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The Europeanization of the social partnership: The future of neo -corporatism in Austria and Germany


2008 2008

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The impact of European integration and the emergence of a multi-level system of governance within the European Union have begun to challenge the pre-existing systems of governance in many European states. There has been a prevalent belief that the new modes of governance have been supplanting domestic political structures especially in the areas of political economy. Much literature argued that neo-corporatism was being subsumed by the enormity of the European Union and its new mechanisms of governance. However, this research illustrates that the results of the Europeanization of neo-corporatist social partnerships are far from uniform and monolithic. There exists a tremendous diversity and differentiation amongst the methods, results, and preferences of European integration allowing considerable necessity for specific cases studies in policy areas. Further, in using previously developed models of Europeanization it has been discovered that such models fail to accurately and fully explain the pattern of diversity and differentiation that exists in the Europeanization process. The cases of German and Austrian social partnership illustrate such differentiation and continuing challenges and are the focal points of this research.

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Subject
Political science;
International law;
International relations;
Integration
Classification
0615: Political science
0616: International law
0616: International relations
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences, Austria, European Union, Germany, Neo-corporatism, Social partnership
Title
The Europeanization of the social partnership: The future of neo -corporatism in Austria and Germany
Author
Adams, Paul S.
Number of pages
636
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 69/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549663911
Advisor
Einhorn, Eric S.
Committee member
Friedman, Gerald C.; Wiarda, Howard J.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Department
Political Science
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3315513
ProQuest document ID
304565726
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304565726
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