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Deconstructing flexicurity and developing alternative approaches : towards new concepts and approaches for employment and social policy

Author: Maarten Keune; Amparo Serrano
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.
Series: Routledge advances in sociology, 122.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In recent years, the concept of flexicurity has come to occupy a central place in political and academic debates regarding employment and social policy. It fosters a view in which the need for continuously increasing flexibility is the basic assumption, and the understanding of security increasingly moves from social protection to self-insurance or individual adaptability. Moreover, it rejects the traditional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013031159
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maarten Keune; Amparo Serrano
ISBN: 1136208038 9781136208034 1306539064 9781306539067 9780203094570 0203094573 9781136208027 113620802X 9781136207983 1136207988
OCLC Number: 875999313
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 203 pages .).
Contents: List of figures --
List of tables --
The power to name and struggles over meaning: the concept of flexicurity / Maarten Keune and Amparo Serrano --
Class relations and labour market reforms / Colin Crouch --
From flexicurity to social employment regimes / Carlos Prieto --
Inequality as a central component in the redefinition of security : the case of gender / Maria Jepsen --
Beyond flexibility : active securities for flexible employment relationship / Günther Schmid --
Labour, capabilities and situated democracy / Robert Salais --
From flexicurity to capabilities : in search of professional development / Bénédicte Zimmerman --
Life-first welfare, and the scope for a "eudemonic ethic" of social security / Hartley Dean --
Quality of employment : an alternative to flexicurity? / Dominique Méda --
Contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Routledge advances in sociology, 122.
Responsibility: edited by Maarten Keune and Amparo Serrano.

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In recent years, the concept of flexicurity has come to occupy a central place in political and academic debates regarding employment and social policy. It fosters a view in which the need for continuously increasing flexibility is the basic assumption, and the understanding of security increasingly moves from social protection to self-insurance or individual adaptability. Moreover, it rejects the traditional contradictions between flexibility and security, blending the two into a single notion and thus depoliticizing the relationships between capital and labour. This volume provides a crit.

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