Privatisation against the European Social Model: A Critique of European Policies and Proposals for Alternatives by Marica FrangakisPrivatisation against the European Social Model: A Critique of European Policies and Proposals for Alternatives by Marica Frangakis

Privatisation against the European Social Model: A Critique of European Policies and Proposals for…

byMarica Frangakis, Christoph HermannEditorJ. Huffschmid

Hardcover | November 5, 2009

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This book addresses the EU as powerful driver of the wave of privatizations in the network industries and public services since the early 1990s. Based on theoretical arguments and empirical studies it examines the impact of these policies on what is regarded as the normative pillars of the European Social Model.
MARICA FRANGAKIS is an economist, with a special interest in European affairs. She is a member of the Board of the 'Nicos Poulantzas Institute', a non-profit making institution, promoting public debate in a variety of areas. She is also involved with the ATTAC network, while she is an active member of the European Economists for an Alt...
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Title:Privatisation against the European Social Model: A Critique of European Policies and Proposals for…Format:HardcoverDimensions:269 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.7 inPublished:November 5, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230224091

ISBN - 13:9780230224094

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Introduction: Privatisation and the Crisis of Social Europe PART I: PRIVATISATION IN THE EU: PROCESS AND DISCUSSION - AN OVERVIEW Privatisation in Western Europe Privatisation in the Central and East European Countries Finance as Driver of Privatisation Theoretical Approaches to Explaining and Understanding Privatisation The European Social Models: Contours of the Discussion PART II: CASE STUDIES Privatisation in the Industrial Sector Liberalisation in Network Industries Privatisation and Marketisation of Health Care Systems in Europe Privatisation of Education Privatisation of Pensions Bank Liberalisation and Privatisation Privatisation Trajectories in Europe: A Cross - Sector View PART III: PERSPECTIVES The Impact of Privatisation and Liberalisation of Public Services on the European Social Model Elements of a Progressive European Social Model The Role of the Public Sector in a Progressive Construction of Europe Social Actors - Trade Unions and Social Movements