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Beyond corporatism: a configurational theory of policy concertation

Compston, Hugh William 2003. Beyond corporatism: a configurational theory of policy concertation. European Journal of Political Research 42 (6) , pp. 787-809. 10.1111/1475-6765.00104

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Policy concertation (defined as making policy by means of agreements struck between government officials and representatives of employer associations and trade unions) is a major policy style in Western Europe. This article seeks to explain the political dynamics of policy concertation in terms of the varying configurations of three variables: perceived problems, the degree of shared economic understanding among the participants and the perceived implementation capacity of the participants. It is found that the incidence of broad policy concertation over the twentieth century in nine West European countries can be explained almost completely in terms of this configurational theory.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISSN: 1475-6765
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2017 05:22

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