Social Law and Policy in an Evolving European Union
Edited by Jo Shaw
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Social Law and Policy in an Evolving European Union by Jo Shaw
Book DescriptionSocial law and policy have been moving increasingly into the mainstream of the European Union. In recent years there have been important changes to the Treaty framework for enacting social policy,bringing the role of the social partners to the fore. New Treaty provisions for adopting discrimination legislation have highlighted the potential role of the EU in combatting aspects of social exclusion, and in challenging disturbing phenomena such as racism and xenophobia. Social policy is increasingly linked to the emerging notion of Union citizenship. The arrival of the single currency in 1999 is now matched by a more pro-active EU-level policy on employment and the labour market. The analyses in this collection address these and other questions against the backdrop of the longstanding controversies over the nature and scope of EU social policy, including the UK's opt-out from certain provisions between 1993 and 1997, and the ongoing debate about whether EU social policy has, or should have, a social or an economic rationale.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841131078
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jo Shaw
Europe's Constitutional Mosaic, Hardback (June 2011)
This book explores the complex constitutional arrangements of the European space as an inter-connected mosaic.
Transformation of Citizenship in the European Union, Hardback (September 2007)
Shaw examines voting rights within the European Union and its Member States.
Economic and Social Law of the European Union, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by Jo Shaw
This title provides students with a clear, accessible and highly engaging analysis of substantive law of the EU in the most comprehensive text of its kind, as well as containing chapter summaries, questions, suggestions for further reading and annotated web addresses.
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Author Biography - Jo Shaw
Jo Shaw was recently appointed to the Salvesen Chair of European Law at the University of Edinburgh. She is also Senior Research Fellow at the Federal Trust for Education and Research,London.
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