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The Politics of Labor in a Global Age
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The Politics of Labor in a Global Age: Continuity and Change in Late-Industrializing and Post-Socialist Economies

Christopher Candland and Rudra Sil


This book analyses and compares recent shifts in patterns of industrial relations across late-industrializing and post-socialist economies. The book features chapters on labor relations at national, local, and workplace levels, as economic and political actors cope with the similar challenges associated with economic adjustment measures and the impact of “globalization”. The book reveals that while globalization has threatened the position of organized labor and prompted business and state elites to accommodate greater labor market flexibility, the legacies of past institutions remain evident ... More

Keywords: industrial relations, labor relations, economic adjustment measures, globalization, labor politics, industrial relations

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199241149
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199241147.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Candland, editor
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
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Rudra Sil, editor
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, PA
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1 The Politics of Labor in Late‐Industrializing and Post‐socialist Economies: New Challenges in a Global Age

Christopher Candland, Wellesley College and Rudra Sil, University of Pennsylvania

Part I Labor in Late‐Industrializing Economies

5 Globalization, Social Partnership, and Industrial Relations in Ireland

Eileen M. Doherty, Case Western Reserve University

Part II Labor in Post‐socialist Economies

10 Corporatist Renaissance in Post‐communist Central Europe?

Mitchell A. Orenstein, Syracuse University and Lisa E. Hale, Los Alamos National Laboratory


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