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The Transformation of Labour Relations: Restructuring and Privatization in Eastern Europe and Russia

John Thirkell, Krastyu Petkov, and Sarah Vickerstaff


The substantial political changes in Eastern Europe and Russia since 1989 have been accompanied by the attempted transfer, imposition, and imitation of labour relations practices and mechanisms from other market economies, primarily of Western Europe. This book addresses the extent to which these transferred labour relations institutions are likely to take root. The book offers a comparative analysis of changing labour relations at the national level in a range of countries, and the role of governments, international institutions, trade unions, and other agencies. This is supported by in-depth ... More

Keywords: Eastern Europe, Russia, labour relations, market economies, Western Europe, governments, international institutions, trade unions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198289791
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289791.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Thirkell, author
University of Kent

Krastyu Petkov, author
University of Sofia

Sarah Vickerstaff, author
University of Kent