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A New Century of Corporatism?: Corporatism in Southern Europe--Spain and Portugal in Comparative Perspective (Hardback)
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A New Century of Corporatism?: Corporatism in Southern Europe--Spain and Portugal in Comparative Perspective (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 30/05/2002
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Royo examines how national-level social bargaining was established in Portugal and Spain during the last two decades, despite unpropitious institutional and structural conditions. He argues that this development was the result of the reorientation of the strategies of the social actors. With their support for these macro-economic agreements labor unions sought to participate in labor and economic reforms and avoid the implementation of unilateral policies on the part of governments, while mitigating the decline in their bargaining power at the workplace level. In addition, Royo contends that a process of institutional learning and increasing autonomy by unions from political parties, particularly in Spain, have further enhanced social dialogue and led the social actors to conclude that previous confrontational strategies were detrimental to the interests of their constituencies and threatened their own survival. Royo claims that the emergence of new institutions to promote tripartite social bargaining in both countries resulted in the institutionalization of the bargaining process and contributed to a transformation in the pattern of industrial relations. Of particular interest to scholars and researchers involved with Iberian politics, labor, and political economy.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275969585
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 230 x 158 x 30 mm


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"[A] New Century of Corporatism? does not attempt to predict the future, but it provides an astute assessment of the factors that will likely shape it. In doing so, it contributes not only to our understanding of Spain and Portugal but also to major debates in comparative political economy."-www.apsanet.org
"�A� New Century of Corporatism? does not attempt to predict the future, but it provides an astute assessment of the factors that will likely shape it. In doing so, it contributes not only to our understanding of Spain and Portugal but also to major debates in comparative political economy."-www.apsanet.org
?[A] New Century of Corporatism? does not attempt to predict the future, but it provides an astute assessment of the factors that will likely shape it. In doing so, it contributes not only to our understanding of Spain and Portugal but also to major debates in comparative political economy.?-www.apsanet.org
"This book will be a required reading for all those wishing to understand the political economy of Spain and Portugal. No other book of this detail and conceptual richness has been published on this issue."-Professor Marino Regini Facolta di Scienze Politiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano
.,.".Royo argues that macro-social concertation is alive (if not always, well) in Spain and Portugal precisely because it is not the same thing. And, in so doing, he turns much of the received wisdom about neo-corporatism on its ear. Provocative reading for anyone interested in state-society relations in contemporary Europe."-Philippe C. Schmitter, Ph.D. Professor, University of Stanford and European Union Institute, Florence

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