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Il “contratto sociale” fordista : le relazioni industriali dall’America taylorismo all’Europa del miracolo economico

Abstract : The dissertation deals with the complex evolution of theories and practices of industrial relations between the interwar years and postwar growth. “Fordism” is the catchword usually associated with relations between the corporation, labor and government in this period and, more generally, with the supposed social compact arising from the very structure of mass production and its supposed virtuous circle with mass consumption. In this wider sense, Fordism has often been coupled, sometimes overlapped, with Keynesian macroeconomics, government economic interventionism, and the welfare state. The dissertation attempts to disentangle and discuss this supposedly simple notion of “Fordism” by tracing its manifold history and international circulation. Therefore, it involves a wide discussion of the conflict between labor and management in the mass production industries, and a focus on three case studies: the history of Elton Mayo’s “human relations” doctrine, from its origins in Australia to its applications in Europe; the evolution of the surveillance system at Fiat factories in Turin, from the last years of the Fascist regime to the late 1960s; labor scholar Gino Giugni’s experience as a student at Madison, Wisconsin, and later as a translator of American theories of the labor movement and of industrial relations, in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Bruno Settis. Il “contratto sociale” fordista : le relazioni industriali dall’America taylorismo all’Europa del miracolo economico. History. Institut d'études politiques de Paris - Sciences Po; Scuola normale superiore (Pise, Italie), 2019. Italian. ⟨NNT : 2019IEPP0016⟩. ⟨tel-03658252⟩

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