The book argues that collective skill formation systems remain attractive for firms and governments. However, continuous and profound adjustments will be needed if they are to fulfil their objectives in terms of equity and efficiency.
- Covers the main socio-economic trends that are impacting in the functioning of collective skill formation systems
- Allows readers to get deep knowledge into key aspects of the function of collective skill formation systems
- Contains detailed empirical studies of instances of transformation of skill formation policy
- Provides an assessment of the viability of collective skill formation systems in the knowledge economy
About the Author(s)
Edited by Giuliano Bonoli, Professor of social policy, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, University of Lausanne, and Patrick Emmenegger, Professor of comparative political economy and public policy, School of Economics and Political Science, University of St Gallen
Giuliano Bonoli is Professor of social policy at the Swiss graduate school for public administration at the University of Lausanne. He received his PhD at the University of Kent at Canterbury for a study on pension reform in Europe. He has been involved in several national and international research
projects on various aspects of social policy. His work has focused on pension reform, labour markets and family polices. He has published some thirty articles in journals such as Politics & Society, Journal of European Public Policy, European Sociological Review, Comparative Politics, Comparative political studies. With Oxford University Press, he has published The Politics of the New Welfare State (2012, with David Natali) and The Origins of Active Social Policy: Active Labour Market Policy and Childcare in a Comparative Perspective (2013).
Patrick Emmenegger is Professor of comparative political economy and public policy at the University of St Gallen's School of Economics and Political Science. He is interested in the reform of coordinated models of capitalism, business-government relations, processes of state-building and democratization as well as theories of institutional stability and change. He has published some sixty articles in academic journals such as Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Politics, New Political Economy, Regulation & Governance, and Socio-Economic Review. With Oxford University Press, he has published
The Age of Dualization: The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies (2012, with Silja Häusermann, Bruno Palier and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser) and The Power to Dismiss: Trade Unions and the Regulation of Job Security in Western Europe (2014).