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Quand la prophétie se réalise : « The Welfare State in Crisis » de l'OCDE

Abstract : An OECD report, entitled The Welfare State in Crisis and published in 1981, is commonly used to signal the international groundswell against the « Welfare States » in that period. Far from considering this document as a record of the « reality » by an international and independent think tank concerning the evolution of Welfare States, this communication considers the making of that report that participated in (re)defining this « critical reality ». Based on original archives, the analysis focuses on the production of the report in the OECD bureaucratic field and on its reception in the field of international organizations. The intelligibility principles of the “crisis” of the Welfare State are then reexamined. more specifically, the paper puts the emphasis on the intelligibility principles promoted through the new statistical database on the “social costs”, and those delimited by the new macroeconomic and financial order stabilized at the OECD, IMF and G5-G7 at the end of the 1970s.
Mots-clés : OCDE crise Etat-Providence
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Vincent Gayon. Quand la prophétie se réalise : « The Welfare State in Crisis » de l'OCDE. 13ème Congrès national de l'Association française de science politique, Jun 2015, Aix-en-Provence, France. ⟨hal-01343022⟩



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