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Promoting Solidarity in the European Union
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Promoting Solidarity in the European Union

Malcolm Ross and Yuri Borgmann-Prebil

Abstract

The European Commission has claimed that ‘Solidarity is part of how European society works...’ . But how are we to understand solidarity and what are its implications to government policy? This book addresses the question of what solidarity might mean today and its relevance to the purposes of the European Union and the way it functions. Is solidarity just a slogan or can it have meaningful legal and policy content? Contributions from leading scholars in law, politics, and sociology are brought together in this book to discuss an idea that is coming under fresh scrutiny at a time when the EU's ... More

Keywords: solidarity, European Union, legal content, policy content, Lisbon Treaty, migration, education, pension

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199583188
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583188.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm Ross, editor
Professor of European Law, University of Sussex

Yuri Borgmann-Prebil, editor
Lecturer in Law, University of Sussex