This book provides the first comparative, in-depth analysis of workplace relations in East and West Germany. The author examines the success of the institutional transfer of West German labour organizations to East German workplaces in an effort to address questions central to the discussion of workplace relations in transitional economies, including:
* can capitalist labour institutions be imposed on a former communist workforce?
* what conditions determine the success or failure of these institutions?
* can 'social partnership' between capital and labour be learned?
'Frege's broad and deep study contains a number of features which enable her to contribute something new and valuable to various debates on both industrial relations in general and the reunified Germany in particular.' - Christel Lane, Work Employment and Society 2001
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.