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Interviews 10/12/2023

Latin American and European populist right, similarities and differences according to prof. Rovira Kaltwasser

"There has been a lot of discussion and research on the rise of the far-right in Europe and the US. Much less on what happened in Latin America where we thought we were having a total different political landscape. Then Donald Trump's unexpected victory came and someone started watching at…

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Interviews 10/12/2023

Kathleen Thelen: Consumers and citizens, the origins of the Amazon economy

Amazon and other Big Tech have revolutionized markets and consumption in just a few years, but, Kathleen Thelen argues, professor of political science at MIT in Boston, they use some practices similar to those of large mail order or supermarket chains. Tactics already used in the early 1900s. Of course,…

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Interviews 10/12/2023

Europe and the commodification of public services – interwiew to Roland Erne

Roland Erne is professor of European Integration & Employment Relations at the University College Dublin School of Business and Principal Investigator of the European Research Council (ERC) Project “Labour Politics & the EU's New Economic Governance Regime (European Unions)” at the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy. The results of…

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The Origins of the Amazon Economy – Kathleen Thelen’s Ciampi Lecture

In her Ciampi Lecture, Professor Kathleen Thelen, presented the results of her research on what she calls the "origins of the Amazon economy", pointing out the continuity and differences between the platform and app economy monopolized by Big Tech and the history of mail-order retail in the early decades of…

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Conferences 10/12/2023

Inequality today, an international conference

The conference was held as part of the research project TELI - Technology, labour, inequality of the Scuola Normale Superiore and the ISTAT research project Quality of employment and wage inequality: the role of technological change and enterprise characteristics. Structural aspects and consequences of the pandemic. A rich programme in which the…

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Interviews 10/12/2023

Labour, Europe, ecological transition, three interviews with Dominique Meda

In May, Dominique Méda, philosopher and sociologist, lecturer at Paris Dauphine University, and promoter of the Manifesto for Work, was a visiting professor and guest of the Ciampi Institute. In those days we collected an interview with Professor Meda that was published in the daily newspaper Domani. In which we…

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