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EU Law and the Welfare State

In Search of Solidarity

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