This second volume on labour flexibility deals with the possibilities for reconciliation with social cohesion. Following the Council of Europe's Forum 2005: Reconciling labour flexibility with social cohesion, it aims to present ideas useful for political action.The previous volume offers a broad description of the challenge labour flexibility represents for social cohesion, but makes it clear that with an effective reconciliation strategy the European social model can be strengthened for the future.How can this be done? What framework and contextare necessary for such reconciliation? How can flexicurity arrangements that best meet the objectives of social cohesion be attained?The authors of this volume attempt to find answers to these questions.
Part I - The framework of reconciliation
A- A complex society of uncertainty
I - Labour flexibility: the quest for competitiveness versus the need for social regulation