What is Social Europe_StudyGuide - ILR 333 Questions Final...

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ILR 333  Final Exam Review  Questions Question 1 What is Social Europe? Social Europe is an overarching term to describe the increased focus of “the group” over the  “individual” in European society.  Social Europe calls for the increased governmental role in  society.  The term is used to illustrate Europe’s numerous rules, regulation, government  policies, and also cultural distinctions whereby European countries try to promote overall social  well-being at the expense of selective individual gains.  Some of the many key components  include a heavier tax burden on European citizens to increase the funding of more social  programs including universal healthcare, free university, increased public programs, initiatives  very much foreign to American society.  More specifically, Social Europe is related to the  increased representation of labor and Unions in the decision making processes of large  corporations within the EU zone.  For instance, in Germany the concepts of Works Councils and  Co-determination help illustrate the umbrella term that is Social Europe.  Many of the upper  level decisions made at corporations in Europe include the voice and representation of the  leading Unions.  In addition, in the process of contract negotiation, labor has a much more  pronounced voice in the proceedings compared to contemporary American management-union  relations. There are many advantages and disadvantages to a strong social dimension.  Starting 
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This test prep was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course ILRIC 3330 taught by Professor Turner during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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