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Employment Research and State Traditions: A Comparative History of the United States, Great Britain, and Germany

Carola Frege


Contemporary employment research tackles an increasingly globalized subject, much of it using empiricist and a-theoretical methods increasingly embedded in a market-economic paradigm. However, this stands in stark contrast to employment research's historical roots. Exploring these roots, this book traces how employment research was born out of the industrial and also democratic transformations of the 19th century and shows that the variations of employment research can be traced back to nation-specific state traditions. In particular, it shows how countries conceptualized their relationship be ... More

Keywords: industrialization, democracy, political economy, industrial economy, labour movements, academic research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199208067
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208067.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carola Frege, author
Reader in Employment Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
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