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Social movement unionism and social partnership in Germany: The case of Hamburg’s hospitals

Social movement unionism and social partnership in Germany: The case of Hamburg’s hospitals

Greer, Ian (2008) Social movement unionism and social partnership in Germany: The case of Hamburg’s hospitals. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 47 (4). pp. 602-624. ISSN 0019-8676 (Print), 1468-232X (Online) (doi:10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00537.x)

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Abstract

This paper traces the emergence of social movement unionism in Hamburg, Germany, as labor’s channels of influence have broken down and economic pressures have intensified. Trade unionists have responded to the privatization of the municipal hospitals by mobilizing members and building coalitions around issues beyond their members’ immediate interests, including democracy and public service quality. Although the loss of union influence has facilitated social movement unionism in much of West Germany, economic crisis has had a demobilizing effect in the east.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Article first published online: 11 September 2008. [2] Issue published online: 11 September 2008. [3] Published in print: October 2008. [4] Published as: Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, (2008), Vol. 47, (4), pp. 602–624.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Germany, trade unionism, union revitalization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Faculty of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8063

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