A relationship between the state and major protective (interest) groups in which decisions on domestic economic and social policy are taken in regular meetings of representatives from the three sides (often known as the social partners) – government, business and labour. Via such an approach, governments gain acquiescence of the other social partners in the implementation of policy. Corporatism is a feature of the highly consensual Austrian and Scandinavian democracies. The aim is to make the process of government more consensual and avoid open conflict and to foster harmony among the competitive interests in a market economy. Corporatism was practised in a weaker form in the Britain of the 1960s and 1970s, known as tripartism. Since the 1980s, there has been a marked reduction in corporatist activity across Europe, as governments have increasingly moved to free-market competition, with greater use of competition and deregulation.

Glossary of UK Government and Politics . 2013.

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