Fighting Poverty and Social Exclusion in the EU

Fighting Poverty and Social Exclusion in the EU

Author: Matteo Jessoula

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317396260

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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In the field of anti-poverty policies, the interplay between the Europe 2020 overarching strategy and the 'Semester' have marked major discontinuity vis-à-vis the Open Method of Coordination for social protection and social inclusion (Social OMC) of the Lisbon phase. This book therefore asks whether and how Europe matters in the fight against poverty and social exclusion by assessing the emergence and possible institutionalisation of a European multi-level, multi-stakeholder and integrated policy arena in the new institutional framework. Supranational developments, multi-level interactions, as well as the strategy effects at the national level are analysed in six European countries - Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, UK and Sweden – with the aim to identify the key factors affecting the implementation of the Europe 2020 anti-poverty strategy. This book will be of key interest to students, scholars and practitioners in social policy, political science and European governance, and more broadly to European Union politics, European integrations studies, sociology and economics.

Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion in European Union Law

Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion in European Union Law

Author: Ane Aranguiz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000563528

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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This book examines the potential role of European Union law in combating poverty and social exclusion in the European Union. Anti-poverty strategies have been part of the European Union agenda for decades. Most saliently, over a decade ago, the EU’s Member States pledged to lift 20 million people out of poverty. In spite of this commitment, the EU did not even meet a quarter of this target, and over 113 million people still were at risk of poverty and social exclusion by the end of 2020. This book addresses the incongruence between a quite developed EU policy strategy and a well-embedded legal objective on the one hand, and the lack of direct legal action on the other. Analysing the role of social policy instruments, fundamental rights, and the constitutional framework of the European Union, it makes a detailed case for a contribution of EU law to the policy objective of combating poverty and social exclusion. Drawing on work in law, politics, social policy and economics, this book will interest scholars and policymakers in the areas of EU law, labour and social security, human rights, political science and social and public policy.

Concepts and Strategies for Combating Social Exclusion

Concepts and Strategies for Combating Social Exclusion

Author: Jordi Estivill

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221136523

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

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Millions of human beings the world over survive in conditions of poverty and social exclusion, and this is unlikely to change in the years to come. This grave situation affects the whole of humanity, which cannot and must not shut its eyes to it. Social exclusion is spreading so much that it is becoming one of the keys to understanding the economic and social situation of the world today. This book attempts to deciper the concept of social exclusion. It aims to identify, analyse and measure exclusion and make it more visible. It also aims to provide a detailed overview of those involved and their initiatives.

Using Social Benefits to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion

Using Social Benefits to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion

Author: Matti Heikkilä

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287149372

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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This volume explores the nature and scope of the problem of poverty, examines the political responses to poverty (examples of different countries); and investigates the existence and use of various definitions and thresholds applied to poverty in policy making . It also examines the variations within income transfers, i.e. social benefits designed to prevent or alleviate poverty and material hardship and explores the effectiveness of benefit schemes in reducing poverty.--Publisher's description.