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"The theory and policy of an EU social federation: Towards laboratory federalism"

Schelkle, Waltraud. (2001) "The theory and policy of an EU social federation: Towards laboratory federalism". In: UNSPECIFIED, Madison, Wisconsin. (Unpublished)

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    The EU has become a loose kind of social federation. Yet the political support for a distinct social policy agenda of the EU remains doubtful. This paper re-examines the cases both for concerted efforts in social policy and for the EU level to play an indispensable role. A theory and policy of "laboratory federalism" is suggested that takes into account that the EU has yet to build consensus as regards its role in social policy matters. The corresponding method of social policy coordination, laboratory standardization, is contrasted to the Open method of Coordination adopted at the Nice Summit.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Laboratory federalism; Open Method of Coordination.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > general
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > decision making/policy-making
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2001 (7th), May 31-June 2, 2001
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2006
    Page Range: p. 22
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21

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