Transforming European Employment Policy: Labour Market Transitions and the Promotion of Capability

Transforming European Employment Policy: Labour Market Transitions and the Promotion of Capability

By: Robert Salais (editor), Noel Whiteside (editor), Professor Ralf Rogowski (editor)Hardback

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Since the mid 1990s, the focus of European employment and social policy has shifted from protection to promotion. This book provides a timely analysis of this new form of governance, and the new forms of policy delivery and audit which accompany it. The limitations of the current approach became particularly apparent during the financial crisis of 2008, and it has now reached a turning point. The book offers a new coherent European reform agenda that views easing transitions in employment and promoting the development of individual and collective capabilities as cornerstones. The contributing authors focus on vocational training, life course policies, reflexive labour law and social insurance, from theoretical, empirical and practical perspectives. Transforming European Employment Policy will be of great benefit to policymakers as well as those researching or studying European law, labour law, industrial relations, political science, social policy or international business.

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Edited by Ralf Rogowski, Professor of Law, University of Warwick, UK, Robert Salais, Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, Nantes, and former Director, CNRS Research Centre, Institutions et Dynamiques Historiques de L'Economie, Cachan, France and Noel Whiteside, Professor of Comparative Public Policy, University of Warwick, UK


Contents: 1. Introduction Robert Salais, Ralf Rogowski and Noel Whiteside PART I: SECURING TRANSITIONS AND PROMOTING CAPABILITIES Section 1.1. Securing Transitions through Flexicurity Policies, Placement Services and Working-time Accounts 2. Social and Labour Market Reforms: Four Agendas Peter Auer and Bernard Gazier 3. Transitional Labour Markets and Flexicurity: Managing Social Risks Over the Life Course Gunther Schmid 4. Privatisation of Placement Services in Light of the Transitional Labour Market Approach Petra Kaps and Holger Schutz 5. Working-time Options Over the Life Course: Challenges and Company Practices Philip Wotschack Section 1.2. Promoting Capabilities 6. Making Employees' Pathways More Secure: A Critical Examination of the Company's Responsibility Benedicte Zimmermann 7. Reframing the Issue of Responsibility in Labour Market Activation Policies Jean-Michel Bonvin 8. Creating Collective Capability: Historical Perspectives on Co-ordinating Public Action Noel Whiteside PART II: WHAT FUTURE FOR EUROPEAN EMPLOYMENT POLICIES? 9. Occupational Structures and Social Models in European Societies Colin Crouch 10. Corporate Social Responsibility and Employment: A Plurality of Configurations Claude Didry 11. Reflexive Labour Law, Capabilities and the Future of Social Europe Simon Deakin and Ralf Rogowski 12. Employment and the Social Dimension of Europe: What Constitutive Conventions of the Market? Robert Salais Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781849802567
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781849802567
  • ISBN10: 1849802564

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