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Public Services and Citizenship in European Law: Public and Labour Law Perspectives

Edited by: Mark R. Freedland, Silvana Sciarra

ISBN13: 9780198265757
ISBN: 0198265751
Published: December 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £62.00

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The operation of public services at both domestic and European levels is becoming a subject of considerable interest to researchers and policy makers alike. This book examines the economic and political implications of public services alongside a detailed analysis of their legal impact.;Through this analysis, a new concept of constitutional citizenship is identified; a concept which would give consumers, as well as employees, new rights. The book also examines the new doctrine of services of general economic interest, as enshrined in the Amsterdam Treaty, and the impact it will have on public services. The privatization of public services and the resulting impact on consumers is also dealt with.;The text is intended for two distinct legal audiences: public lawyers and labour lawyers. Those working in, or studying, economics and trade unions may also find the book useful.

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Mark Freedland, labour law, public services and citizenship - new domains, new regimes?; David Faulkner, public services, citizenship and the State - the British experience 1967-1997; Carol Harlow, public service, market ideology and citizenship; Elisenda Malaret, public service, public services, public functions and guarantees of the rights of citizens - unchanging needs in a changed context; Etienne Picard, citizenship, fundamental rights and public services; Alessandro Petretto, the liberalization and privatization of public utilities and the protection of users' rights - the perspective of economic theory; Wolf Sauter, universal service obligations and the emergence of citizens' rights in European telecommunications liberalization; Giuliano Amato, citizenship and public services - some concluding comments; Alain Supiot, employment, citizenship, the services of general public interest; Silvana Sciarra, labour law - a bridge between public services and citizenship rights.