Trajectories of Neoliberal Transformations in European Industrial Relations
Lucio Baccaro documents liberalization processes in industrial relations since the late 1970s by combining quantitative evidence for 15 OECD countries, with a focus on the German and Italian cases. It will be argued that both coordinated and liberal market economies have undergone liberalization, but the mechanisms and the specific trajectories have been different depending on the countries. Industrial relations liberalization, it will be concluded, has undermined wage-led growth and facilitated the emergence of unstable alternative growth models.
Lucio Baccaro, Direktor Max-Plank-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung
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