Blunting Neoliberalism: Tripartism and Economic Reforms in by L. Fraile

By L. Fraile

This quantity is likely one of the first books to think about the influence of tripartism around the constructing international. It covers eight case experiences from Africa, Asia, jap Europe and Latin the USA, targeting advancements because the Nineties. those experiences convey that tripartism has the impact of decreasing the social impression of neoliberal economics reforms.

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In South Africa, there was tripartite involvement in preparing the country’s offer to the WTO in 1993, including agreement on a tariff-reduction timetable, and in preparing subsequent negotiations of bilateral trade agreements. NEDLAC’s Industry and Trade Chamber has regularly discussed industrial policies and negotiated a new Competition Policy Act in 1998. Tripartism appears to be associated with a cautious, gradual approach to privatization. Slovenia, Singapore, South Africa and Uruguay, all cases of relatively strong tripartism, conform to this pattern and have retained a significant state presence in the economy.

There had been some failed Lydia Fraile and Lucio Baccaro 23 attempts at policy concertation before, including consultations over labour legislation reform in 1996. In response to the crisis and the need for an IMF rescue package, the government created a new institution, the Tripartite Commission, which negotiated a comprehensive social pact in 1998. The pact was tied to a tough structural adjustment package and involved numerous agreements on a wide range of policies, including labour legislation, employment policy, social protection, wage policy and price controls, corporate governance, and bank and public sector restructuring.

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