First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Part 1 Globalization and the limits of reform: social democracy after the long boom - economic restructuring under Australian Labor, 1893-1996, Tom Bramble. Part 2 Advanced industrial nations: the rise and fall of "Modell Deutschland"?, Martin Upchurch; union identity and strategy in Spain - negotiating traditions of struggle, Miguel Martinez Lucio; union resilience in a cold climate - the case of the UK banking industry, Gregor Gall. Part 3 Economies in transformation: global restructuring, local firms, working lives - restructuring of Polish state owned enterprises, Al Rainnie and Jane Hardy; labour versus state and capital in China's "socialist market economy", Raymond W.K. Lau and Trini W.V. Leung; "Democratic corporatism" in the new South Africa - advance or retreat?, Eddy Donnelly. Part 4 The search for modernity?: trade unions in a context of economic adjustment in Brazil, Jose Ricardo Ramalho; unions, corporatism and the industrial relations systems in Mexico, Enrique de la Garza, Javier Melgoza and Marcia Campillo; ethnicity, state, labour and capital in Malaysia, Mhinder Bhopal.
The aim of the Employment and Work Relations in Context Series is to address questions relating to the evolving patterns and politics of work, employment, management and industrial relations. There is a concern to trace out the ways in which wider policy-making, especially by national governments and transnational corporations, impinges upon specific workplaces, occupations, labour markets, localities and regions. This invites attention to developments at an international level, marking out patterns of globalization, state policy and practices in the context of globalization and the impact of these processes on labour. A particular feature of the series is the consideration of forms of worker and citizen organization and mobilization. The studies address major analytical and policy issues through case study and comparative research.