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New Boundaries, New Structuring? On the Future of Social Protection in the European Union

Maurizio Ferrara

in The Boundaries of Welfare: European Integration and the New Spatial Politics of Social Protection

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284665
eISBN:
9780191603273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284660.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter presents a map describing the new spatial architecture of social protection in the European Union resulting from free movement and competition rules, and their effects on traditional ... More


Organizational Arrangements for European Union Administrative Action

Herwig C.H. Hofmann, Gerard C. Rowe, and Alexander H. TÜrk

in Administrative Law and Policy of the European Union

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199286485
eISBN:
9780191730894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286485.003.0009
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the organizational forms central to European administrative governance. It sets out the central features of these forms, their rationale(s) and, wherever possible, offers an ... More


Open Method of Coordination

Paul Craig

in EU Administrative Law

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199296811
eISBN:
9780191700811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296811.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter focuses on the Open Method of Coordination (OMC), a method of policy delivery in the European Union. It begins by reviewing the ... More


Toward a European Social Policy—At Last?

Bruno Palier and Philippe Pochet

in The State of the European Union Vol. 7: With US or Against US? European Trends in American Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283958
eISBN:
9780191603297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283958.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The achievements in European social policy are generally considered weak at best. The European Union’s apparent liberal and supply-side bias lends credence to the idea of a convergence towards the ... More


How to Govern for Solidarity? An Introduction to Policy Learning in the Context of Open Methods of Coordinating Education Policies in the European Union

Bettina Lange and Nafsika Alexiadou

in Promoting Solidarity in the European Union

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583188
eISBN:
9780191594502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583188.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

This chapter focuses on policy learning, one specific aspect of the governance process that contributes to the building of a European Social Model (ESM). It starts from the assumption that if we want ... More


Promoting the Multi-Pillar Model? The EU and the Development of Funded Pension Schemes

Karen Anderson

in Promoting Solidarity in the European Union

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583188
eISBN:
9780191594502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583188.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

This chapter investigates the ways in which European integration is shaping the development of national pension systems in the EU. It begins with a brief discussion of the variable forms of ... More


Non‐legislative Means of EU Regulation

Vassilis Hatzopoulos

in Regulating Services in the European Union

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199572663
eISBN:
9780191738067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572663.003.0008
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter turns to non-regulatory means of regulating services, such as the Open Method of Coordination, the powers given to various EU agencies, to national regulatory authorities, and to ... More


Modes of Governance and Regulatory Techniques

Mark Freedland, Paul Craig, Catherine Jacqueson, and Nicola Kountouris

in Public Employment Services and European Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199233489
eISBN:
9780191716324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233489.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Employment Law

This chapter analyses the various instruments that shape and regulate public services in Europe, with a particular focus on those instruments affecting social public services and employment services. ... More


Policy Coordination in the EU

Kenneth A. Armstrong

in Governing Social Inclusion: Europeanization through Policy Coordination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199278374
eISBN:
9780191594861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278374.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Since 2000, EU interventions to combat poverty and social exclusion have centred around the emergence of a novel technique of EU governance: the Open Method of Coordination. It is argued that the ... More


Achieving Compliance: Positive Duties Beyond the Courts

Sandra Fredman

in Human Rights Transformed: Positive Rights and Positive Duties

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199272761
eISBN:
9780191709814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272761.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines non-justiciable compliance mechanisms. Drawing on regulatory theory, it argues that such mechanisms should move away from a fault-based notion, to focus on the body in the best ... More


Alternative and Complementary Routes in European Contract Law

Kathleen Gutman

in The Constitutional Foundations of European Contract Law: A Comparative Analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199698301
eISBN:
9780191748882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698301.003.0012
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 11 examines the viability of several alternative and complementary routes to the adoption of a European contract law instrument contemplated in the debate, which include enhanced cooperation, ... More


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

Carla Valadas

in Administering welfare reform: International transformations in welfare governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346520
eISBN:
9781447301417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

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 ... More


Knowledge, policy and scale

Natalie Papanastasiou

in The Politics of Scale in Policy: Scalecraft and Education Governance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447343851
eISBN:
9781447343899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343851.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter argues that critically engaging with scale can extend understandings of the co-constitution of knowledge and policy, and that this stands to develop further insights into how knowledge ... More


Social Protection and Globalization

Pierre Pestieau and Mathieu Lefebvre

in The Welfare State in Europe: Economic and Social Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198817055
eISBN:
9780191858673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817055.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In this chapter we discuss two basic ideas. The first one is that technological change as much as (if not more than) globalization leads to increasing income disparities; accordingly, European ... More


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