The Corporatist Political Economies
... political left are not very integrated into the Swiss decision making system. This is
reflected in the very low level of redistribution effected by the Swiss tax and transfer
system (Table 2). Thus, while it is clear that the Swiss industrial relations system delivers
effective wage restraint (Flude ...
CHAPTER 8 Political Participation and Approaches to Linking Elites
... 2. According to C. Wright Mills, the power elite comprises
a. a single elite group made up of economic, political, and military leaders.
b. individuals in the general public who have political patrons, whom they turn to for
assistance in times of need and to whom political or financial favors are ow ...
Globalization, War, and the Withering Away of the
... but “free trade” is not free. Penetration, once in play, does not limit itself to commerce in goods and services. It also means commerce in ideas, morals, rules, and,
in particular, ideologies and religions. The mixture of these interests and passions
has been the recipe for war as well as wealth, p ...
Sweden as a Strong State
... – unions accepted this restraint on the condition that members could be
– business accepted gov restrictions to keep exports competitive
– socialist gov adjusted economic policies for employment and equity
Corporatism, also known as corporativism, is the sociopolitical organization of a society by major interest groups, or corporate groups, such as agricultural, business, ethnic, labour, military, patronage, or scientific affiliations, on the basis of common interests. It is theoretically based on the interpretation of a community as an organic body. The term corporatism is based on the Latin root word ""corpus"" (plural – ""corpora"") meaning ""body"".In 1881, Pope Leo XIII commissioned theologians and social thinkers to study corporatism and provide a definition for it. In 1884 in Freiburg, the commission declared that corporatism was a ""system of social organization that has at its base the grouping of men according to the community of their natural interests and social functions, and as true and proper organs of the state they direct and coordinate labor and capital in matters of common interest"".Corporatism is related to the sociological concept of structural functionalism. Corporate social interaction is common within kinship groups such as families, clans and ethnicities. In addition to humans, certain animal species like penguins exhibit strong corporate social organization. Corporatist types of community and social interaction are common to many ideologies, including—absolutism, capitalism, conservatism, fascism, liberalism, progressivism, reactionism.Corporatism may also refer to economic tripartism involving negotiations between business, labour, and state interest groups to establish economic policy. This is sometimes also referred to as neo-corporatism and is associated with social democracy.