Welfare State at Risk

Rising Inequality in Europe

Editors: Eißel, Dieter, Rokicka, Ewa, Leaman, Jeremy (Eds.)

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About this book

This book investigates the causes of inequalities that have developed in the European Union, analyzes their social and economic consequences, and assesses the political measures taken to address these issues – also on the basis of public survey results.

The detailed analyses presented focus on structures of inequality to be found in the areas education, culture, labor market, Internet access, families and children, gender, and the regions of the EU. The book also critically examines both the legal framework conditions and financial / taxation policy as instruments that can be used to either produce or combat inequality.

 

About the authors

Dieter Eissel, since 2006 retired Professor of Political Science at the University of Giessen, Germany; scientific priorities: Economic and social policy (finance, tax, labour, social affairs); environmental policy, local and regional policy, European studies, political theories. He was lecturing and guest professor in many European and Asian universities; since 2005 member of the Academy of Science of Mongolia. He is author and co-editor of numerous books and articles.

Ewa Rokicka,  since 2001 Professor of Sociology at the University of Lodz, Poland; scientific priorities: social inequalities, social structure and social mobility, social and political participation (research, teaching, extension) quantitative research methods. She is author and editor of eight monographs and 70 articles in scientific journals and compendiums.

Jeremy Leaman, since 1989 Senior Lecturer in German and European Political Economy at the University of Loughborough, UK; scientific priorities: political economy, economic and social policy (monetary policy, fiscal policy, distribution policy). He is author of 3 monographs and other scientific papers, co-editor of five anthologies, since 1992 editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies.

 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Eißel, Dieter (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • The Concept of ‘Quality of Life’ in the Context of Economic Performance and Social Progress

    Rokicka, Ewa

    Pages 11-34

  • Inequality and the Role of Redistributive Policy

    Eißel, Dieter

    Pages 35-50

  • Economic Aspects of Fighting Inequality

    Eißel, Dieter

    Pages 51-79

  • Market Distribution, Fiscal Distribution and Inequality: A Case Study of Britain

    Leaman, Jeremy

    Pages 81-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Welfare State at Risk
Book Subtitle
Rising Inequality in Europe
Editors
  • Dieter Eißel
  • Ewa Rokicka
  • Jeremy Leaman
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01481-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01481-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01480-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34555-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 236
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations
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