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Governing Social Inclusion: Europeanization through Policy Coordination

Kenneth A. Armstrong


Strategies and policies to combat poverty and social exclusion have traditionally been developed within the boundaries of nation states. For European Union Member States, these strategies and policies have been subject to the increasing influence of EU governance. Since 2000, policy coordination through the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) has served as the key vehicle for the Europeanization of domestic strategies and policies. This book explores the possibilities of, and limits to, the Europeanization of domestic social policy. Notwithstanding substantial changes at the constitutional, gove ... More

Keywords: poverty, governance, Europeanization, social policy, social exclusion, nation states, policy coordination, Lisbon strategy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199278374
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth A. Armstrong, author
Professor of European Union Law, Queen Mary, University of London