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Help on explaining Pluralist and Corporatist Perspectives

Postby KCgame » Sun, 16 Oct 2005 11:04 am

Hi all,

Can someone help to explain the main differences between the two models, Pluralist and Corporatist Perspectives for industrial relationships?

I have been searching on the web without finding their true distinct..

Any comment / help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Postby Baron Greenback » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 4:58 pm

Try wikipedia if you need some help with your homework:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corporatist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluralist

Historically, corporatism or corporativism (Italian corporativismo) is a political system in which legislative power is given to corporations that represent economic, industrial and professional groups. Unlike pluralism, in which many groups must compete for control of the state, in corporatism, certain unelected bodies take a critical role in the decision-making process. A corporatist state
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Postby banana » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 9:06 pm

And in the context of industrial relationships I suppose it could mean the difference between vertical markets within a specific industry being owned by one organisation as opposed to having independent business partners but what do I know...
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Postby KCgame » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 10:10 pm

Thanks for the help :)

Can we use these models to describe Singapore Trade Unions? It seems to me that they are sort of like corporatist..


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