The Force of Labour: The Western European Labour Movement and the Working Class in the Twentieth Century

The Force of Labour: The Western European Labour Movement and the Working Class in the Twentieth Century

by Stefan Berger
     
 

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This innovative text aims to provide a comprehensive overview and comparative analysis of European labour movements from 1900 to 1990. The authors examine the links between workers and organized labour in seven European countries - Britain, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden and The Netherlands - and focus on areas such as the role of the state, labour markets,

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This innovative text aims to provide a comprehensive overview and comparative analysis of European labour movements from 1900 to 1990. The authors examine the links between workers and organized labour in seven European countries - Britain, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden and The Netherlands - and focus on areas such as the role of the state, labour markets, and occupation and class.

Previous works have analysed more limited periods and this has resulted in a compartmentalised approach to the subject. The broad timeframe adopted by the distinguished contributors will provide readers with fresh insights and will prompt a re-examination of currently accepted frameworks.

A welcome companion to Dick Geary's ‘Labour and Socialist Movements in Europe before 1914', this book will be widely used by students and scholars of modern European History and Politics.

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“... a valuable collection of essays ... welcome additions to the subject (offering) shrewd appraisals of the variety of regional and local, cultural and political determinants of the nature and fortunes of western Europe's labour movements” —Business History

“This is a very welcome addition to the growing field of comparative labour history, and points the way for future scholars in the field.” —Socialist History

“...will undoubtedly serve as (a) core text in undergraduate courses on German government.” —German Politics

“an exceptionally useful general work that presents a wealth of very readable information” —SAOTHAR

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Provides an overview and comparative analysis of European labour movements from 1900 to 1990. The authors, primarily sociologists, historians, and political scientists from Britain, examine seven European countries (Britain, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, and The Netherlands) in detail, focusing on such areas as the role of the state, labor markets, and occupation and class. Paper edition (023-X), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Business History

... a valuable collection of essays ... welcome additions to the subject (offering) shrewd appraisals of the variety of regional and local, cultural and political determinants of the nature and fortunes of western Europe's labour movements
Socialist History

This is a very welcome addition to the growing field of comparative labour history, and points the way for future scholars in the field.
German Politics

...will undoubtedly serve as (a) core text in undergraduate courses on German government.
SAOTHAR

an exceptionally useful general work that presents a wealth of very readable information

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859730232
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Stefan Berger is a Lecturer at the School of European Studies, at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff.

David Broughton is a Lecturer at the School of European Studies, at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff

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