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Organized Industrial Relations Between the Wars

Colin Crouch

in Industrial Relations and European State Traditions

Published in print July 1994 | ISBN: 9780198279747
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599019 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198279744.003.0005

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Organized Industrial Relations Between the Wars

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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 1925 and 1938. 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; Great Depression; industrial conflict; industrial relations; Second World War; state; trade unions

Chapter.  12435 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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