Legal Issues of Services of General Interest

Social Services of General Interest in the EU

Editors: Neergaard, U., Szyszczak, E., van de Gronden, J.W., Krajewski, M. (Eds.)

  • Presents, analyses and indicates the implications of the changing role of Social Services of General Interests (SSGI’s) not only at the EU level but also in relation to traditional competition/internal market law
  • A comparative approach both from the Member States' and the EU perspective
  • Contributions of SSGI experts on topical and highly politically sensitive issues
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About this book

The EU has limited legislative competence in the field of social law. However, the Member States are increasingly modernizing social services and social (welfare) protection, attempting to make social services more efficient by increasingly looking to the market for the provision of such services. This policy move brings social services into the radar of EU law. The EU response to this sensitive issue has resulted in a piecemeal and fragmented approach towards the treatment of a new policy area of Social Services of General Interest (SSGI) in EU law and policy. This book is a first contribution towards charting how SSGI have emerged as a special category of SGI in the EU, the reaction of the Member States and stake-holders and how policy is being made through new governance processes, carve-outs and safe havens in legislation and soft law, especially in the light of the new values of the EU introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon 2009. It takes an inter-disciplinary approach and will be of interest to lawyers, economists and political scientists who are interested in EU policy-making as well as practioners, EU and national policy-makers. Ulla Neergaard is Professor of EU law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Erika Szyszczak is a Jean Monnet Professor of European Law ad personam, Professor of European Competition and Labour Law at the University of Leicester, Barrister, Littleton Chambers, UK. Johan W. van de Gronden is Professor of European Law at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Markus Krajewski is Professor of Public and International law at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

About the authors

Ulla Neergaard is Professor of EU law at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Erika Szyszczak is a Jean Monnet Professor of European Law ad personam, Professor of European Competition and Labour Law at the University of Leicester, Barrister, Littleton Chambers, UK. Johan W. van de Gronden is Professor of European Law at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Markus Krajewski is Professor of Public and International law at the University of Erlangen-Nurem­berg.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book is divided into four parts (plus Part V, Conclusions), each dedicated to a different aspect of SSGIs. … this book provides a sound, thorough analysis of crucial aspects of SSGIs. In my opinion is an absolute ‘must-have’ for every scholar interested especially in Services of General Interest (in a broad sense) but also with other branches of EU law such as (just to name few) competition law, State aid law, social law and healthcare law.” (Jakub Kociubiński, European Law Review, Vol. 39 (3), 2014)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Neergaard, Ulla (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Unity and Diversity of SSGIs in the European Union

    Bauby, Pierre

    Pages 25-52

  • Welfare States and Social Europe

    Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg

    Pages 53-71

  • Social Services of General Interest: The EU Competence Regime and a Constitution of Social Governance

    Schiek, Dagmar

    Pages 73-94

  • SSGIs and Solidarity: Constitutive Elements of the EU’s Social Market Economy?

    Ross, Malcolm

    Pages 95-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Services of General Interest in the EU
Editors
  • Ulla Neergaard
  • Erika Szyszczak
  • Johan Willem van de Gronden
  • Markus Krajewski
Series Title
Legal Issues of Services of General Interest
Copyright
2013
Publisher
T.M.C. Asser Press
Copyright Holder
T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors
eBook ISBN
978-90-6704-876-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-6704-876-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6704-875-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 622
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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