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"Towards convergence of the European activation policies?"

Serrano Pascual, A. (2004) "Towards convergence of the European activation policies?". UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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      [From the Introduction]. Activation is a key notion in the European employment strategy, and the cornerstone of the European social model as presented by the European Institutions. It is a principle that has become central to the process of adapting our European societies to changes in production models, changes which have been conceptualised by the European institutions by means of repeated reference to the "movement towards a knowledge-based society". The principle of activation is used to make transformation ("modernisation") of the welfare state into the condition for adaptation of the European social model to the new conditions of production. Insofar as the process of change is presented as a fact of nature, renovation of the social model becomes an incontrovertible necessity. This book set out to analyse the extent to which this type of discourse and practice, as promoted by the European institutions, has exerted an influence on national policies and whether or not we are witnessing a process of convergence in the ways in which this particular mode of intervention is being implemented.

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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: 27 Jan 2004
      Page Range: p. 15
      Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:17

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