Understanding policy convergence in Britain and Germany: towards a framework for analysis

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This introduction considers reasons why public policies might be expected to converge between Britain and Germany, arguing that the inter-related forces of globalisation, Europeanisation, policy transfer (in various guises) and the election of centre-left governance in 1997 and 1998 could be expected to lead to such convergence. It then outlines important reasons why such convergence may not occur, due to the radically different institutional settings, as well as 'path dependence' and the resilience of established institutions all playing a role in continuing divergence in a number of important areas of public policy.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalGerman Politics
Volume16
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Mar 2007

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  • public policy, Britain, Germany, globalisation, Europeanisation, policy transfer, centre-left governance, convergence

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