Joint Workshop: "Do labour market inequalities erode support for democracy? Experiences and perspectives from France, Germany and Japan"

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Type: 
Workshop
Date: 
October 6, 2017 to October 7, 2017
Location: 
France
Subject Fields: 
Economic History / Studies, French History / Studies, German History / Studies, Japanese History / Studies, Political History / Studies

Do labour market inequalities erode support for democracy? Experiences and perspectives from France, Germany and Japan

EHESS - Paris, France

6&7 October 2017

This workshop seeks to investigate links between labour market inequalities and falling support for and trust in democracy by bringing together scholars and experts from France, Germany and Japan. The aim of the workshop is two-fold: First, it seeks to establish how labour market inequalities impact politics, political participation and support of democracy in each country. Second, it addresses how different policy and regulatory regimes may contribute to alleviating socioeconomic divides and to enabling strategies to counter political marginalisation, anti-mainstream sentiment and mistrust in democracy overall.

Workshop co-organized by the German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ), the Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS (FFJ) and the Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin (JDZB). 

  • October 6th 2017 - 9:45-17:30
  • October 7th 2017 - 9:30-12:45
  • Venue: EHESS (105 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris), Room 13

SPEAKERS:

Introduction:
- Franz WALDENBERGER (DIJ)
- Werner PASCHA (JDZB)
- Sébastien LECHEVALIER (EHESS-FFJ)
 
Panel 1: Socioeconomics of labour market inequalities in France, Germany and Japan: Structure and consequences of inequality 
- Koji TAKAHASHI (JILPT)
- Hartmut SEIFERT (WSI)
- Philippe ASKENAZY (CNRS and ENS)
- Shruti SINGH (OECD)
 
Panel 2: Labour market inequalities and falling support for democracy: How strong is the link? Which factors explain inter-country differences? 
- Bruno AMABLE (University of Geneva)
- Toru SHINODA (Waseda University)
- Steffen HEINRICH (DIJ)
- Toru YOSHIDA (Hokkaido University)
 
 
Panel 3: Can labour market policy and regulation restore trust in democracy?
Discussion with all the participants. 
 
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