The economic crisis of recent years continues to have a profound effect on the lives of European citizens. Economically, politically and socially, it has led to fundamental change in many people's lives. In addition to creating new concerns, the crisis has simultaneously exacerbated existing ones, raising profound challenges to the sustainability and success of the European model. This book seeks to examine this new 'social reality' of post-crisis Europe. The authors conclude by exploring what both the EU and national governments can do to restore Europe's strength, sustainability, cohesion and competitiveness in a climate of rising populism.
1. Introduction / 2. Economies and Labour Markets / 3. Inequality and Poverty / 4. Education and Health / 5. Politics and Culture / 6. Conclusions
Patrick Diamond is a Senior Research Fellow at Policy Network, Gwilym Gibbon Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Oxford.
Roger Liddle is a Labour member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom and Chair of Policy Network.
Daniel Sage is a lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of the West of Scotland, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Stirling, and research associate at Policy Network.