EU Law and the Welfare State : In Search of Solidarity, Paperback / softback Book

EU Law and the Welfare State : In Search of Solidarity Paperback / softback

Edited by Grainne De Burca

Part of the Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law series

Description

This collection of essays addresses a topical subject of current importance, namely the impact of the EU on national welfare state systems. The volume aims to question the perception that matters of social welfare remain for Member States of the EU to decide, and that the EU's influence in this field is minor or incidental. The various essays trace the different ways in which the EU is having an impact on the laws and practices of the Member States in the area of welfare, looking at issues of social citizenship and the influence of the Charter of Fundamental Rights, as well as at the impact of EU economic freedoms - competition law and free movement law in particular - on both 'services of general economic interest' and on national health-care systems. The significance of the so-called Open Method of Coordinationin developing a new compromise on 'social Europe' is discussed, as well as the tensions between market liberalization and social protection in the specific context of this transnational political system are examined. While the various authors clearly have different views on the likelihood of a robust form of European social solidarity developing, the book as a whole suggests the emergence of a distinctive, although partial and fragmented, European Union welfare dimension.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 284 pages, 1 table, 5 line drawings
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Welfare & benefit systems
  • ISBN: 9780199287413

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