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.
|Titolo:||Interpreting employment policy change in Italy since the 1990s: nature and dynamics|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2011|
|Parole Chiave:||employment policy; policy change; veto opportunities; unemployment benefits; active labour market policies; employment protection legislation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
|Enti collegati:||Università degli studi di Torino|
|Citazione:||Interpreting employment policy change in Italy since the 1990s: nature and dynamics / S. Sacchi, P. Vesan. - [s.l] : Collegio Carlo Alberto, 2011 Dec.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||08 - Relazione interna o rapporto di ricerca|