European Economic and Social Constitutionalism after the Treaty of Lisbon

European Economic and Social Constitutionalism after the Treaty of Lisbon

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European studies frequently regard the economic and social dimensions of EU integration as diametrically opposed, maintaining that this state of affairs is beyond change. This edited collection challenges this perceived wisdom, focusing on the post-Lisbon constitutional landscape. Taking the multi-layered polity that is Europe today as its central organising theme, it examines how the social and the economic might be reconciled under the Union's different forms of governance. The collection has a clear structure, opening with a theoretical appraisal of its theme, before considering three specific policy fields: migration policy and civic integration, company law and corporate social responsibility and the role of third sector providers in public healthcare. It concludes with three case studies in these fields, illustrating how the argument can be practically applied. Insightful and topical, with a unique interdisciplinary perspective, this is an important contribution to European Union law after the Lisbon more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139102346
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Introduction Dagmar Schiek, Ulrike Liebert and Hildegard Schneider; Part I. European Economic and Social Constitutionalism Between Norms and Practices: 1. Re-embedding economic and social constitutionalism: normative perspectives for the EU Dagmar Schiek; 2. Reconciling market with social Europe? The EU under the Lisbon Treaty Ulrike Liebert; 3. Constitutionalism between normative frameworks and the socio-legal frameworks of society Nicole Lindstrom; 4. Observations on economic governance and the search for a European economic constitution Wouter Devroe and Pieter van Cleyenbreugel; Part II. Emanations of Tensions Between Economic and Social Integration: 5. Circular migration: a triple win situation? Wishful thinking or a serious option for a sustainable migration policy? Hildegard Schneider and Anja Wiesbrock; 6. EU Company regulation between economic and social integration Thomas Biermeyer; 7. Services of general economic interest under EU law constraints Ulla Neergaard; Part III. Studying Cases of Possible Tensions: 8. Civic integration of immigrants: a challenge to proportionality and non-discrimination in the common European immigration policy? Sergio Carrera and Anja Wiesbrock; 9. Corporate social responsibility: assessing the scope for an EU policy Sandra Kroger; 10. Services of general interest provision through the third sector under EU competition law constraints - the example of organising healthcare in England, Wales and the Netherlands Ida Wendt and Andrea more