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La réinvention du social dans le Maroc ajusté

Abstract : Reinventing “social issue” in liberalized Morocco.

Facing structural adjustment and economic liberalization, Morocco is politically waking up to the exacerbation of social risks and their possible political consequence. Within a short time, a series of social laws were adopted, first and foremost a new labour law which, in 2003, replaced an older and outdated law inherited from the colonial period. At the same time, various semi-public agencies were established in order to organize aid provided by private sources and volunteer associations to the “needy”.

This study looks at a double development : on the one hand, a legislative process aiming directly at improving social protection of the already somewhat privileged salaried workforce; on the other hand, the less institutionalised and sometimes volatile disbursement of aid funds by governmental agencies and international organizations. This acceleration of social reform is based on the perception that the integration through formal participation to the labour market failed. It is part of the transformation of the role of the Moroccan state and other actors and institutions involved in the formulation of social policies, in a context of depoliticization.
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Myriam Catusse. La réinvention du social dans le Maroc ajusté. Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée, Université de Provence, 2005, pp.221-246. ⟨halshs-00355232⟩



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