Economic Governance and Employment
By Arne Heise
The unemployment performance in OECD countries has been diverse over the past decades. A growing "Varieties of capitalism"-literature focuses on institutional differences in social welfare, labour market and collective bargaining systems and recommends a curtailment of social provisions and a deregulation of labour markets. This book takes a different approach: market constellations (institutionally embedded macropolicy regimes) are central to divergent employment performances. And the willingness to create pro-employment market constellations depends largely on vested interests of the elites.
Publication Date: 1/9/2008