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Surviving Globalization?

Perspectives for the German Economic Model

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  • Provides a comprehensive and empirically profound introduction to the distinctive features of the German economic model, ranging from industrial relations to macroeconomic policies, in the light of globalization, European integration, and German unification

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    • Stefan Beck, Frank Klobes, Christoph Scherrer
    Pages 1-14
  3. Can Germany Learn from the USA?

    • Christoph Scherrer
    Pages 15-31
  4. After the Miracle

    • Stefan Beck
    Pages 33-67
  5. The Dynamics of Industrial Restructuring

    • Frank Klobes
    Pages 69-92
  6. The German Way

    • Michael Fichter
    Pages 93-110
  7. Disentangling Deutschland AG

    • Christian Kellermann
    Pages 111-132
  8. Transforming the Welfare State

    • Kai Mosebach
    Pages 133-155
  9. Erosion of the Tax Basis

    • Kai Mosebach
    Pages 157-177
  10. European Integration

    • Gülay Çağlar
    Pages 179-200
  11. Explaining the Dynamics of Red-Green Economic Reforms

    • Stefan Beck, Christoph Scherrer
    Pages 201-223
  12. Conclusion

    • Stefan Beck, Frank Klobes, Christoph Scherrer
    Pages 225-235
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 237-243

About this book

society, and state (Streeck, 1999; Simonis, 1998). Interspersed between these most commonly named elements are the following: First, the high political integrating force of the German Model after WWII was based on the adoption and transformation of corporatist political structures from National Socialist Germany. Liberal capitalism was (re)introduced under political competition between Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, who eventually found common ground in the politically mediated compromise between capital and labor: “This compromise was negotiated and institutionalized at a time when the communist wing of the workers movement and the authoritarian voices of German capital – for various reasons – were excluded from political participation” (Streeck, 1999, p. 15; translation: SB). The partnership between firms and unions manifested itself in manifold institutional structures. Apart from the social partners’ autonomy in matters of wage policy, worker codetermination at plant level and in operations is regarded as one of the special achievements of the German Model and has contributed substantially to social peace. The political coordination forms of concerted action, round tables, as well as modernization and crisis cartels gave birth to a highly complex political decision-making structure which, based on a federalist setup, has rightly been called “negotiation state” (Esser, 1998, p. 123). Second, the material foundation of this “Social Democratic class compromise” (Buci-Glucksmann & Therborn, 1981) consisted in the Federal Republic’s – in the words of Göste Esping-Andersen – “conservative-liberal” form of welfare state.

Keywords

  • Institution
  • Nation
  • change
  • globalization
  • institutional
  • integration
  • parapluprod
  • policy
  • state
  • welfare

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Kassel, Germany

    Stefan Beck, Frank Klobes, Christoph Scherrer

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