Social Concertation in Times of Austerity
Titel
Social Concertation in Times of Austerity
Subtitel
European Integration and the Politics of Labour Market Reforms in Austria and Switzerland
Prijs
€ 46,95
ISBN
9789089643957
Uitvoering
Paperback
Aantal pagina's
260
Taal
Engels
Publicatiedatum
Afmetingen
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Inhoudsopgave
Toon inhoudsopgaveVerberg inhoudsopgave
Social concertation in times of austerity - 2 Table of Contents - 6 List of Tables and Figures - 8 List of Abbreviations - 10 Acknowledgements - 14 1 The Strange Survival of Social Concertation in Times of Austerity - 16 2 Social Concertation as a Political Strategy - 26 3 European Integration, Domestic Politicsnd Social Concertation - 54 4 Methods and Cases - 76 5 The Context of Social Concertation in Switzerland and Austria - 92 6 Social Concertation and Cross-Border Labour Mobility - 112 7 Social Concertation and Unemployment Policy Reforms - 156 8 Synthesis and Comparative Outlook - 196 List of Interviews - 216 Notes - 218 References - 224 Index - 254

Recensies en Artikelen

Afonso’s interesting comparison of labor mobility (an EU issue) and unemployment policy (a domestic issue) sheds light on why governments sometimes fall back on corporatist institutions, even in the current economic climate. And that reason is, in a word, political: because governments need the cover of such bargaining when they face electoral risks.
Prof. Pepper Culpepper, European University Institute, Florence

Not so long ago social concertation arrangements were considered an industrial relations phenomenon which was functionally linked either to the institutional endowment of particular countries or to the problem load they faced. Through an analysis of labor market reforms in Austria and Switzerland, Afonso’s book shows that social concertation is an eminently political phenomenon. In so doing this interesting book contributes to move comparative political economy research away from rationalistic accounts of optimal designs and to bring it closer to an historically-contingent and actor-centered reconstruction of institutional trajectories.
Prof. Lucio Baccaro, University of Geneva

Alexandre Afonso

Social Concertation in Times of Austerity

European Integration and the Politics of Labour Market Reforms in Austria and Switzerland

Waarom moeten overheden nog steeds onderhandelen met vakbonden en werkgevers, terwijl het ledenaantal van vakbonden bijna overal in Europa daalt? De auteur onderzoekt de politieke fundamenten van het sociaal overleg in deze nieuwe context. De focus ligt op de regulering van arbeidsmobiliteit en werkloosheidsuitkeringen in Oostenrijk en Zwitserland. Het werk laat zien dat overheden belangenorganisaties strategisch betrekken in de beleidsvorming, bijvoorbeeld wanneer een overheid geconfronteerd wordt met partijpolitieke verdeeldheid, of wan- neer impopulaire hervormingen negatieve electorale gevolgen kunnen hebben.
Auteur

Alexandre Afonso

Alexandre Afonso is docent aan de faculteit Politieke Economie aan het King's College in Londen