First published in 1995. This volume offers a comparative perspective on labour relations and political change in eastern Europe within a common theoretical and empirical framework. Its coverage includes Bulgaria, and Czech and Slovak republics, Hungary, Poland, and Russia. Particular attention is given to the dynamics of changes in labour relations and privatisation, which are now critical to the more general process of political and economic transformation. This title will be of interest to scholars and students of politics, sociology and modern history.
Introduction John Thirkell, Richard Scase and Sarah Vickerstaff; 1. Changing Models of Labour Relations in Eastern Europe and Russia John Thirkell, Richard Scase and Sarah Vickerstaff 2. Bulgaria Krastyu Petkov and Grigor Gradev 3. The Czech and Slovak Republics Ludovit Cziria 4. Hungary Làjos Héthy 5. Poland Wieslawa Kozek, Michal Federowicz and Witold Morawski 6. Russia Vladimir Gerchikov 7. Models of Labour Relations: Trends and Prospects John Thirkell, Richard Scase and Sarah Vickerstaff; Bibliography; Index
This set of 44 volumes, originally published between 1924 and 1995, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the Labour Movement, including labour union history, the early stages and development of the Labour Party, and studies on the working classes. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of political history.