The Resource 'Social Europe' in the long 1970s : the story of a defeat, Aurélie Andry

'Social Europe' in the long 1970s : the story of a defeat, Aurélie Andry

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'Social Europe' in the long 1970s : the story of a defeat
Title
'Social Europe' in the long 1970s
Title remainder
the story of a defeat
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Aurélie Andry
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Language
eng
Summary
'Social Europe' is an elusive concept. Although largely forgotten today, it was a vibrant idea and project in the 1970s. Promulgated mostly by West European social-democratic forces, it was basically a European governance reform project. Its fundamental objective was to transform the nature of European cooperation and integration, by using the European Community as a vehicle to realise democratic socialism in Europe. 'Social Europe' took shape around the ideas of wealth redistribution, social and economic planning, economic democratisation, improved working and living conditions, regulation and control of economic forces, guarantee of the right to work, upward harmonisation of European social regimes, and access to social protection for all. It also included environmental concerns, democratisation of the European Community’s institutions, and claims to rebalance the international system to favour the development of the rising 'South'. It made ambitious proposals to empower the Community in the social field and to increase social and economic coordination between its member states. It was, in short, a proposal for a radically different future than the one we actually inhabit today. This work investigates the rise and demise of 'social Europe' in the 'long 1970s'. It highlights the socialist efforts to build a common European project, explores the concrete proposals it contained, traces its evolution and assesses the strategies and alliances envisaged between the different forces of the Left for its realisation. It sheds light on the reasons for the defeat of 'Social Europe', which had long-lasting, and arguably dramatic repercussions for the nature of European integration and European societies, for the relations of Western Europe with the rest of the world, for the history of capitalism and its shift to the ‘neoliberal’ paradigm, and for the 'European Left' itself
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FIE
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Andry, Aurélie
Date time place
Defence date: 4 December 2017
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (HEC), 2017
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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theses
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Socialism
  • European Economic Community countries
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
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'Social Europe' in the long 1970s : the story of a defeat, Aurélie Andry
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/49325
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Examining Board: Professor Federico Romero, European University Institute; Professor Laura Lee Downs, European University Institute; Professor Eric Bussière, Université Paris-Sorbonne; Professor Lorenzo Mechi, Università degli Studi di Padova
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-379)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
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FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xvi, 379 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1016690325
Label
'Social Europe' in the long 1970s : the story of a defeat, Aurélie Andry
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/49325
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Federico Romero, European University Institute; Professor Laura Lee Downs, European University Institute; Professor Eric Bussière, Université Paris-Sorbonne; Professor Lorenzo Mechi, Università degli Studi di Padova
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-379)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xvi, 379 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1016690325

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