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Policy-­Making in Hard Times: The Case of Southern European Labour Reforms

Dubin, Ken and Hopkin, Jonathan (2015) Policy-­Making in Hard Times: The Case of Southern European Labour Reforms. [Conference Proceedings] (Submitted)

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    Introduction: For many orthodox economists, the never-ending Euro crisis that began in late 2007 confirmed the wisdom of their long-standing crusade to transform the rules governing Southern European labor markets. These arguments were embraced by the Troika formed by the European Commission, the IMF and the European Central Bank, which declared poorly designed labor market institutions to be among the most serious ailments afflicting Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain. The reluctance of political elites in these countries to challenge claims that the crisis was a product of domestic institutional shortcomings and their unwillingness to consider Euro exit thus pushed institutional reform to the top of the domestic political agenda.

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    Item Type: Conference Proceedings
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market > industrial/labour relations
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2015 (14th), March 4-7, 2015
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 16:08
    Number of Pages: 23
    Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 16:08

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