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The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation
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The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation

Marius R. Busemeyer and Christine Trampusch


Education, skill formation, and training continue to be important areas of consideration for both public policy and research. This book examines the particular types of vocational training known as collective skill formation systems, whereby the training (often firm-based apprenticeships) is collectively organized by businesses and unions with state support and cooperation in execution, finance, and monitoring.With contributions from leading academics, this book is the first to provide a comprehensive analysis of the varying historical origins of, and recent developments in, vocational trainin ... More

Keywords: skill formation systems, varieties of capitalism, liberal market economy, coordinated market economy, historical institutionalism, collective action, typologies, firms, intermediary associations, political parties

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199599431
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599431.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marius R. Busemeyer, editor
Professor of Political Science, University of Konstanz

Christine Trampusch, editor
Professor of International Comparative Political Economy and Economic Sociology, University of Cologne

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Section I Country Studies

4 The Long Road to Collective Skill Formation in the Netherlands

Karen M. Anderson and Dennie Oude Nijhuis

Section II Crosscutting Topics and Contemporary Challenges

Concluding Essay

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