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Authors: Andranik Tangian (Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Düsseldorf and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany) 
Book Description:
Flexicurity is a European labour market policy adopted in 2007 within the European Employment Strategy. This policy aims at combining the ongoing flexibilization of employment relations with the traditions of the European welfare state. This book examines and summarizes thirty empirical studies in flexicurity written by the author in 2004 and 2010. The book provides empirical evidence of increasing labour flexibility accompanied by a decline of social security. The author also shows that the countries with higher flexibility are more affected by the crisis. This is a serious warning against improper implementation of flexicurity and its one-sided use in favour of employers. (Imprint: Nova Press)

Table of Contents:
Preface pp. i-xiv

Chapter 1: Conception of flexicurity (pp. 1-27)

Chapter 2: Operationalization of the concept of flexicurity (pp. 29-39)

Chapter 3: Flexicurity from the neo-liberal viewpoint (pp. 41-53)

Chapter 4: Flexicurity from the trade unionist viewpoint (pp. 55-60)

Chapter 5: Flexicurity from the viewpoint of the European welfare state (pp. 61-71)

Chapter 6: Flexicurity in the Working Time Perspective (pp. 73-83)

Chapter 7: Flexicurity and precarious work (pp. 85-100)

Chapter 8: Flexicurity from the viewpoint of quality of jobs and lifelong learning (pp. 103-112)

Chapter 9: Flexicurity in collective agreements (pp. 113-124)

Chapter 10: Macroeconomic analysis of flexicurity with regard to the crisis (pp. 127-142)

Chapter 11: Political economy of flexicurtity (pp. 145-155)

Chapter 12: Discussion: Seven proposals (pp. 157-166

Chapter 13: Conclusions (pp. 169-188)

Index pp. 189-208

      European Political, Economic, and Security Issues
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 222, 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-61122-816-8
   Status: AV
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