THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF EUROPEAN LABOR European Trade Unions at the Millennium
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European trade unions played a central rôle in building a « European model of society » – negotiated labor-management relations, high labor standards, generous welfare states, and collective political représentation – which reached its pinnacle in the earlier post-World War II era. More recently, this European « model » and the unions’ place in it hâve been challenged by lower growth, rising unemployment, accelerated European intégration, and neo-liberal policies. Thèse essays, written by some of the leading scholars in the field, examine responses of union movements to thèse challenges over the past two décades in six major European countries as well as cross-nationally at the European Union level. The product of a group effort, the essays are given cohérence and comparability by a common framework that focuses on unions as mature social movement organizations engaged in continuing stratégie interactions with their constituents and principal interlocutors in the economy and the state. The book concludes with a reflection on new union positions and their implications – in particuiar the most important question of what will happen to the « European model of society » in conséquence. George Ross is Morris Hillquit Professor in Labor and Social Thought at Brandeis University and Executive Director of the European Union Center at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. He is also editor of French Politics, Culture, and Society. Andrew Martin is a Research Affiliate of the Harvard Center for European Studies and currently Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
ANDREW MARTIN & GEORGE ROSS with Lucio Baccaro, Anthony Daley, Lydia Fraile, Chris Howell, Richard M. Locke, Rianne Mahon, Stephen J. Silvia
21,5 x 13,7 cm, 416 p.