180919 - The impact of national policies for growth and cohesion on regional and local disparities in Italy

19 Septembre, 2018 - 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar Cities are back in town "The impact of national policies for growth and cohesion on regional and local disparities in Italy"

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 5 - 7 pm, Sciences Po, LIEPP’s Conference Room, 254 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris


The presentation focuses on the recent transformations of the Italian model of political economy at a national level and on the impact that these transformations had at the local level. In particular, we will focus on two families of policies, policies for cohesion and policies for competitiveness. As for the latter, we will see that national policies for territorial competitiveness have always been poorly developed in Italy, with some more recent exceptions. Until the end of the 1990s the weaknesses of policies for competitiveness was not a relevant problem, but since the beginning of the 2000s this feature triggered a strong reorganization of local development models. As for social cohesion policies, the focus on financial sustainability of the welfare system weakened the social security system especially in the less dynamic regions. 


Speaker: Luigi Burroni, University of Florence
Luigi Burroni is professor of Economic sociology and Comparative political economy at the University of Florence (Italy). He is the editor of the journal “Stato e Mercato” and director of the Research Unit “TIES - Trajectories of inclusion and growth in contemporary societies” of the University of Florence. Luigi Burroni has recently coordinated as principal investigator two research projects funded by the European Commission, on Active inclusion, industrial relations and labour market regulation, and on the Regulation of creative industries. His publications include articles in journals such as Economy and Society, Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, European Journal of Industrial Relations, Socio-Economic Review, Stato e Mercato, Transfer. His most recent book on the analysis of growth and social inclusion in Europe has been published by Il Mulino (Capitalismi a confronto. Istituzioni e regolazione dell’economia nei paesi europei).


Discussant: Francesca Artioli, Université Paris-Est Créteil, École d'urbanisme de Paris




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