Introduction: Studying Social Pacts

Avdagic, Sabina, Rhodes, Martin and Visser, Jelle (2011) Introduction: Studying Social Pacts. In: Avdagic, Sabina, Rhodes, Martin and Visser, Jelle (eds.) Social Pacts in Europe: Emergence, Evolution and Institutionalization. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199590742

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Chapter 1 performs a critical review of existing analyses of social pacts and finds them wanting in several respects: their insufficient attention to theory, an over-concentration on structural variables, and a tendency to focus on too few cases. This chapter also presents the core arguments of the book, focusing first on the assumptions and hypotheses of the bargaining model used by the editors and case-study authors to analyse social pacts negotiations, and second on our approach to understanding institutionalization, including the core mechanisms and hypotheses that underpin the rest of the study. It also provides a road map to the book, including an outline of the thematic orientation and content of main comparative chapters, and a short, preliminary statement of our conclusions.

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Additional Information: I was the leading author for this chapter and contributed over 3/4 of the text.
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Depositing User: Sabina Avdagic
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:13
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