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By Joachim Wentzel

ISBN-10: 3531180630

ISBN-13: 9783531180632

This booklet bargains with schooling structures and the swap saw inside of them along alterations within the wider political financial system. The study is carried out when it comes to comparative case examine of britain and Germany. Extending the VoC method, not just vocational schooling and coaching but additionally college schooling and better schooling are analyzed. the purpose of departure is the complicated undeniable fact that the present reforms of the schooling structures of either international locations are departing from the trails envisioned by way of the VoC process. The thesis therefore argues opposed to institutional path-dependency within the nations, and in favour of an ideational procedure according to discursive institutionalism.

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Therefore, in the following we will subsume the understanding of ideas and discourses in the policy diffusion and the ideational literature under the definition of ideas and discourses offered by discursive institutionalism. 1 Ideas The definition of "ideas" in discursive institutionalism is rather broad. Referring to Schmidt’s "level of generality", ideas range from concrete policies to abstract background philosophies which underpin and accompany current discourses (Schmidt, 2008, 306). The question arises as to whether the understanding of "policy" as in the policy diffusion literature and "ideas" as in the ideational literature fit under the roof of the discursive institutionalist framework?

4 Sequences of institutional change 35 policies. An ideational approach embedded in an institutional tradition can account for differences in policies due to institutional configurations despite common ideas. Moreover, it can show how ideas have been shaped by policies in different institutional settings. Yet, as Blyth shows in his book "Great Transformations: Economic Ideas and Institutional Change in the Twentieth Century" (2002), prevailing ideas at a given time may be conducive to the pursuance of similar policy approaches among various countries.

Nowadays, however, the third track has in most states evolved into a low-ability trap with a disproportionally high share of pupils from migrant backgrounds, while the defacto minimum school degree required by most employers for starting an apprenticeship is the middle track. Thus, we see that stability in an institution can lead to problems if it fails to adapt to changing social conditions; thereby the institutions might take on unintended functions that were not initially anticipated by policy makers.

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