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Vincenzo Maccarrone gives a talk on No one is a prophet in his own land? The politics of minimum wage regulation during the period of Troika conditionality in Ireland, in the Political Economy Working Group

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  • Thu 11 Jun 2020 16.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-06-11 16:00 2020-06-11 18:00 Europe/Paris Vincenzo Maccarrone gives a talk on No one is a prophet in his own land? The politics of minimum wage regulation during the period of Troika conditionality in Ireland, in the Political Economy Working Group

POLITICAL ECONOMY WORKING GROUP

Abstract: Although supranational dynamics are often treated as "external" to the national space, they do have an impact on domestic actors' strategies. A growing strand of literature of international relations (Farrell and Newman 2014; 2016) recognises that situations of rule overlap provides different opportunity structures to the collective actors. This paper will thus try to shed light on the different strategies followed by collective actors in Ireland in a situation of rule overlap, namely the period of Troika conditionality in Ireland. Through a combination of semi-structured interviews and documentary analysis, the article will analyse the politics of minimum wage regulation, focusing on the impact of the presence of the Troika on the strategies of two important collective actors: employers and trade unions. The analysis will show that during the Troika conditionality employers made use of a strategy of cross-national layering to pursue for changes in Irish employment regulation. However, some employers’ fractions tried to maintain existing wage setting institutions. Unions, on the other hand, chose a strategy of insultation, given their limited access to the transnational opportunity structure created by the Troika conditionality.

Biography: Vincenzo Maccarrone is a PhD candidate in employment relations at University College Dublin. He is member of the ERC-IRC research project European Unions , led by Prof Roland Erne. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and an MA in Economics from the University of Torino. Upon the completion of the Allievi Honors Program, he was also awarded an MA in Economics from the Collegio Carlo Alberto. His work contributes to understand the effect of the new European economic governance on national industrial relations. On this topic, he recently published an article with Jamie Jordan and Roland Erne on the British Journal of Industrial Relations.

Please contact Jennifer Dari to receive the paper and the Zoom link

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POLITICAL ECONOMY WORKING GROUP

Abstract: Although supranational dynamics are often treated as "external" to the national space, they do have an impact on domestic actors' strategies. A growing strand of literature of international relations (Farrell and Newman 2014; 2016) recognises that situations of rule overlap provides different opportunity structures to the collective actors. This paper will thus try to shed light on the different strategies followed by collective actors in Ireland in a situation of rule overlap, namely the period of Troika conditionality in Ireland. Through a combination of semi-structured interviews and documentary analysis, the article will analyse the politics of minimum wage regulation, focusing on the impact of the presence of the Troika on the strategies of two important collective actors: employers and trade unions. The analysis will show that during the Troika conditionality employers made use of a strategy of cross-national layering to pursue for changes in Irish employment regulation. However, some employers’ fractions tried to maintain existing wage setting institutions. Unions, on the other hand, chose a strategy of insultation, given their limited access to the transnational opportunity structure created by the Troika conditionality.

Biography: Vincenzo Maccarrone is a PhD candidate in employment relations at University College Dublin. He is member of the ERC-IRC research project European Unions , led by Prof Roland Erne. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and an MA in Economics from the University of Torino. Upon the completion of the Allievi Honors Program, he was also awarded an MA in Economics from the Collegio Carlo Alberto. His work contributes to understand the effect of the new European economic governance on national industrial relations. On this topic, he recently published an article with Jamie Jordan and Roland Erne on the British Journal of Industrial Relations.

Please contact Jennifer Dari to receive the paper and the Zoom link


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Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

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Working group

Contact:
Jennifer Rose Dari (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences) - Send a mail

Organiser:
Prof. Dorothee Bohle (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Jasper Paul Simons (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Timo Seidl (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)

Speaker:
PhD candidate in employment relations Vincenzo Maccarrone (University College Dublin)

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