La concertazione nell'esperienza italiana

Martone, Michel (2009) La concertazione nell'esperienza italiana. In: Europa e concertazione. Modelli a confronto. CEDAM, Padova, p. 49-80. ISBN 9788813302177.

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The essay investigates the structural presuppositions within the Italian political framework which led to the affirmation of “concertation” as a governmental practice aimed at granting specific economic policy provisions the necessary consensus by social parties. In this perspective, the paper analyzes in detail all concertation agreements adopted since the ’80s. Starting from those which date back in the time of terrorist outrages and helped contain the inflationary spiral triggered by the signing of the Lama - Agnelli agreement on the “single point of cost-of-living allowance”, up to the breech of Saint Valentine’s pact. More specifically, deep attention is dedicated to the Protocols signed by Amato Government first and by Ciampi Government later, which allowed the modernization of the overall system of industrial relations and the containment of labour costs in the beginning of the ’90s, thereby allowing the economic system to meet the Maastricht criteria and join the single European currency, despite the crisis of the political class generated by “Tangentopoli” scandals. In the following paragraphs the essay investigates the methods and techniques through which concertation was used in the second half of the ’90s, thereby becoming a tool of labour market flexibility. In its final part, the work gets into the details of the reasons why centre-right governments met a different practice for social dialogue, rather of European origin, as a method for reforming the labour market. The conclusions are dedicated to the reasons for a pathological evolution of several concertation practices up to the point of making the government a hostage of trade unions veto players.

Item Type: Monograph Section
Research documents and activity classification: Book Sections > Monograph's chapters
Divisions: Department of Law
Uncontrolled Keywords: concertazione, sociale, giugni, san valentino, referendum, scala mobile, debito, costituzione, politica dei redditi, bipolarismo, riforma, pensioni, mercato del lavoro, dialogo sociale, patto per l'italia, patto di natale, unità, veto player, sindacato, governo, economia
MIUR Scientific Area: Area 12 - Law > IUS/07 Labour Law
Deposited by: Michel Martone
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2013 11:47
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 00:14


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