1870–1914: On the Threshold of Organized Capitalism

Colin Crouch

in Industrial Relations and European State Traditions

Published in print July 1994 | ISBN: 9780198279747
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599019 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 1870–1914: On the Threshold of Organized Capitalism

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Changes in relations between states, organized employers, and trade unions in western European countries are tracked through a series of 'snapshots’, concentrating on the situation reached around 1870, 1900, and 1914. At each moment there is a review, partly quantitative, of the position of trade union and employer organization, the role of the state, industrial conflict, and the development of relations among the partners. These data are used to map national cases against the theoretical scheme developed in Part I.

Keywords: collective bargaining; contestation; corporatism; employers; First World War; industrial conflict; industrial relations; state; trade unions

Chapter.  13320 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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