Economic Governance and Employment

Policy, Polity and Politics of Economic Rise and Decline

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.

240 pages

Publication Date: 1/9/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825809744