Europeanization or Party Politics? Explaining Government Choice for Corporatist Concertation

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_E28D5E902EC0
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Europeanization or Party Politics? Explaining Government Choice for Corporatist Concertation
Périodique
Governance
Auteur(s)
Afonso A., Papadopoulos Y.
ISSN
1468-0491
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
01/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
26
Numéro
1
Pages
5-29
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This article assesses whether changes in government choice for policy concertation with trade unions and employers are better explained by international or domestic factors. We compare patterns of corporatist governance in a strongly Europeanized policy domain (labor migration policy) and in a weakly Europeanized policy domain (welfare state reforms) over the last 20 years in Austria and Switzerland. We show that there is no systematic difference in patterns of concertation between the two policy sectors and that factors linked to party politics play a bigger role in the choice of governments for concertation. If the base of party support for policies is divided, governments are more prone to resort to corporatist concertation as a way to build compromises for potentially controversial or unpopular policies. By contrast, ideologically cohesive majority coalitions are less prone to resort to concertation because they do not need to build compromises outside their base of party support.
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