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Governance, Industry and Labour Markets in Britain and France : The Modernizing State - Robert Salais

Governance, Industry and Labour Markets in Britain and France

The Modernizing State

Hardcover Published: 20th February 1998
ISBN: 9780415157339
Number Of Pages: 312

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This volume brings together well-known scholars from a wide range of disciplines to provide a superb analytical and historical overview of how state policy has affected established economic and labour market systems in France and Britain.
The contributors to this book explore some crucial questions:
* how 'dirigiste' was the French state in reality
* why was state intervention more acceptable in France than in Britain
* how do the differences in state intervention help to explain the respective economic performances of the two countries since the second world war?
The book draws on hitherto unpublished primary research by scholars in economic and social history, industrial relations, economics, law, political science, sociology and social policy. As such, it is a timely and welcome intervention into debates concerning the politics of modern labour markets specifically and the role of the state in economic modernization more widely. It will have strong appeal to researchers and students in several discplines.

List of figures and tables
List of contributors
Introduction: political economy and modernisationp. 1
Modernisation and the Sphere of Industrial Politicsp. 23
Companies under public control in France, 1900-1950p. 25
The government, full employment and the politics of industrial efficiency in Britain, 1945-1951p. 52
The 'real' world of the engineering and electrical industries in the Parisian basin: the development of state intervention, 1925-1955p. 72
Americanisation and its limits: the reconstruction of Britain's engineering industries, 1945-1995p. 101
Training engineers in Lorraine, 1890-1956p. 123
Technical training of youth in Britainp. 142
Regulating Labour Marketsp. 161
Arbitration in context: socio-economic conditions and the implementation of the law on conciliation and compulsory arbitrationp. 163
Collective agreements in France in the 1930s: products, territories, scales: the Saint Etienne examplep. 178
France and unemployment insurance from 1920 to 1958: the myth of social securityp. 193
The evolution of the contract of employment, 1900-1950: the influence of the welfare statep. 212
Industrial relations in iron and steel, shipbuilding and the docks, 1930-1960p. 231
State regulation and industrial organisation: the London workshop trades, 1911-1960p. 249
The State and the labour market: reforming employment in the public sectorp. 267
Indexp. 286
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ISBN: 9780415157339
ISBN-10: 0415157331
Series: Routledge Studies in the European Economy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 20th February 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 16.05  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1