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Combining labour market and unemployment policies with environmental sustainability? : A cross-national study on ecosocial innovations (2020)


Stamm, Ingo; Matthies, Aila-Leena; Hirvilammi, Tuuli; Närhi, Kati (2020). Combining labour market and unemployment policies with environmental sustainability? : A cross-national study on ecosocial innovations. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 36 (1), 42-56. DOI: 10.1017/ics.2020.4


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All authors or editors: Stamm, Ingo; Matthies, Aila-Leena; Hirvilammi, Tuuli; Närhi, Kati

Journal or series: Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy

ISSN: 2169-9763

eISSN: 2169-978X

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 36

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 42-56

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1017/ics.2020.4

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Abstract

Labour market and unemployment policies in particular are rarely connected to issues of environmental sustainability. In the present article, the link is examined by focusing on ecosocial innovations in four European countries – Finland, Germany, Belgium and Italy. These innovations are small-scale associations, cooperatives or organizations that create new integrative practices combining both social and environmental goals. By asking how their social practices are linked with labour market and unemployment policies, we explore the scope for new ecosocial policies. The results of this cross-national case study lead to three lessons to be learnt for a future ecosocial welfare state: at the sectoral level, organizational level and individual level. In summary, many valuable ideas, instruments and programmes towards sustainability already exist in the field, but they are not yet integrated in the current labour market and unemployment policies.


Keywords: labour market policy; employment policy; sustainable development; state of the environment; innovations; social sustainability; ecological sustainability; economical sustainability

Free keywords: labour market and unemployment policies; environmental sustainability; ecosocial policies; ecosocial innovations;
cross-national study


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Reporting Year: 2020

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