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National Labour Relations in Internationalized MarketsA Comparative Study of Institutions, Change and Performance$
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Franz Traxler, Sabine Blaschke, and Bernhard Kittel

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198295549

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295549.001.0001

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Associational Centralization

Associational Centralization

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(p.65) 6 Associational Centralization
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National Labour Relations in Internationalized Markets
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Franz Traxler

Sabine Blaschke

Bernhard Kittel

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295549.003.0006

According to some industrial relations accounts like corporatist theory, the ability of unions and employer associations to employ incomes policy depends on their degree of centralization. Despite this, the application of centralization and the collection of comparable data have been given little attention. When looking into associational centralization, the relationship between associations and their members has to be considered. With the occurrence of problems such as the complex multi-level hierarchy and the discrepancy between the formal distribution of powers and the actual relations, centralization, in this chapter, is measured by looking at the following indicators: the formal powers/obligations of the largest structural peak with regard to its affiliates, the formal powers/obligations of the said affiliates to lower associational levels, the formal associational control over the lowest level, and the actual role of the largest peak in bargaining and negotiation.

Keywords:   structural peak, corporatist theory, centralization, employer associations, unions, powers, obligations, negotiation, bargaining

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