European Social Policy and the Nordic Countries
This title was first published in 2000: The contributions to this volume have been brought together and edited from presentations made to a two-day seminar held in Brussels with the financial and organisational support of the social affairs directorate of the European Commission on 15th and 16th May 1995. That seminar provided an important first opportunity, following accession to membership of the European Community by Finland and Sweden, for representatives of the Commission to discuss with delegates from all of the significant labour market organisations throughout the Nordic countries some of the challenges and fears raised by the superimposition of a European-level framework upon the fabled social structures of those Nordic countries.
’The vignettes presented by distinguished speakers from the five States covered give a very clear insight into the social dialogue which operates in each location...a highly readable book...’ New Law Journal ’...a rich body reference for those interested in the experience of the Nordic model of labour law and industrial relations...’ European Access Plus 'The contributions taken in conjunction, reveal in a clear and coherent manner the contours of the so-called "Nordic Model" and subsequently analyse what impacts European Union law has had or may have upon existing structures and traditions. The comparative nature of the project provides the reader with clear insights into the similarities and disparities existent in the respective Nordic welfare and labour regimes...' Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law