New Frontiers of Democratic Participation at Work

New Frontiers of Democratic Participation at Work

by Michael Gold
     
 

Following up on the same themes first treated in Trade Unions and Democratic Participation: a Scenario for the 21st Century (1996), these 13 papers explore the role of unions, works councils, and other representatives of labor in the processes of developing European economic and social policy and in democratic participation in the workplace. Presented by GoldSee more details below

Overview

Following up on the same themes first treated in Trade Unions and Democratic Participation: a Scenario for the 21st Century (1996), these 13 papers explore the role of unions, works councils, and other representatives of labor in the processes of developing European economic and social policy and in democratic participation in the workplace. Presented by Gold (European business and employee relations, Royal Holloway U. of London, UK), papers look at the role of the European Union in encouraging worker participation, provide case studies from around the continent, and explore a variety of thematic aspects of the topic. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754609247
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Notes on Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: New Frontiers of Democratic Participation at Work1
2EU Social Policy and Developments in Worker Involvement29
3European Works Councils: Who Benefits?51
4The Role of Economic and Social Councils in Social Dialogue73
5Making Sense of Democratic Participation in the Dutch Information and Communications Industry101
6French and Italian Hospitals: the Long Road towards Autonomy126
7New Management Systems and Worthwhile Work: the Swedish Experience148
8New Concepts in Work Organization: a Case from the Norwegian Offshore Petroleum Industry177
9Social Transformation, Self-organization at Work and Participation in Germany205
10Worker Participation in the Reduction of Working Hours in France224
11Worker Participation in Negotiating Working Time in Italy249
12Worker Participation in Central and Eastern Europe: Union Strategies273
13Trade Union Education and Democratic Participation: the Case of Malta295
Index316

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