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Three scenarios for industrial relations in Europe

Hyman, Richard (2015) Three scenarios for industrial relations in Europe. International Labour Review, 154 (1). pp. 5-14. ISSN 1564-913X

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1564-913X.2015.00221.x


The author outlines three scenarios for the future of industrial relations in Europe. The first – perhaps the most realistic – projects continuing erosion of national industrial relations systems and conditions of employment, in line with current trends. The second envisages that “elite reform” from above will succeed in re-engineering industrial relations and workers’ protection according to an ideal social policy agenda – an unlikely prospect given the overriding importance of financial considerations and globalized competition. The third scenario centres on a counter-movement from below which presents trade unions with the daunting challenge of mobilizing the discontented far beyond their traditional constituency.

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Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 10:05
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 02:02

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