The trojan horse for the Americanization of Europe? Polish industrial relations towards the EU
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) The trojan horse for the Americanization of Europe? Polish industrial relations towards the EU. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 8 (1). pp. 77-99. ISSN 0959-6801Full text not available from this repository.
This article discusses the implications of EU enlargement eastward for the so-called 'European social model' and the 'Europeanization' of industrial relations. After considering the standpoints of EU bodies, it supports an alternative 'agency-based' perspective. A deeper analysis of the Polish case reveals that not only has enlargement an impact on industrial relations, but conversely industrial relations has a considerable impact on enlargement. A particular asymmetry is detected. In the West, employers strongly promote enlargement and unions (especially in some countries) are increasingly sceptical; in the East, the opposite is the case. This asymmetry increases the risks of American-style fragmentation of European industrial relations.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Journal or Publication Title:||EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 77-99|
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