On The Functionalities of Corporatist Political Structures in Post-Revisionist Social Democracy
Mark J. Gobeyn

This paper argues that the recent resurgence of corporatist political bargaining arrangements in Europe can be traced to ongoing processes of European regional integration. European Union policies of political integration have “mandated” neoliberal policy reforms at the nation-state level that require reduced governmental commitments to producing egalitarian outcomes within capitalism. Contemporary corporatist political structures (which involve the institutionalized policymaking participation of trade union representatives in the reform process) have been created to secure working class acceptance of the reforms and, more broadly, to secure wide-scale acceptance of a new “post-revisionist” social democratic ideology.

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