Rotta Di Collisione

Author: Maurizio Ferrera
Editor: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
ISBN: 8858124758
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L'Europa dei vincoli e delle sanzioni ha superato il limite. Servono nuove formule per riconciliare integrazione economica e modello sociale europeo. La Ue sta indebolendo lo stato sociale dei suoi Paesi membri? Perché è così difficile far convivere solidarietà nazionale e integrazione economica europea? Sono interrogativi dettati dalle scelte fatte negli ultimi anni dalle autorità sovranazionali dell'Unione, che hanno colpito soprattutto i giovani e le fasce vulnerabili della popolazione. La riconciliazione tra welfare ed Europa non è una missione impossibile. Essa richiede però un ambizioso lavoro intellettuale e politico. Occorre elaborare un modello di Unione che consenta alla democrazia e al welfare di funzionare anche in un'economia integrata. E intorno a questo modello bisogna costruire il necessario consenso, fra paesi e fra cittadini. Maurizio Ferrera formula proposte concrete per muovere in questa direzione e sollecita le élites nazionali e le autorità di Bruxelles a impegnarsi in un serio investimento politico per rafforzare la Ue e accrescere la sua capacità di garantire protezione sociale e sicurezza esterna. Solo così il progetto europeo potrà produrre benefici diffusi ed equamente distribuiti e dunque riconquistare la legittimità perduta.

The Boundaries Of Welfare

Author: Maurizio Ferrera
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199284660
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To what extent has the process of European integration re-drawn the boundaries of national welfare states? What are the effects of such re-drawing? Boundaries count: they are essential in bringing together individuals, groups, and territorial units, and for activating or strengthening shared ties between them. If the profile of boundaries changes over time, we might expect significant consequences on bonding dynamics, i.e. on the way solidarity is structured in a given politicalcommunity.The book addresses these two questions in a broad historical and comparative perspective. The first chapter sets out a novel theoretical framework which re-conceptualizes the welfare state as a 'bounded space' characterized by a distinct spatial politics. This reconceptualization takes as a starting point the 'state-building tradition' in political science and in particular the work of Stein Rokkan. The second chapter briefly outlines the early emergence and expansion of European welfare statestill World War II. Chapters 3 and 4 analyse the relationship between domestic welfare state developments and the formation of a supranational European Community between the 1960s and the 2000s, illustrating how the process of European integration has increasingly eroded the social sovereignty of thenation-state. Chapter 5 focuses on new emerging forms of sub-national and trans-national social protection, while Chapter 6 discusses current trends and future perspectives for a re-structuring of social protection at the EU level.While there is no doubt that European integration has significantly altered the boundaries of national welfare, de-stabilizing delicate political and institutional equilibria, the book concludes by offering some suggestions on how a viable system of multi-level social protection could possibly emerge within the new EU wide boundary configuration.

Beyond Trump

Author: Alberto Martinelli
Editor: Edizioni Epoké
ISBN: 8899647321
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Recent political events – from Trump’s election to the outcome of the Brexit referendum – have somehow caught the world by surprise, and are contributing to a growing sense of concern or even alarm about the future of the Western world and, particularly, Western democracies as we know them. When looking at the political landscape in Europe, populism looks like an unprecedented gamechanger. Populists parties are inpower in Poland and Hungary, they are in the coalition governments in Switzerland and Finland, top the polls in France and the Netherlands, and their support is at record highs in Sweden. Not to mention the recent rise of Alternative für Deutschland in Germany and the successful story of Syriza, Podemos and of the Five Stars Movement in Southern Europe. The volume explores the rise of populism in Europe and the US by analyzing its root causes and the rationale behind its success. It also draws some policy recommendations to tackle the populist challenge.

Oltre L Austerit

Author: Sergio Cesaratto
Editor: terrelibere.org
ISBN: 8898114036
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Un lavoro collettivo di un gruppo di autori che gode solida notorietà nella comunità internazionale degli economisti eterodossi: «Questo libro è in primo luogo una denuncia delle politiche folli che in Europa e in Italia porteranno inevitabilmente - e in proporzioni sconosciute da generazioni - ad alti livelli di disoccupazione, crollo degli standard di consumo e dei servizi sociali e degrado delle nostre comunità. Vogliamo smentire le sciocchezze in nome delle quali si chiedono sacrifici. In particolare, che spesa e debito pubblico siano causa ultima della crisi. E vogliamo mostrare come questi sacrifici a nulla porteranno tranne che a un avvitamento verso il basso della crisi. Non mettiamo sotto accusa il processo d'integrazione politica ed economica europeo. Bensì, quello di unificazione monetaria, interpretato da parte dei governi italiani come strumento di disciplina sindacale e sociale». Dedicato a tutti i giovani.

Against The Troika

Author: Heiner Flassbeck
Editor: Verso Books
ISBN: 1784783153
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A radical anti-capitalist alternative to Eurozone austerity On the 25th January 2015 the Greek people voted in an election of historic importance—not just for Greece but potentially all of Europe. The radical party Syriza was elected and austerity and the neoliberal agenda is being challenged. Suddenly it seems as if there is an alternative. But what? The Eurozone is in a deep and prolonged crisis. It is now clear that monetary union is a historic failure, beyond repair—and certainly not in the interests of Europe’s working people. Building on the economic analysis of two of Europe’s leading thinkers, Heiner Flassbeck and Costas Lapavitsas (a candidate standing for election on Syriza’s list), Against the Troika is the first book to propose a strategic left-wing plan for how peripheral countries could exit the euro. With a change in government in Greece, and looming political transformations in countries such as Spain, this major intervention lays out a radical, anti-capitalist programme at a critical juncture for Europe. The final three chapters offer a detailed postmortem of the Greek catastrophe, explain what can be learned from it—and provide a possible alternative. Against the Troika is a practical blueprint for real change in a continent wracked by crisis and austerity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Age Of Uncertainty

Author: Alessandro Colombo e Paolo Magri
Editor: Edizioni Epoké
ISBN: 8899647534
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Uncertainties have piled up over the past decade, casting doubt on the stability of the international system. They have been further compounded and exacerbated by last year’s events: from Brexit, and the ensuing uncertainty about the future of the UK-EU relations, to the ever-growing success of populist and nationalist movements across Europe; from the unnerving paralysis of the international community on the war in Syria, to the new wave of terrorist attacks in Europe, to the new economic and political crises of pivotal states (Brazil, South Africa, Egypt, and Turkey) in their respective regions. Not to mention Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election, which may turn out to be a new and momentous source of uncertainty, especially with regard to US-EU relations, the residual resilience of the multilateral framework, as well as the international economic balance of power. The 2017 ISPI Report analyses how last year’s major events add to international uncertainties, also with a view to identifying long-term, beyond-the-horizon trends. The first part of the Report focuses on the evolution of the international context, from both a political and an economic standpoint. The second part shifts the spotlight to Italy, where global uncertainties overlap with deep-rooted domestic uncertainties and vulnerabilities.

A Citizen S Europe

Author: Pascal Fontaine
Editor: Brussels : Commission of the European Communities
ISBN: 9789282627648
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Europe in everyday life

Beyond Trump

Author: Alberto Martinelli
Editor: Edizioni Epoké
ISBN: 8899647321
Size: 12,17 MB
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Recent political events – from Trump’s election to the outcome of the Brexit referendum – have somehow caught the world by surprise, and are contributing to a growing sense of concern or even alarm about the future of the Western world and, particularly, Western democracies as we know them. When looking at the political landscape in Europe, populism looks like an unprecedented gamechanger. Populists parties are inpower in Poland and Hungary, they are in the coalition governments in Switzerland and Finland, top the polls in France and the Netherlands, and their support is at record highs in Sweden. Not to mention the recent rise of Alternative für Deutschland in Germany and the successful story of Syriza, Podemos and of the Five Stars Movement in Southern Europe. The volume explores the rise of populism in Europe and the US by analyzing its root causes and the rationale behind its success. It also draws some policy recommendations to tackle the populist challenge.

A European Social Union After The Crisis

Author: Frank Vandenbroucke
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108415784
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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.

Welfare State Reform In Southern Europe

Author: Maurizio Ferrera
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134347316
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This new study delivers a detailed analysis of the efforts being made to reduce poverty and social exclusion in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece. After an initial discussion of the 'southern model' of the welfare state, the situation of each country is clearly illustrated. This book also discusses how the experience of southern Europe might bear upon the situation of the East European accession countries. This is excellent reading for those interested in social change across Europe and beyond.