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The European Social Fund and the EU: Flexibility, growth, stability

Brine, Jacky


Jacky Brine


This book is based on an original and sustained analysis of European Commission policy texts related to the European Social Fund (ESF) and its broader educational, socio-economic and political context. The work is based on a rigorous library and internet search covering 1957 to 2000. The critical discursive analysis provides a theorization of the significance of vocational education and training policy within the wider socio-economic and political construction of the European Union, in particular the policy-making and implementing relationship between the Commission and the Member State.


Brine, J. (2002). The European Social Fund and the EU: Flexibility, growth, stability. Continuum/Sheffield Academic Press

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Apr 1, 2002
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Series Title Contemporary European Studies
ISBN 9781841271286
Keywords European Union, European commission, vocational education and training, European social fund, ESF, policy sociology
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