Labour and Social Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe: Europeanization and beyond

1st Edition

Violaine Delteil, Vassil Nikolaev Kirov

Published July 21, 2016
Reference - 252 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138927995 - CAT# Y203130
Series: Routledge Studies in the European Economy


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Over a quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall and 10 years after their accession to the European Union (EU), Central and Eastern Europe Countries (CEECs) still show marked differences with the rest of Europe in the fields of labour, work and industrial relations. This book presents a detailed and original analysis of labour and social transformations in the CEECs.

By examining a wide range of countries in Central Europe, Labour and Social Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe offers a comprehensive and contrasting view of labour developments in Central and Eastern Europe. Chapters explore three related issues. The first deals with the understanding of the complex process of Europeanization applied in the sphere of labour, employment and industrial relations. The second issue refers to the attempt to link the Europeanization approach with an analysis mobilizing the theoretical concept of "dependent capitalism(s)". The third issue refers to the cumulative trends of labour weakening and labour awakening that has emerged, in particular in the aftermath of the crisis beginning in 2007-2008.

This book will be of interest to academics, policy makers and stakeholders at European and national level in the EU member states.

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