Mediating Policy: Greece, Ireland, and Portugal Before the Eurozone Crisis


A tale of three crises. Same symptoms, different underpinningsThe divergent underpinnings of crisis in the EurozoneIrelandGreecePortugalThe argument aheadPlan of the bookNotesReferencesLabour market challenges for Greece, Ireland, and PortugalThe promise of the ‘knowledge economy’Labour market dynamics in Ireland, Greece, and PortugalSome components of a two-tiered labour market support structureFamily policyHigher educationImmigrationLooking aheadNotesReferencesExplaining policy divergenceThe importance of balancing consultation and incorporationBetween society and the state: mediating the reorientation of national development projectsHow and why consultation and incorporation both matterIdentifying consultative and incorporative policymakingA note on interest groupsShort-term or ‘one-off’ consultative processesMore permanent forms of consultative and incorporative policymakingInformal processes and institutionsChange and continuity in policymakingNotesReferencesIrelandFrom populist corporatism to social partnership in IrelandReconciling family and working lifeThe policy problemThe role of consultation and incorporation in shaping policy responsesThe evolution ofpolicies for work-life balanceHigher educationThe policy problemThe role of consultation and incorporation in shaping policy responsesThe evolution of higher education policyImmigrationThe policy problemThe role of consultation and incorporation in shaping policy responsesThe evolution of immigration policySummaryNotesReferencesGreeceGreece’s missing zone of mediationReconciling working and family lifeThe policy problemThe role of consultation and incorporation in shaping policy responsesThe evolution ofpolicies for work-life balanceHigher educationThe policy problemThe role of consultation and incorporation in shaping policy responsesThe evolution of higher education policyImmigrationThe policy problemThe role of consultation and incorporation in the shaping ofpolicy responsesThe evolution of immigration policyConclusionsNotesReferencesPortugalState-society relations and the policy-making traditionReconciling family and working lifeThe role of consultation and incorporation in shaping policy responsesThe evolution ofpolicies for work-life balanceHigher educationThe policy problemThe role of consultation and incorporation in the shaping of policy responsesThe evolution of higher education policyImmigrationThe policy problemThe role of consultation and incorporation in the shaping of policy responsesThe evolution of immigration policyConclusionsNotesReferences
 
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