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The State in European Employment Regulation

Koch, Max LU (2008) In Revue Dintegration Europeenne 30(2). p.255-272
Abstract
The aim of the paper is to examine the changing role of the state in employment regulation in an environment that has become more market-driven and Europeanised since the introduction of the European Monetary Union (EMU) and the European Employment Strategy (EES). The point of departure is a general discussion of the role of the state in capitalist development and a review on the recent debate on the spatiality of state regulation. It further suggests different ways in which the state shapes employment relations along the following dimensions: as employer, as legislator, as guarantor of employment rights and procedural regulator, in intermediating neo-corporatist processes, in macro-economic management, and as a welfare state. From this... (More)
The aim of the paper is to examine the changing role of the state in employment regulation in an environment that has become more market-driven and Europeanised since the introduction of the European Monetary Union (EMU) and the European Employment Strategy (EES). The point of departure is a general discussion of the role of the state in capitalist development and a review on the recent debate on the spatiality of state regulation. It further suggests different ways in which the state shapes employment relations along the following dimensions: as employer, as legislator, as guarantor of employment rights and procedural regulator, in intermediating neo-corporatist processes, in macro-economic management, and as a welfare state. From this theoretical basis, the paper identifies changes in state strategies within employment regulation by comparing two periods of European integration: the post-war period and the ongoing period after the introduction of the EMU and the EES. In conclusion, the paper asserts that there has been a transition in the ways the state ‘intervenes’ in the economy and shapes the different dimensions of employment relations from a governing and legislating towards a steering and advising mode. (Less)
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Employment, European Employment Strategy, European Monetary Union, State Theory, Socio-Economic Regulation, State
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Revue Dintegration Europeenne
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255 - 272
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Routledge
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0703-6337
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  keyword      = {Employment,European Employment Strategy,European Monetary Union,State Theory,Socio-Economic Regulation,State},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {255--272},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Revue Dintegration Europeenne},
  title        = {The State in European Employment Regulation},
  volume       = {30},
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