German Solidarity Pact II: Government and Organised Interests in Post-Unification Germany (B)

Published 02 Jan 1994
Reference 4272
Region Europe
Summary

The case describes the negotiations that occurred between the federal government, trade unions and business associations in Germany in 1992/93 over wage restraint and measures to aid the east German economy.

Teaching objectives

To analyse the probability of the "cooperative" relations between the state, business and organised labour in Germany surviving the distributional conflicts engendered by unification and the pressures exerted on German business to exercise collective self-regulation.