The contentious politics of unemployment: the Italian case in comparative perspective

Simone Baglioni, Donatella Della Porta, Paolo Graziano

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Abstract

This article discusses the evolution of the public debate in Italy about unemployment over a period of almost ten years (1995–2002) that was particularly crucial for the Italian labour and political systems. From the early 1980s and throughout the 1990s, the country experienced major industrial change, which dramatically restructured its labour landscape. Moreover, this industrial earthquake occurred within internal (a deep political party system re-assessment and the fluctuating importance of unions) and external (European Union-driven state budgetary limits) political constraints that have heavily influenced the debate itself.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-851
Number of pages25
JournalEuropean Journal of Political Research
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2008

Keywords

  • politics
  • unemployment
  • Europe
  • Italy

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