European Integration And Industrial Relations: Multi-level Governance In The Making by P. MarginsonEuropean Integration And Industrial Relations: Multi-level Governance In The Making by P. Marginson

European Integration And Industrial Relations: Multi-level Governance In The Making

byP. Marginson

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This book comprehensively analyzes the impact of continuing European integration on industrial relations institutions and outcomes. It organizes a rich body of material to sustain its argument that the governance of industrial relations is increasingly multi-level. Cross-national influences are shown to mix with national ones and involve the European sector, company and community levels. Competing tendencies towards "Europeanization", "Americanization" and "re-nationalization" are identified. The approach is multi-disciplinary and cross-national, dealing with both the theory and practice of industrial relations in contemporary Europe.

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PAUL MARGINSON is Professor of Industrial Relations and Director of the Industrial Relations Research Unit and KEITH SISSON is Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations, both at the University of Warwick.
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Title:European Integration And Industrial Relations: Multi-level Governance In The MakingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:July 21, 2004Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230001912

ISBN - 13:9780230001916

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Table of Contents

Foreword--Harry C. Katz, Cornell University * Introduction: Contested Terrain * The Starting Point: Three Key Dimensions * Multi-Level Governance in the Making: Introducing the Key Processes * Industrial Relations at EU Levels: A Glass Half Full as well as Half Empty * National 'Social Pacts': A Case of 'Re-nationalization' and 'Europeanization'? * National Sector Agreements - The Foundations Under Threat? * The Changing Balance between Sector and Company Bargaining * The Euro-Company: Focal Point for the Europeanization of Industrial Relations? * Wage Developments in a Multi-Level System - A Case of 'Convergence Without Coordination? * Working Time Developments - Towards a New Organization of Work? * 'One Europe' and 'Several Europes'? A Review of the Findings * Implications

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"This book is a landmark publication in the study of European integration and industrial relations."--Human Resource Management Journal "Marginson and Sisson describe the complex nature of the evolution of industrial relations in integrated Europe. Their method is institutional industrial relations at its best."--Industrial and Labor Relations Review"Its multidisciplinary approach makes it of interest to economists and political scientists, as well as industrial relations commentators, and it embraces the key issues which are essential to understanding contemporary European developments."--Journal of Common Market Studies