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Liberalization by Exhaustion: Transformative Change in the German Welfare State and Vocational Training System

Autoren
Busemeyer, Marius R.; Trampusch, Christine
Jahr
2013
Heft
3
Jahrgang
59
Seiten
291 bis 312

Zusammenfassung

This article argues that two core domains of the German coordinated market economy have undergone transformative institutional change: the welfare state and the vocational training system. We argue that this process is best described as a process of liberalization resulting from the exhaustion of traditional institutions. Exhaustion describes a mechanism of institutional change in which endogenous negative feedback effects, caused by the overextension of resources, lead to a transformation of the formerly symmetrical and consensual relationship between the state, employers and unions into an asymmetrical and conflictual one. The article contributes to the analysis of institutional change and applies the comparative method of the “parallel demonstration of theory”.
Zuletzt aktualisiert: 24.09.2014

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  • Contact Details

    Prof. Dr. Marius R. Busemeyer
    University of Konstanz
    Fach D 79
    78457 Konstanz
    E-Mail: marius.busemeyer@uni-konstanz.de

    Prof. Dr. Christine Trampusch
    University of Cologne
    Cologne Center for Comparative Politics (CCCP)
    Herbert-Lewin-Straße 2
    50931 Köln
    E-Mail: christine.trampusch@uni-koeln.de