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Implications and Conclusion

Georg Menz

in Varieties of Capitalism and Europeanization

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199551033
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191701573 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551033.003.0007
Implications and Conclusion

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This concluding chapter presents the implications on Europeanization and comparative political economy that have been developed. Nation-states do have room for maneuver in coping with the challenges and demands inherent in the construction of the EU Single Market. However, their response capacity to EU-induced economic liberalization is critically shaped by the power of domestic actors, particularly interest associations such as trade unions and employer associations. The exact nature of these various models of politico-economic governance and industrial relations is crucial. More general observations are derived about the relative capacity of West European models of politico-economic governance to cope with external pressures of economic liberalization.

Keywords: Europeanization; political economy; state relations; liberalization; associations; trade unions; employment; industrial relations

Chapter.  5599 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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