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"When do prisoners escape? The limits of consensus-building and labour marker reform in Greece"

Featherstone, Kevin and Papadimitriou, Dimitris. (2003) "When do prisoners escape? The limits of consensus-building and labour marker reform in Greece". In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, TN. (Unpublished)

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    This paper examines the process of the social dialogue in Greece and the attempt by government to activate it in order to secure labour market reforms. The core research question posed is: Why did the social dialogue not lead to more successful reform? The external stimulus from the EU existed: Greece was intent on securing "euro" entry, albeit a little late, and the agenda of the SGP and Lisbon was underway. A social dialogue was established in 1997, with initiatives on labour market reform in 1998 and 2000. The external constraint proved ineffective, however, due to the strategies and interests the various partners brought to the social dialogue, which reflected historical legacies of non-cooperation, intervention and mistrust. The domestic institutional setting sustained blockages to more substantial reform, and the partners retreated from the potential for mutual gains.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market > employment/unemployment
    Countries > Greece
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2006
    Page Range: p. 17
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:42

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