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Producing flexi-corporatism: the restructuring of work in Germany

Louise Amoore

in Globalisation Contested

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780719060960
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700112 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719060960.003.0005
Producing flexi-corporatism: the restructuring of work in Germany

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This chapter considers the restructuring debate taking place in German state-society. In popular and academic discourse, Germany is often presented either as a proving ground for globalisation or as a rebuttal to globalisation. This chapter argues that perceptions of the German relationship to globalisation, both inside and outside the state-society, are contradictory and contested. It explores the historical institutions and practices of state, capital and labour that have made possible particular programmes of restructuring in Germany. It also discusses the contemporary restructuring of working practices, revealing the dominant negotiated programme of ‘flexicorporatism’.

Keywords: restructuring debate; Germany; state-society; globalisation; flexicorporatism

Chapter.  10081 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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