Book review: Economic Crisis, Quality of Work, and Social Integration: The European Experience

McGuire, Darren Alexander (2015) Book review: Economic Crisis, Quality of Work, and Social Integration: The European Experience. [Review]

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    Economic Crisis, Quality of Work, and Social Integration is a timely reminder to policy-makers in Europe that more must be done to strengthen democracy by stemming the effects of economic crisis through social integration of employees and quality work. The book explores ways that quality of work has been affected and the implications of this for social integration and inclusion across 19 European countries. Drawing on the 2004 and 2008 iterations of the European Social Survey, it provides a comparative view of developments across nation states and examines why declining job quality may threaten democracy in the Eurozone. The analysis spans the period before the great recession of 2008-2009 through to 2010 when key countries emerged from recession.