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Semi-Sovereign Welfare States, Social Rights of EU Migrant Citizens and the Need for Strong State Capacities

The research for this report was funded as part of the FP7 project bEUcitizen by the EU Commission (grant no 320294). Bruzelius, C., Chase,  E., and  Seeleib-Kaiser, M. (2014) Semi-Sovereign Welfare States, Social Rights of EU Migrant Citizens and the Need for Strong State Capacities Social Europe, Oxford. (December 2014) National welfare states within the European Union have become semi-sovereign and can no longer limit benefits and services to national citizens. Significantly limiting the social rights of EU migrant citizens would very likely require treaty changes. Some countries, such as Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, absorb a large proportion of intra-EU, East-West migration. Ne... »

CES Brochure on the Youth Guarantee in Europe

Margherita Bussi from STYLE advisory partner ETUI has produced a brochure on the Youth Guarantee in Europe. CES-Brochure Youth Guarantee »

Special Issue: Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe: Threat or Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State? Edited by Maria Petmesidou & Ana M. Guillén

Special Issue: Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe: Threat or Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State? Edited by Maria Petmesidou & Ana M. Guillén Published by Taylor and Francis Online, containing the following articles: Can the Welfare State as We Know It Survive? A View from the Crisis-Ridden South European Periphery Maria Petmesidou & Ana M. Guillén Pages: 295-307 Reassessing South European Pensions after the Crisis: Evidence from Two Decades of Reforms David Natali & Furio Stamati Pages: 309-330 South European Healthcare Systems under Harsh Austerity: A Progress–Regression Mix? Maria Petmesidou, Emmanuele Pavolini & Ana M. Guillén Pages: 331-352  ‘Social... »

Politics of Segmentation: Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe

Dr Georg Picot’s book, Politics of Segmentation: Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe, is now available in paperback from Routledge: Politics of Segmentation: Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe Summary: When political parties make policy decisions they are influenced by the competition they face from other parties. This book examines how party competition and party systems affect reforms of social protection. Featuring a historical comparison of Italy and Germany post-1945, it shows how a high number of parties and ideological polarization lead to fragmented and unequal social benefits.  The book brings together two important issues in welfare state research... »

Mapping Youth Transitions in Europe

A new report has been published by STYLE advisor, Massimiliano Mascherini, from Eurofound Summary: Young people in Europe continue to experience great difficulties in entering the labour market. Although the youth unemployment rate in a few Member States has started to fall, overall 23% of young European job-seekers aged 15–24 could not find a job in January 2014. In 2012, 14.6 million young people across Europe were not in employment, education or training (NEETs), accounting for 15.9% of the entire population of those aged 15–29. This report analyses the labour market situation of young people in Europe, focusing in particular on their school-to-work transition, while also monitoring their... »