Europe and the Politics of Capabilities

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März 2007



An examination of the European Union's broad social initiatives that align social and economic objectives with the promotion of employment.


1. Introduction: Europe and the politics of capabilities Robert Salais and Robert Villeneuve; Part I. Products, territories and economic activity in Europe: 2. Europe tested through its products: the Renault-Vilvoorde affair and its implication for industry and employment policies Claude Didry; 3. Competences-orientated logics and the politics of unemployability Benedicte Zimmermann; 4. Regional capabilities and the European Employment Strategy Martin Heinenreich; 5. The territorial pacts in Italy: the competitive corporatism assumption in question Serafino Negrelli; 6. Mobilising local capabilities for a European economic project: the case of Marseilles Pierre-Paul Zalio; 7. Employment and social dialogue at the European level: a different approach to governance of territories Robert Villeneuve; Part II. Assessing EU procedures and European initiatives: 8. The European Employment Strategy: from ends to means? Gilles Raveaud; 9. Regional growth, national context and the European Structural Funds: an empirical appraisal Jacky Fayolle and Anne Lecuyer; 10. Sketching European social dialogue freehand Emmanuel Julien; 11. The fourth dimension in collective bargaining and social co-operation Jean Lapeyre; 12. The nature of the open method of co-ordination Philippe Pochet; Part III. What politics of capabilities?: 13. Capabilities, social rights and European market integration Jude Browne, Simon Deakin and Frank Wilkinson; 14. Collective rights, deliberation and capabilities Jean de Munck and Isabelle Ferreras; 15. The gender settlement and social provision: the work-welfare relationship at the level of the household Jane Lewis; 16. Security and the working life: new perspectives Noel Whiteside; 17. Social needs, development, territories and full employment based on solidarity Pierre Bachman; 18. Incorporating the capability approach into social and employment policies Robert Salais; Appendices; Index.


Robert Salais is Professor of Economics and Director of the Research Centre IDHE at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan. Robert Villeneuve is Director of EUREXCTER (Excellence Territoriale en Europe) and Chairman of the Commission des Affaires Sociales, de l'Emploi et de la Formation Professionnelle of the ECPE at Brussels from 1995 to 2001.
EAN: 9780521836043
ISBN: 0521836042
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2007
Seitenanzahl: 312 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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