almost exclusively to the level of individual workplaces and firms,
the German debate has been more difficult for political players to constrain
and limit. The German programme has relied upon the involvement and
participation of the social partners in a kind of flexi-corporatism of traded
bargains in order to embed restructuring within regulatoryframeworks.
Where we see the formulation of apparently hyperflexible deregulatory
policies, these are subject to the tumult of industrial relations practices, and
are frequently abandoned or moderated beyond recognition. This