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date: 08 August 2020

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Cathie Jo Martin explores the contributions and unresolved questions of the varieties of capitalism framework, and its implications for employment relations. She identifies three basic systems of employer organization and associated patterns of coordination—macrocorporatist, sectoral, and segmentalist—and links these to diverse skill formation regimes. When combined with greater attention to the role of labour and the state, these three systems can help explain divergent patterns of institutional change in capitalist systems: Macrocorporatist regimes, for example, may be better able to resist neo-liberal policy changes and dualism, because the historical co-evolution of a multiparty political system and centralized associational structures facilitates collective problem solving that is more likely to bind all actors to a jointly determined solution.

Keywords: varieties of capitalism, institutional change, training regimes, corporatism, welfare state, political parties

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