The Future of Neocorporatism

  In the mid 1970s it was plausible to argue that neocorporatist practices would spread into larger numbers of countries. Admittedly some authorities such as Lehmbruchl┬░ doubted that neocorporatism could be adopted easily in countries where it did not already exist; neocorporatism was produced by long term influences that could not be short-circuited. However, the […]

Threats to neocorporatism

A second threat to neocorporatism came from class decomposition. Neocorporatism rested on the belief that there was one major divide in society, between employers and employees. Such a division, though–possibly profound, could be compromised. The neocorporatist vision of societies dominated by two interests that could forge agreements with government was threatened in the 1980s by […]

Why are Some Countries more Neocorporatist than Others?

Where is Neocorporatism? To say that neocorporatism is a continuum and that some countries are more and others less neocorporatist requires us to say which are the most-neocorporatist countries. In fact, there is a general consensus that the most-neocorporatist countries are Sweden, Norway, Austria and the Netherlands.5 Denmark follows somewhere close behind. Katzenstein adds Switzerland […]

Neocorporatism Meaning in business politics World

  One of the liveliest topics in comparative politics since the mid-1970s has been neocorporatism. The topic is of considerable importance for the study of the relationship between business and politics. Does neocorporatism offer a successful alternative mode of linking government and economic interests, particularly business? Or is neocorporatism a relationship between government and economic […]