The presentation is both abstract (theory of social security) and concise (structure of social security systems). In taking into account the diversity of ways in which social security has been shaped by priorities of place and time, Dr Pieters delineates the distinct alternatives that can be adhered to in establishing a social security system. He builds a frame in which these various concepts, principles, options, and techniques can be put into perspective. Although this approach hints at a `common law of social security, Dr Pieters goes no further in that direction than a brief general survey (in his last chapter) of the possible features of a comparative social security law.
Social Security: An Introduction to the Basic Principles is sure to find a welcome among many sectors of the legal and policy communities. Full of insight and information, and eminently readable, the book may be seen in a number of different ways: as a road map explaining the social security systems of various states; as an overview of the various options available for building a social security system; as an exploration of the possibilities of rethinking or reforming an existing system; as the first tentative step toward a scientific discipline of comparative social security law; and much else besides.
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- Preface . 1. The concept of social security. 2. Sources of social security law. 3. Administering social security. 4. Personal scope of application. 5. Social risks (concept). 6. Social risks and social benefits (general). 7. Old age. 8. Decease. 9. Incapacity for work. 10. Unemployment. 11. Family burden. 12. Health care. 13. Care (dependency). 14. Need. 15. Financing social security. 16. Judicial protection. 17. Enforcing social security law. 18. Protection of personal privacy and of fundamental freedoms. 19. International social security law. 20. Social security (law) comparison.