Social pacts on the road to EMU: A comparison of the Italian and Polish experiences
Meardi, Guglielmo. (2006) Social pacts on the road to EMU: A comparison of the Italian and Polish experiences. Economic and Industrial Democracy, Vol.27 (No.2). pp. 197-222. ISSN 0143-831XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143831X06063097
In the new EU member states, tripartite national-level social pacts have been promoted as a preferred and effective instrument for a rapid and relatively painless fulfilment of the Maastricht criteria, following the example of many of the old member states in the 1990s, and notably Italy. But such policy advice is not based on careful comparisons. By comparing Poland and Italy, this article undermines the dominant view that the failure of concertation attempts in Poland is mostly due to trade union politicization. The comparative test with Italy, a country with equally politicized trade unions, and where, by contrast, important social pacts have been signed, suggests that divergent employer strategies and organization are at least an equally important factor. Additionally, the study provides a more mixed assessment of the Italian social pacts.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Industrial Relations Research Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Economic and Industrial Democracy|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||May 2006|
|Number of Pages:||26|
|Page Range:||pp. 197-222|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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