Welfare Markets in Europe: The Democratic Challenge of European Integration

EU Policies and the Transformation of CapitalismWelfare Services and the Rise of NeoliberalismNegative and Positive IntegrationEU Politics Between Technocracy and DemocracyFrom Consensus to ConflictPoliticization Through Coalition Formation and FramingThe Contentious Politics of Welfare ServicesResearch StrategyContent of the ChaptersReferencesEuropean Integration as MarketizationCreating Markets: The Recommodification of Welfare ServicesThe Dimensions of MarketizationThe Neoliberal Restructuring of Political EconomiesEuropean Integration Through the Market and Through LawBuilding the European Single Market Through Legislation and Competition PolicyPrimary and Case Law Between Competition and General InterestNeoliberalism, EU Integration and Welfare ServicesThe Contentious Outcomes of MarketizationIs the EU Bound to Be Neoliberal?ConclusionReferencesResistance to LiberalizationSomething of a Quiet RevolutionIndustrial ActionTransnational CoordinationAd hoc Coalitions and Local CausesThe Services Directive Success StoryThe Relative Misfortune of Radical LiberalizationThe Ever Broader Coalition Against 'Bolkestein'Social Versus Neoliberal EuropeThe On-Going Liberalization AgendaSectoral Liberalization: Old and New FrontiersPublic ProcurementConclusionReferencesThe Elusive Pursuit of Social EuropeAdvocacy for the Constitutionalization of General InterestThe Amsterdam Treaty: The 'Social Europe' Factor?The Constitutional and the Lisbon Treaties as Empty ShellsThe Unborn EU Framework Directive on SGIImpossible Re-RegulationThe Institutional Obstacles to Coalition BuildingThe Marriage Between the Market and SubsidiarityThe End of Contentious Politics?The Sectoral Withdrawal on Social ServicesThe Bastions of ResistanceConclusionReferencesThe Contentious Global Agenda for ServicesThe Internal-External Policy Equation: Welfare Services, the Internal Market and Trade PolicyThe EU's Long-Standing Commitment to the Global Liberalization AgendaInstitutional and Legal Mechanisms for Enforcing LiberalizationThe Protest Campaign Against the GATSSoftening the Social Impact of Trade LiberalizationEmbedded Global and European CoalitionsDemocracy versus MarketsContentious Free Trade in and Beyond the WTOFree Trade as Solution to the CrisisOld Wine in New Bottles: Contesting the TTIP and TISAConclusionReferencesWelfare Services in Times of AusterityBudget Discipline and Welfare ServicesTargeting Welfare Services1A Counterproductive StrategyAusterity Europe: Opaque Governance and Ambiguous PoliticsThe Absorption of Social Policy in Economic GovernanceThe European Semester: To Spend or Not to Spend?In Search of European Contentious PoliticsWeak European CoordinationThe Triumph of 'TINA'ConclusionReferencesThe EU and Marketization: An Ongoing Love StoryA Structural Bias?The Current Issues on the EU Marketization AgendaThe Power and Limits of Politicization in the EUCoalition BuildingFramingThe Worrying Future of Welfare in Austerity EuropeProblematic Regulation and FundingThe Rise of Social NationalismReferences
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