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Routledge Research in Employment Relations


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Aspects of the employment relationship are central to numerous courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Drawing from insights from industrial relations, human resource management and industrial sociology, this series provides an alternative source of research-based materials and texts, reviewing key developments in employment research. Books published in this series are works of high academic merit, drawn from a wide range of academic studies in the social sciences.

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The Politics of Industrial Relations: Labor Unions in Spain

The Politics of Industrial Relations: Labor Unions in Spain

1st Edition

Kerstin Hamann
July 27, 2011

As unions in most other industrialized democracies continue to decline, unions in Spain have been able to regain and maintain strength despite unfavorable institutional, political, and economic conditions. The Politics of Industrial Relations provides a comprehensive analysis of Spanish unions from...

Trade Unions in a Neoliberal World: British Trade Unions under New Labour

Trade Unions in a Neoliberal World: British Trade Unions under New Labour

1st Edition

Gary Daniels, John McIlroy
October 22, 2010

Trade Unions in a Neoliberal World is the first book to provide readers with an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the impact of New Labour governments on employment relations and trade unions. This innovative text locates changes in industrial politics since the 1990s in the...

Power at Work: How Employees Reproduce the Corporate Machine

Power at Work: How Employees Reproduce the Corporate Machine

1st Edition

Darren McCabe
July 09, 2009

Providing detailed insights into working life, McCabe, a well known author in the fields of organization studies, labour process theory and critical management studies offers a distinctive approach to innovation in the work place. In this ethnography of a major US bank he argues that many...

Towards a European Labour Identity: The Case of the European Works Council

Towards a European Labour Identity: The Case of the European Works Council

1st Edition

Michael Whittall, Herman Knudsen, Fred Huijgen
March 08, 2007

Since 1996 a growing number of European employees have access to a European works council (EWC), a transnational employee body designed to complement national forms of labour representation . This volume brings together a hep hive of contributors who present valuable new insights into how employee...

Union Recognition: Organising and Bargaining Outcomes

Union Recognition: Organising and Bargaining Outcomes

1st Edition

Gregor Gall
September 13, 2005

Several thousand new trade union recognition agreements have been signed since 1997, representing a major development within industrial relations in Britain. This has resulted from the interaction of union organizing efforts and the statutory union recognition provisions of the Employment Relations...

French Industrial Relations in the New World Economy

French Industrial Relations in the New World Economy

1st Edition

Nick Parsons
May 26, 2005

Examining the traditionally predominant role of the state in shaping employment patterns and social policy in France, French Industrial Relations in the New World Economy analyzes the impact of globalization on French industrial relations. Looking at the changing economic context of industrial...

Management, Labour Process and Software Development: Reality Bites

Management, Labour Process and Software Development: Reality Bites

1st Edition

Rowena Barrett
January 20, 2005

This revealing book is about software development, the developers themselves, and how their work is organized and managed. The latest original research from Australia, Europe, and the UK is used to examine the differences between the image and reality of work in this industry. Chapters also cover...

Human Resource Management in Developing Countries

Human Resource Management in Developing Countries

1st Edition

Pawan S. Budhwar, Yaw A. Debrah
July 01, 2004

Focusing on HRM developments in thirteen developing countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, this book explores the contextual functions of HR in these countries. In addition, it analyzes the more general issues of HRM in cross-national settings to give readers an understanding of HR that...

European Works Councils: Pessimism of the Intellect Optimism of the Will?

European Works Councils: Pessimism of the Intellect Optimism of the Will?

1st Edition

Ian Fitzgerald, John Stirling
November 20, 2003

This book covers the key themes related to the introduction, growth development and future of European Works Councils: the European Works Council Directive itself, European Works Council Agreements, Employers' strategies for managing European Works Councils in practice and trade union strategies...

New Unions, New Workplaces: Strategies for Union Revival

New Unions, New Workplaces: Strategies for Union Revival

1st Edition

Andy Danford, Mike Richardson, Martin Upchurch
November 21, 2002

This book makes a major contribution to the debate within the UK and abroad on the reality of workplace unionism in an era of change. Drawing on examples of union renewal, the authors present an historical overview, and compare the UK experience with contrasting international examples. It presents...

Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions: International Perspectives

Gender, Diversity and Trade Unions: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Fiona Colgan, Sue Ledwith
April 11, 2002

The pressures of globalization and diversity are increasingly requiring organizations to rethink their priorities and methods. In this collection, leading researchers examine the debates and developments on gender, diversity and democracy in trade unions in eleven countries.Offering an...

Redefining Public Sector Unionism: UNISON and the Future of Trade Unions

Redefining Public Sector Unionism: UNISON and the Future of Trade Unions

1st Edition

Mike Terry
September 21, 2000

This book brings together contributions from both expert academics and leading figures of UNISON in an in-depth analysis of the union's achievements to date. As the largest and most influential trade union in the public sector, UNISON is an ideal case-study for the possible future development of UK...

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