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Unemployment in the New Europe

Unemployment in the New Europe

Part of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

Nancy Bermeo, David Cameron, Peter Hall, Martin Rhodes, Bruce Western, Kieran Healey, Lyle Scruggs, Peter Lange, Alan Stoleroff, Andrew Richards, Javier Polavieja, Steven B. Wolinetz, Christopher Anderson, José Maria Maravall, Marta Fraile
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  • Date Published: August 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521002769


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  • The movement for European integration has yielded a European Union of fifteen states with a unified monetary system that will eventually embrace over 370 million people. If current trends continue, an average of one in ten of these people will be unemployed. This book is about unemployment and European unification. It examines the consequences of each and their interconnections. It presents general essays on Europe as a whole, on labor unions and on a variety of case studies including Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands. Its central argument is that the European economy should be reformed but that it should retain many of its managed aspects and be wary of modeling itself on the United States. The book contributes to the literature on European politics, political economy, and comparative public policy.

    • A collection of essays written on a subject of profound importance for how people live
    • By some of the best known Europeanists in the world
    • From a variety of disciplines, nations and methodological perspectives, yet all converging on a similar policy conclusion
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    "...the publication provides a valuable and balanced introduction to important alternatives to the liberal free-market orthodoxy...this collection of papers gives a helpful survey of the views of some of the prominent scholars active in the study of the ongoing transformation of Europe." American Political Science Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521002769
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.503kg
    • contains: 24 b/w illus. 51 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Nancy Bermeo
    Part I. Macroeconomic Contexts and Models:
    1. Unemployment, job creation and economic and monetary union David Cameron
    2. Organized market economies and unemployment in Europe: is it finally time to accept liberal orthodoxy? Peter Hall
    3. Globalization, welfare states and employment: is there a European 'third way'? Martin Rhodes
    Part II. Unemployment and Domestic Bargaining Institutions: Challenging Some Myths:
    4. Labor decline and wage growth in the advanced capitalist countries, 1965–93 Bruce Western and Kieran Healey
    5. Unemployment and union destiny Lyle Scruggs and Peter Lange
    Part III. Unemployment and Domestic Bargaining Institutions: Examining Three Cases:
    6. Unemployment and trade union strength in Portugal Alan Stoleroff
    7. Trade unions, unemployment, and working class fragmentation in Spain Andrew Richards and Javier Polavieja
    8. Modell Nederland: social partnership and competitive corporatism in the Netherlands Steven B. Wolinetz
    Part IV. Unemployment, Voting, and Political Behavior:
    9. Desperate times call for desperate measures? Unemployment and voter behavior in comparative perspective Christopher Anderson
    10. The politics of unemployment: the Spanish experience in comparative perspective José Maria Maravall and Marta Fraile
    11. Unemployment, the New Europe, and the old iniquities Nancy Bermeo.

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    Nancy Bermeo, Princeton University, New Jersey


    Nancy Bermeo, David Cameron, Peter Hall, Martin Rhodes, Bruce Western, Kieran Healey, Lyle Scruggs, Peter Lange, Alan Stoleroff, Andrew Richards, Javier Polavieja, Steven B. Wolinetz, Christopher Anderson, José Maria Maravall, Marta Fraile

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