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Industrial Relations and European State Traditions

Colin Crouch


For more than a century of development, the industrial relations systems of Western European countries grew in very diverse and changing ways. The forms they adopted can be mapped against a set of basic types, and this study moves between historical detail and theoretical typology in order to capture the complexity of that mapping. The book traces the development of trade unions, organized employers, the state's role, and patterns of industrial conflict in 15 countries. It concludes by linking contemporary industrial relations systems to a longue durŽe of relations between states and societies ... More

Keywords: employer organizations, industrial conflict, industrial relations, state, state traditions, trade unions, Western Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198279747
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198279744.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Crouch, author
Trinity College, Oxford
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