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dc.contributor.authorEichhorst, Werneren_US
dc.contributor.authorWintermann, Oleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:13:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:13:09Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33586-
dc.description.abstractPolicy advice can help political actors design and implement institutional reforms through the generation of political and substantial legitimacy. This article clarifies the institutional pre-conditions of effective supply and transfer of policy advice with particular respect to the field of labor market and social policy reform and to corporatist arrangements where academic think tanks and social partner bodies for policy advice exist side by side. It shows how policy advice is structured and to what it extent it could influence actual policy-making in Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden over the last decade. Our main argument is that the structure of policy advice is essential for its effectiveness, with highly reputable and less contested expert committees and research institutes providing balanced policy-oriented advice are most influential and conducive to furthering labor market and welfare state reforms in corporatist settings. In combination with a shadow of hierarchy spent by government they can also facilitate social partner consensus. Hence, an appropriate supply of policy advice can help ensure sufficient legitimacy for institutional reforms and increase societal problem-solving capacities. If government is weak for institutional reasons and policy advice rather fragmented, challenged and less policy-oriented, like in the German case, policy advice can not realize its full potential.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion Papers |x1845en_US
dc.subject.jelH83en_US
dc.subject.jelJ58en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordpolicy adviceen_US
dc.subject.keywordcorporatismen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor market reformsen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic policyen_US
dc.titleGenerating legitimacy for labor market and welfare state reforms: the role of policy advice in Germany, the Netherlands, and Swedenen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn50854176Xen_US
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