- Research Handbooks in European Law series
Edited by Frans Pennings and Gijsbert Vonk
Chapter 22: The land of four quarters: The future of European social security law
AbstractThe chapter deals with the future of EU security law. The possible developments are presented on a raster matrix. The horizontal axis depicts the intensity of the process of European integration. The process may deepen and accelerate (EU united) or it may grind to a halt or even reverse (EU disintegration). The vertical axis depicts the possible evolution of social security between the two extremes of ‘consolidation’ and ‘fragmentation’. The future scenarios must be seen as the results (governance models) ensuing from the four possible combinations which exist in the matrix raster. How do the proposals presented in the other chapters of this book relate to these governance models?
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