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Die Funktionsbedingungen konzertierter Politik : Überlegungen zu Lateinamerika

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Schedler, Andreas

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Corporate Editor Institut für Höhere Studien (IHS), Wien
Abstract "Is "neocorporatist concertation" an exportable product? Invented and made in Europe, can it be adopted and adapted in contexts so radically different as in Latin America? And if so, under what conditions? Looking through the Latin American discussion on "social concertation", as well as the North American and European literature on "neocorporatism", the present article tries to provide some systematical insights to this question. It argues that "discoursive" forms of macroeconomic decisionmaking are conditional upon five sets of factors: (1) logical preconditions (the existence of actors and their mutual recognition), (2) conditions of entry (the prevalence of consensual policy styles and recognized relations of interdependence), (3) acceptability of outcomes (the functional and strategic rationality of negotiation results), (4) the successfull management of temporal constraints (scarcity of time and uncertainty) and finally (5) the overcoming of "external" political constraints (intrastate and intraorganizational limiting factors). All these conditions of "social concertation" are highly demanding. Consequently, the article concludes that efforts of "neocorporatist" poliy-making in Latin America are feasible – while their probability of success is rather modest." [author's abstract]
Keywords Latin America; neo-corporatism; political theory; political system; pressure-group politics; representation of interests
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture
Document language German
Publication Year 1992
City Wien
Page/Pages 53 p.
Series Reihe Politikwissenschaft / Institut für Höhere Studien, Abt. Politikwissenschaft, 2
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications