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EU Law And the Welfare State : In Search of Solidarity (Hardcover)

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This collection of essays addresses a topical subject of current importance, namely the impact of the EU on national welfare state systems. The volume aims to question the perception that matters of social welfare remain for Member States of the EU to decide, and that the EU's influence in this field is minor or incidental.

The various essays trace the different ways in which the EU is having an impact on the laws and practices of the Member States in the area of welfare, looking at issues of social citizenship and the influence of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, as well as at the impact of EU economic freedoms - competition law and free movement law in particular - on both 'services of general economic interest' and on national health-care systems. The significance of the so-called Open Method of Coordination in developing a new compromise on 'social Europe' is discussed, as well as the tensions between market liberalization and social protection in the specific context of this transnational political system are examined.

While the various authors clearly have different views on the likelihood of a robust form of European social solidarity developing, the book as a whole suggests the emergence of a distinctive, although partial and fragmented, European Union welfare dimension.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780199287406
SKU 202471459
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0199287406
Release Date 7/3/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0282
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Series Part XIV/
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