Blunting Neoliberalism is one of the first books to examine the impact of tripartism across the developing world. Tripartism refers to the consultation and negotiation of public policies between government, business and labour. Although this mode of policy making has commanded much scholarly attention in advanced industrial countries, the literature on tripartism is scarce in the rest of the world and largely limited to descriptive accounts of institutions in particular countries and regions. This volume covers eight case studies, from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. It focuses on the 1990s and early 2000s, a time of economic liberalization. These case studies provide rich empirical material to show that, when relatively strong, tripartism has the effect of reducing the social impact of neo-liberal economic reforms, making reforms more equitable and politically sustainable.This book is essential reading for all interested political science, industrial relations, globalization, political economy and labour in developing countries.

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