Public Service Employment Relations in Europe: Transformation, Modernization or Inertia?

Public Service Employment Relations in Europe: Transformation, Modernization or Inertia?

by Stephen Bach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415203422

ISBN-13: 9780415203425

Pub. Date: 11/16/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The book provides an up-to-date analysis of the restructuring of public service employment relations in six European countries: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark and the UK. Each of the chapters on national systems is organized around a set of themes and policy issues including:

* the impact of fiscal crises, and increasing macro-economic integration

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Overview

The book provides an up-to-date analysis of the restructuring of public service employment relations in six European countries: Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark and the UK. Each of the chapters on national systems is organized around a set of themes and policy issues including:

* the impact of fiscal crises, and increasing macro-economic integration within the European Union, on the scope and organization of public services
* changes in the patterns and status of public service employment
* the shift from centralized administration to new models of devolved management
* changes in the organization and policies of public service trade unions
* reforms in the structure, process and outcome of collective bargaining
* patterns of conflict and cooperation between unions, managers and the state.

Written and edited by some of the country's primary authorities on public sector industrial relations, this outstanding book on this high profile field is sure to be a valuable resource for those studying this important topic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415203425
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/16/1999
Series:
Routledge Studies in Employment Relations Series
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
List of contributors
Preface
1Europe: Changing public service employment relations1
2Britain: The transformation of public service employment relations22
3Germany: Negotiated change, modernization and the challenge of unification56
4Italy: A case of co-ordinated decentralization94
5France: The restructuring of employment relations in the public services130
6Spain: Public service employment relations since the transition to democracy164
7Denmark: Negotiating the restructuring of public service employment relations198
Index236

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