Social Work and the European Community

The Social Policy and Practice Contexts

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Author: Malcolm Hill

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853020919

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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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.

Der Europäische Traum

Die Vision einer leisen Supermacht

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Author: Jeremy Rifkin

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593400928

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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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.

The European Union and the Social Dimension of Globalization

How the EU Influences the World

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Author: Jan Orbie,Lisa Tortell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134035535

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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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

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Author: Michael Newman

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9781850652557

Category: Democracy

Page: 236

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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

An Enlarged Europe

Regions in Competition?

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

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136035524

Category: Architecture

Page: 356

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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

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Author: Pete Alcock

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137314648

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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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.

Handbook of European Social Policy

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Author: Patricia Kennett,Noemi Lendvai-Bainton

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178347646X

Category:

Page: 480

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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.

Minimum Income Protection in Flux

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Author: I. Marx,K. Nelson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291842

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

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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.

Europe 2020

Towards a More Social EU?

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Author: Eric Marlier,David Natali

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052016887

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

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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.

New challenges to the European Union

policies and policy-making

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Author: Stelios Stavridis

Publisher: Dartmouth Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 604

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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.

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft

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Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406613517

Category:

Page: 415

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

Studies

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Review of books".

Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State

A European Dilemma

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Author: Carl-Ulrik Schierup,Peo Hansen,Stephen Castles

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198280521

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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This book provides a major new examination of the current dilemmas of liberal anti-racist policies in European societies, linking two discourses that are normally quite separate in social science: immigration and ethnic relations research on the one hand, and the political economy of the welfare state on the other. The authors rephrase Gunnar Myrdal's questions in An American Dilemma with reference to Europe's current dual crisis - that of the established welfare statefacing a declining capacity to maintain equity, and that of the nation state unable to accommodate incremental ethnic diversity. They compare developments across the European Union with the contemporary US experience of poverty, race, and class. They highlight the major moral-political dilemma emerging acrossthe EU out of the discord between declared ideals of citizenship and actual exclusion from civil, political, and social rights. Pursuing this overall European predicament, the authors provide a critical scrutiny of the EU's growing policy involvement in the fields of international migration, integration, discrimination, and racism. They relate current policy issues to overall processes of economic integration and efforts to develop a European 'social dimension'. Drawing on case-study analysisof migration, the changing welfare state, and labour markets in the UK, Germany, Italy, and Sweden, the book charts the immense variety of Europe's social and political landscape. Trends of divergence and convergence between single countries are related to the European Union's emerging policies fordiversity and social inclusion. It is, among other things, the plurality of national histories and contemporary trajectories that makes the European Union's predicament of migration, welfare, and citizenship different from the American experience. These reasons also account in part for why it is exceedingly difficult to advance concerted and consistent approaches to one of the most pressing policy issues of our time.Very few of the existing sociological texts which compare different European societies on specific topics are accessible to a broad range of scholars and students. The European Societies series will help to fill this gap in the literature, and attempt to answer questions such as: Is there really such a thing as a 'European model' of society? Do the economic and political integration processes of the European Union also implyconvergence in more general aspects of social life, such a family or religious behaviour? What do the societies of Western Europe have in common with those further to the East?This series will cover the main social institutions, although not every author will cover the full range of European countries. As well as surveying existing knowledge in a manner useful to students, each book will also seek to contribute to our growing knowledge of what remains in many respects a sociologically unknown continent. The series editor is Colin Crouch.

The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty

Concepts, Research, Policy

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Author: Sylvia H. Chant

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849805164

Category: Social Science

Page: 736

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. . . possibly the most comprehensive contribution to a detailed and thorough analysis of gendered dimensions of international poverty contexts, causes, and consequences ever brought together into one volume. Gender and Development I recommend this book to be a staple of reference libraries. British Politics and Policy With international attention focused on halving poverty by 2015, the appearance of The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty is both timely and essential. Sylvia Chant is to be congratulated for producing a state-of-the-art compendium of everything you need to know about the often hidden, gendered, dimensions of poverty. Edited and written by leading scholars and policy advisers, the Handbook comprehensively covers the key themes that are vital to understanding poverty as a gendered process, combining policy lessons with theoretical insight. Richly illustrated with examples from across the world, this book will not only be welcomed by all those dedicated to the study of poverty, but, by casting new light on its causes, will also help to develop appropriate measures to tackle it. Professor Maxine Molyneux, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, UK While each of the articles in this impressive collection makes an original contribution to the conceptual, empirical and policy analysis of gender and poverty, together they provide a comprehensive overview of the field and an essential resource for all sections of the development community. Professor Sylvia Chant is to be congratulated for bringing together some of the leading thinkers in the field from across the world. This is not only an unprecedented feat of international co-operation but feminist collaboration at its best. Professor Naila Kabeer, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK These diverse, thoughtful essays go far beyond a mere summary of international scholarship. They outline a fascinating and provocative agenda for future policy-relevant research. This book will help redefine and revitalise the field of gender and development. Professor Nancy Folbre, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA In the interests of contextualising (and nuancing) the multiple interrelations between gender and poverty, Sylvia Chant has gathered writings on diverse aspects of the subject from a range of disciplinary and professional perspectives, achieving extensive thematic as well as geographical coverage. This benchmark volume presents women s and men s experiences of gendered poverty with respect to a vast spectrum of intersecting issues including local to global economic transformations, family, age, race , migration, assets, paid and unpaid work, health, sexuality, human rights, and conflict and violence. The Handbook also provides up-to-the-minute reflections on how to theorise, measure and represent the connections between gender and poverty, and to contemplate how gendered poverty is affected and potentially redressed by policy and grassroots interventions. An unprecedented and ambitious blend of conceptual, methodological, empirical and practical offerings from a host of established as well as upcoming scholars and professionals from across the globe lends the volume a distinctive and critical edge. Notwithstanding the broad scope of The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty, one theme in common to most of its 100-plus chapters is the need to en-gender analysis and initiatives to combat poverty and inequality at local, national and international levels. As such, the volume will inspire its readers not only to reflect deeply on poverty and gender injustice, but also to consider what to do about it. This book will be essential reading for all with academic, professional or personal interests in gender, poverty, inequality, development, and social, political and economic change in the contemporary world.