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Globalisation Contested$
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Louise Amoore

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719060960

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719060960.001.0001

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Producing flexi-corporatism: the restructuring of work in Germany

Producing flexi-corporatism: the restructuring of work in Germany

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Globalisation Contested

Louise Amoore

Manchester University Press

This chapter considers the restructuring debate taking place in German state-society. In popular and academic discourse, Germany is often presented either as a proving ground for globalisation or as a rebuttal to globalisation. This chapter argues that perceptions of the German relationship to globalisation, both inside and outside the state-society, are contradictory and contested. It explores the historical institutions and practices of state, capital and labour that have made possible particular programmes of restructuring in Germany. It also discusses the contemporary restructuring of working practices, revealing the dominant negotiated programme of ‘flexicorporatism’.

Keywords:   restructuring debate, Germany, state-society, globalisation, flexicorporatism

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