By David Knoke
By Franz Urban Pappi
By Jeffrey Broadbent
By Yutaka Tsujinaka
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:1996
Online Publication Date:June 2012
The United States, Germany, and Japan, the world's three most powerful and successful free market societies, differ strikingly in how their governments relate to their economies. Comparing Policy Networks reports the results of collaborative research by three teams investigating the social organization and policymaking processes of national labor policy domains in the United States, Germany, and Japan during the 1980s. Through interviews with more than 350 key labor policy organizations in all three countries, the authors reveal similar conflict divisions between business and labor interests but also distinctive patterns within each nation.