Journals Higher Education

EU Law and the Welfare State

In Search of Solidarity

Edited by Gráinne de Búrca

Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law

  • Advances the idea that social welfare should have a distinctive EU dimension
  • Traces the impact of the EU on member states in social citizenship, fundamental rights and economic freedoms
  • Examines the 'Open Method of Co-ordination' and the tensions between market liberalization and social protection in the EU
  • Aims to question the perception that matters of social welfare remain for Member States of the EU to decide, and that the EU's influence in this field is minor or incidental
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