Renegotiating the Welfare State by Gerhard Lehmbruch
Flexible Adjustment through Corporatist Concertation (Routledge/EUI Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State)

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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.

About Gerhard Lehmbruch

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Frans van Waarden is Professor of Public Policy and Urganization at Utrecht University. He has been a visiting scholar/fellow at Stanford University, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies and the European University Institute in Florence. Gerhard Lehmbruch is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the University of Konstanz, Germany, and has been president of the German Political Science Association and vice-president of the International Political Science Association.
Published February 24, 2004 by Routledge. 321 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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