In recent years new or experimental approaches to governance in the EU, namely the Open Method of Coordination (OMC), have attracted great interest and controversy. This book examines the European Employment Strategy (EES) and its implementation through the OMC, exploring the promises and limitations of the EES for EU social law and policy and for the safeguard of social rights. This significant and timely work offers new insights and fresh perspectives into the operation of New Governance and its relationship with both European and national law and constitutionalism. This book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students working in European law -- specifically in the field of EU employment law and gender equality -- and European governance studies in general.
Dr Samantha Velluti is Senior Lecturer in Law at Lincoln Law School. She has researched extensively in the area of EU governance and constitutionalism and the Open Method of Co-ordination in the context of employment, gender equality and migration. Her current research focuses on the relationship between New Governance and EU constitutionalism and law, gender mainstreaming, gender equality and migration. Recent publications include: Gender and the Open Method of Coordination. Perspectives on Law, Governance and Equality in the EU (Ashgate, 2008) co-edited with Professor Fiona Beveridge, Liverpool Law School and Gender and Migration in 21st Century Europe (Ashgate 2009) co-edited with Dr. Helen Stalford and Dr. Samantha Currie, Liverpool Law School.