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The Netherlands: Social Pacts in a Concertation Economy

Jelle Visser and Marc van der Meer

in Social Pacts in Europe: Emergence, Evolution, and Institutionalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199590742
eISBN:
9780191728891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590742.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

The Dutch chapter demonstrates that social pacts are the standard operating procedure in times of crisis in the Netherlands. After the early Wassenaar agreement, pacts became the institutional ... More


National Central Banks and Inflation Convergence: Danish and Dutch Corporatism Inside and Outside of Monetary Union

Alison Johnston

in From Convergence to Crisis: Labor Markets and the Instability of the Euro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702655
eISBN:
9781501703775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702655.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the link between national level, inflation-averse central banks and European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) regime change, on the one hand, and sheltered sector wage ... More


Always a Winning Strategy? Wage Moderation’s Conditional Impact on Growth Outcomes

Alison Johnston

in Growth and Welfare in Advanced Capitalist Economies: How Have Growth Regimes Evolved?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198866176
eISBN:
9780191898389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866176.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Wages and wage bargaining institutions are foundational components of comparative capitalism research. Supply-side comparative capitalism research has often assumed that wage moderation—facilitated ... More


From Order to Disorder: How Monetary Union Changed National Labor Markets

Alison Johnston

in From Convergence to Crisis: Labor Markets and the Instability of the Euro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702655
eISBN:
9781501703775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702655.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines how monetary union changed national labor markets in Europe. It begins with a discussion of assumptions and theoretical foundations of a dual-sector economy consisting of the ... More


Sheltered Sector Dominance under a Common Currency: Irrational Exuberance in Ireland and Fragmentation in Spain

Alison Johnston

in From Convergence to Crisis: Labor Markets and the Instability of the Euro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702655
eISBN:
9781501703775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702655.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the political and institutional features of wage-setting regimes that favor sheltered sector interests in European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) countries. Using a ... More


Strength in Rigidity: Public Sector Employment Reform and Wage Suppression in Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy

Alison Johnston

in From Convergence to Crisis: Labor Markets and the Instability of the Euro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702655
eISBN:
9781501703775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702655.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines how public sector employers and the state in some European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) countries undertook actions that upheld export-favoring national collective ... More


Work and Welfare as Strategic Complements in Germany’s Postwar Economic Order

Philip Manow

in Social Protection, Capitalist Production: The Bismarckian Welfare State in the German Political Economy, 1880-2015

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198842538
eISBN:
9780191878503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842538.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter 4 argues that in the three high-growth postwar decades, the welfare state facilitated corporatist cooperation between labor and capital, specifically in the form of wage coordination, thereby ... More


The Organization of Interests

Franz Traxler, Sabine Blaschke, and Bernhard Kittel

in National Labour Relations in Internationalized Markets: A Comparative Study of Institutions, Change and Performance

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295549
eISBN:
9780191685132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295549.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Political Economy

The organization of interests gives rise to several issues. Because interest organizations are believed to reduce efficiency, a fully competitive market is seen as preferable. Since this is not ... More


EMU, the Politics of Wage Inflation, and Crisis: Implications for Current Debates and Policy

Alison Johnston

in From Convergence to Crisis: Labor Markets and the Instability of the Euro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702655
eISBN:
9781501703775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702655.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores how the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) created a regime with a low-inflation bias that was advantageous to its northern economies. It considers how Europe's ... More


How Has the Middle Fared in the Netherlands? A Tale of Stagnation and Population Shifts

Wiemer Salverda and Stefan Thewissen

in Inequality and Inclusive Growth in Rich Countries: Shared Challenges and Contrasting Fortunes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198807032
eISBN:
9780191844829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807032.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter sets out how inequality and real incomes across the distribution evolved in the Netherlands from the late 1970s through the economic Crisis. Inequality grew, though not dramatically, ... More


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