Beyond the Market: The EU and National Social Policy by David Hine, Hussein Kassim

By David Hine, Hussein Kassim

This e-book considers the level to which the ecu has impacted at the formation and content material of social and environmental coverage within the member states, targeting the 4 better participants: Germany, France, Italy and the united kingdom.

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But even had there been a consensus on the construction of a federal welfare state, the task would have been a daunting one, encountering numerous structural impediments, including the historical link between nationhood and welfare-state building (and its absence in the European Community), the lack of societal prerequisites, the national embeddedness of welfare states and the diversity of social policy regimes. Nationhood and welfare-state building Although many factors have been important in building European welfare states—the fear of revolution and of the classes dan-gereuses was certainly instrumental in many countries, beginning with Bismarck’s Germany—the origins of the welfare state also reveal a strong patriotic dimension and were linked to the consolidation and defence of nationhood.

Wilson, James Q. (1980) The Politics of Regulation, New York: Basic Books. Wood, Dan B. W. Waterman (1991) ‘The Dynamics of Political Control in the Bureaucracy’, American Political Science Review, 85, 801–28. 3 DEFENDING THE SOCIAL CONTRACT The EU between global constraints and domestic imperatives Martin Rhodes Introduction In the space of a decade, the mood concerning the nature of Europe’s welfare states and the role to be played by European integration in shaping and protecting them has gone from cautiously optimistic to bleak.

They design administrative institutions with incentive structures to facilitate control, and they monitor bureaucratic activities to offset information asymmetries. Thus, agency theory, like recent versions of intergovernmentalism (Moravcsik 1993), posits well-informed central decision makers who systematically mould the preferences of bureaucratic agents and are capable of exercising rational political control (Wood and Waterman 1991:803). However, the process is considerably more complex than envisaged by these theories.

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