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Public Employment Services and European Law

Mark Freedland FBA, Paul Craig QC FBA, Catherine Jacqueson, and Nicola Kountouris


The present book examines the developing legal regimes and regulation of public services in the UK and other European countries. Public services are examined though a case-study of the complex area of public employment services. These are job-placement and vocational training services which aim to maximize employment and minimize unemployment within EU member States' Active Labour Market policies. Employment services are seen as being at the centre of a complex web of rules in both hard and soft forms of law deriving from the EU, national public law and from private, and at times contractual, ... More

Keywords: public services, job-placement, vocational training, comparative and EU law study, regulation, economic and social aims, private delivery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199233489
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Freedland FBA, author
Professor of Employment Law, University of Oxford

Paul Craig QC FBA, author
Professor of English Law, University of Oxford

Catherine Jacqueson, author
Lecturer in Law, University of Copenhagen