By Magdalena Bernaciak
The time period ‘social dumping’ on a regular basis appears to be like in public debates and in policymaking circles. notwithstanding, as a result of its ambiguity it's utilized in a fashion that's handy for person discourse contributors, therefore starting the door for misconceptions and ill-grounded accusations.
This e-book systematically examines social dumping within the context of the ecu integration technique. It defines social dumping because the perform, undertaken through self-interested industry contributors, of undermining or evading latest social laws with the purpose of gaining a aggressive virtue. It additionally exhibits how the 2 significant european integration tasks the construction of the interior industry, and european expansion to the east and to the south have supplied industry actors with new incentives and possibilities to contest present social ‘constraints’. The empirical chapters research social dumping practices accompanying labour migration, worker posting and cross-border funding distribution. additionally, they define the method of formation of social criteria and hint projects at european and nationwide degrees that give a contribution to the unfold of social dumping in Europe.
This e-book might be of curiosity to students and scholars of employment family members, european stories, overseas political economic climate, globalisation stories, welfare reports, social coverage and migration reviews.
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This process of market expansion, or marketization, may be defined as the introduction or intensification of price-based competition in areas that in the past were sheltered from market pressures (Greer and Doellgast, 2013). It might involve the spread of markets and their self-regulating logic into new geographical regions or new fields of activity, or the increasing depth of commodification, resulting from the growing exposure of societal actors to the market mechanism (Streeck, 2010). In the academic literature, the recent phase of market expansion is viewed as the result of policy decisions at the national and supranational level inspired by neoliberal ideology (see van Apeldoorn and Horn, 2007; Standing, 2009; Crouch, 2013).
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12). By focusing more closely on the EU Internal Market and EEC (EU) enlargement, we do not wish to claim that social dumping has been unique to these two processes. As shown by Frank (2011), the very logic of competition provides market participants with powerful incentives to avoid or circumvent regulatory constraints, including social regulations. Tensions between the existing constraints and the possible short-term benefits of evading them are inherent in the capitalist system of production and accumulation; as a result, social dumping is practised by different groups of actors in a variety of market settings.
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