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Local Policies and the European Social Fund : Employment Policies Across Europe.

Author: Katharina Zimmermann
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2019.
Series: Research in comparative & global social policy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comparing data from 18 local case studies across 6 European countries, and deploying an innovative mixed-method approach, this book presents comparative evidence on everyday challenges in the context of the European Social Fund (ESF) and discusses how these findings are applicable to other funding schemes.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Zimmermann, Katharina.
Local Policies and the European Social Fund : Employment Policies Across Europe.
Bristol : Policy Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Katharina Zimmermann
ISBN: 9781447346524 1447346521
OCLC Number: 1122460493
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Halftitle Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of tables and figures; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Series preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Social and employment policies in Europe from a multilevel perspective; Cohesion policy, soft tools and strategisation: the European dimension; Between implementation and autonomy: the role of the local level; The local level in a European context; 3. Domestic responses to European money: A theoretical perspective; Europeanisation research: core concepts and challenges; A field perspective on the process of change Changing fields of local labour market policies4. The research programme in a nutshell; A conditional perspective and suitable tools; The empirical basis of the study; Basic strategies and key decisions in calibration and analyses; 5. Comparative insights into local responses to the European Social Fund; Using European money: descriptive discussion of the usages of the ESF; Experiencing the effects of EU funding: descriptive insights into ESF-induced change; The bigger picture: patterns of responses to the ESF across Europe 6. What responses under what conditions? Formal qualitative comparative analyses and preliminary interpretationsContextual conditions for usage of the ESF; Contextual conditions for ESF-induced change; A preliminary typology of local responses to the ESF; 7. Beyond numbers: Using case study insights to support interpretation; Administrative burdens and stable fields: non-usage of the ESF; Establishing routines and standards through the ESF: usage and change; Strategic action versus cognitive processes: usage without change 8. A broader perspective on local policies and the European Social FundA typology of local responses to the ESF; Generalisation beyond the EU?; Implications for theory; 9. Conclusion; Main argument and summary of the findings; Contributions and limitations of the study; On 'Trojan Horses', incentives and conditionality in the EU; References; Appendix: Calibration material; Set concepts; Coding framework; Case profiles; Index; Back cover
Series Title: Research in comparative & global social policy.

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