A Common Neoliberal Trajectory: The Transformation Of Industrial Relations In Advanced Capitalism

Title:
A Common Neoliberal Trajectory: The Transformation Of Industrial Relations In Advanced Capitalism
Authors:
Baccaro, Lucio; Howell, Chris
Abstract:
Based on quantitative indicators for fifteen advanced countries between 1974 and 2005, and case studies of France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Ireland, this article analyzes the trajectory of institutional change in the industrial relations systems of advanced capitalist societies, with a focus on Western Europe. In contrast to current comparative political economy scholarship, which emphasizes the resilience of national institutions to common challenges and trends, it argues that despite a surface resilience of distinct national sets, all countries have been transformed in a neoliberal direction. Neoliberal transformation manifests itself not just as institutional deregulation but also as institutional conversion, as the functions associated with existing institutional forms change in a convergent direction. A key example is the institution of centralized bargaining, once the linchpin of an alternative, redistributive and egalitarian, model of negotiated capitalism, which has been reshaped in the past twenty years to fit the common imperative of liberalization.
Citation:
Baccaro, Lucio, and Chris Howell. 2011. "A Common Neoliberal Trajectory: The Transformation Of Industrial Relations In Advanced Capitalism." Politics & Society 39(4): 521-563.
Publisher:
Sage Publications
DATE ISSUED:
2011-12
Department:
Politics
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1177/0032329211420082
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/310148

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dc.contributor.authorBaccaro, Lucioen_US
dc.contributor.authorHowell, Chrisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:26:38Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:26:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-12en
dc.identifier.citationBaccaro, Lucio, and Chris Howell. 2011. "A Common Neoliberal Trajectory: The Transformation Of Industrial Relations In Advanced Capitalism." Politics & Society 39(4): 521-563.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0032-3292en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/310148-
dc.description.abstractBased on quantitative indicators for fifteen advanced countries between 1974 and 2005, and case studies of France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Ireland, this article analyzes the trajectory of institutional change in the industrial relations systems of advanced capitalist societies, with a focus on Western Europe. In contrast to current comparative political economy scholarship, which emphasizes the resilience of national institutions to common challenges and trends, it argues that despite a surface resilience of distinct national sets, all countries have been transformed in a neoliberal direction. Neoliberal transformation manifests itself not just as institutional deregulation but also as institutional conversion, as the functions associated with existing institutional forms change in a convergent direction. A key example is the institution of centralized bargaining, once the linchpin of an alternative, redistributive and egalitarian, model of negotiated capitalism, which has been reshaped in the past twenty years to fit the common imperative of liberalization.en_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0032329211420082-
dc.subject.departmentPoliticsen_US
dc.titleA Common Neoliberal Trajectory: The Transformation Of Industrial Relations In Advanced Capitalismen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalPolitics & Societyen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndustrial relationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordNeoliberalismen_US
dc.subject.keywordConvergenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordInstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordComparative political economyen_US
dc.identifier.volume39en_US
dc.identifier.issue4en_US
dc.identifier.startpage521en_US
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