2 Jul 2016
What is a successful Social Contract ?
The goal of a social contract is to comply with shared values in order to mobilise, develop and allocate individual contributions to a community’s life and projects. The success of a social contract can be measured by analysing the costs and benefits of three dimensions that revolve around the notions of ethics and effectiveness: fair valuation of contributions, insurance against risks (unemployment, sickness and old age), and the promotion of mobility (social and professional).
This success also depends on how the social contract is aligned with the attributes of the financial and production systems. How are these institutional synergies analysed and what can we learn from them?
Finally, there are also some important questions about the optimum level for the construction and application of the contract. Wouldn’t the construction of a European social contract be a good way of strengthening the zone’s unity? And in that case, what should we retain of the principle of subsidiarity that prevailed in this sphere until now?
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Baudouin de MOUCHERON
Gide Loyrette Nouel ParisBiography
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