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Normative Patterns and Legal Developments in the Social Dimension of the EU

Editor(s): Ann Numhauser-Henning, Mia Rönnmar
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Published: 28-06-2013
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 282
ISBN: 9781849464352
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Modern Studies in European Law
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: £70.00
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About Normative Patterns and Legal Developments in the Social Dimension of the EU

This book explores the normative and legal evolution of the Social Dimension - labour law, social security law and family law - in both the EU and its Member States, during the last decade. It does this from a wide range of theoretical and legal-substantive perspectives. The past decade has witnessed the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty and its emphasis on fundamental rights, a new coordination regulation within the field of social security (Regulation 883/2004/EC), and the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the so-called Laval Quartet. Furthermore structural changes affecting demographics and family have also challenged solidarity in new ways. The book is organised by reference to distinct 'normative patterns' and their development in the fields of law covered, such as the protection of established groups, the position of market functional values and the scope for just distribution. The book represents an innovative and important interdisciplinary approach to analysing EU law and Social Europe, and contributes a complex, yet thought-provoking, picture for the future. The contributors represent an interesting mix of well-known and distinguished as well as upcoming and promising researchers throughout Europe and beyond.

Table Of Contents

Part I Introduction
1. Introduction
Ann Numhauser-Henning and Mia Rönnmar
Part II Law as Normative Patterns and Other Theoretical Perspectives
2. Understanding Law as Normative Patterns in a Normative Field
Ann Numhauser-Henning
3. Law Beyond Law
Kaarlo Tuori
4. The 'Autonomy' of Private Governments: Building on Italian Labour Law Scholarship in a Transnational Perspective
Silvana Sciarra
Part III Protection of Established Position and Normative Development
5. Protection of Established Position, Normative Incoherence and the Changing Normative Field of Labour Law
Niklas Bruun
6. Protection of Established Position, Social Protection and the Legal Situation of the Elderly in the European Union
Mia Rönnmar
7. Participation and Flexibility for All? A Study of Modern Family Structures and Children's Rights
Titti Mattsson
Part IV Market-Functionalism and Normative Development
8. Concepts of the Market in Labour Law
Simon Deakin
9. The Use of Market Forces in Social Security: How Insurance-like Should Social Insurance Be?
Per Norberg
10. Parenthood Meets Market-Functionalism: Parental Rights in the Labour Market and the Importance of the Gender Dimension
Jenny Julén Votinius
Part V Just Distribution and Normative Development
11. Flexicurity and Labour Law: Labour Market Segmentation, Precarious Work and Just Distribution
Judy Fudge
12. Changing Normative Patterns in Statutory Old-Age Pensions: Reflections on Developments Due to Pension Reform and EU Citizenship
Thomas Erhag
13. Normative Patterns in the Context of Divorce in Sweden
Eva Ryrstedt

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