This book features original research underpinned with theory drawn from economics, organization theory, history and social psychology. The authors deliver a comprehensive analysis of trade unions’ prospects in the new millennium as well as case studies which deal with topical issues such as:
Written by some of the leading scholars in the area, this book gives an insight into union prospects for the future and has important policy implications for all parties concerned with industrial relations, unions, employers and governments.
Introduction 2. Markets, Firms, and Unions: A Historical-Institutionalist Perspective on the Future of Unions in Britain 3. Circling the Wagons; Endogeneity in Union Decline 4. Social Movement Theory and Union Revitalization in Britain 5. British Unions: Resurgence or Perdition? 6. Union Responses to Public-Private Partnerships in the National Health Service 7. Unions and Performance-Related Pay: What Chance of a Procedural Justice Role? 8. From the Webbs to the Web: The Contribution of the Internet to Reviving Union Fortunes 9. The Public Policy Face of Trade Unionism 10. Follow the Leader: Are British Trade Unions Tracking the US Decline? 11. Trade Unions in Germany: On the Road to Perdition?