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The International Handbook of Labour Unions: Responses to Neo-Liberalism

(2011)

Abstract

  • This insightful Handbook examines how labor unions across the world have experienced and responded to the growth of neo-liberalism. Since the 1970s, the spread of neo-liberalism across the world has radically reconfigured the relationship between unions, employers and the state. The contributors highlight that this is the major cause and effect of union decline and argue that if there is to be any union revitalisation and return to former levels of influence, then unions need to respond in appropriate political and practical ways. Written in a clear and accessible style, the Handbook examines unions' efforts to date in many of the major economies of the world, providing foundations for understanding each country. Policy makers, analysts, academics, researchers and advanced students in employment, industrial and labor relations as well as political economy will find this unique Handbook an important resource to understanding the contemporary plight and activity of labor unions.

Publication Record

    Year Published 2011
    Editor Gregor Gall, Adrian Wilkinson & Richard Hurd
    Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing Limited

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