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Poverty and Social Exclusion Target. Europe 2020 Strategy Too Much Actor Diversity For Consensus?

Locke, Andrea LU (2014) STVM23 20141
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
The purpose of this thesis is to question the cause of the lack of consensus surrounding Europe 2020s poverty and social exclusion target – to lift 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion. The target was a major development for the European Union’s social dimension. Even so, it did not come easily, with divides over the existence and measurement of such a target. The Commission proposed the use of a sole at-risk-of-poverty indicator in their March 2010 draft, however by June the target included three indicators for poverty and social exclusion; at risk of poverty, jobless households, and material deprivation. Using strands of new institutionalism, this study acknowledges one commonly held premise and introduces a unique... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to question the cause of the lack of consensus surrounding Europe 2020s poverty and social exclusion target – to lift 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion. The target was a major development for the European Union’s social dimension. Even so, it did not come easily, with divides over the existence and measurement of such a target. The Commission proposed the use of a sole at-risk-of-poverty indicator in their March 2010 draft, however by June the target included three indicators for poverty and social exclusion; at risk of poverty, jobless households, and material deprivation. Using strands of new institutionalism, this study acknowledges one commonly held premise and introduces a unique hypothesis to be tested. The first reestablishes the recurrent argument that a degree of diversity between the member states is the cause of the lack of consensus. The second concerns what is considered a gap in the current literature, analyzing the diversity between institutional levels focusing on the inclusion of the civil society. In short, this thesis concludes that there is a certain level of horizontal and vertical diversity causing the lack of consensus. However, this inference introduced the notion of a larger complexity issue surrounding poverty. Lastly, that further research is needed with a focus on the multidimensionality of poverty as a concept. (Less)
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Locke, Andrea LU
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STVM23 20141
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Europe 2020, poverty and social exclusion target, diversity, welfare regimes, civil society
language
English
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4448230
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2014-07-07 14:45:09
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to question the cause of the lack of consensus surrounding Europe 2020s poverty and social exclusion target – to lift 20 million people out of poverty and social exclusion. The target was a major development for the European Union’s social dimension. Even so, it did not come easily, with divides over the existence and measurement of such a target. The Commission proposed the use of a sole at-risk-of-poverty indicator in their March 2010 draft, however by June the target included three indicators for poverty and social exclusion; at risk of poverty, jobless households, and material deprivation. Using strands of new institutionalism, this study acknowledges one commonly held premise and introduces a unique hypothesis to be tested. The first reestablishes the recurrent argument that a degree of diversity between the member states is the cause of the lack of consensus. The second concerns what is considered a gap in the current literature, analyzing the diversity between institutional levels focusing on the inclusion of the civil society. In short, this thesis concludes that there is a certain level of horizontal and vertical diversity causing the lack of consensus. However, this inference introduced the notion of a larger complexity issue surrounding poverty. Lastly, that further research is needed with a focus on the multidimensionality of poverty as a concept.},
  author       = {Locke, Andrea},
  keyword      = {Europe 2020,poverty and social exclusion target,diversity,welfare regimes,civil society},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Poverty and Social Exclusion Target. Europe 2020 Strategy Too Much Actor Diversity For Consensus?},
  year         = {2014},
}