Normative Patterns and Legal Developments in the Social Dimension of the EU

Edited by: Ann Numhauser-Henning, Mia Ronnmar

This book explores the normative and legal evolution of the social dimension of the European Union during the last decade: labor law, social security law, and family law in both the EU and its Member States. The book does this from a wide range of theoretical and legal-substantive perspectives. The past decade has witnessed the entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty and its emphasis on fundamental rights, a new coordination regulation within the field of social security (Regulation 883/2004/EC), and the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the so-called Laval Quartet. Furthermore, structural changes affecting demographics and family have also challenged solidarity in new ways. The book is organized by reference to distinct 'normative patterns' and their development in the fields of law that are covered, such as the protection of established groups, the position of market functional values, and the scope for just distribution. It represents an innovative and important interdisciplinary approach to analyzing EU law and social Europe, and contributes to a complex, yet thought-provoking, picture for the future. The book's contributors represent an interesting mix of well-known and distinguished, as well as upcoming and promising, researchers throughout Europe and beyond. (Series: Modern Studies in European Law - Vol. 40)


282 pages

Publication Date: 6/28/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781849464352