Wage Setting, Social Pacts and the Euro
Titel
Wage Setting, Social Pacts and the Euro
Subtitel
A New Role for the State
Prijs
€ 59,95
ISBN
9789053569191
Uitvoering
Paperback
Aantal pagina's
334
Taal
Engels
Publicatiedatum
Afmetingen
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Inhoudsopgave
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Table of Contents - 8 Figures and Tables - 10 Preface - 12 1 The Political Economy of Adjustment in Europe - 16 The limits of neo-corporatist analysis - 23 The approach of this book - 27 Methodological issues - 33 Conclusion - 36 2 Governments and Wages – A Theoretical Framework - 38 Policies on wages - 39 Monetary and wage bargaining regimes in the political economy literature - 47 Explaining policy choices - 58 Conclusion - 61 3 Policy Options and Institutions: How Governments Respond - 62 Policy options towards the redistributional power of trade unions: market responses and negotiations - 63 The operationalization of variables - 72 The relationship between institutional and political accommodation - 82 Conclusion - 88 4 Striving for Conservatism: The Shift in Monetary Regimes - 92 Credibility and the inflation bias - 93 European monetary integration as a tool for achieving central bank conservatism - 96 Central bank independence, monetary policy and government intervention - 111 Government intervention to foster monetary conservatism - 119 5 The Politics of Government Intervention - 122 Institutional constraints on governments - 124 The shared roots of consensus democracy and corporatist responses: the political fragmentation of trade unions and the role of union-party relations - 133 The role of partisanship - 144 Conclusion: Negotiated adjustment and the role of political institutions - 150 6 The Responsiveness of Wage Bargaining Institutions - 152 Theoretical assumptions about wage flexibility and the role of wage bargaining institutions - 154 Priorities of trade unions between employment and real wage protection in wage bargaining - an empirical measure - 158 The institutional basis of wage responsiveness - 165 Conclusion: Shifting workers’ wage expectations - 182 7 The Interaction between Wage Bargaining Institutions and Government Intervention - 188 The responsive wage bargaining regimes: Germany and Austria - 189 The non-responsive corporatist countries - 197 Adjustment of wage expectations in the non-corporatist countries with non-responsive wage bargaining regimes - 212 Conclusion: A comparative view on the dynamic between wage bargaining institutions and government intervention - 230 8 Negotiated Adjustment – A European Approach - 234 Policy options towards trade unions’ redistributional power - 236 The interaction of institutions and policies - 242 The nature of negotiated adjustment: Reinforcing mechanisms of trade union incorporation - 245 The German role model - 247 The United Kingdom as the European exception - 250 Outlook: Implications for adjustment under EMU - 252 Appendices - 256 Appendix to chapter 3 - 256 Appendix to chapter 5 - 258 Appendix to chapter 6 - 261 Notes - 274 Bibliography - 290 Index of Names - 318 Index of Subjects - 324

Anke Hassel

Wage Setting, Social Pacts and the Euro

A New Role for the State

Door de Europese monetaire integratie staan overheden voor een enorme economisch-politieke uitdaging. Niet langer kunnen ze door middel van waarde-inflatie de economische tekorten oplossen. Het gevolg was dat de Eurolanden loonbepalingen gebruiken om de economie bij te sturen. Opmerkelijk is dat in tegenstelling tot de wijdverbreide verwachting, loonbepalingssystemen in West-Europa de laatste 25 jaar gecentraliseerd zijn gebleven. En de band tussen overheden en sociale partners zijn eerder inniger dan losser geworden.
Hassel onderzoekt in Wage Setting, Social Pacts and the Euro. A New Role for the State loonbepalingssystemen in West-Europa. Ze laat zien dat overheden hebben gekozen voor onderhandelingen met de sociale partners en niet voor de deregulering van de arbeidsmarkten. Hassel brengt de economische en politieke voordelen van de onderhandelde loonbepalingen naar voren, tegen de achtergrond van een strikter monetair beleid en een toegenomen economische openheid.
Auteur

Anke Hassel

Anke Hassel is hoogleraar publiek beleid aan de Hertie School of Governance in Berlijn. Daarvoor was ze hoogleraar sociologie aan de International University Bremen en senior onderzoeker aan het Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung in Keulen.