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Negotiating the New Germany: Can Social Partnership Survive?

Negotiating the New Germany: Can Social Partnership Survive?

by Lowell Turner
     
 

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"No other book that I am aware of places the German industrial relations system in the broader industrial and political context in an effort to understand the role of the industrial relations system in contributing to a nation's economic success and how that role is being affected by economic and political change."—James P. Begin, Rutgers University

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"No other book that I am aware of places the German industrial relations system in the broader industrial and political context in an effort to understand the role of the industrial relations system in contributing to a nation's economic success and how that role is being affected by economic and political change."—James P. Begin, Rutgers University

The reunification of Germany in 1990 juxtaposed two very different models of industrial relations. This volume assesses the results. By the late 1980s, West Germany had developed and refined a largely collaborative relationship between business and labor, codified in law, that governed industrial relations effectively. How would East German workers, operating within a completely different system for forty years, respond to West Germany's institutional social partnership? Would western-style social partnership spread to all of the New Germany, or find itself seriously destabilized?

The internationally recognized scholars who contribute to this volume are unanimous in their admiration of key elements in the German model. They diverge, however, on their assessments of the resilience of that model in the face of dramatic new challenges in the 1990s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801434204
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
01/08/1998
Series:
12/1/2006
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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