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Tobias Schulze-Cleven

and economic consequences diverge greatly. For some, characterizations of “high-road” cooperation between German unions and employers not only remain valid, but social partnership in such areas as workers’ skill acquisition and the allocation of human

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Séamus Ó Cinnéide, Jean Cushen and Fearghas Ó Gabhan

The 2005 Human Development Report recently found Ireland to be the second wealthiest country in the world (UN Development Programme). However, the same report also highlighted that Ireland was one of the countries with the greatest social inequality and with the third highest level of poverty out of the eighteen countries surveyed. The Celtic Tiger period may also be characterised in terms of the widening gap between rich and poor (Nolan, et al. 2000; UNDP 2005). Even ‘social partnership’, Ireland’s corporatist national planning arrangements, including triennial national pay agreements, is criticized for concentrating political power in the hands of small elites and organised interests (Ó Cinnéide 1998; Kirby 2002).

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Whose Austria?

Muslim Youth Challenge Nativist and Closed Notions of Austrian Identity

Farid Hafez

active leaders of other youth organizations. Hence, they were well acquainted with the Austrian political system and one of its most important traits, that is, its high degree of institutionalization. The system of ‘social partnership’ in Austria has been

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Rolf Dieter Hepp

precarization, loss of social status and political orientation ( Dörre 2008 ); and the political conditions of the gradual destruction of the social partnership, which was a characteristic feature of Fordist class compromise ( Butterwegge 2006 ; Schultheis and

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Israel’s Recent Unionizing Drives

The Broader Social Context

Jonathan Preminger

Shalev 1992 ). Just a couple of decades after the apparent ‘fading’ of Israel’s corporatism ( Mundlak 2007 ), questions began to arise about a corporatist revival ( Mundlak 2009 ). Apparently, corporatist institutions and the social partnership are being