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Policy Concertation and Social Partnership in Western Europe: Lessons for the Twenty-first Century

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Policy Concertation and Social Partnership in Western Europe

Lessons for the Twenty-first Century

Edited by Stefan Berger and Hugh Compston

400 pages, 1 figure, 39 tables, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-702-0 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (February 2002)

ISBN  978-1-57181-494-4 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (February 2002)

eISBN 978-1-78238-984-2 eBook

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"The scope of the book is impressive."  · Church and State in Contemporary Europe


Policy concertation - the determination of public policy by means of agreements struck between governments, employers and trade unions - continues to thrive in Western Europe despite the impact of liberalizing trends that were expected to lead to its demise.

This volume brings together a team of 23 experts with the aim to undertake paired historical and political studies of policy concertation in ten West European countries, which were then subjected to systematic comparative analysis. It shows that overall the incidence of broad policy concertation in Western Europe can be explained by the changing configurations of just three variables.

Stefan Berger is Professor of History at the University of Glamorgan.

Hugh Compston is Lecturer in European Politics in the School of European Studies, Cardiff University.

Subject: History: 20th Century to Present
Area: Europe


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