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Unwrapping the European social model

Amparo Serrano Pascual and Maria Jepsen


The notion of the European Social Model (ESM) has been one of the fastest growing in European political and academic discourse in recent years. It is conventionally used to describe the European experience of simultaneously promoting sustainable economic growth and social cohesion. However, the concept has suffered from a lack of clear definition. And where definitions have been found in the literature, they do not necessarily converge. This book presents the outcome of a project coordinated by the European Trade Union Institute in which experts from different countries and social scientific d ... More

Keywords: European Social Model, ESM, sustainable economic growth, social cohesion, empirical evidence, political project, European countries, consensus, common understanding, analytical framework

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9781861347985
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347985.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amparo Serrano Pascual, editor

Maria Jepsen, editor

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