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Changing Industrial Relations in Europe

Richard Hyman og Anthony Ferner

Blackwell, Oxford 1998. 550 s. ISBN 0-631-20551-9

This is a reference text for students in industrial relations and human resource management looking at international issues. A team of international contributors has produced an updated and reworked analysis of industrial relations in the 15 European Union states and the two other major European countries.
The book provides: the latest thinking on current industrial relations trends and controversies within the broader context of internationalization, European integration and the moves toward monetary union; a basic description of the institutions and main actors in each country; a strong focus in each contribution on analyzing the underlying dynamic of the industrial relations system in question and the emerging trends for the 1990s; and a wide-ranging introduction from the editors that contributes to current debates in comparative industrial relations analysis.

Table of Contents
Introduction: towards European industrial relations?
Great Britain - from partial collectivism to neo-liberalism to here?, Paul Edwards et al
Ireland - corporation revived, Ferdinand von Prondzynski
Sweden - restoring the model?, Anders Kjellberg
Norway - the revival of centralized concertation, Jon Erik Dolvik and Torgeir Aargvaag Stokke
Denmark - a less regulated model, Steen Scheuer
Finland - continuity and modest moves towards company-level corporatism, Kari Lilja
Germany - facing new challenges, Otto Jacobi et al
Austria - still the country of corporatism, Franz Traxler
Switzerland - still as smooth as clockwork?, Robert Flunder and Beat Hotz-Hart
the Netherlands - the return of responsive corporatism, Jelle Visser
Belgium - the great transformation, Jacques Vilrokx and Jim Van Leemput
Luxembourg - a small success story, Gary Tunsch
France - the limits of reform, Janine Goetschy
Portugal - industrial relations under democracy, Jose Barreto and Reinhard Naumann
Spain - regulating employment and social fragmentation, Miguel Martinez Lucio
Italy - the dual character of industrial relations, Ida Regalia
Greece - the maturing of the system, Nicos Kritsantonis.