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The Institutional Power of Unions and Employers

Georg Menz

in Varieties of Capitalism and Europeanization

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199551033
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191701573 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551033.003.0003
The Institutional Power of Unions and Employers

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This chapter presents an organizational power model to assess the relative strength of the interest of associations based on characteristics including strong organizational centralization, internal coherence, representation among their clientele, and access to government. Through this it permits a prediction to what side will be more effective in shaping national re-regulation. In addition, hypotheses for the preferences of unions and employers regarding the wage regulation of posted workers are distilled.

Keywords: organizational centralization; clients; government; associations; labor unions; employment; wages and salaries

Chapter.  5062 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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