This title, originally published in 1986, explores the political and economic conditions of the 1980s, and reflects the world-wide interest in industrial democracy. Each chapter analyses the main adaptations in policy, theory and experimentation that have occurred in industrial democracy in the 1980s. In particular, the role of managers is examined in depth and detail, since these personnel have been responsible for a number of recent initiatives. The themes covered are vital for all those seeking new directions in the reform of modern industrial relations in the late 1980s and into the 1990s.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements; 1. Point of Departure 2. Power in Industrial Relations 3. Proposals by Management 4. Workers’ Initiatives 5. Trade Unions, Their Officials, and Workers’ Participation 6. Politics and Participation 7. Conclusions and Prospects; Bibliography; Author Index; Subject Index