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European Welfare States and Supranational Governance of Social Policy

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Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

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Ailish Johnson examines national welfare state regimes of EU Member States and the features of the European Union and the International Labour Organization that encourage cooperation and assure outcomes of supranational cooperation higher than theories of inter-state bargaining or social dumping would predict. By tracing the development of EU and global social policy from the 1950s to today, she identifies policy leaders, resisters and passive states. She concludes with an analysis of the forms and outputs of supranational social policy and suggests limits of social policy in an enlarged European Union.


employment Enlarged European Union Europe European Employment Strategy European Union European Union (EU) global governance governance Policy social policy

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AILISH JOHNSON is a Senior Trade Policy Analyst at the Department of International Trade, Canada, and lectures at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa. She received her D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 2003.

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