Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in industrial relations, social policy, and labour market developments.

Volume 10 Issue 2, Summer 2004

This issue of TRANSFER examines the concept of ‘flexicurity’ and the international debate that this concept has sparked. The concept of ‘flexicurity’ aims to bring about a new balance between flexibility and security in the world of work. In many countries in recent years ‘flexicurity’ has been proposed as an alternative to the unbridled deregulation of labour markets as well as to the retrenchment of social security schemes.

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