This is the third in a series of detailed annual reviews in the field of European Industrial Relations. Each review, covering the European Union and Central and Eastern Europe, provides expert commentaries from a team of leading European specialists in industrial relations and employment developments.Chapters on employers and trade unions, collective bargaining, employment law, commentaries on leading cases and social Europe will be set within contextual contributions on the political and economic influences on industrial relations as well as a detailed chronicle of events over the review year. The authors will discuss and assess recent issues and developments but will also provide an informed, longer term perspective to appeal to a wide readership of academics, employers, trade union officials, and politicians and their advisers.The Review is edited by Professor Brian Towers and Professor Mike Terry, editors of the Industrial Relations Journal.
Table of Contents
1.Editorial: Unemployment and the Social Dialogue: Brian Towers (Nottingham Trent University) and Mike Terry (University of Warwick). 2. Politics of Europe 99: Changing the Guard in the European Union: in with the new, out with the old? Christopher Pierson, Anthony Forster and Erik Jones (Nottingham University). 3. The European Economy: Labour market efficiency, privatisation and minimum wages: David Sapsford, Steve Bradley, Caroline Elliot and Jim Millington (Lancaster University). 4. Social Europe: national initiatives and responses: Colin Gill (Cambridge University), Michael Gold (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Peter Cressey (University of Bath). 5. Sectoral Social Dialogues: new opportunities or more impasses?: Berndt Keller (University of Konstanz) and Bernd Sorries (E--Plus Mobilfunk GmbH). 6. Employers and Employer Organisations: The Case of Governability: Franz Traxler (University of Vienna). 7. A Year of Living Dangerously? EC Social Rights, Employment Policy and EMU: Simon Deakin and Catherine Barnard (Cambridge University). 8. European Community Employment Law: Key Recent Cases and their Implications for the UK: Ramsumair Singh (Lancaster University). 9. Industrial Relations in Transformation: Central and Eastern Europe in 1998: Roderick Martin (University of Glasgow) and Anamaria Cristesco--Martin. 10. European Industrial Relations in 1998: Chronicle of Events: Mark Gilman (University of Warwick) and Tina Weber (Ecotec). 11. Bookshelf: Ed Clark and Anna Soulsby (Nottingham Trent University).
Brian Towers is Professor of Industrial Relations at Nottingham Business School and Emeritus Professor, Strathclyde Business School. He is editor of the Industrial Relations Journal. Michael Terry is Professor of Industrial Relations at Warwick Business School, and European Editor of the Industrial Relations Journal.