The Transformation of Labour Relations: Restructuring and Privatization in Eastern Europe and Russia

Hardcover | August 1, 1998

byJohn Thirkell, Krastyu Petkov, Sarah Vickerstaff

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The substantial political changes in Eastern Europe and Russia since 1989 have been accompanied by the attempted transfer, imposition, and imitation of labour relations practices and mechanisms from other market economies, primarily of Western Europe. This book addresses the extent to whichthese transferred labour-relations institutions are likely to take root. The authors offer a comparative analysis of changing labour relations at national level in a range of countries, and the role of governments, international institutions, trade unions, and other agencies. This is supported byin-depth case studies on the processes of transformation at enterprise level. Drawing on the findings of an international research team, analysis of the change process and recent developments is related to the legacies of the socialist system.

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The substantial political changes in Eastern Europe and Russia since 1989 have been accompanied by the attempted transfer, imposition, and imitation of labour relations practices and mechanisms from other market economies, primarily of Western Europe. This book addresses the extent to whichthese transferred labour-relations institution...

John Thirkell is a Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations at University of Kent. Krastyu Petkov is a Professor of Sociology of Work at the University of Sofia. Sarah Vickerstaff is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:August 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198289790

ISBN - 13:9780198289791

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Table of Contents

1. Eastern European and Russian Labour Relations in Comparative Context2. The Transformation of Labour Relations: Political and Economic Contexts3. International Agencies4. Privatization, Ownership Change, and Labour Relations5. Trade-Union Strategies6. Distribution and Collective Bargaining7. Inside the Enterprise8. Foreign Ownership and its Consequences9. The Limitations of Transference, Imitation, and ImpositionAppendix A. Methodological Note and Core Case-Study EnterprisesAppendix B. Additional Research