Public Service Management and Employment Relations in Europe

Public Service Management and Employment Relations in Europe : Emerging from the Crisis

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Has there been a transformation of public service employment relations in Europe since the crisis? Public Service Management and Employment Relations in Europe examines public service employment relations after the economic crisis, including analysis of more than thirty years of public service and workforce reform, and addresses the interplay between an emerging post-crisis public service sector and the consequences for the state, employers and trade unions in core public services. Written by leading national experts, this book places the economic crisis in a longer timeframe and examines how far trends in public sector employment relations were reinforced or reversed by the crisis. It provides an up-to-date analysis of the restructuring of public service employment relations in 12 major European countries, including analysis of little studied central and Eastern European countries. This book will be vital reading for researchers, academics and PhD Students in the fields of Public Management, Public Administration, Employment Relations, and Human Resource more

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  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 589g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 46 black & white tables, 4 black & white line drawings
  • 1138851469
  • 9781138851467
  • 2,270,028

Review quote

"The dynamics of employment relations in the wake of the financial crisis have become an issue of major political and social concern, nowhere more than so than in the public sector. As this outstanding collection of essays from leading scholars in the field demonstrates, public service employment relations in Europe have been profoundly influenced by the crisis, but in divergent, distinctive and quite different ways. By comparing and contrasting the experience of European countries, this book lays out the challenges facing policy-makers, public managers and employees as they seek to make sense of the new post-crisis environment. Highly recommended." -Rhys Andrews, Cardiff University, UKshow more

About Stephen Bach

Stephen Bach is Professor of Employment Relations at King's College London, UK. Lorenzo Bordogna is Professor of Economic Sociology at the University of Milan, more

Table of contents

1. Emerging From the Crisis: The Transformation of Public Sector Employment Relations? Stephen Bach and Lorenzo Bordogna 2. Greece Public Service Employment Relations: Adjustment and Reforms Christos A. Ioannou 3. Spain Rationalization without Modernization: Public Service Employment Relations under Austerity Oscar Molina 4. Italy The Uncertainties of Endless Reform: Which Public Service Employment Relations after Austerity? Lorenzo Bordogna 5. France The Crisis Speeds Up Public Service Reform and Adjustment Catherine Vincent 6. Britain Contracting the State: Public Service Employment Relations in a Period of Crisis Stephen Bach 7. The Netherlands The Economic Crisis Spurs Public Service and Employment Relations Reform Peter Leisink 8. Germany Retrenchment before the Great Recession and its Lasting Consequences Berndt Keller 9. Denmark and Sweden The Consequences of Public Service Reform and Economic Crisis for Public Service Employment Relations Mikkel Mailand and Nana Wesley Hansen 10. Hungary Public Service Management and Employment Relations in Europe: Emerging from the Crisis? Imre Szabo 11. Czechia and Slovakia Facing Austerity through Collective Action: Economic Crisis and Public Service Employment Relations Marta Kahancova and Monika Martiskovashow more