1st Edition

Economic Crisis, Trade Unions and the State

Edited By Otto Jacobi, Bob Jessop, Hans Kastendiek, Marino Regini Copyright 1986
    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1986, this book analyses the impact of the changing economic and political climate on trade unions in Europe. The first part of the book deals with general issues, and the succeeding parts look at developments in the UK, Italy and the former West Germany.

    Introduction: Corporatist and Liberal Responses to the Crisis of Postwar Capitalism Bob Jessop, Otto Jacobi, Hans Kastendiek Part 1: The Current Crisis: Cul de Sac or Crossroads? 1. The end of the Keynesian Consensus Elmar Altvater, Kurt Huebner and Michael Stanger 2. Trade Unions, Industrial Relations and Structural Economic ‘Ruptures’ Otto Jacobi 3. Political Bargaining in Western Europe During the Economic Crisis of the 1980s Marino Regini Part 2: Great Britain: The Impasse Broken? 4. British Industrial Relations: The Limits of Corporatism Richard Hyman 5. The Prospects for the Corporatisation of Monetarism in Britain Bob Jessop 6. Conservative Industrial Relations Policy: towards Labour Exclusion? Colin Crouch Part III: Italy: The Permanent Impasse? 7. The Trilateral Agreement of 1983: Social Pact or Political Truce? Mario Dal Co and Paolo Perulli 8. Collective and Political Bargaining Gian Primo Cella and Tiziano Treu 9. The Political System as a Problem for the Trade Unions, 1975 – 1983 Mimmo Carrieri and Carlo Donolo Part 4: West Germany: The Disconcerted Impasse? 10. Economic Development and Trade Union Collective Bargaining Policy Since the Middle of the 1970s Otto Jacobi 11. Labour Law and Industrial Relations Ulrich Mueckenberger 12. Institutional Strategies for Trade Union Participation: An Assessment of the Incoporation Thesis Hans Kastendiek, Hella Kastendiek and Hugo Reister.

    Biography

    Otto Jacobi is a lecturer at the European Academy of Labor in Frankfurt. Bob Jessop is Professor Emeritus at the University of Lancaster. Hans Kastendiek was Professor of British and American Cultural Studies at the University of Chemnitz. Marino Regini is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Milan.

    Review of the original edition of Trade Unions:

    ‘The student…will find in Alan Flanders a sure and lucid guide. The author writes with authority and puts fairly the issues involved in the many unresolved problems of our time.’ Higher Educational Journal.