1st Edition

Social Welfare Issues in Southern Europe

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ISBN 9780367206420
March 11, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume is the first of its kind to discuss social welfare issues using case studies from a broad range of Southern European countries, both large and small, a decade after the financial crisis. It identifies similarities and differences in the ways in which Southern European countries engage with specific welfare issues and examines whether Southern European welfare is distinct from that of the rest of the continent. The book also engages with the impact of COVID-19 on the social welfare issues under investigation. The volume is divided into four sections, each examining in detail issues including employment, education, health, sexuality, globalization, social movements and migration.

With its contributions from experts in the field, the volume is recommended for academics, researchers and students of sociology, social policy, economics, education, politics and social movements.

Table of Contents

List of tables and figures

The Editors and Contributors

Foreword: Global Crises and Social Policy Change

Daniel Béland

1 Introduction

Introducing Social Welfare Issues in Southern Europe

Michael Briguglio and Maria Brown


Part I Welfare States in Southern Europe

  1. The welfare state under pressure: The case of Greece
  2. Mark Baimbridge and Dzheren Khadzhieva

  3. Social governance in Southern European EU Member States
  4. Lino Briguglio


    Part II Employment and Education

  5. The activation of employment policy in Southern Europe: The case of Portugal and the translation of external pressures into policies and processes
  6. Carla Valadas

  7. Pertinent issues in education in Southern Europe: Rhythms of life, environmental sustainability and migration
  8. Peter Mayo, Maria Brown and Michael Briguglio

  9. Territories of (In)Justice: Labour justice in Southern Europe
  10. Luca Verzelloni


    Part III Health and Sexuality

  11. The impact of austerity policies on health systems in Southern Europe
  12. Marina Karanikolos, Natasha Azzopardi-Muscat, Walter Ricciardi and Martin McKee

  13. Sun, sea and sex: A comparative study of sexuality education policies in Southern Europe
  14. Joanne Cassar

  15. Reproductive politics: Policy responses to teenage pregnancy and motherhood Andreana Dibben
  16. Part IV Globalization, Social Movements and Migration

  17. Social Movement Impacts on Public Awareness of a Commons-based Democracy: Technopolitical Approaches of Portuguese and Spanish Recent Global Social Movements
  18. Jesús Sabariego

  19. Saving migrants in the Mediterranean Sea: Interaction between States and Non-Governmental Organizations

Michael Briguglio and Maria Brown

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Maria Brown, Lecturer, Department of Arts, Open Communities & Adult Education, University of Malta

Michael Briguglio, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Malta