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Investigates the transformation of German labour industry coverage, exhibiting that Germany has departed from the conservative-corporatist course of welfare, particularly with the Hartz laws of the Red-Green executive.

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Approaches to path dependence based upon self-reinforcing processes, with their argument of quasi-automatic institutional evolution, obscure the fact that further choice points exist in politics. For this reason, these approaches are also confronted by serious problems with incorporating the categories of power and political conflict into their frameworks. For institutional change, therefore, some exogenous shock, rather abruptly breaking with the logic of the prevalent path, is typically required (Thelen 1999: 385–387).

In the face of a dominant coalition supporting a certain practice, conflict, though ‘beneath the surface’, might be still present. This argument moreover challenges the relative uniformity and harmony implied by the logic of appropriateness; rather, despite the dominance of one practice, competing political convictions and associated conflicts between coalitions continue, in which the significance of actors in institutional development is maintained. Obviously, therefore, the discretion of agency must be seriously considered in the analysis of institutional change.

Learning on labour market policy was moreover embedded in a policy discourse emphasising the imperatives of improving Germany’s international competitiveness and consolidating the budget. Because of that, the scope of policy options for activating labour market policy that were perceived as functionally feasible was considerably restricted, particularly since enabling activation (such as measures for further training) would have involved considerable costs. However, despite constraints associated with the overall paradigm of the political economy, activation served as an effective institutional blueprint influencing policy-makers.

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