Archivi categoria: Capitalism and Social Cohesion

Detroit, Capital of the XXth Century

“Fordism” has been used in different disciplines – politics in the first place, but also economic and social sciences – as the key concept to understand labor organisation and industrial relations at the core of the “Age of Extremes” in Europe, the USA, … Continua a leggere

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Economic Crisis or Structural Decay.

Nowadays capitalism evolves in the middle of a deep economic crisis which includes both internal contradictions and an open and somehow new conflict with nature. There is no place for doubt about this. Yet, Marxist theory suggests that there could … Continua a leggere

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Post-crisis work policies in the EU between stability and flexibility

This paper focuses on the post-crisis work policies in the EU. One of the main problems particularly for advanced countries when emerging from the economic crisis of 2007-2013 is that they find themselves in the midst of a jobless economic … Continua a leggere

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Private Debt, Public Virtues. On the relationship between welfare and household-debt.

Why do Scandinavians indebt themselves far more than Germans or Italians? In this theoretically driven paper, I try to answer this question, describing how different welfare regimes interact with the general rise in inequalities and weak labor prospects. I use Baumol’s cost-disease theory … Continua a leggere

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