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Governments matter for capitalist economies: Regeneration and transition to green and decent jobs


Stroud, D and Fairbrother, P and Evans, C and Blake, J, Governments matter for capitalist economies: Regeneration and transition to green and decent jobs, Economic and Industrial Democracy, 39, (1) pp. 87-108. ISSN 0143-831X (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0143831X15601731


Many traditional regions are undergoing change and transformation as industries restructure. The development of 'green economies' and the transition to a low-carbon economy offers areas experiencing industrial decline an opportunity to innovate around policies for regeneration. In this process, there is a necessary emphasis on skills development and the creation of decent jobs, but institutional context mediates such processes in different places in different ways. This article argues that an effective transition policy is more likely to emerge where a mutually reciprocal relationship is developed between the state qua government and the social groups that comprise the region, including employers and workers and their representatives. Utilising a 'varieties of capitalism' typology in relation to areas of industrial decline in Germany and the UK, the article illustrates the ways in which transition policies are elaborated and implemented, with an explicit focus on decent job creation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:green transitions, political economy, regions, restructuring
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Human resources and industrial relations
Research Field:Employment equity and diversity
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Employment patterns and change
UTAS Author:Fairbrother, P (Professor Peter Fairbrother)
ID Code:145158
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2021-07-05
Last Modified:2021-09-30

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