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Flessicurezza/Flexiseguridad

Contesti nazionali e locali a confronto in Italia e Spagna
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  • Laura Leonardi,

The strategy of flexicurity was adopted as a model by the European Union and proposed to all the Member States as a solution for addressing the challenges connected with the competitiveness and instability of the markets, with a view to enhancing employment levels and maintaining social cohesion. The various contributions in this book analyse the concept of flexicurity and its effective feasibility in different institutional contexts, in particular Italy and Spain and – at regional level – in Tuscany and Catalonia. The consequence of the variety of employment and social security models is that the meanings and manifestations of flexicurity are highly divergent, even in cases as analogous as Spain and Italy, since the different contexts generate significant differences. The overall analysis demonstrates that the forms of regulation and organisation of the social institutions, and their complementary nature, have a major impact on the relations between forms of flexibility and security, and do not always give rise to the virtuous process of flexicurity.

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Laura Leonardi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-7667-0479

Laura Leonardi lectures on comparative social systems in the "Cesare Alfieri" Faculty of Political Science. Since 2008 she has held the Jean Monnet Chair in "Social dimension and European integration" at the University of Florence. She has coordinated numerous projects of academic research, as well as an Italy-Spain Integrated Action project on the relation between flexibility and security in the two countries in the 2008-2010 period.
Among her publications on this subject we can mention: "Flexicurity e capabilities: i vantaggi di un approccio integrato e individualizzato", in Alacevich, F. (editor) Competitività e inclusione nel mercato del lavoro, Edizioni Plus, Pisa, 2006; "Capacitazioni, lavoro e welfare. La ricerca di nuovi equilibri tra stato e mercato: ripartire dall'Europa?", in Stato e mercato, no. 85, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2009, and "Il modello sociale europeo", in Bettin Lattes G. (editor), Europa. Pensieri e parole di sociologia, Monduzzi, Bologna, 2010.
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Book Title

Flessicurezza/Flexiseguridad

Book Subtitle

Contesti nazionali e locali a confronto in Italia e Spagna

Editors

Laura Leonardi

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

100

Publication Year

2011

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© 2011 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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Firenze University Press

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10.36253/978-88-6655-097-6

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978-88-6655-095-2

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978-88-6655-097-6

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978-88-9273-654-2

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Pluriverso – Quaderni della Biblioteca del Polo Universitario di Prato

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2704-5757

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2705-0394

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