Reports 2002 

 

The Foundation’s publications present the findings from its research and events on significant contemporary economic, political and social issues in a concise and accessible format. You can download all recent publications free of charge from this site (see link for each publication below).

Understanding Innovation: How firms innovate and what governments can do to help - Wales and Thuringia compared

Chris Hendry, James Brown, Hans-Dieter Ganter and Susanne Hilland

 

This study looks at the relative impact of national governments on the innovation of firms through various infrastructure policies. It focuses on the opto-electronics industry
in two regions of the UK and Germany: Wales and Thuringia. While both regions are characterized by active regional policies, they provide a striking contrast in the orientation of their opto-electronics industries and the thrust of regional policy.

 

December 2002, published online only

 

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Work-Life Balance: Towards an agenda for policy learning between Britain and Germany

AGF Survey Report

Lore Arthur

 

This survey analyses the political context, the legislative frameworks and the policy developments in an area that is now widely termed 'work-life balance' in both the United Kingdom and Germany. It also looks at the theoretical notions of time in relation to work and family life and gives examples of research in the public, private and voluntary sector.

 

October 2002, ISBN 1-900834-35-9, 31pp, £15.00

 

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Ageing and Social Policy: Towards an agenda for policy learning between Britain and Germany

AGF Survey Report

Gerhard Naegele and Alan Walker

 

The aim of this study is to analyse the situation of seniors and the corresponding policy approaches and research perspectives in the United Kingdom and Germany within a comparative framework. In addition, specific fields in need of action in each country are outlined including the current debate about the future of social policy with regard to demographic change.

 

October 2002, ISBN 1-900834-38-3, 48 pp, £15.00

 

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Regulating the Utilities: Business and regulator perspectives in the UK and Germany

David Coen, Adrienne Héritier, Dominik Böllhoff

 

The focus of this report is to understand the interactions between the German and UK firms and regulatory institutions and the influence of these exchanges on the development of regulatory structures. A key question in the development of European regulation is the appropriate level and style of regulation.

 

October 2002, ISBN 1-900834-37-5 66pp, £15.00

 

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Climate Policy: Towards an agenda for policy learning between Britain and Germany

AGF Survey Report

Christiane Beuermann

 

The year 2002 marks a decade of legally binding commitments and frame-works for climate policy at the national and international level. Comparing climate policies in the UK and Germany, it is the general objective of this survey to identify some areas for future comparative or complementary research efforts. A number of these research areas are relevant to the policy-making process.

 

September 2002, ISBN 1-900834-36-7, 27pp, £15.00

 

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Flexicurity

Employability and security

Conference Report

Anglo-German Foundation and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

 

The balance between security and flexibility is a crucial element of future employment policy and a key challenge for Europe's workers and employers. This was the main conclusion of the first-ever German-British trades union forum, organised jointly by the Anglo-German Foundation and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The meeting brought together for the first time over thirty representatives of the trade union movement in Germany and Britain and of leading think-tanks in both countries. The discussions and debates are summarized in this conference report.

 

August 2002, published online only

 

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  • For a German Executive Summary (16 KB) please click here
  • For the German Statement to the Conference by Dieter Schulte, Chairman of DGB (29 KB) please click here
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The Regulatory State

Britain and Germany compared

Roland Sturm, Stephen Wilks, Markus M. Müller and Ian Bartle

 

Over the past two decades the industrial societies of Britain and Germany have undergone dramatic transformation. One of the most notable features is the prominence given to regulation as a technique of governance and the rise of a 'new regulatory state' in Europe. There are many detailed analyses of regulation in the two countries, principally by economists and lawyers. There are, however, fewer studies by political scientists. This comparison of Britain and Germany provides a perspective on British developments; assesses the extent to which British reforms are influencing those in Germany; provides a comparison between the two capitalist 'models' - the Anglo-Saxon and the continental 'Rhineland' model; and assesses the extent of convergence and the persistence of divergence.

 

September 2002, ISBN 1 900834 34 0, 59pp, £15.00

 

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Der regulatorische Staat in Deutschland und Großbritannien:

Konvergenz und Divergenz im intersektoralen Vergleich

 

Roland Sturm, Stephen Wilks, Markus M. Müller und Ian Bartle

 

Das Verhältnis von Staat und Wirtschaft steht in Deutschland und Großbritannien seit mindestens einem Jahrzehnt vor neuen Herausforderungen. Der regulatorische Staat
hat sich zu einer neuen Staatsform entwicklet. Regulierung und Deregulierung sind Themen, die bislang von Ökonomen und Juristen behandlet wurden. Die vorliegende Studie soll diese Forschungslücke schließen, indem sie die deutsche und britische Realität des regulatorischen Staates vergleicht und den Einfluß bewertet, den das britische Vorbild für deutsche Reformanstrengungen hatte. Gleichzeitig diskutiert sie die "Wettbewerbsfähigkeit" von zwei "Modellen" der Staats-Wirtschaftsbeziehungen: des "angelsächsischen" und des "rheinischen" Modells.

 

August 2002, ISBN 1 900834 33 2, 59pp, £15.00

 

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Environmental Management Strategies

Britain and Germany compared

Walter Wehrmeyer, Marcus Wagner, Carlos Pacheco and Stefan Schaltegger

 

This is a comparative study of the environmental management activities and strategies adopted by firms in the United Kingdom and Germany. As well as looking at what firms in the two countries do to manage their impact on the environment, the study asks what influences them do it, and what prevents them from doing more.

 

July 2002, published online only

 

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Health Care Systems: Towards an agenda for policy learning between Britain and Germany

AGF Survey Report

Reinhard Busse

 

This comparative review of British and German health care systems looks at their financing, structure and organisation as well as current reform debates. Major topics include health of the population, financial resources, system inputs, processes, health care outcomes and health outcomes.

 

June 2002, ISBN 1 900834 30 8, 59pp, £15.00

 

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  • For a German Executive Summary (16 KB) please click here
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Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship: Towards an agenda for policy learning between Britain and Germany

AGF Survey Report

Simon Green

 

UK and Germany have emerged as the main destinations for new immigration within the EU and have had the highest number of asylum applications in the EU for a number of years. Both countries have been exploring ways of managing labour migration to counteract skills shortages. This report explores the British and German responses to the challenges of integrating new populations.

 

June 2002, ISBN 1 900834 31 6, 26pp, £15.00

 

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Fiscal and Economic Decentralisation: Towards an agenda for policy learning between Britain and Germany

AGF Survey Report

Charlie Jeffery

 

In both the UK and Germany debates about the economic and fiscal implications of decentralisation are intense. This report takes stock of research in that field, provides a map of the key conceptual and empirical issues and problems, and points to knowledge gaps to be filled by future research and discussion.

 

June 2002, ISBN 1 900834 32 4, 23pp, £15.00

 

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