By Maria Jepsen, Amparo Serrano Pascual
The concept of the ecu Social version (ESM) has been one of many quickest growing to be in eu political and educational discourse in recent times. it truly is conventionally used to explain the ecu adventure of at the same time selling sustainable fiscal progress and social team spirit. even though, the idea that has suffered from a scarcity of transparent definition. And the place definitions were present in the literature, they don't inevitably converge. This booklet offers the end result of a venture coordinated by means of the eu exchange Union Institute within which specialists from assorted nations and social medical disciplines (sociology, political technology and economics) have been invited to mirror on either the that means and political prestige of the idea that of the ESM. as well as analysing the ambiguities and a number of meanings attributed to the idea that, the authors unpick the underlying assumptions and utilize a brand new procedure - the ESM as political undertaking - with which eu nations can construct consensus and percentage a typical figuring out. supplying a brand new analytical framework and with new empirical proof, "Unwrapping the ecu Social version" is key studying for all these occupied with eu social coverage study, schooling, coverage and perform.
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5 ‘... there is no doubt that the construction of the European Union and the willingness of EU member states to develop coordination, cooperation, interdependence, and also common rules on social policies, have helped to maintain EU member states’ commitment to social policy and have constrained ‘free-riding’ or ‘social-dumping’ in the social area’ (Vaughan-Whitehead, 2003, p 5). 6 ‘... there are some values, which we Europeans share, and which make our life different from what you find elsewhere in the world.
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Unwrapping the European Social Model by Maria Jepsen, Amparo Serrano Pascual