European Works Councils: Pessimism of the Intellect Optimism of the Will?, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

European Works Councils

Pessimism of the Intellect Optimism of the Will?, 1st Edition

Edited by Ian Fitzgerald, John Stirling


248 pages

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This book covers the key themes related to the introduction, growth development and future of European Works Councils: the European Works Council Directive itself, European Works Council Agreements, Employers' strategies for managing European Works Councils in practice and trade union strategies for the development of European Works Councils. The book features contributions from key writers in the field and covers both theoretical models and questions of practice.


‘The collection is a fantastic one not because it fills a gap in the literature, but rather because it does so for the most part using research of the highest quality … On this basis I am truly confident t suggest that Fitzgerald and Stirling’s book is required reading for anyone interested in works councils at the European Level.’ – Work, Employment and Society, 2005

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Routledge Research in Employment Relations

Aspects of the employment relationship are central to numerous courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Drawing from insights from industrial relations, human resource management and industrial sociology, this series provides an alternative source of research-based materials and texts, reviewing key developments in employment research. Books published in this series are works of high academic merit, drawn from a wide range of academic studies in the social sciences.

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