

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 6164

The current economic crisis has presented itself as a formidable challenge to the welfare states of Europe. It is more relevant than ever to ask: do existing minimum income protection schemes succeed in adequately protecting citizens, be it whether they are excluded from work, working, retired, or having children? Drawing on in-depth and up-to-date institutional data from across Europe and the US, this volume details the reality of minimum income protection policies over time. Including contributions from leading scholars in the field, each chapter provides a systematic cross-national analysis of minimum income protection policies, developing concrete policy guidance on an issue at the heart of the European debate.

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft


Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406613517


Page: 415

View: 6552

Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.

New challenges to the European Union

policies and policy-making


Author: Stelios Stavridis

Publisher: Dartmouth Pub Co


Category: Political Science

Page: 604

View: 466

Almost half a century after the Schuman Declaration, the European Union faces major challenges to its existing institutions and policies, and to the development of the European integration process. Already in a Union of fifteen member states policy-making is difficult, especially in common foreign and security policy and in judicial and home affairs (the 'Second' and 'Third' Pillars).The problems encountered in all the member states - democratic accountability, transparency, efficiency and consensus building for legitimacy - are all found in the policy processes of the European Union. How are the processes and institutions being reformed? How is the Single Market being completed and the plan to create an Economic and Monetary Union being implemented? In the context of a possible enlargement to twenty seven or more members, are the main policies of the EU facing major modifications?In this collection twenty five experts, primarily based in the UK or Brussels, address these fundamental questions about the evolution of policies and policy-making in the European Union at the turn of the century.

Die Grenzen des Wachstums

Bericht des Club of Rome zur Lage der Menschheit


Author: Dennis Meadows,Donella H. Meadows

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic history

Page: 183

View: 2778

Handbook of European Social Policy


Author: Patricia Kennett,Noemi Lendvai-Bainton

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178347646X


Page: 480

View: 4779

This Handbook will comprise of 29 original pieces from key contributors to the field of European social policy. It is intended to capture the ‘state of the art’ in European social policy and to generate and contribute to debates on the the future of European social policy in the 21st Century. It will be a comprehensive and authoritative resource for research and teaching covering themes and policy areas including social exclusion, pensions, education, children and family, as well as mobility and migration, multiculturalism, and climate change.

Gemeinsamer europäischer Referenzrahmen für Sprachen: lernen, lehren, beurteilen


Author: John Trim,Brian North,Daniel Coste

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783126065207


Page: 244

View: 8317

Der Referenzrahmen richtet sich an Lehrer, Fortbilder, Autoren und Curriculumplaner in der Schule und der Erwachsenenbildung. Der Gemeinsame europäische Referenzrahmen für Sprachen stellt die gemeinsamen Referenzniveaus zur Erfassung des Lernfortschritts vor, befasst sich mit der Entwicklung von Curricula und diskutiert verschiedene Prüfungsformen.

Europe 2020

Towards a More Social EU?


Author: Eric Marlier,David Natali

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052016887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

View: 3333

This book attempts to answer the question: "How can Europe 2020, the EU's new strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, lead to a stronger social EU with less poverty and greater social cohesion?" Examined in depth are achieving the EU's ambitious social objectives to lift at least 20 million people out of the risk of poverty and exclusion by 2020 and the Union's four other mutually reinforcing targets. A key objective of the book is to take a critical look at and draw lessons from the past, 2000-2010 Lisbon Strategy. Another important objective is to explore the format and role of EU coordination and cooperation in the social field in the new EU governance framework, in a context marked by slow recovery after the global economic crisis. Finally, the book also makes proposals for the further reinforcement of this coordination and cooperation and for the improvement of the different instruments available at EU, national and sub-national levels.

The great transformation

politische und ökonomische Ursprünge von Gesellschaften und Wirtschaftssystemen


Author: Karl Polanyi

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic history

Page: 378

View: 6989

Die Konfiguration Europas

Dimensionen einer kritischen Integrationstheorie


Author: Hans-Jürgen Bieling

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: 351

View: 838