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By Joachim Wentzel

This publication offers with schooling structures and the switch saw inside them along adjustments within the wider political financial system. The learn is performed when it comes to comparative case learn of britain and Germany. Extending the VoC technique, not just vocational schooling and coaching but additionally college schooling and better schooling are analyzed. the purpose of departure is the complicated proven fact that the present reforms of the schooling platforms of either international locations are departing from the trails expected via the VoC strategy. The thesis therefore argues opposed to institutional path-dependency within the nations, and in favour of an ideational procedure in line with discursive institutionalism.

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When certain requirements are set in order to receive aid or loans (Simmons, Dobbin and Garrett, 2007, 455). 5 Drivers of institutional change: the policy diffusion literature 39 However, "diffusion through competition" will also be outlined. As will be shown, this theory raises some major issues and will ultimately be discarded in this research. Each of the diffusion approaches is subdivided into three analytical levels. To begin with, each approach is underpinned by specific assumptions about how actors behave within a policy diffusion process.

Simmons, Dobbin and Garrett, 2007, 454). "Following the leader", as the first mechanism can be called, consists of two constructivist arguments. In the first place it can describe the emulation of policies based mainly on the conviction that the success of a country abroad needs to be and can be domestically adopted. Careful in-depth deliberation about the usefulness of mimicking a specific scheme plays a minor role in this process. Secondly, and this preceeds the first point, successful experiences abroad must be perceived as successes in the first place.

This constitutes an externality to which the environment of the country might feel obliged to react. In this material competition, another country that feels affected by this measure might adopt a similar policy in order to remain attractive as well (Simmons and Elkins, 2004; Simmons, Dobbin and Garrett, 2008). Hence, we observe a situation of competitive interdependence (Braun and Gilardi, 2006, 308); policy decisions in one country have effects on policy decisions in another country. Yet material payoffs can also be derived from cooperative interdependence (Braun and Gilardi, 2006, 308).

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