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Camdessus report

by KB Thu Nov 10th, 2005 at 03:56:11 PM EST

I'm currently writing my dissertation on issues involving labor reforms in Germany.  I'm curious if the "Camdessus report" in France has had much public attention.  Probably most readers of this site are aware that the "Hartz report" and the resulting "Hartz laws" have been almost unavoidable in the German press for the last three years.  But, as far as I can tell, there hasn't been a similar analogue in France.

What I am most interested in is the publicity of reform efforts.  Denmark's Zeuthen Commission is perhaps comparable to Hartz.  The assassination of the Italian labor economist Biagi is perhaps also an important point of comparison...

I'm just now reading the report, and find the style of engagement to be illuminatingly different from the German case.  Perhaps someone can give me some hints as to the public reaction in France to this kind of expert discourse?

Good luck on your dissertation. You might want to consider a small edit on your title, to include something like "input requested", or some such thing...it might just catch more people's attention. (Unfortunately, I am completely ignorant on this topic, so no help, but I do recall conversations around here about Hartz...). Again...good luck on your writing!

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Fri Nov 11th, 2005 at 05:05:04 AM EST
Sorry I missed this diary earlier.

It was talked about when it came out, and it was praised by Sarkozy (which means it could come up again in the near future as the presidential campaign heats up), but it did not stick much in the public debate - maybe Sarkozy's support allowed it to be tagged as an "ultra-libéral" report and (too) easily dismissed.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon Nov 14th, 2005 at 11:02:54 AM EST

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