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Balloga, 1 Abram Balloga Lowell Turner Govt 330 6/13/2007 This Social Europe The concept of social Europe arose as a rebuilding and “never again” measure after World War II. The European Union was created with the purpose of uniting European countries into a single cohesive unit – collectively striving for economic growth, equality, fundamental rights, and more recently, environmental protection. This coalition of nations, who join of their own accord, become part of this creature referred to as “social Europe”. Members of the European Union generally share interests and moral codes, which is necessary to minimize conflict. Fundamental human rights in member nations are protected, and policies to foster wealth redistribution are employed. Coordinated Market Economies with co- determination policies are typical in social Europe. Here workers are internationally unionized and labor representatives work together with top management to benefit the firm from both ends. Labor laws are standardized to protect children, women, and other groups from exploitation and discrimination. Countries such as Turkey, who are very different culturally and socially from
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