Precarity

If you want you can term it a little bit pretentious the legacy of the research stay and visiting professorship at ODTUe: the new book which had been just after leaving Ankara sent to the publisher and will not take long to be available:

Sibel Kalaycioglu/Peter Herrmann (Eds.)
Precarity – More than a Challenge of Social Security
Or: Cynicism of EU’s Concept of Economic Freedom

It will be published in Bremen by the Europaeischer Hochschulverlag as part of the series Studies in Comparative Social Pedagogies and International SocialWork and Social Policy.

The following Table of Contents gives some overview.

Acknowledgements… 9

Peter Herrmann/Sibel Kalaycioglu

Introduction… 11

Peter Herrmann

Precarity and Precarisation in the Light of EU-Integration… 22

Marco Ricceri

Europe and social precarity Proactive elements for system interventions… 52

Klaus Mehrens

Precarious Work in the EU – What Can Trade Unions Do?… 77

Pietro Merli Brandini

Globalisation and Solidarity.  Regulatory reform for a more balanced system adjustment… 83

Alexander Sieg

Theoretical thoughts for psychosocial interventions in precarious working and living conditions… 95

Sabine Kergel, Rolf Dieter Hepp

Ways of Precarisation… 104

Sibel Kalaycioglu/Kezban Celik

Gender dimensions of precarity in Turkey… 120

David Kergel

Integration or Inclusion – Towards an alternative ‘European Gaze’ on the Roma… 134

Vyacheslav Bobkov, Еkaterina Chernykh, Ulvi T. Aliev

Precarity in Russia and Labour and Employment Markets Transformation… 145

Appendix 1…

Ankara-10-Point-Memorandum… 164

Ending Precarity – Acting Now for Sustainable Future… 164

Appendix 2…

List of contributors… 167

The book gathers a wide range of contributions – reflecting the complex character of the topic – with its different causes and consequences and the various answers needed. However, the presentations also make clear that the EU which could and should well take a role reflecting the responsibility for developing a European Social Model that fundamentally reflects the need for a new economy rather than limiting itself to striving for a rescue of an outdated model of economic growth.

As editors we come at the end of our introductory remarks to the conclusion:

Thus, we can see how the pillars of such model crumble away in a situation like that of France, Kregel highlighting (in this volume) that it can on the one hand be seen as crèche of the ‘modern Europe’ but on the other hand now showing its inability – or lack of political will – to actually maintain this system which had been inaugurated not least by the supposedly all-decisive great revolution, claiming to be the Procrustean-bed not just of the modern French nation but much beyond of global modernity in general. We surely have to be careful, not throwing the baby out with the bathing water. But we have to be careful as well and look for a new realism. It is a realism that consciously intervenes into shaping a new mode of production.

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