International Integration and Labour Market Organization

International Integration and Labour Market Organization

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This text brings together contributions from leading labour market scholars in Europe and the US to discuss the most important labour market topic for the 1990s: the impact of international economic integration on the system of labour market organization. The economic changes underway in Europe and elsewhere still leave open the question of what type of social organization and what types of institutions will develop in the new world where the boundaries of nation states are less clear cut. Nowhere are these policy options more apparent and more hotly debated than in the labour market. The contributions use a common methodological approach, in which insitutional and social organizations are seen as inseparable from economic organization, to show how current differences in labour markets relate to differences in economic structure and organization.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.05mm | 554g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0121638707
  • 9780121638702

Table of contents

Part 1 International integration: lessons, scenarios and strategies; towards greater European co-operation - a necessary but difficult road, F. Freire De Sousa and A. Castro; future prospects for the European labour market - visions and nightmares, W. Sengenberger; footwear manufacturers and the restructuring of distribution in the shoe industry - a challenge to the flexible specialization analysis, B. Courault; economic internationalization and the labour market in Spain, A. Recio; regional competition, convergence and social welfare - the US case, J. Persky; federalism issues in the "Eastern European Bloc" - aspects of the labour market, J. Timar; vocational training - one element in labour market policy in the new federal German states, P. Schreiber. Part 2 Integration and labour markets towards convergence?: deregulation and European labour markets, S. Deakin and U. Muckenberger; trade union action and labour market - the French and German systems compared, P. Mahaut; workforce conversion policies in Germany and France - new approaches to industrial restructuring, G. Bosch and M.C. Villeval; the regulation of social protection in the European Community - the case of unemployment compensation, C. Toft. Part 3 Integration, internationalism and labour markets - analytical and theoretical issues: specialization patterns and employment quality in the construction of Europe - an employment systems model as an analytical tool, M.J. Rodrigues; the institutional forms of work and employment - towards the construction of an international historical and comparative approach, F. Michon; productive systems, international integration and the Single European Market, J. Rubery.
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