A broad-ranging introduction to the changing nature and context of industrial relations in contemporary Europe is offered in this textbook.
Through a coordinated analysis of industrial relations in specific European nations, the book gives a representative, up-to-date and dynamic understanding of the subject. Across the individual national case studies, a range of common elements is examined. These include: the differing roles of governments, business and labour as actors in the industrial relations system, and their mutual relationships; the dynamics of collective bargaining, conflict, consultation and worker participation; and the overall performance of industrial relations in economic, social and political terms.
`Each chapter is tidily and logically sectionalised. Text-boxes highlight key features of any given system, such as the voluntaristic tradition in the UK, the central role of state involvement in France, the strength of German employers' associations, or the scala mobile inflation-adjustment mechanism in Italy. The tables covering single countries in the chapters themselves are supplemented by a table appendix providing comparative data for all the countries on 30 or so dimensions. I estimate the bibliography at just under 600 items, most of them very or fairly recent, with what a quick sampling suggests is a very high degree of documentary accuracy.... What a staggering people the Dutch are when it come to languages! If only some of us wrote so fluently in English as this team does. Multiple library copies all round please, and a three-star rating on reading lists' - BUIRA Newsletter
|Traditions and Transitions in Industrial Relations|
|A European View|
|From Pluralism to... Where? Industrial Relations in Great Britain|
|Contestation and State Intervention Forever? Industrial Relations in France|
|Robust Corporatism, Still? Industrial Relations in Germany|
|Corporatism beyond Repair? Industrial Relations in Sweden|
|Weak Corporatisms Going Different Ways? Industrial Relations in the Netherlands and Belgium|
|A Truly Mixed Case|
|Industrial Relations in Italy|
|Aspiring Corporatism? Industrial Relations in Spain|
|The Transformation of Industrial Relations in Some Central and Eastern European Countries|
|From the Neo-Liberal Decade to beyond Maastricht|
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Series: Industrial Relations Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st September 1996
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64