An actor-centered institutionalist approach to flexicurity: the example of vocational education and training

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This paper applies the actor-centered institutionalist theoretical framework to research into flexicurity strategies. The first part summarizes the actor-centered institutionalist framework, as developed by Renate Mayntz, Frits Scharpf and others. The second part illustrates how this framework can be used to sharpen both research questions and their hypothetical answers on the flexicurity research agenda. For illustrative purposes, this part focuses on the specific theme of the institutionalisation of markets for intermediate skills.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHanzehogeschool Groningen
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2008



  • labour market
  • labour sciences
  • social security
  • flexibility

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