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    European integration and labour market institutions: a varieties of capitalism perspective

    Richmond, Philip (2020) European integration and labour market institutions: a varieties of capitalism perspective. Other. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

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    Varieties of capitalism (VoC) theory predicts that national models of capitalism are enduring and persist in the face of economic internationalisation. This dissertation uses a comparative study of changes in unemployment benefit and employment protection in both EU and non-EU coordinated market economies (CME) between 1990 and 2018 to test whether European integration can be associated with a loss of the comparative advantage which VoC attributes to labour market institutions in CMEs. It includes both Nordic and continental CMEs because it is hypothesised that responses to Europeanisation pressures may differ between welfare regimes. The study does not show any basis for the hypothesised Europeanisation effect on CMEs and instead suggests that EU membership may, if anything, counter wider pressures of globalisation to which Nordic countries appear to have been more exposed than continental countries.


    Item Type: Monograph (Other)
    Additional Information: Birkbeck Politics Occasional Paper 3/2020
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 10:46
    Last Modified: 12 Jun 2021 15:58


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