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"The EU’s concept of activation for young people: towards a new social contract?"

Crespo, Eduardo and Serrano Pascual, A. (2004) "The EU’s concept of activation for young people: towards a new social contract?". UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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      [From the Introduction]. The concept of activation covers a wide range of employment measures with very different approaches and emphases that are determined by the cultural and political traditions of each country, or even of the various regions within a country... The first part of this paper will consider the nature and extent of European Union regulation in this field, and will attempt to demonstrate the significance of the role played by the EU’s institutions as promoters of ideological socialisation. Whilst it is true that the European Union did not invent the activation-based discourse, it has nevertheless played a major role in its propagation and in establishing the terms in which the problem of unemployment is discussed. The second section will examine the way in which the model of production is changing and how this has led to a need for new terminology that enables us to understand the ‘social question’. Finally, we will analyse the discourse of the EU’s institutions, particularly in respect of the European Employment Strategy, with a view to establishing the basis of the EU’s discourse with regard to activation.

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      Additional Information: This publication is a chapter in the forthcoming book ARE ACTIVATION POLICIES CONVERGING IN EUROPE? THE EUROPEAN EMPLOYMENT STRATEGY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (Brussels: ETUI, 2004), ed. by A. Serrano Pascual.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: European Employment Strategy; Luxembourg process; activation.
      Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market > employment/unemployment
      EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > general
      Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
      EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
      Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
      Official EU Document: No
      Language: English
      Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2004
      Page Range: p. 28
      Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:17

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