Fighting Poverty and Social Exclusion in the EU

Fighting Poverty and Social Exclusion in the EU : A Chance in Europe 2020

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This book examines the significant shifts in European Union social policy in recent years in the context of the EU2020 strategy and the European Semester. In particular it examines the social dimension, especially the anti-poverty component of Europe 2020 by illustrating the main supranational, national and sub-national developments across 5 countries - Germany, Italy, Poland, UK and Sweden. It asks whether and how, Europe matters in the fight against poverty and social exclusion within the new (strengthened) framework and sheds light on the core factors affecting the implementation of the Europe 2020 anti-poverty strategy at the domestic level. This text will be of key interest to students, scholars and practitioners in social policy, political science and European governance, and more broadly to European Union politics, European integrations studies, sociology and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138930873
  • 9781138930872

About Matteo Jessoula

Jessoula is Assistant Professor, Political science, University of Milan and is well respected in the field of comparative welfare research. Madama is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan and Professor, Bocconi University, Milan. He likewise has a strong reputation in comparative and European welfare research and is also Director of the Welfare Laboratory (We.L.) at Centro Einaudi, Turin and Coordinator of the Comparative Politics and Public Philosophy LAB (Laboratorio di Politica Comparata eFilosofia Pubblica - LPF), at Centro Einaudi, Turinshow more

Table of contents

Preface [Maurizio Ferrera] 1. Introduction [Illaria Madama and Matteo Jessoula] 2. The Anti-poverty Dimension of Europe 2020 [Chiara Agostini, Sebastiano Sabato and Matteo Jessoula] 3. Germany [Katharina Zimmermann and Norbert Petzold] 4. Italy [Chiara Agostini, Illaria Madama and Marcello Natili] 5. Poland [Marianna Zielenska] 6. Sweden [Hakan Johansson] 7. United Kingdom [Daniel Clegg and Hayley Bennett] 8. Linking Lisbon and Europe 2020: The Peer Reviews [Sebastiano Sabato] 9. Conclusions [Matteo Jessoula and Illaria Madama]show more