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Transforming European Employment Policy

Labour Market Transitions and the Promotion of Capability
Edited by Ralf Rogowski, Professor of Law, University of Warwick, UK, Robert Salais, Fellow, Institute of Advanced Studies, Nantes, and former Director, CNRS Research Centre, Institutions et Dynamiques Historiques de L'Economie, Cachan, France and Noel Whiteside, Professor of Comparative Public Policy, University of Warwick, UK
Since the mid 1990s, the focus of European employment and social policy has shifted from protection to promotion. This book provides a timely analysis of this new form of governance, and the new forms of policy delivery and audit which accompany it.
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Publication Date: 2012
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  • European Law
  • Law and Society
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Comparative Social Policy
  • Economics of Social Policy
  • Labour Policy
Since the mid 1990s, the focus of European employment and social policy has shifted from protection to promotion. This book provides a timely analysis of this new form of governance, and the new forms of policy delivery and audit which accompany it.

The limitations of the current approach became particularly apparent during the financial crisis of 2008, and it has now reached a turning point. The book offers a new coherent European reform agenda that views easing transitions in employment and promoting the development of individual and collective capabilities as cornerstones. The contributing authors focus on vocational training, life course policies, reflexive labour law and social insurance, from theoretical, empirical and practical perspectives.

Transforming European Employment Policy will be of great benefit to policymakers as well as those researching or studying European law, labour law, industrial relations, political science, social policy or international business.
Contributors: P. Auer, J.-M. Bonvin, C. Crouch, S. Deakin, C. Didry, B. Gazier, P. Kaps, R. Rogowski, R. Salais, G. Schmid, H. Schütz, N. Whiteside, P. Wotschack, B. Zimmermann
Contents:

1. Introduction
Robert Salais, Ralf Rogowski and Noel Whiteside

PART I: SECURING TRANSITIONS AND PROMOTING CAPABILITIES
Section 1.1. Securing Transitions through Flexicurity Policies, Placement Services and Working-time Accounts

2. Social and Labour Market Reforms: Four Agendas
Peter Auer and Bernard Gazier

3. Transitional Labour Markets and Flexicurity: Managing Social Risks Over the Life Course
Günther Schmid

4. Privatisation of Placement Services in Light of the Transitional Labour Market Approach
Petra Kaps and Holger Schütz

5. Working-time Options Over the Life Course: Challenges and Company Practices
Philip Wotschack

Section 1.2. Promoting Capabilities

6. Making Employees’ Pathways More Secure: A Critical Examination of the Company’s Responsibility
Bénédicte Zimmermann

7. Reframing the Issue of Responsibility in Labour Market Activation Policies
Jean-Michel Bonvin

8. Creating Collective Capability: Historical Perspectives on Co-ordinating Public Action
Noel Whiteside

PART II: WHAT FUTURE FOR EUROPEAN EMPLOYMENT POLICIES?
9. Occupational Structures and Social Models in European Societies
Colin Crouch

10. Corporate Social Responsibility and Employment: A Plurality of Configurations
Claude Didry

11. Reflexive Labour Law, Capabilities and the Future of Social Europe
Simon Deakin and Ralf Rogowski

12. Employment and the Social Dimension of Europe: What Constitutive Conventions of the Market?
Robert Salais

Index