This paper analyzes the evolution of employment policy in Italy, focusing on the period from the mid-1990s to the economic crisis started in 2008. Two aspects of the policy change process are taken into consideration: its nature and its dynamics. As regards the former, three dimensions – strategic, distributive and organizational – are singled out in order to analyze the specific employment policy reforms occurred in the period taken into account. A framework is then developed for the interpretation and explanation of the dynamics of change, based on causal sequences identified by the combination of politico-institutional factors, and a preliminary appraisal of the impact of reforms on the pre-existing institutional configuration is provided. The paper concludes focusing on the shortcomings of the reform process, and highlighting foreseeable directions of future change.

Interpreting employment policy change in Italy since the 1990s: nature and dynamics / S. Sacchi, P. Vesan. - [s.l] : Collegio Carlo Alberto, 2011 Dec. (CARLO ALBERTO NOTEBOOKS)

Interpreting employment policy change in Italy since the 1990s: nature and dynamics

S. Sacchi;
2011-12

Abstract

This paper analyzes the evolution of employment policy in Italy, focusing on the period from the mid-1990s to the economic crisis started in 2008. Two aspects of the policy change process are taken into consideration: its nature and its dynamics. As regards the former, three dimensions – strategic, distributive and organizational – are singled out in order to analyze the specific employment policy reforms occurred in the period taken into account. A framework is then developed for the interpretation and explanation of the dynamics of change, based on causal sequences identified by the combination of politico-institutional factors, and a preliminary appraisal of the impact of reforms on the pre-existing institutional configuration is provided. The paper concludes focusing on the shortcomings of the reform process, and highlighting foreseeable directions of future change.
employment policy; policy change; veto opportunities; unemployment benefits; active labour market policies; employment protection legislation
Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica
Università degli studi di Torino
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