Article i 'Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv' no. 3 2008, page 24-38.
Peter Munk Christiansen og Michael Baggesen Klitgaard
Except for 10 municipalities, in which the government could test its original ambition of a uniﬁed administration, the two-tiered system was, by and large, maintained. The purpose of this article is to explain why the Government proposal was modiﬁ ed to this extent during the decision-making process. We conclude that the government failed in realizing its reform preferences because a strong coalition consisting of the Social democratic party and the labour market organizations gained access to the process. For various reasons this coalition had strong preferences in preserving a labour market administration controlled by the state.