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Non-Standard Employment in Post-Industrial Labour Markets-An Occupational Perspective

Eichhorst, Werner, Marx, Paul, (2015), «Non-Standard Employment in Post-Industrial Labour Markets-An Occupational Perspective», IZA, Edward Elgar Publishing. Examining the occupational variation within non-standard employment, this book combines case studies and comparative writing to illustrate how and why alternative occupational employment patterns are formed. Non-standard employment has grown significantly in most developed economies, varying between countries. Different institutional settings have been deemed accountable for this variation, although inadequate consideration has been given to differences within national …Read More

Social Policy in the European Union

Anderson, Karen, (2015), «Social Policy in the European Union», Palgrave-Macmillan publications, Μάρτιος Social policy has become an increasingly prominent component of the European Union’s policy-making responsibilities. Today, for example, a highly developed body of law regulates equal treatment in social security and co-ordinates national security schemes; national health services have opened up to patients and service providers from other states; and rules govern the translation of educational and vocational certificates …Read More

Dealing with Losers-The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Trebilcock, Michael, (2015), «Dealing with Losers-The Political Economy of Policy Transitions», Politics Series, Oxford University Press, 8 Οκτωβρίου Whenever governments change policies—tax, expenditure, or regulatory policies, among others—there will typically be losers: people or groups who relied upon and invested in physical, financial, or human capital predicated on, or even deliberately induced by the pre-reform set of policies. The issue of whether and when to mitigate the costs associated with …Read More

Market Expansion and Social Dumping in Europe

Bernaciak, Magdalena, (2015), «Market Expansion and Social Dumping in Europe», European Union Series, Routledge publications,  9 Ιουνίου This book systematically examines social dumping in the context of the European integration process. It defines social dumping as the practice, undertaken by self-interested market participants, of undermining or evading existing social regulations with the aim of gaining a competitive advantage. It also shows how the two major EU integration projects ? the creation …Read More

The Global Division of Labour-Development and Inequality in World Society

Münch, Richard, (2015), » The Global Division of Labour-Development and Inequality in World Society», International Political Economy Series, Palgrave-Macmillan publications, Νοέμβριος Global free trade is one of the most controversial phenomena of our time. Supporters of economic liberalism believe that it will provide affluence for all regions of the globe; its critics view it as the driving force of increasing inequality, societal disorganization and ecological damage. Richard Münch offers a new theory …Read More

The Eurozone crisis and the transformation of EU governance: internal and external implications

Rodrigues, Maria João. & Xiarchogiannopoulou, Eleni. & EBSCOhost. (2014). The Eurozone crisis and the transformation of EU governance: internal and external implications. Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 15 Απριλίου.   To βιβλίο περιλαμβάνει τα εξής επιμέρους κεφάλαια:     Transcending or descending? : European integration in times of crisis / Zoe Lefkofridi & Philippe Schmitter Economic crisis and the internationalisation of EU competition policy / Michelle Cini The transformation of …Read More

The Tragedy of the Euro

Bagus, P. (2010) The Tragedy of the Euro, Mises Institute.   The current sovereign debt crisis is the direct result of credit expansion by the European banking system. In the early 2000s, credit was expanded especially in the periphery of the European Monetary Union such as in Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and Spain. Interest rates were reduced substantially by credit expansion coupled with a fall both in inflationary expectations and risk …Read More

The Social Market Economy: What does it really mean?

Franke, S. and Gregosz, D., (2013), The Social Market Economy: What does it really mean?, Tokyo: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The Social Market Economy is a proven economic and social model that not only provided Germany with its economic miracle after the Second World War, but that also brought the country many years of stability and prosperity. But despite its merits, many people find it difficult to describe what is really meant by …Read More

The Single Currency and European Citizenship: Unveiling the Other Side of The Coin

Moro, G. ed., (2013), The Single Currency and European Citizenship: Unveiling the Other Side of The Coin, London: Bloomsbury Academic. Established in 2002, the Euro is now the currency of 17 countries used by over 335 million people daily. Although the single currency is much discussed in terms of macroeconomics and global finances, policymakers rarely address its impact on European citizenship in social, cultural, political, and everyday life economics terms. …Read More