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Social Democracy Inside Out: Partisanship and Labor Market Policy in Advanced Industrialized Democracies

David Rueda

Abstract

The analysis in this book disputes entrenched interpretations of the comparative political economy of industrialized democracies. It questions, in particular, the widely-held assumption that social democratic governments will defend the interests of labour. The evidence shows that labour has become split into two clearly differentiated constituencies: those with secure employment (insiders) and those without (outsiders). The book focuses on three policy areas: employment protection (representing the main concern of insiders), and active and passive labour market policies (the main concern of o ... More

Keywords: comparative political economy, industrialized democracies, social democracy, labour, employment protection, active, passive, insider-outsider model, labour market policy, Spain, UK, Netherlands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199216352
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216352.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Rueda, author
Professor of Comparative Politics and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford University
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