Dear friends of the Jean Monnet Center,
We are pleased to announce the online publication of the first paper in the 2008 Jean Monnet Working Paper series. We include the abstract of this paper below:
Silvana Sciarra, "Trusting Judges to Deliver Changes: Italy, the EU and Labour Law" (JMWP no. 1/08)
The paper looks into the slow and at times controversial process of 'Europeanising' the Italian legal system, in order to exemplify how adaptation to changes takes place within entire branches of the state administration. Three examples are selected, all within the domain of labour law: state aid illegally granted to support training and work experience contracts; fixed term labour contracts in the public sector; free movement of foreign language assistants. Multi-level regulatory techniques are at the origin of adaptation, geared by institutional and quasi-institutional actors. The main emphasis is on national judges engaging in a dialogue with the ECJ and delivering changes into the legal order as a whole.
We invite you to access this Working Paper on the Jean Monnet Center website at www.jeanmonnetprogram.org.
We just got a half a foot of snow dumped on us last night! Dang, and we were under the delusion that it was spring here already.