The German Social Market Economy: An Option for the Transforming and Developing Countries

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  • Copyright: 1995-12-31
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This study presents the economic system of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Social Market Economy. Its aim is to describe the elements of this system that ensure its openness, dynamism, efficiency, stability and social balance.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Summaryp. 1
Conceptual Foundationsp. 5
The Social Market Economy as Part of the General Order: Political, Normative and Historical Backgroundp. 7
Openness of the Systemp. 12
Federal Structuresp. 15
Institutional Infrastructurep. 18
Education Systemp. 24
Monetary and Financial Systemp. 26
Organization of the Labour Market: Free Collective Bargaining and Labour Market Policyp. 30
Democratization of the Economyp. 36
Social Security Systemp. 38
The Relevance of the German Model to Transforming and Developing Countriesp. 44
Notesp. 49
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