Deconstructing Flexicurity and Developing Alternative by Maarten Keune,Amparo Serrano

By Maarten Keune,Amparo Serrano

In contemporary years, the idea that of flexicurity has come to occupy a principal position in political and educational debates relating to employment and social coverage. It fosters a view during which the necessity for regularly expanding flexibility is the elemental assumption, and the certainty of safety more and more strikes from social defense to self-insurance or person adaptability. in addition, it rejects the normal contradictions among flexibility and safety, mixing the 2 right into a unmarried inspiration and therefore depoliticizing the relationships among capital and labour. This quantity presents a serious dialogue of the flexicurity inspiration, the theories upon which it truly is outfitted and the information that it transmits approximately paintings, unemployment and social justice. It exhibits that flexicurity fosters the additional individualization of social safety, a rise in precariousness and the extra weakening of labour in terms of capital. The authors current a chain of other theoretical, normative and coverage techniques that offer due consciousness to the collective and political measurement of vulnerability and make allowance for the improvement of recent societal initiatives in line with substitute values and assumptions.

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