Edited by Patricia Kennett and Noemi Lendvai-Bainton
This Handbook will comprise of 29 original pieces from key contributors to the field of European social policy. It is intended to capture the ‘state of the art’ in European social policy and to generate and contribute to debates on the the future of European social policy in the 21st Century. It will be a comprehensive and authoritative resource for research and teaching covering themes and policy areas including social exclusion, pensions, education, children and family, as well as mobility and migration, multiculturalism, and climate change.
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- Introduction: trajectories and frictions of European social policy
- Chapter 1: Exploring social policy ideas and language
- Chapter 2: Cultural political economy and ‘post-crisis’ austerity states in Europe
- Chapter 3: Varieties of capitalisms and welfare states: eroding diversity?
- Chapter 4: Gendering European welfare states and citizenship: revisioning inequalities
- Chapter 5: Social investment over the life course: ending European social policy as we know it?
- Chapter 6: The dynamics of European Union social policy
- Chapter 7: Obstacles to ‘Social Europe’
- Chapter 8: The EU in the international arena and the social dimension of globalization
- Chapter 9: EU governance of welfare states and labour markets
- Chapter 10: European citizenship and social rights
- Chapter 11: Continental welfare states in transition: the incomplete social investment turn
- Chapter 12: Adjusting social welfare and social policy in Central and Eastern Europe: growth, crisis and recession
- Chapter 13: Southern European welfare regimes: from differentiation to reconvergence?
- Chapter 14: The Anglo-Saxon welfare states: still Europe’s outlier – or trendsetter?
- Chapter 15: Reflecting on Nordic welfare states: continuity or social change?
- Chapter 16: Unemployment benefit and labour market policies in Europe
- Chapter 17: Neo-liberalism, discursive change and European education policy trajectories
- Chapter 18: The territorial dimension of social policies and the new role of cities
- Chapter 19: The development of welfare state policies towards care work within and outside the family
- Chapter 20: How European pension promises changed in austere times: 2002–15
- Chapter 21: Poverty and social exclusion in the European Union
- Chapter 22: Climate change as a challenge for European welfare states
- Chapter 23: Integration and multiculturalism in Western Europe
- Chapter 24: Radical politics in post-crisis Hungary: illiberal democracy, neoliberalism and the end of the welfare state
- Chapter 25: The social legitimacy of welfare states in European regions and countries: balancing between popular preferences and evaluations
- Chapter 26: (Dis)integration, disjuncture and the multidimensional crisis of the European social project
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