Italy’s Function of Social Reproduction in Times of Crisis

  • Daniela Caterina
Part of the Contributions to Political Science book series (CPS)


Chapter  7 continues to focus on the immediate context of the conflict over the 2012 labour market reform by investigating widespread interventions in the function of social reproduction—especially labour market reforms—as some among the key crisis management measures adopted both Europe-wide and in the specific Italian case. Main legacies for the observed conflict concern the extension of short-time work and the deregulation of collective bargaining as the key priorities in Berlusconi’s crisis management as well as the impact of Monti’s Save Italy decree on Italy’s function of social reproduction. Eventually, the analysis sheds light on key evidence supporting the initial assumption of an Italian crisis of crisis management as the overarching proximate scenario against which to approach the following actor-process analysis.


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

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