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25 Comp. Pol. Stud. 3 (1992-1993)

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International regimes and multinational corporations (MNCs) play active roles in domestic
political processes. This article links these international systems variables to corporatist analyses
of domestic structural adjustment politics in the Federal Republic of Germany. The interplay of
regimes and MNCs with domestic politics is seen in case studies of the German steel and oil
refining industries. It is demonstrated that corporatist models should incorporate international-
level variables.






            CORPORATIST BARGAINING AND

                        INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

                                    Regimes, Multinational

                Corporations, and Adjustment Policy

                in   the   Federal Republic of Germany



                                          MICHAEL G. HUELSHOFF
                                                  University  of Oregon





P olitical science today encourages a division between comparative
      politics and international relations. Distinctions between the fields can
be understood  as reflecting significant differences in assumptions and foci
of analysis. But the inability of one subfield to inform the other has led to a
regrettable shortfall in the explanatory power of models developed in each
field. This analysis will suggest constructing a bridge between interna-
tional and comparative politics by way of the political economy of structural
adjustment in advanced industrial societies. This approach suggests two links


AUTHOR'S   NOTE: The author wishes to thank Arthur Hanhardt, Deborah Baumgold, Chris-
topher Allen, Peter Katzenstein, James A. Caporaso, and three anonymous reviewers for
comments on earlier drafts. Field work for this article was completed while the author was
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Guest Professor for Politics, University of
Liineburg, FRG. The author wishes to thank the DAAD for financial support. Special thanks to
Ferdinand Miller-Rommel and the University of Lineburg.

COMPARATIVE  POLITICAL STUDIES, Vol. 25 No. 1, April 1992 3-25
0 1992 Sage Publications, Inc.
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