By Elias Mossialos,Maria Petmesidou

in recent times there was a lot debate surrounding the way forward for the welfare country in Europe, the advanced elements influencing reform, and the level to which responses to pressures on welfare could lead on to irreversible systemic alterations in social coverage. through delivering an in-depth research of social coverage advancements in Greece, this paintings furthers knowing of welfare reform trajectories in Europe. The authors completely learn features of structural switch, demanding situations and responses in significant coverage parts of employment, social safeguard, kinfolk and gender, overall healthiness and social care, and migration. learn matters vital to the talk on 'recasting ecu welfare states', corresponding to structural alterations with reference to the creation, association and supply of welfare, major adjustments within the monetary aspect of social defense, the position of political events, the social companions and different significant social actors in influencing (or resisting) coverage reform, are on the vanguard of the contributions to this quantity. The scope and depth of pressures at the Greek welfare nation emanating from the supranational point and the demanding situations associated with eu integration and monetary and financial union also are of the most important significance within the analyses undertaken.

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