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Industrial relations, migration and neo-liberal politics: the case of the European construction sector

Industrial relations, migration and neo-liberal politics: the case of the European construction sector

Lillie, Nathan and Greer, Ian (2007) Industrial relations, migration and neo-liberal politics: the case of the European construction sector. Politics & Society, 35 (4). pp. 551-581. ISSN 0032-3292 (Print), 1552-7514 (Online) (doi:10.1177/0032329207308179)

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Abstract

Transnational politics and labor markets are undermining national industrial relations systems in Europe. This article examines the construction industry, where the internationalization of the labor market has gone especially far. To test hypotheses about differences between “national systems,” the authors examine the United Kingdom, Finland, and Germany, alongside European-level policy making. Regardless of overall national institutional framework, employers seek to avoid industrial relations rules, while unions attempt to relocalize labor relations. Both use shop-floor, national, and European power resources. The authors argue that comparative industrial relations should take seriously the connection between action at the national and transnational levels.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: neoliberalism, migration, European Union, European, migration, trade unionism, multi-level governance
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
Faculty of Business
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:20
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8064

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