Appendix I
The content analysis of labour market policies in party documents
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The coding frame has been designed to cover, although not exclusively, the most common micro-economic LMP initiatives and measures (in the UK and the FRG) intended – directly or indirectly – to improve the functioning of the labour market and reduce or stabilize employment levels. However, the coding scheme includes additional policy categories, such as ‘external relations’ and ‘ideology and institutions’, to recognize overall policy shifts in other key areas which have direct relevance to party policy attempts to improve the employment situation and possible paradigm shifts.