NERI Seminar Dublin: Understanding the changes to the Irish social partnership policy after 2008
30 November 2016, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
The Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI) will hold a seminar on Wednesday 30th November, 2016. The details are as follows:
Topic: A discursive institutionalist approach to understanding the changes to the Irish social partnership policy after 2008
Speakers: Nicola Timoney, Dublin Institute of Technology
Date: 30th November, 2016
Time: Tea and coffee from 15:50. The seminar will commence at 16:00
Employing the critical juncture theory (CJT), a discursive institutionalist approach, this paper examines the nature of the changes to social partnership policy at the end of the decade of the 2000s. Did these changes constitute a transformation in social partnership policy, or were they a continuation of a previously established policy pathway? The CJT consists of three elements – economic crisis, ideational change, and the nature of the policy change – that must be identified for us to be able to declare with some certainty if the changes to social partnership policy constituted a critical juncture. In this context, ideational change is very important, constituting the intermediating factor between a crisis and the subsequent nature of the policy change. Our findings will help explain the nature of the changes to social partnership policy at this time.
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