Citizens who Care: European Social Citizenship in EU-debates on Childcare and Part-time Work

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Rozenberg Publishers, Feb 28, 2005 - Social Science - 200 pages
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This study chronicles the entry of the controversial issue of combining work and family life into the European political agenda and shows how concrete policies on childcare and part-time work were debated between different member states and European institutions. Moreover, it argues that European debates on social care rights exemplify traces of an emerging European citizenship. European rights regarding time of care and care services unite the contradictory demands for social equality and a free market, offering citizens basic social equality, while simultaneously supplying the common market with a female labour force.
 

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Contents

VOORWOORD
9
THEORIES ON INCLUDING CARE IN CITIZENSHIP
23
DEBATES ON CITIZENSHIP WORK AND CARE IN FIVE
42
THE EUROPEAN UNION DEBATE ON SOCIAL CITIZENSHIP
78
TABLE OF CONTENTS
101
THE DEBATE ON THE CHILDCARE RECOMMENDATION
107
THE DEBATE ON THE PARTTIME WORK DIRECTIVE
132
CONCLUSION
152
SUPPLEMENTS
165
LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES
174
NOTES
190
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