Social Concertation in Times of Austerity
Alexandre Afonso
European Integration and the Politics of Labour Market Reforms in Austria and Switzerland
Social Concertation in Times of Austerity
€ 39,95
ISBN:
9789089643957
Release date:
31-01-2013
Available:
Directly
Edition:
Paperback
Pages:
260
Author:
Alexandre Afonso
Series:
Social Concertation in Times of Austerity
Why do governments still negotiate with trade unions and employers in the design of labour market and welfare reforms despite the steady decline of trade union membership almost everywhere in Europe? Social Concertation in Times of Austerity investigates the political underpinnings of social concertation in this new context with a focus on the regulation of labour mobility and unemployment protection in Austria and Switzerland. It shows that the involvement of organised interests in policymaking is a strategy of compromise-building used by governments when they are faced with party-political divisions, or when unpopular reforms are likely to have risky electoral consequences.