The Post‐War Years

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

 The Post‐War Years

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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 1950 and 1962. 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; industrial conflict; industrial relations; Second World War; social democracy; state; trade unions

Chapter.  11996 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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