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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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11-20 of 32 results in Routledge Research in Employment Relations
  1. 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 17th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 26th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2010 by Routledge

  6. 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 28th 2010 by Routledge

  7. 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 28th 2010 by Routledge

  8. 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 8th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Diversity Management in the UK

    Organizational and Stakeholder Experiences

    By Anne-marie Greene, Gill Kirton

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    A comprehensive and critical review of the global scholarly literature on diversity, this book presents findings from original UK-based research involving in-depth organizational case studies, interviews, observation and documentary data from over fifty organizations. Analyzing the findings from...

    Published May 5th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Towards a European Labour Identity

    The Case of the European Works Council

    Edited by Michael Whittall, Herman Knudsen, Fred Huijgen

    Series: Routledge Research in Employment Relations

    Since 1996 a growing number of European employees have access to a European works council (EWC), a transnational employee body designed to complement national forms of labour representation . This volume brings together a hep hive of contributors who present valuable new insights into how employee...

    Published March 7th 2007 by Routledge