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Reconfiguring welfare states in the post-industrial age: what role for trade unions?

Schelkle, Waltraud (2011) Reconfiguring welfare states in the post-industrial age: what role for trade unions? European Journal of Industrial Relations, 17 (4). pp. 301-314. ISSN 0959-6801

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0959680111420209

Abstract

This special issue identifies the forces which weaken or strengthen the role of unions in the reconfiguration of welfare states. The contributions cover a wide range of institutions in employment relations, different degrees of welfare state maturity and diverse social policy areas. This introduction argues that we may discern a pattern against the background of both an economic and a political role of trade unions and collective rights. Trade unions are not weakened or strengthened in any unilinear manner, but their economic and political roles evolve in different directions.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://ejd.sagepub.com/
Additional Information: © 2011 The author
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 09:22
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2011 09:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/40313

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