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Routledge Research in Employment Relations

Series Editor: Edmund Heery, Richard Delbridge

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.

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  1. Partnership and Modernisation in Employment Relations

    Edited by Miguel Martinez Lucio, Mark Stuart

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    This collection examines the significance of partnership-based approaches to the modernization of employment relations. Drawing from the work of leading researchers the contemporary interest in partnership is situated within an historical, political and practical context. Particular attention is...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Men, Wage Work and Family

    Edited by Paula McDonald, Emma Jeanes

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    In the last two decades there has been a plethora of research on a range of subjects collectively and rhetorically known as ‘work-life balance’. The bulk of this research, which spans disciplines including feminist sociology, industrial relations and management, has focused on the significant...

    Published May 21st 2012 by Routledge

  3. Trade Unions and Workplace Training

    Issues and International Perspectives

    Edited by Richard Cooney, Mark Stuart

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Trade Unions and Workplace Training examines the changing role of trade unions in the provision of vocational education, workplace training and skill development. It reflects upon: the role that unions have played in the reform of vocational education and training systems; the nature of union...

    Published April 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Partnership at Work

    The Quest for Radical Organizational Change

    By William K Roche, John F. Geary

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    The partnership established between the Irish Airports Authority and its trade unions in the mid-1990s was groundbreaking in promoting union and staff involvement in all aspects of company decision-making. This book charts the progress, achievements and obstacles faced by the partnership based on...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Social Failures of EU Enlargement

    A Case of Workers Voting with their Feet

    By Guglielmo Meardi

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Is the EU enlargement the success EU institutions proclaim? Based on fifteen years of fieldwork research across Central and Eastern Europe and on migrants in the UK and Germany, this book provides a less glittering answer. The EU has betrayed hopes of social cohesion: social regulations have been...

    Published October 24th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Industrial Relations

    Labor Unions in Spain

    By Kerstin Hamann

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    As unions in most other industrialized democracies continue to decline, unions in Spain have been able to regain and maintain strength despite unfavorable institutional, political, and economic conditions. The Politics of Industrial Relations provides a comprehensive analysis of Spanish unions from...

    Published July 27th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Trade Unions in a Neoliberal World

    British Trade Unions under New Labour

    Edited by Gary Daniels, John McIlroy

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Trade Unions in a Neoliberal World is the first book to provide readers with an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the impact of New Labour governments on employment relations and trade unions. This innovative text locates changes in industrial politics since the 1990s in the...

    Published October 22nd 2010 by Routledge

  8. European Works Councils and Industrial Relations

    A Transnational Industrial Relations Institution in the Making

    By Jeremy Waddington

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    The creation of European Works Councils is arguably the most important measure taken in global industrial relations in recent years. Adopted with the primary goal of facilitating European-level workers’ participation in information-sharing and consultation in multinational companies, EWCs have also...

    Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Ethical Socialism and the Trade Unions

    Allan Flanders and British Industrial Relations Reform

    By John Kelly

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Allan Flanders was one of the leading British industrial relations academics and his ideas exerted a major influence on government labor policy in the 1960s and 1970s. But as well as being an Oxford academic with a strong interest in theory and labor reform, he was also a lifelong political...

    Published April 29th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Power at Work

    How Employees Reproduce the Corporate Machine

    By Darren McCabe

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Providing detailed insights into working life, McCabe, a well known author in the fields of organization studies, labour process theory and critical management studies offers a distinctive approach to innovation in the work place. In this ethnography of a major US bank he argues that many...

    Published July 9th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Board Level Employee Representation in Europe: An Industrial Relations Institution Under Pressure
    By Jeremy Waddington
    To Be Published September 30th 2015

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