Austerirty and the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy in Spain
re-shaping the european productive and social model: a reflexion from the South
- ISBN: 9782807604360
- Editorial: P.I.E. Peter Lang
- Fecha de la edición: 2018
- Lugar de la edición: Brussels. Bélgica
- Colección: Work & Society
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 22 cm
- Nº Pág.: 335
- Idiomas: Inglés
This book adopts a critical perspective to analyze the Europe-2020 Strategy and its effects on the transformation of the European productive and social model, particularly in Spain. The evidence provided in this book suggests that the Europe-2020 strategy cannot be dissociated from the policies of commodification initiated in the Stability and Growth Pact (Maastricht, 1997) nor from the Austerity measures implemented to deal with the financial crisis in 2007.
These policies of «commodification» and «austerity» are seriously limiting Europe-2020 capacity to foster a smart, sustainable and inclusive productive transition, while adding greatly to the continuous process of precarization and social exclusion that European societies are suffering, especially in Southern Europe.
The book presents empirical evidence on these externalities in areas as diverse as EU foreign policy, entrepreneurship or gender equality. But the special emphasis has been placed in those areas that the Europe 2020 strategy considers crucial such as employment, R&D, climate change and energy sustainability, education and fighting against poverty in Spain.
Thanks to the profuse analyses carried out by a group of leading Spanish academics, the book constitutes a benchmark for scholars, practitioners and the general public interested in European and Spanish economic policy issues.