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Reconfiguring welfare states in the post-industrial age: what role for trade unions?

By Waltraud Schelkle

Abstract

This special issue identifies the forces which weaken or strengthen the role of unions in the reconfiguration of welfare states. The contributions cover a wide range of institutions in employment relations, different degrees of welfare state maturity and diverse social policy areas. This introduction argues that we may discern a pattern against the background of both an economic and a political role of trade unions and collective rights. Trade unions are not weakened or strengthened in any unilinear manner, but their economic and political roles evolve in different directions

Topics: H Social Sciences (General), HD Industries. Land use. Labor, HD28 Management. Industrial Management, HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1177/0959680111420209
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:40313
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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