What Future for Social Investment?
Publication year: 2009
Editors: Nathalie Morel, Bruno Palier, Joakim Palme
Institute for Futures Studies Research Report 2009/2, 101p.
This report assesses the diversity feasibility, but also the relevance of the social investment strategy in Europe. What policies have been implemented in different countries, with what success? What have been the key drivers of change or impeding factors in pursuing a social investment strategy? The report also questions whether the goals defined in 2000 are still relevant, and whether the social investment strategy can help face not only traditional European problems but also new issues created by the current crisis.
Part I. Content and Diversity of the Social Investment Strategies
- Redesigning Citizenship Regimes after Neoliberalism. Moving Towards Social Investment
- Child Care and the Social Investment Model: Political Conditions for Reform
Kimberley J. Morgan
- Varieties of Social Investment in Labour Market Policy
- Human Capital Policies and the Social Investment Perspective: Explaining the Past and Anticipating the Future
Moira Nelson & John D. Stephens
- On the Role of Social Investment in the Learning Economy: A European Perspective
Bengt-Åke Lundvall & Edward Lorenz
- Towards Social Investment? Patterns of Public Policy in the OECD World
- Part II. The Future of the Social Investment Strategy. Challenges for Europe in the Context of the Current Crisis
- Achievements and Non-achievements of the European Employment Strategy.
- The Future Needs for Social Investment in Ageing Populations: Sweden as a Pilot Case
- A Territorial Approach to Politics of Climate Change
- The European Employment Strategy in the Tempest: Restoring a Long-Term Perspective
- Social Investment after the Crisis: Political Choices for Britain and their Implications for the European Union
- The Quest for Sustainable Social Policies in the EU: The Crisis and Beyond
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