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The social face of the Regulatory State: Reforming public services in Europe

Sandra Eckert


Capitalism in Europe is transformed as a result of liberalisation, privatisation and regulatory reform. Unravelling the state as service provider and employer has posed significant social policy challenges to the emerging regulatory state. The book confronts these challenges, and addresses questions concerning regulation and capitalism: How does the regulatory state protect consumers and employees? Do varieties of capitalism translate into varieties of social regulation? The book examines the transformation of public services in different varieties of capitalism. It compares postal reform in F ... More

Keywords: comparative capitalism, postal service, public service, regulatory reform, social regulation, varieties of capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090318
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090318.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sandra Eckert, author
University of Osnabrueck