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CAPRIGHT - Resources, rights and capabilities; in search of social foundations for Europe

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The promotion of individual and collective capabilities underpins CAPRIGHT's research on the relations between labour markets, employment and welfare regimes. This agenda creates a positive dynamic between social justice and economic efficiency, the vital foundations for a knowledge economy. The important priority is to allow every person, where ever she lives and works, to develop her own future with the resources that are available to her. What possibilities are open to her? What effective freedom of choice does she possess? What obstacles impede her plans? What forms of public action, subject to what types of public debate, are available to overcome these restrictions? How can public policy overcome inequalities of capabilities? What political procedures can Europe employ to push Member states in the direction of such change? CAPRIGHT integrates two approaches into one process: one addresses resource regimes, the other inequalities in capabilities, developed from the work of Amartya Sen. This involves disciplines of anthropology, economics, history, law, political science and philosophy, sociology. CAPRIGHT will create a critical mass of empirical research in three key areas: gender equality, professional development and work restructuring. It will contribute to the creation, on several levels, of public spaces within which processes of deliberative social democracy can address these issues. Each area is analysed from three entry points, offering empirical evidence 'from the bottom up' within a WP: the actual trajectories of peopleżs working live; situated public action; social dialogue and European policy development. To ensure a unified approach, from the hypotheses to the conclusions, the work is framed on the one hand by theoretical work and on the other by the elucidation of the political agenda. CAPRIGHT mobilises 22 partners from 13 European countries: 10 MS, 2 CC, 1 AC. Most of the partners are already deeply involved in European research and politics.

Project NumberCIT4-CT-2006-028549
Project ID 8
Call_Identifier FP6-2004-CITIZENS-4
Instrument IP
EC contribution €3 965 980
Starting date 1/03/2007
TitleResources, rights and capabilities; in search of social foundations for Europe
AREAResearch Area 2
Acronym CAPRIGHT
Keywords Labour economics, Social policy, Labour law.
Web site
Duration 48 months
Coordinator Robert SALAIS
CNRS
Institutions et Dynamiques Historiques de l'Economie (UMR 8533)
Paris
FR
Tel +33-1-47406842
Fax +33-1-47406843
E-mail salais@idhe.ens-cachan.fr
Partners' List
  • Bernadette Clasquin
    Universite Nancy 2
    Groupe de recherche sur l'Education et l'Emploi
    Nancy
    FR
  • Jacky Fayolle
    Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales
    IRES
    Noisy-le-Grand
    FR
  • José Rose
    Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications
    CEREQ
    Marseille
    FR
  • Corinne Gobin
    Université Libre de Bruxelles
    Groupe de recherche sur les acteurs internationaux et leurs discours (GRAID)
    Brussels
    BE
  • Jean De Munck
    Université catholique de Louvain
    Department POLS, Unité d'anthropologie et de sociologie
    Louvain-la-Neuve
    BE
  • Philippe Pochet
    Observatoire social européen, Asbl
    Brussels
    BE
  • Jürgen Kädtler
    Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut an der Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen
    SOFI
    Göttingen
    DE
  • Patrizia Nanz
    University of Bremen
    Centre of European Law and Politics
    Bremen
    DE
  • Roland Atzmüller
    Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt
    FORBA
    Vienna
    AT
  • Serafino Negrelli
    Fondazione Regionale Pietro Seveso
    Fondazione Seveso
    Milano
    IT
  • Luca Queirolo Palmas
    Universitŕ di Genova
    Department of Anthropological Sciences
    Genoa
    IT
  • Bo Strath
    European University Institute
    Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
    San Domenico di Fiesole, Fire
    IT
  • Maria Margarida Fernandes Ruivo
    Faculdade de Economia do Porto
    CETE - Research Center in Industrial, Labour and Managerial Economics
    Porto
    PT
  • Joan Miquel Verd Pericŕs
    Universitat Autňnoma de Barcelona
    Centre d' Estudis Sociolňgics Sobre la Vida Quotidiana i Eltreball-Quit
    Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Val
    ES
  • Christina Garsten
    Stockholms universitet
    Score
    Stockholm
    SE
  • Robert Lindley
    University of Warwick
    Institute of Employment Research
    Coventry
    GB
  • Simon Francis Deakin
    University of Cambridge
    Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School
    Cambridge
    GB
  • Rafal Towalski
    Szkola Glowna Handlowa
    Socio Eeconomics Faculty
    Warsaw
    PL
  • Mihai Jigau
    Institute of Educational Sciences
    Bucharest
    RO
  • Jean-Michel Bonvin
    Université de Genčve
    Département de sociologie
    Genčve 4
    CH
  • Katia Vladimirova
    University of National and World Economy
    Faculty for Management and Informatics
    Sofia
    BG
EC Scientific Officer Veronica Beneitez Pinero