After a decade dominated by 'neo-liberal' policies and by increasing managerial pressures towards labour flexibility in industrial relations, the role of labour movements is under challenge. In the light of the experience of the 1980s this volume provides an interdisciplinary reassessment of the traditions and future of collective worker's action in Western states. Contributors assess the roles of labour movements as actors in the economic system through such mechanisms as collective bargaining, and as actors in the political arena. Labour movements and the institutions in which they are embodied, particularly trade unions, are also examined in the light of the broader social movements from which they originate. Bringing together comparative research from a number of countries, this collection presents a unique source of analysis of recent and future trends in labour movements.
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Author Biography - Marino Regini
Marino Regini is Professor of Economic Sociology at the University of Trento and President of the research committee on labour movements of the International Sociological Association Contributors The Future of Labour Movements Colin Crouch Trinity College Oxford Gosta Esping-Andersen European University Institute, Firenze Richard Hyman University of Warwick Horst Kern Gottingen University Luca Lanzalaco Universita Bocconi Milan Charles F Sabel MIT Philippe C Schmitter Stanford University Michael Shalev Hebrew University of Jerusalem Wolfgang Streeck University of Wisconsin-Madison J Samuel Valenzuela University of Notre Dame Jelle Visser University of Amsterdam