Flexicurity and Political Philosophy: Towards a Majority-Friendly Europe

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Andranik Tangian
Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Düsseldorf and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Series: European Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL058000

Flexicurity is a European labour market policy adopted in 2007 within the European Employment Strategy. This policy aims at combining the ongoing flexibilization of employment relations with the traditions of the European welfare state. This book examines and summarizes thirty empirical studies in flexicurity written by the author in 2004 and 2010. The book provides empirical evidence of increasing labour flexibility accompanied by a decline of social security. The author also shows that the countries with higher flexibility are more affected by the crisis. This is a serious warning against improper implementation of flexicurity and its one-sided use in favour of employers. (Imprint: Nova)

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Preface

Chapter 1: Conception of Flexicurity

Chapter 2: Operationalization of the Concept of Flexicurity

Chapter 3: Flexicurity from the Neo-Liberal Viewpoint

Chapter 4: Flexicurity from the Trade Unionist Viewpoint

Chapter 5: Flexicurity from the Viewpoint of the European Welfare State

Chapter 6: Flexicurity in the Working Time Perspective

Chapter 7: Flexicurity and Precarious Work

Chapter 8: Flexicurity from the Viewpoint of Quality of Jobs and Lifelong Learning

Chapter 9: Flexicurity in Collective Agreements

Chapter 10: Macroeconomic Analysis of Flexicurity with Regard to the Crisis

Chapter 11: Political Economy of Flexicurtity

Chapter 12: Discussion: Seven Proposals

Chapter 13: Conclusions

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