The role of trade unions in European pension reforms : From "old" to "new" politics?

Ebbinghaus, Bernhard

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2011
The title of a journal, publication series: European Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume: 17
Issue number: 4
Page range: 315-331
Place of publication: London [u.a.]
Publishing house: Sage Publ.
ISSN: 0959-6801 ; 1461-7129
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
School of Social Sciences > Soziologie III, Makrosoziologie (Ebbinghaus 2004-2016)
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: Trade unions played a substantial role in the “old politics” of expanding pension systems in Europe; they are still active in the “new politics” of pension reforms. Given the electoral impact and political veto points, governments may seek to overcome reform blockage in political decision-making and implementation by seeking social consensus with trade unions and employers. Various modes of social governance in addition to political interest politics allow trade union influence: institutionalized forms of self-administration of pension insurance, self-regulation via negotiated occupational pensions, institutional consultation of interest groups and tripartite concertation (or social pacts) between government and the social partners.

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