1st Edition

Industrial Relations and European Integration: Trans and Supranational Developments and Prospects Trans and Supranational Developments and Prospects

Edited By Berndt Keller, Hans-Wolfgang Platzer Copyright 2003
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    This title was first published in 2003.The completion of the Single Market and the launching of the European Monetary Union during the 1990s have been accompanied by processes of socio-economic restructuring and major changes in the structure and forms of governance within the dynamic multi-level EU system. The patterns of reaction and adaptation of national industrial relations systems to these EU - developments are discussed under the heading of "Europeanisation" of national IR-systems. The Maastricht and Amsterdam Treaties have extended - to a certain degree - the scope for legislative and coordinated activities by the EU in the fields of social, labour - market and employment policies. These basic legal and political decisions have created new avenues for the development of transnational industrial relations and the establishment of new arenas for EU - level interaction, including social dialogues between the social partners. .

    List of Tables and Figures




    1. Introduction: The Europeanisation of Industrial Relations, Berndt Keller and Hans- Wolfgang Platzer

    2. The Interprofessional Social Dialogue at European Level: Past and Future, Gerda Falkner

    3. Social Dialogues at Sectoral Level: The Neglected Ingredient of European Industrial Relations, Berndt Keller

    4. European Works Councils: A New Mode of EU Regulation and the Emergence of a European Multi-level Structure of Workplace Industrial Relations, Torsten Muller and Hans- Wolfgang Platzer

    5. European Monetary Union and Collective Bargaining, Franz Traxler

    6. Europeanisation of Collective Bargaining: Trade Union Initiatives for the Transnational Coordination of Collective Bargaining, Thorsten Schulten

    7. European Employment Policy since the 1990s, Janine Goetschy

    8. Conclusions and Perspectives: European Integration and Trans-and Supranational Industrial Relations, Berndt Keller and Hans- Wolfgang Platzer



    Keller, Berndt; Platzer, Hans-Wolfgang