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Coordination in Transition: The Netherlands and the World Economy, 1950-2010


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Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments ... vii List of Tables and Figures .. viii List of Abbreviations ... xii
1 Introduction: A Tension between Coordination and Competition? ... 1

Coordination in the Netherlands ... 1

Traditions of Approaching Institutions ... 10

Capitalisms Compared ... 17
2 Growth and Structural Change in the Netherlands and Other OECD Economies ... 33

Have 50 Years of Structural Change Lessened the Degree of Coordination? ... 33

Economic Growth in the Netherlands after World War II ... 35

The 'Convergence Club' of Dissimilar OECD Economies ... 44

Alternative Indicators of Economic Development ... 52

Structural Economic Change and Technological Change ... 62

Effects of Technological Change on the Typology of 'Varieties of Capitalism' ... 78

Conclusion: More Market, not Less Coordination ... 86
3 At Ease with the Market: Coordination in the Dutch Business System ... 88

Characteristics of the Dutch Business System ... 88

Business Systems, Culture, Family Firms ... 89

The Composition of the Private Sector ... 100

Cooperation among Firms ... 104

Interlocking Directorates and Other Aspects of Corporate Governance ... 116

Eager Globalizer: The Openness of the Dutch Economy ... 123

Conclusion: Worldwide Developments and Local Adjustments ... 135
4 Corporatism and Pragmatism: Coordination in Labor Relations ... 142

Where Did Dutch Coordination Come from and Where Will It Go? ... 142

Specific Aspects of Coordination in Labor Relations ... 143

The Evolution of the Dutch Consultative System ... 148

From Postwar Consensus to Polarization ... 166

Institutional Change after the Wassenaar Agreement of 1982 ... 172

The Central Position of the SER and the Failure of the Green Polder Model ... 184

Labor in a Changing World: The Netherlands in a European Context ... 190

Conclusion: A Pragmatist Tradition of Consultation ... 201
5 Coordination and Trust: The Dutch Welfare State ... 205

Coordination and the Welfare State ... 205

The Peculiar Path of the Dutch Welfare State ... 209

Monitoring the Levels of Social Spending ... 227

Effects of Coordination on the Development of the Dutch Welfare State ... 240

Conclusion: Coordinated Interest in Social Protection ... 248
6 Economic Policy: In Search of Shared Economic Responsibility ... 250

Reconciling Different Agendas ... 250

Economic and Social Goals of Dutch Postwar Policy ... 255

Changing Policy Priorities During the 1980s and 1990s ... 262

Towards a New Type of Capitalism: Privatization, Liberalization, and Reregulation ... 276

Effects of Coordination on Government Policy ... 291

Conclusion: Coordinated Neoliberal Capitalism ... 312
7 Changing Context, Changing Framework ... 316

General Conclusions on Coordination ... 316

Non-market Coordination in the Netherlands ... 323

Towards the Future ... 337
Bibliography ... 343 Index ... 369

Portrait

Jeroen Touwen teaches economic and social history at Leiden University. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1997, with the book Extremes in the archipelago: Trade and economic development in the Outer Islands of Indonesia, 1900-1942 (Leiden: KITLV Press, 2001) and since then has published a range of articles on Dutch economic history.
EAN: 9789004272552
ISBN: 9004272550
Untertitel: 'Library of Economic History'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: BRILL ACADEMIC PUB
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2014
Seitenanzahl: 385 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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