European Model

European Model in Europe

Description of European model

The Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union describes european model in the following terms: [1] The ‘European model of society’ is largely a fiction, since there is no homogeneous pattern of social organisation within the Eu (see more in this European encyclopedia). The concept, strongly promoted by former Commission president Jacques Delors and still well regarded in modern France, is of a ‘just society’, in which the unbridled ‘jungle capitalism’ of the USA (and to a lesser extent the UK) is not altogether rejected but is tempered by interventionist social policy and redistribution of wealth. Free market thinkers, pointing to the USA’s success in creating jobs and growth, regard the European model less as the solution than as the cause of economic dysfunction.

European model and the European Union

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  • European social model

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Notas y References

  1. Based on the book “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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