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Administering welfare reformInternational transformations in welfare governance$
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Paul Henman and Menno Fenger

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346520

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.001.0001

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The fight against unemployment as a main concern of European social policy: the implications of a new, local-level approach

The fight against unemployment as a main concern of European social policy: the implications of a new, local-level approach

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(p.212) (p.213) Ten The fight against unemployment as a main concern of European social policy: the implications of a new, local-level approach
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Administering welfare reform
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Carla Valadas

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.003.0010

This chapter talks about the fight against unemployment, which is considered as a primary concern of European social policy. The chapter begins by addressing the argument that welfare state variations should be considered if one wants to reach an understanding of how welfare states are exposed and react to international pressures. It is followed by an analysis of Territorial Employment Pacts (TEPs). Empirical evidence from a case study of a Portuguese TEP is provided as well. The chapter ends with a discussion of the role and impact of the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) on welfare state reform, specificially the Portuguese welfare state and power relations in Portugal.

Keywords:   unemployment, Europe, social policy, welfare state, Territorial Employment Pacts, Open Method of Coordination, power relations, Portugal

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