Public Employment Services and European Law

Hardcover | September 27, 2007

byMark Freedland FBA, Paul Craig QC FBA, Catherine Jacqueson

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How can the EU's community of welfare states to adapt their public policies to economic globalization? What happens when the economic and social aims of the EU come into conflict? This book examines the developing legal regimes and regulation of public services in the UK and other European countries. Public services are examined though a case-study of the complex area of public employment services. These are job-placement and vocational training services which aim to maximizeemployment and minimize unemployment within EU member States' Active Labour Market policies. Employment services are at the centre of a complex web of rules in both hard and soft forms of law deriving from the EU, national public law and from private, and at times contractual, agreements. They alsolie at the crossroads of a series of trends in regulation, and priorities have been inspired by an array of conflicting policy rationales. These policy rationales include the establishment of an open and competitive European internal market, the establishment of an efficient welfare state, thescaling down of state administrative machinery, the fulfilment of core public service responsibilities, and the creation of public-private partnerships. Public employment services provide a highly informative and novel case study of the interaction and conflict between the economic and social aimsof the EU and between regulation at national and supranational levels, and the changing forms which this regulation has taken.

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How can the EU's community of welfare states to adapt their public policies to economic globalization? What happens when the economic and social aims of the EU come into conflict? This book examines the developing legal regimes and regulation of public services in the UK and other European countries. Public services are examined though...

Paul Craig QC FBA is Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford. Mark Freedland FBA is Professor of Employment Law at the University of Oxford. Dr Catherine Jacqueson is Lecturer in Law at the University of Copenhagen. Dr Nicola Kountouris is Lecturer in Law at the University of Reading.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:September 27, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199233489

ISBN - 13:9780199233489

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Part I: Regulating Public Services in EuropeIntroduction1. Competence, Social Policy, and Public Services2. Regulating Social Services in Europe: Modes of Governance and Regulatory Techniques3. Public Service Conceptions in European Law4. Employment Services as a Public ServicePart II: Employment Services: Activities, Functions, and Policies5. Job Intermediation: Between Partnership and Market Realities6. Vocational Education and Training of the Unemployed and Public Employment Services7. Active Labour Market Policies: Between the 'Right to Work' and 'Workfare'8. 'Employment Friendly Wages' and the Broader Notion of the State as an Employment Facilitator9. Outsourcing Employment Services: the State as a Manager of Employment Services10. The Legal Relationship between Employment Services and the JobseekerConclusions