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Renewing Democratic Deliberation in Europe

The Challenge of Social and Civil Dialogue

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Edited By Jean De Munck, Claude Didry, Isabelle Ferreras and Annette Jobert

Democracy is not merely a political and legal system; it depends on social and economic commitments as well.
Democracy is not only realized through elections; it requires civic participation through permanent dialogue. This volume addresses this central, yet often overlooked, issue in a series of essays by renowned scholars from Europe and the United States, reviving a concept that dates back to the foundation of the European Union: social dialogue as a fundamental part of the construction of the union.
Having neglected the social dimensions of its institutions, the European Union is currently in deep crisis. European democracy is confronted with a radical new situation and new definitions of work and family, as well as of growth and economic achievement, must be embedded in European public policy.
The contributors to this book identify social and civil dialogue as key institutional processes that will help overcome the current crisis. Civic participation can no longer be limited to representative institutions as we know them; a new combination of deliberation, bargaining and social experimentation is required. This book maps out the complexity of this vital issue and its implications for the future of the European democratic project.

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Introduction ........................................................................................... 9 Jean De Munck, Claude Didry, Isabelle Ferreras, Annette Jobert PART I – FIRST CHALLENGE: THE CRISIS OF THE LABOUR AND PROSPERITY MODELS Introduction ......................................................................................... 19 Enhancing Transition Capacities and Sustainable Transitions ...... 23 Ton Korver, Günther Schmid New Wealth Indicators. The Contribution of Social and Civil Dialogue .................................................................. 57 Dominique Méda Productive Democracy ......................................................................... 71 Joel Rogers PART II – SECOND CHALLENGE: TOWARD A NEW INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS FRAMEWORK? Introduction ......................................................................................... 95 The Challenges of Multi-level Governance. The Case of European Social Dialogue .............................................. 97 Paul Marginson Social Dialogue in the UK. Moving beyond the Single Channel of Representation? ............................................................. 113 Simon Deakin, Aristea Koukiadaki Global Framework Agreements. Bridging Social Dialogue and Civil Dialogue? ................................ 127 Konstantinos Papadakis 8 PART III – DELIBERATION AS A WAY TO RENEW SOCIAL DIALOGUE? Introduction ....................................................................................... 147 The Democratic Exchange, as the Combination of Deliberation, Bargaining, and Experimentation ........................ 149 Jean De Munck, Isabelle Ferreras Deliberation. A New Dimension in European Industrial Relations ........................................................................... 171 Claude Didry, Annette Jobert Remarks on Deliberative Democracy, Social, and Civil Dialogue ............................................................................. 187 Serafino Negrelli Is Civil Dialogue Deliberative? .......................................................... 201 Lucio Baccaro PART IV – NEW COALITION BUILDING Introduction ....................................................................................... 219 Unions, Civil Society, and the Renewal of Social Dialogue in the United States ............................................................................ 221 Lowell Turner How Trade Unions Cope with the Challenge of the Green Transformation in Europe? ........................................ 235 Béla Galgóczi, Philippe Pochet Afterword ........................................................................................... 253 Jean De Munck, Claude Didry, Isabelle Ferreras, Annette Jobert Authors ............................................................................................... 261

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