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Participation in Public Policy-Making : The Role of Trade Unions and Employers' Associations - Tiziano Treu

Participation in Public Policy-Making

The Role of Trade Unions and Employers' Associations

By: Tiziano Treu (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1992
ISBN: 9783110129137
Number Of Pages: 295
For Ages: 17+ years old

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Tripartite Social Policy-Making: An Overviewp. 1
Content and Purpose of a Comparative Analysisp. 1
The Factors Undermining Concertative Tripartite Policy-Making in the Eightiesp. 4
Their Uneven Impact on Different Industrial Relations Systems: Centralization, Institutionalization, Unionizationp. 5
The Attitudes of the Actors of Industrial Relations Towards Concentrationp. 9
The Differentiation of Concertative Policy-Making and Levelsp. 11
Problems and Alternativesp. 14
Tripartite Policy-Making and Regional Integration of Industrial Relationsp. 18
Concluding Remarksp. 21
Industrial Relations and Economic Performancep. 26
Introductionp. 26
Corporatism and Economic Performance: A Review of the Most Recent Literaturep. 28
Corporatism and Performance: The Empirical Evidence
The Stagnation Yearsp. 36
Corporation in Crisis? Industrial Relations and Economic Performance in the 1980sp. 48
Which Model for the European Countries?p. 54
International Pressures on Industrial Relations: Macroeconomics and Social Concertationp. 59
Three Sets of Economic Influencesp. 60
A Simple Macro Approach to Wage and Price Settingp. 60
Policy Problems for a Closed Economyp. 64
Policy Problems for an Open Economyp. 65
Financial Influencesp. 66
Technological Changep. 68
Interpreting Diverse International Reactionsp. 69
Implications for Macro Performancep. 70
Social Concertation for Micro Goalsp. 71
Economic Flexibility and Social Solidarityp. 73
"Disorganised Capitalism" and Microcorporatismp. 73
Can Economic Flexibility be a Source of Solidarity?p. 79
Interest-Based Solidarityp. 85
Non Class-Based Solidarity: New Divisions and Old Social Identitiesp. 89
From National Corporatism to Transnational Pluralism: European Interest Politics and the Single Marketp. 97
Organized Interest and Regional Integrationp. 97
The Failure of Euro-Corporatismp. 100
Corporatism, the Nation-State, and De-Regulation of European Economiesp. 106
The European Community: A New Type of Non-Statep. 111
The Future of European Interest Politicsp. 114
At Sub-National Levelp. 114
At National Levelp. 118
At Supra-National Levelp. 121
Weaknesses of Pluralism in Latin America--What are the Prospects for Social Concertation?p. 127
The "Story" of Pluralismp. 127
A Gap in the "Story"p. 130
Pluralism or Populism?p. 132
Possibilities of Associative Controlp. 137
The "Story" and its Futurep. 142
Social Concertation in Mexicop. 146
The Historical Legacyp. 147
Social Concertation in the Eightiesp. 151
Attitudes of the Actors in Social Concertationp. 152
Form of Concertationp. 153
Levels of Concertationp. 154
Outcomes of Social Concertationp. 155
Conclusionp. 157
European Labor Relations and the Prospects of Tripartismp. 159
The Nature of European Labor Relationsp. 159
Three Parties and Three Levels at Workp. 160
Tripartism in the Three Models of Labor Relationsp. 162
Tripartism in the Northern-European Modelp. 165
Tripartism in the Southern-European and British Models of Labor Relationsp. 169
The European Communityp. 172
Macroeconomic Policies and Collective Bargaining in Irelandp. 174
Labour Costs and the Economyp. 174
Employment and Inflationp. 175
International Influencesp. 176
National Policy Approach 1977-1987p. 178
Programme for National Recovery 1987-1990p. 178
Conclusionsp. 179
Social Concertation in Australian Industrial Relationsp. 181
Introductionp. 181
Background to Social Concertation in Australiap. 181
New Challenges to Social Concertationp. 183
Attitudes and Policies of the Actorsp. 184
The Form of Concertationp. 189
The Levels of Concertationp. 190
Objectives and Outcomesp. 192
Conclusionsp. 193
For a New Income Policy--Growth, Prices and Wages in the Italian Modelp. 197
Premise: Income Policy as a Cooperative Gamep. 197
The Features of Today's Italian Modelp. 199
Wage Reform and the Agreement of 26 January 1989p. 203
For a New Foreign policyp. 209
Conclusion: Two Principle of Reformp. 216
Social Concertation in Latin Americap. 220
Latin American Experiencesp. 220
General Commentsp. 220
Review of Casesp. 222
Latin American Perspectivesp. 231
The Demise of Concerted Practices and the Negotiated Economy in Swedenp. 232
Introduction--The Idea of a Negotiated Economy and Concerted Practicesp. 232
Business and Politics in Swedenp. 236
Reorganizing the Negotiated Economy in Selected Policy Areasp. 237
Industrial Relationsp. 237
Consumer Policyp. 240
Housingp. 242
The Problems Facing the Negotiated Economy in Swedenp. 243
Conclusionsp. 246
Structural Adaptation of the Japanese Economy and Labour Marketp. 250
Introductionp. 250
Economic Fluctuations and the Effective Adaptation of the Japanese Economy: An International Comparisonp. 251
A Review of the Experiences of the Japanese Economy in the Process of Adaptationp. 256
The First Oil Crisis and the Adaptation Effortp. 259
The Second Oil Crisis and Recoveryp. 261
The "Reagan" Recession and Recoveryp. 263
The "Endaka" Recession and Recoveryp. 264
Flexible Adaptation and Structural Rigidityp. 266
The Apparent Flexible Adaptability of the Aggregate Economyp. 267
The Rigid and Less Productive Segment of Domestic Industriesp. 268
Flexible Adaptability of the Corporate Sectorp. 269
Remaining Structural Issuesp. 270
The Land Issue and the Tokyo Problemp. 270
Industrial Restructuring and the Issue of "Hollowing" Outp. 272
Structural Change and Employment Issuesp. 273
Implications for Tripartismp. 275
Notes on Contributorsp. 279
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ISBN: 9783110129137
ISBN-10: 3110129132
Audience: General
For Ages: 17+ years old
For Grades: 12+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 295
Published: 1st March 1992
Publisher: De Gruyter
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.31  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.54