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Author Lehmbruch, Gerhard
Title Renegotiating the Welfare State : Flexible Adjustment Through Corporatist Concertation
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group, 2003
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (321 pages)
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Series Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State Ser
Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State Ser
Note Cover -- Renegotiating the Welfare State: Flexible Adjustment through Corporatist Concertation -- Copyright -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Part I Introduction -- 1 Renegotiating the welfare state through corporatist concertation: An introduction -- Part II Countries with traditions of corporatist concertation -- 2 The resurgence of Dutch corporatist policy coordination in an age of globalization -- 3 The societal and historical embeddedness of Dutch corporatism -- 4 Austrian social partnership: Just a midlife crisis? -- 5 Nordic corporatism and welfare state reforms: Denmark and Sweden compared -- 6 Welfare state adjustment between consensual and adversarial politics: The institutional context of reform in Germany -- 7 Renegotiating the Swiss welfare state -- Part III Countries without historical corporatist traditions -- 8 'Bargaining Celtic style': The global economy and negotiated governance in Ireland -- 9 The negotiator as auctioneer: Wage centralization and wage flexibility: a comparison of corporatist and non-corporatist countries -- Part IV European corporatism? -- 10 Renegotiating social and labour policies in the European multi-level system: Any role for corporatist patterns? -- 11 The renaissance of national corporatism: Unintended side-effect of European economic and monetary union, or calculated response to the absence of European social policy? -- Index
Why have some countries have been more successful in welfare state reform than others? This book examines the experiences of various countries in reforming their welfare states through renegotiations between the state and peak associations of employers and employees. This corporatist concertation has been blamed for bringing about all the ills of the welfare state, but lately corporate institutions have learned from their bad performances, modified their structures and style of operation, and assumed responsibility for welfare state reform. Consensual bargaining is back on the agenda of both policy makers and of social science. This topical volume with its internationally respected panel of contributors will appeal to all those interested in the welfare state and labour relations. It includes chapters focusing on the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland as well as a section looking at the role of corporatist concertation in the European Union
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Lehmbruch, Gerhard Renegotiating the Welfare State : Flexible Adjustment Through Corporatist Concertation Abingdon, Oxon : Taylor & Francis Group,c2003 9780415223454
Subject Welfare state.;Comparative government
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Alt Author van Waarden, Frans
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