Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Michael Gold
    Pages 1-9
  3. Michael Gold
    Pages 10-40
  4. Susan Cox
    Pages 41-63
  5. Edward Benson
    Pages 64-84
  6. Peter Cressey
    Pages 85-104
  7. Mark Carley
    Pages 105-134
  8. Phil James
    Pages 135-152
  9. Philippa Watson
    Pages 153-171
  10. Bernard Casey
    Pages 172-183
  11. Helen Rainbird
    Pages 184-202
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 203-276

About this book


The European Community's 'Social Dimension' covers a wide area of social policy which is not always readily understood. This book contains an historical overview of EC social policy which analyses its development over the last forty years. Subsequent chapters focus on specific topics - including equal opportunities, employment protection, and health and safety - to give the reader a more detailed background on the nature of EC involvement including the debates, the proposals and legislation. The book also explores the most recent controversies surrounding the Social Chapter and the Maastricht Treaty.


employment employment policy employment promotion Europe social policy social security

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Gold
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WestminsterUK

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