Fighting for Partnership
Labor and Politics in Unified Germany
By (author) Lowell Turner
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Fighting for Partnership by Lowell Turner
Book DescriptionWest Germany from 1949 to 1990 was a story of virtually unparalleled political and economic success. This economic miracle incorporated a well-functioning political democracy, expanded to include a "social partnership" system of economic representation. Then the Wall came down. Economic crisis in the East-industrial collapse, massive layoffs, a demoralized workforce-triggered gloomy predictions. Was this the beginning of the end for the widely admired "German model"? Lowell Turner has extensively researched the German transformation in the 1990s. Indeed, in 1993 he was at the factory gates at Siemens in Rostock for the first major strike in post-Cold War eastern Germany. In that strike, and in a series of other incisively analyzed workplace and job developments in eastern Germany, he shows the remarkable resilience and flexibility of the German social partnership and the contribution of its institutions to unification. His controversial and, to some, radical findings will stimulate debate at home and abroad.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801484834
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lowell Turner
Mobilizing Against Inequality, Paperback (April 2014)
The contributors to this volume set out to study union strategies toward immigrant workers in four countries: Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and United States.
Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds, Paperback (February 2007)
Introducing the role of urban social context in the field of labor revitalization, this book features global case studies in which strong coalitions have enabled new union influence as well as those in which such coalition building has been thwarted.
Rekindling the Movement, Paperback (May 2001)
Experts from a wide variety of disciplines-industrial relations, political science, economics, and sociology-identify the central developments, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the new pro-labor initiatives.
Transnational Cooperation Among Labor Unions, Paperback (December 2000)» View all books by Lowell Turner
Organized labor faces enormous challenges in the increasingly global economy. The effect of multinational corporations, the portability of technology and capital, and lowered trade barriers in international commerce have all sparked widespread...
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Author Biography - Lowell Turner
Lowell Turner is Professor of International and Comparative Labor at the ILR School and Director of the Worker Institute at Cornell University. He is coeditor most recently of Mobilizing against Inequality, Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds, and Rekindling the Movement, all from Cornell.
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