The Political Economy of Social Europe: The case of inclusion policies
AbstractEU governments have engaged in a coordinated effort to combat social exclusion. This is puzzling for empirical and theoretical reasons. The paper argues that integration of social inclusion policies can be explained by the political economy of domestic reform, driven by structural change in EU welfare states, facilitated by the new Open Method of Coordination. This explanation is contrasted with the view that European integration is motivated by EU bureaucratsÕ interest in expanding their competencies and national administrationsÕ attempt to instrumentalise the EU for protection of their clientele.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by European Political Economy Infrastructure Consortium in its journal European Political Economy Review.
Volume (Year): 1 (2003)
Issue (Month): Autumn ()
Political economy of reform; public choice; Social Europe; social exclusion; open method of coordination;
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