“...should be read by anyone interested in Europe's future, labour lawyers and non-labour lawyers alike.” – Amy Ludlow,
Cambridge Law Journal, Volume 72, 2
“Isabelle Schömann, Klaus Lörcher and Niklas Bruun have put together a remarkable set of nine essays analysing the implications of the Lisbon Treaty for social law and social policy at both European and national levels. This is a challenging task requiring scholars with a broad and profound knowledge of social policies and EU law, history and politics – a requirement met by the 10 authors whose different chapters are also stylistically quite homogenous.
All in all, The Lisbon Treaty and Social Europe could be of interest to a wide audience. It is a 'must' for all scholars interested in an original and rigorous analysis of present and future trends in the European Union. Thanks to the methodological approach used by some authors, it constitutes a comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to understand what the over-discussed Social Europe means today and what path has been taken up to now to arrive at where we are. Furthermore, the many academic, political and legal bibliographic references make the book real food for thought. In conclusion, the book could be of use to trade unions, bearing in mind that their rights are becoming less and less a purely national issue.” – Giulia Frosecchi,
“All of these essays are characterised by clear scientific vigour and free thinking.” – Michel Theys,
Bulletin Ouotidien Europe No. 10685