Skip to main content

A Manifesto for Social Europe

Buy Article:

$51.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


The European Union is still far from having social legitimacy. The issue is indicative of a huge uncertainty about Social Europe. What is it? What are the principles of social justice behind it? In our view, a new social constitution of the European Union is needed. Political democratisation must be accompanied by the foundation of a social Europe. We argue that were the IGC to combine the Charter of The Fundamental Social Rights of Workers with the Maastricht Protocol on Social Policy, inserting both into the TEU, it would lay the legal foundations for a dynamic European social constitution; a Social Europe dedicated to the combating of social exclusion and the maintenance of solidarity.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: University of Manchester, 2: University of Cambridge, 3: University of Tampere (Finland), 4: European University Institute (Florence), 5: Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Politik, 6: University of Nantes, 7: Universityh of Bari

Publication date: June 1, 1997

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Partial Open Access Content
Partial Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more