Description - Local Partnership and Social Exclusion in the European Union by Mike Geddes
This book explores local partnership-based initiatives to tackle European-wide problems of poverty and social exclusion. In both the UK and the European Union, these are amongst the most pressing problems confronting politicians and policy makers today; and 'partnership' is widely identified as an essential element in any solution. From the UK government's National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal to the European Commission's strategy for managing social and economic disparity and immigration issues, partnerships are increasingly central to managing such problems. However, although partnership is a term now central to policy discourses and practices of the EU and some member states, it is still an anomaly in other places. Furthermore, partnership and exclusion are contested concepts - with a range of meanings and policy implications. Local Partnerships and Social Exclusion in the European Union traces the evolution of this complex and rapidly developing sphere of public policy, exploring its different contents and the ways they are being shaped by European, national and local influences.
This book is a major comparative study of the fast developing theme of social exclusion, and looks at its causes, effects and at the ways it might be combated through both national and supra-national measures. Based on in depth, cross-national research, it spans Scandinavian to Iberian countries; from Ireland to the UK to France and Germany. It provides a uniquely authoritative account of the complexities of policy development in the EU, and will be invaluable to researchers in European studies, politics, and economics as well as to professionals in public policy, social policy and urban and regional planning.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
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