The European Social Model under Pressure

Liber Amicorum in Honour of Klaus Armingeon

  • Romana Careja
  • Patrick Emmenegger
  • Nathalie Giger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Romana Careja, Patrick Emmenegger, Nathalie Giger
    Pages 1-11
  3. Transformation of Neo-Corporatism

  4. Politics of Welfare State Reform

  5. Political Determinants of Socio-Economic Outcomes

  6. Democracies in Hard Times

  7. Challenges for Europe

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 625-633

About this book


The European Social Model is at a crossroad. Although from the 1990s onwards, the threat of an imminent crisis shaped much of the rhetoric surrounding the future of the welfare state, disagreement within the academic community remains. What is however increasingly clear is that with the global financial crisis and the Euro crisis that followed it, the challenges the European Social Model faces have become more acute and demand action. This volume launches a multifaceted inquiry into these challenges. Each contribution, written by renowned scholars in their fields, represents an in-depth exploration of issues that cut to the core of current political, economic and social processes. They are an invitation to the seasoned scholars as well as to the beginning students of social sciences, public administration or journalism to engage with, by now, a large body of scholarship, to accompany the authors in their endeavours to seek an explanation to burning questions and start their own inquiries.

  • Transformation of Neo-Corporatism
  • Politics of Welfare State Reform
  • Political Determinants of Socio-Economic Outcomes
  • Democracies in Hard Times
  • Challenges for Europe
Target Groups
  • Teachers, researchers and practitioners in the areas of political science, public administration, sociology, economics and journalism
The Editors

Romana Careja is Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. 
Patrick Emmenegger is Professor at the University of St. Gallen. 
Nathalie Giger is Associate Professor at the University of Geneva.


Welfare state Democracy Neo-Corporatism European Union Redistribution Populism Comparative Politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Romana Careja
    • 1
  • Patrick Emmenegger
    • 2
  • Nathalie Giger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland

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