Measuring trade-offs between policy goals through a fuzzy-set ideal type analysis: The case of EU member States' performances in facing the economic crisis
by Fedra Negri and Alessia Damonte, University of Milan
Labour&welfare Lunch Seminar
5 ecember 2017, h. 12.30
Presenter: Fedra Negri (University of Milan)
Discussant: Niccolò Donati (University of Milan)
SPS Seminar Room (Room 215, II Floor, Passione side)
Dipartimento di Scienze sociali e politiche
Via Conservatorio 7, Milano
By adopting a goal-oriented definition of political performance based on policy outcomes rather than on policy outputs, we assess whether EU member States have been able to tackle the 2008 economic crisis by jointly defending wealth and equality or whether they have been forced to leave behind one of these two collective goods. Providing an answer to this question is not as easy as it may appear because we need to develop a measure of performance that encompasses both the economic and the welfare dimensions at once. This methodological task is the object of our paper.
The Labor & Welfare Lunch Seminars are a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas devised by a group of post-doctoral fellows from the Department of Social and Political Sciences where young researchers dealing with issues related to the labor market, labor and welfare policies and industrial relations can present and discuss their work.