Greece: The Quest for National Welfare Expansion Through More Social Europe

Kvist, J. and Saari, J. (eds.) (2007), The Europeanisation of Social Protection, Bristol, The Policy Press, pp. 211-228

24 Pages Posted: 13 May 2014

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This chapter aims to analyse and explain Greece’s official response to the European Union’s (EU’s) evolving social policy. Understanding this response entails considering four important factors influencing the overall Greek attitude towards the European integration project: the country’s economic underdevelopment in relation to other EU countries; the late and inadequate development of social structures and the welfare state; the wide consensus among the major political parties on European integration, based on the predominance of political criteria; and the underdevelopment of civil society and the ineffectiveness of public administration.

Keywords: European social policy, OMC, Greece

Suggested Citation

Sakellaropoulos, Theodoros, Greece: The Quest for National Welfare Expansion Through More Social Europe (2007). Kvist, J. and Saari, J. (eds.) (2007), The Europeanisation of Social Protection, Bristol, The Policy Press, pp. 211-228, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2435235

Theodoros Sakellaropoulos (Contact Author)

Panteion University of Athens ( email )

Athens
Athens 117 45
Greece

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