Maarten Keune

Associate Researcher


Maarten Keune is professor in social security and labour relations at the University of Amsterdam. Previously he was Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS). He has held various positions at the International Labour Organisation and the European Trade Union Institute and has published widely on industrial relations, labour market and welfare state developments, and European integration. He holds a PhD in political and social sciences from the European University Institute in Florence.

Areas of activity

public sector, health, collective bargaining

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Maarten Keune, Mikkel Mailand, Nuria Elena Ramos Martin

Travailler sous pression

Depuis de nombreuses années, dans la plupart des pays européens, le secteur public est soumis à des pressions pour réduire les dépenses et accroître l'efficacité des services. Les pressions à long terme sur le secteur public, et en particulier les récentes mesures d'austérité consécutives à la crise, ont conduit à des réformes et à des coupes dans... lire plus

Colin Crouch, Maarten Keune

The governance of economic uncertainty: beyond the 'new social risks' analysis

Since the early 2000s, the ‘new social risks’ approach has shifted the focus in welfare analysis from so-called old social risks to the so-called new social risks related to recent changes in the labour market and family structures. This approach captures a number of important changes in contemporary societies. However, it fails to capture fully... lire plus

EU enlargement and social standards: exporting the European Social Model?

In this paper the extent to which the EU is actively disseminating a social model is considered, through the lens of EU enlargement and accession. To what extent or in what ways has enlargement served as a vehicle for the spreading of EU social standards? The paper examines the social effects of the transposition and implementation of the acquis... lire plus

Between innovation and ambiguity

Over the last few years, ‘flexicurity’ has become a core concept in the European labour market debate. The concept has been widely discussed as a possible new approach to improving labour market performance and combining economic and social objectives. This working paper argues that flexicurity has indeed added a number of positive elements to this... lire plus