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The Europeanisation of social protection

Jon Kvist and Juho Saari


This book challenges the common view that social protection is exclusively a national concern, with European Union (EU) social policy fragmented and merely symbolic. Through eleven country studies, it reveals that EU-level developments increasingly interact with social protection in all countries – a remarkable transformation from ten years ago. Using the same thematic framework, the book systematically compares how Europeanisation of social protection differs across countries chosen to reflect increasing EU diversity. For each country, specialists in social protection evaluate the form and ex ... More

Keywords: social protection, EU social policy, Europeanisation, national strategies, recent reforms, EU initiatives, Lisbon strategy, internal market, services

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420206
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420206.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Kvist, editor

Juho Saari, editor

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Three The United Kingdom: more an economic than a social European

Julian Le Grand, Elias Mossialos, and Morgan Long

Four France: defending our model

Bruno Palier, and Luana Petrescu

Six Poland: redefining social policies

Irena Wóycicka, and Maciej Grabowski

Nine Finland: towards more proactive policies

Juho Saari, and Olli Kangas

Fourteen Seeking a new balance

Juho Saari, and Kari Välimäki

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