European Employment Models in Flux: A Comparison of Institutional Change in Nine European Countries

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

EditorGerhard Bosch, Steffen Lehndorff, Jill Rubery

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A new contribution to the debate on the evolution of European employment and social models. These models need to adjust to meet new challenges, including globalization, ageing societies, and new governance approaches at national, EU and international level. This book explores these issues through the experiences of nine EU countries.

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A new contribution to the debate on the evolution of European employment and social models. These models need to adjust to meet new challenges, including globalization, ageing societies, and new governance approaches at national, EU and international level. This book explores these issues through the experiences of nine EU countries.

GERHARD BOSCH is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Work and Skills (IAQ) at Duisberg-Essen University, Germany. He has published widely in the areas of comparative working time, industrial relations, vocational training, pay and employment systems. STEFFEN LEHNDORFF is Head of Research Department of the Institut...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.81 × 5.62 × 0.9 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230223559

ISBN - 13:9780230223554

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European Employment Models in Flux: Pressures for Change and Prospects for Survival and Revitalisation; G.Bosch, S.Lehndorff & J.Rubery * Revisiting the UK Model: From Basket Case to Success Story?; J.Rubery, D.Grimshaw, R.Donnelly & P.Urwin * The Swedish Model: Revival after the Turbulent 1990s?; D.Anxo & H.Niklasson * From the ‘Sick Man’ to the ‘Overhauled Engine’ of Europe? Upheaval in the German Model; S.Lehndorff, Ge.Bosch, T.Haipeter & E.Latniak * Institutional Continuity Masking a Creeping Paradigm Shift in the Austrian Social Model?; C.Hermann & J.Flecker * Crisis of the Post-transition Hungarian Model; L.Neumann & A.Tóth * Capitalizing on Variety: Risks and Opportunities in a New French Social Model; I.Berrebi-Hoffmann, F.Jany-Catrice, M.Lallement & T.Ribault * Continuity and Change in the Italian Model; A.Simonazzi, P.Villa, F.Lucidi & P.Naticchioni * From a State-led Familistic to a Liberal Partly De-familialized Capitalism: The Difficult Transition of the Greek Model; M.Karamessini *
The Transformation of the Employment System in Spain: Towards a Mediterranean Neoliberalism?; J.Banyuls, F.Miguélez, A.Recio, E.Cano & R.Lorente

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"The authors of each chapter provide insightful, intelligent analyses of these [employment] models in practice. This volume constitutes a valuable treatment of this subject." --CHOICE