"Zwangskammerstaat"?: Zur Demokratiequalität der Sozialpartnerschaft

Talos, Emmerich (March 1996) "Zwangskammerstaat"?: Zur Demokratiequalität der Sozialpartnerschaft. IHS Political Science Series 29

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Abstract: How can we judge the democratic quality of Austrian neo-corporatism ("Kammersystem") and cooperative decision making ("Sozialpartnerschaft")? The paper develops three main hypotheses. First, internal democracy within the existing centralized interest groups is fairly low while the practice of tripartite concertation between labour, business and state representatives is not democratically legitimized at all. Second, the general public expresses manifest discontent with present interestorganizations while still valuing positively their policy style of cooperative as well as secretive elite bargaining. Thus, degrees of public approval are apparently unrelated to degrees of democratic legitimation. Third, if they want to survive Austrian chambers of labor and business will have to adopt innovative strategies to increase both formal and material legitimation.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'Demokratiequalität' 'Sozialpartnerschaft' 'Neokorporatismus' 'Österreich'
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:36
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017 17:51
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/897

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