The European welfare state and the European Union (EU) find themselves caught up in a double bind in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. On the one hand, domestically, EU members are politically bound by widely cherished national social contracts on welfare provision, which in hard economic times are especially difficult to renege upon. […]
About Anton Hemerijck
Anton Hemerijck is Professor of Institutional Policy Analysis at the Department of Public Administration and Political Science, VU University Amsterdam, and Centennial Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).