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1st Edition

Social Investment and Institutional Change

Edited By

Andrea Ciarini

  • Available for pre-order on March 29, 2023. Item will ship after April 19, 2023
ISBN 9781032439761
April 19, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
168 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book focuses on the main institutional changes affecting the Social Investment approach, as the framework for the European social agenda.

The contributions gathered address these issues from different angles, placing two fundamental issues at the centre of the analysis. The first concerns the promotion of the strategic actions of European institutions and the national governments aimed at making social investment a recovery priority in the Eurozone. The second aims to make the social investment approach compatible not only with a high road to growth, as it is in the Stock-Flow-Buffer scheme, but also with the right to balance market and non-market activities as a universal right linked to a different combination of working and living time.

It will be of interest to all scholars and students of social policy and European politics.

Table of Contents

Chapter One – Introduction: Investments and social policies in the years of the crisis
Andrea Ciarini

Chapter Two – The social investment welfare state: what can it achieve?
Colin Crouch

Chapter Three – Minimum income and active labour market policies. The traps of the work-first approaches
Andrea Ciarini, Silvia Girardi and Valeria Pulignano

Chapter Four – Social policies and employment in personal care services. The working poor and services in times of austerity
Andrea Ciarini

Chapter Five – Social investment recovery for a resilient Eurozone
Anton Hemerijck and Stefano Ronchi

Chapter Six – Minimum income and working time in the pluri-active society
Andrea Ciarini and Massimo Paci

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Andrea Ciarini is Associate Professor of Economic Sociology at the Department of Social and Economic Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. His research interests concern social policies, welfare systems in a comparative European perspective.