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Social Security and Solidarity in the European Union

Facts, Evaluations, and Perspectives

  • Joos P. A. van Vugt
  • Jan M. Peet
  • Irene Asscher-Vonk
  • Lout Bots
  • Lei Delsen
  • Nicolette van Gestel
  • Frans Pennings
  • Cees Sparrius
  • Kees Tinga
  • Egon Verbraak

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Lei Delsen, Nicolette van Gestel, Frans Pennings
    Pages 1-13
  3. Maureen Verhue
    Pages 14-34
  4. Bent Greve
    Pages 35-49
  5. Dominique Greiner
    Pages 50-64
  6. Josef Schmid
    Pages 65-86
  7. Angelos Stergiou
    Pages 87-110
  8. Mel Cousins
    Pages 111-126
  9. Gian Guido Balandi, Simonetta Renga
    Pages 127-142
  10. Irene Asscher-Vonk, Frans Pennings, Cees Sparrius, Lei Delsen
    Pages 143-162
  11. Eugenio M. Recio, Pilar Núñez-Cortés
    Pages 163-181
  12. Hannah Reed, Simon Deakin
    Pages 182-222
  13. Lei Delsen, Nicolette van Gestel, Joos van Vugt
    Pages 223-253
  14. Kees Tinga, Egon Verbraak
    Pages 254-269
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 270-289

About this book


Since the 1970s social security in the European Union has been dominated by attempts at reform and cost control. In the last decade of the twentieth century these attempts have been strengthened by the coming European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). This book offers an overview of the social security system and its development in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. The national contributions are preceded by an introduction on the development of social security in Europe till the present day, with special reference to the postwar process of European integration and its effects. The book is concluded by two essays. The first examines the danger and opportunities of European integration for social security. The second discusses ethical aspects: what effect will European integration have on the quality of social security in Europe?


European Economic and Montenary Union European Integration European Union European Union (EU) Europäische Integration Europäische Wirtschaft- und Währungsunion Social Ethics Soziale Sicherheit Sozialethik Sozialrecht social law social security

Editors and affiliations

  • Joos P. A. van Vugt
    • 1
  • Jan M. Peet
    • 2
  • Irene Asscher-Vonk
  • Lout Bots
  • Lei Delsen
  • Nicolette van Gestel
  • Frans Pennings
  • Cees Sparrius
  • Kees Tinga
  • Egon Verbraak
  1. 1.Catholic Study CentreCatholic University of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.NijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Social Security and Solidarity in the European Union
  • Book Subtitle Facts, Evaluations, and Perspectives
  • Editors Joos P.A. van Vugt
    Jan M. Peet
  • Series Title Contributions to Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7908-1334-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-57676-8
  • Series ISSN 1431-1933
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 289
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Social Policy
    European Integration
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