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Title: Does EU enlargement dis-embed the European social model?
Author: Copeland, Paul
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 7117
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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The aim of the thesis is to investigate the impact of the 2004 EU enlargement upon the sustainability of the European Social Model. Prior to the 2004 enlargement the existing literature, which conducted various top-down empirical studies of the 2004 new member states, argues the new member states to be a homogenous neoliberal bloc of countries which will erode the ESM. In a post 2004 EU the thesis takes a bottom-up analysis of the behaviour of two new member states, Hungary and Poland, upon two EU, policy-making case studies to assess the current claim. Firstly, the thesis investigates the current varieties of capitalism within Hungary and Poland to assess the claim that the new member states are a homogenous neoliberal bloc of countries.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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