Public Services and Citizenship in European Law: Public and Labour Law Perspectives

Hardcover | November 1, 1998

EditorMark Freedland, Silvana Sciarra

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The operation of public services at both domestic and European levels is becoming a subject of considerable interest to researchers and policy makers alike. This book examines the economic and political implications of public services alongside a detailed analysis of their legal impact.Through this analysis, a new concept of constitutional citizenship is identified; a concept which would give consumers, as well as employees, new rights. The book also examines the new doctrine of services of general economic interest, as enshrined in the Amsterdam Treaty, and the impact it willhave on public services. The privatization of public services and the resulting impact on consumers is also dealt with.

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The operation of public services at both domestic and European levels is becoming a subject of considerable interest to researchers and policy makers alike. This book examines the economic and political implications of public services alongside a detailed analysis of their legal impact.Through this analysis, a new concept of constituti...

Mark Freedland is Professor of Employment Law at the University of Oxford Silvana Sciarra is Professor of European Labour and Social Law at the European University Institute and the University of Florence

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Format:HardcoverPublished:November 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198265751

ISBN - 13:9780198265757

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Table of Contents

1. Mark Freedland: Labour Law, Public Services and Citizenship - New Domains, New Regimes?2. David Faulkner: Public Services, Citizenship and the State - the British Experience 1967-19973. Carol Harlow: Public Service, Market Ideology and Citizenship4. Elisenda Malaret: Public Service, Public Services, Public Functions and Guarantees of the Rights of Citizens: Unchanging Needs in a Changed Context5. Etienne Picard: Citizenship, Fundamental Rights and Public Services6. Alessandro Petretto: The Liberalization and Privatization of Public Utilities and the Protection of Users' Rights: the Perspective of Economic Theory7. Wolf Sauter: Universal Service Obligations and the Emergence of Citizens' Rights in European Telecommunications Liberalization8. Giuliano Amato: Citizenship and Public Services - Some Concluding Comments9. Alain Supiot: Employment, Citizenship, the Services of General Public Interest10. Silvana Sciarra: Labour Law - a Bridge between Public Services and Citizenship Rights

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a pertinent interdisciplinary perspective on the political, economic and legal questions raised by the new public services.../ ... this collection is successful, not only in providing a stimulating synthesis of debates on the public/ private divide in law... but also in providing insightsinto the 'Europeanisation' ... of yet another area of public life./ Diamond Ashiagbor, European University Institute, Florence/ Yearbook of European Law.