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The political economy of ‘a country called Europe’

Dimitris Ballas

New mapping techniques open up the possibility of both a more informed policy-making and a greater sense of solidarity Can Europe be seen as one country?  Or at least as an emerging ‘entity of identity’ made up of a growing number of smaller countries and regions?  To what extent, in other words, can we start talking about the political economy … Continue reading

27 November 2014 by
Categories: Development, Economics, Employment, Europe and the EU, Inequality, Social science, SPERI Comment, Welfare | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Dilemmas for the left on EU citizenship

Owen Parker

The principle of non-discrimination is not necessarily a threat to welfare and the vision of a social Europe On 11 November the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that two Romanian nationals, and therefore EU citizens, Elisabeta Dano and her son, Florin, could legitimately be denied the right to claim benefits in Germany designed to cover the recipients’ subsistence.  The … Continue reading

25 November 2014 by
Categories: Employment, Europe and the EU, Human rights, Politics and policy, Social science, SPERI Comment, Welfare | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment