The Social Quality of Europe
This book brings together leading European social scientists to focus on the essential questions concerning the future of the European Union (EU). The Social Quality of Europe contains the most comprehensive and detailed analysis conducted so far of the relationship between EU economic and social dimensions. it introduces an entirely new concept to European discourse-social quality-which will inspire examination and debate from a unique perspective. This work consists of specially commissioned original chapters-from experts in the fields of economics, law, political science, social policy, and sociology-together with critical commentaries and syntheses focusing on employment, social protection, social exclusion, and provision for older people. it provides a unique source of reference on current economic and social policies in the EU and sets the agenda for a new debate about the quality of life aspired to by European citizens. The book is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the social sciences; policymakers at local, national, and state-of-the-art assessment of European social and economic policies.
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EUROPEAN ECONOMIC POLICIES AND SOCIAL QUALITY
JURIDICAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
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