• Daniela Caterina
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This chapter takes stock of the whole project by answering its research questions. To this end, it first reviews the main empirical findings of the study of the Italian case concerning: 1) Italy’s dysfunctional and unfulfilled transition in the function of economic and social reproduction; 2) the constellation of six contending political projects in the conflict over the 2012 labour market reform; 3) the constellation of seven more overarching hegemony projects in Italy’s crisis management; and 4) the mixed assessment of the 2012 reform in (re-)articulating key hegemonic interests against the background of Italy’s crisis of crisis management. In conclusion, the assessment of the suggested research framework wraps up the results of the book with an eye to the investigation of hegemony struggles beyond the Italian case.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Caterina
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  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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