xviii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9780199583188 cloth alkaline paper 0199583188 cloth alkaline paper
"The European Commission has claimed that 'Solidarity is part of how European society works...'. But how are we to understand solidarity, and what are its implications to Government policy? Promoting Solidarity in the European Union addresses the question of what solidarity might mean today and its relevance to the purposes of the European Union and the way it functions. Is solidarity just a slogan or can it have meaningful legal and policy content? This book brings together contributions from leading scholars in law, politics and sociology to discuss an idea that is coming under fresh scrutiny at a time when the EU's direction following the implementation of the Lisbon Treaty is hotly debated. The authors engage with both the content and limitations of solidarity as a concept in political and legal debate, and its application to specific fields such as migration, education and pensions policies. Promoting Solidarity in the European Union provides a thoughtful and provocative analysis of the power and potential of solidarity, applying a sceptical and rigorous assessment of the conditions necessary for it to make a difference to the European political and legal space at a time when traditional manifestations of national solidarity (e.g. in health care) are perceived to be under threat from EU market liberalization policies. A number of contributions consider whether an EU concept of solidarity is possible and how that might affect the balance between market and social priorities for the Union's future. If the EU is to be more than just a market, promoting solidarity as a value and a principle has a key role. This rich collection of essays explores how solidarity might fulfil its status as a core value for the Union"-- Provided by publisher.
"Based on a one-day seminar held at Sussex Law School in May 2008 entitled 'Seeking Solidarity in the European Union-Towards Social Citizenship and a European Welfare State?"--Acknowledgments.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Promoting European solidarity : between rhetoric and reality? / Yuri Borgmann-Prebil and Malcolm Ross Solidarity : a new constitutional paradigm for the EU? / Malcolm Ross Mission impossible? Limits and perils of institutionalizing post-national social policy / Wolfram Lamping Solidarity and the commission's 'renewed social agenda' / Catherine Barnard The price of letting courts value solidarity : the judicial role in liberalizing welfare / Gareth Davies When patients exit, what happens to solidarity? / Clemens M. Rieder EU environmental solidarity and the ecological consumer : towards a Republican citizenship / Chris Hilson Irregular migrants : beyond the limits of solidarity? / Mark Bell A certain degree of solidarity? Free movement of persons and access to social protection in the case law of the European Court of Justice / Stefano Giubboni Age discrimination in law and policy : how the equal treatment directive affects national welfare states / Deborah Mabbett Promoting the multi-pillar model? The EU and the development of funded pension schemes / Karen Anderson How to govern for solidarity? An introduction to policy learning in the context of open methods of coordinating education policies in the European Union / Bettina Lange and Nafsika Alexiadou Relating territorial cohesion, solidarity, and spatial justice / Jane Holder and Antonia Layard.
KJE3274.95 .P76 2010
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.