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Vol 23 No 10 Oct/Nov 2018

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A European Social Union After the Crisis

Edited by: Frank Vandenbroucke, Catherine Barnard, Geert de Baere

ISBN13: 9781108402088
To be Published: December 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2017)
Price: £29.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781108415781



Many people believe that the EU lacks solidarity and needs a social dimension. This debate is not new but, until recently, the notion of a 'social Europe' remained vague and elusive. What is now required is a coherent conception of the reasons behind and the agenda for a European Social Union.

This book offers the first in-depth examination of the rationale and feasibility of such a Social Union. It explores how we can justify, define and demarcate an appropriate notion of European solidarity and examines legal and political barriers. In short, rather than merely deploring the lack of a social dimension to the EU, it provides new perspectives and answers to questions of 'why', 'what', and 'how'.

A cast of outstanding scholars and practitioners reflect on the obstacles and solutions, incorporating economic, social, philosophical, legal and political perspectives.

Subjects:
EU Law
Contents:
Part I. Solidarity and Legitimacy:
1. The idea of a European Social Union: a normative introduction Frank Vandenbroucke
2. The European Social Union: a missing but necessary 'political good' Maurizio Ferrera
3. The solidarity argument for the European Union Helder De Schutter
4. Social justice in an ever more diverse Union Christian Joerges
5. The democratic legitimacy of EU institutions and support for social policy in Europe Marc Hooghe and Soetkin Verhaegen

Part II. Topics in European Governance:
6. The impact of Eurozone governance on welfare state stability Laszlo Andor
7. Booms and busts and the governance of the Eurozone Paul De Grauwe and Yuemei Ji
8. What follows austerity? From Social Pillar to New Deal Simon Deakin
9. Social dialogue: why it matters? European employers' perspective Philippe De Buck and Maxime Cerutti
10. The European social dialogue: what is the role of employers and what are the hopes for the future? Philippe Pochet and Christophe Degryse
11. The European Semester Process: adaptability and latitude in support of the European Social Model Sonja Bekker
12. Balancing economic objectives and social considerations in the new EU Investment Agreements: commitments versus realities Rumiana Yotova

Part III. Legal and Institutional Challenges:
13. How can the Viking/Laval conundrum be resolved? Balancing the economic and the social: one bed for two dreams? Sjoerd Feenstra
14. The basis in EU constitutional law for further social integration Geert De Baere and Kathleen Gutman
15. EU social competences and Member State constitutional controls: a comparative perspective of national approaches Gerhard Van Der Schyff
16. Social rights, the Charter and the ECHR - caveats, austerity and other disasters Alexander Kornezov
17. The European Court of Justice as the guardian of the rule of EU social law Koen Lenaerts and Jose A. Gutierrez-Fons

Part IV. Politics:
18. The European Social Union and EU legislative politics Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen
19. (B)Remains of the day: Brexit and EU social policy Catherine Barnard.