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)Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Business|
School of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
School of Business > Work & Employment Research Unit
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2012 16:54|
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