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Bolton SC, Laaser K & McGuire D (2016) Quality Work and the Moral Economy of European Employment Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, 54 (3), pp. 583-598.
Following a decade of radical economic and workplace restructuring, it is important to understand how state employment policies support or deny human flourishing. This article utilizes a realist document analysis approach and reviews European employment policy through a moral economy lens. It fuses different moral economy approaches, drawing together the work of Karl Polanyi and Andrew Sayer a multi-layered conceptual lens is offered that explores the tensions between a commodification of labour and human needs. A dominant market ideology is revealed, highlighting how quality work has been subsumed by the flexicurity agenda in the EU
Flexicurity; Quality work; Moral Economy; European employment policy; Dignity; Employment
|Authors||Bolton Sharon C, Laaser Knut, McGuire Darren|
|Publication date online||27/10/2015|
|Date accepted by journal||13/07/2015|
Journal of Common Market Studies: Volume 54, Issue 3