The growing importance of developments in European employment and industrial relations - especially in the EU and its member states but also including Central and Eastern European countries - is reflected in this new, authoritative Annual Review. The Review is edited and written by a team of leading European experts who identify and comment upon the more significant trends and developments in the relationship between employers, trade unions and employees, employment and employment law - including the impact of changes in the law upon UK law. There are additional contributions from eminent political scientists and economists sensitive to the relationship between changing political and economic contexts and change in industrial relations and employment. The authors, writing in a lucid accessible style, not only discuss current issues and developments but also provide an informed, longer term perspective to appeal to a wide ranging readership of employers, trade union officials, politicians and their advisers, and academics. The Review is edited by Professor Brian Towers and Professor Mike Terry, editors of the Industrial Relations Journal.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. 1. Editorial: developing social policy in the EU: prospects and obstacles: Michael Terry and Brian Towers. 2. The politics of Europe 1999: spring cleaning: Erik Jones. 3. Britain, EMU and the European Economy: Steve Bradley and John Whittaker. 4. Employment, employment, employment: is Europe working?: Michael Gold, Peter Cressey and Colin Gill. 5. Social dialogues: an interim report on recent results and prospects: Berndt Keller and Matthias Bansbach. 6. Employers and employer organisations in Europe: membership strength, density and representativeness: Franz Traxler. 7. Towards a reform agenda, European unions in transition: Jeremy Waddington. 8. In search of coherence: social policy, the single market and fundamental rights: Catherine Barnard and Simon Deakin. 9. Industrial relations in Central and Eastern Europe: Roderick Martin and Anamaria Critescu--Martin. 10. European industrial relations in 1999: chronicle of events: Mark Gilman and Andrea Broughton. 11. Bookshelf 2000: Edited by Ed Clark and Anna Soulsby. 12. Index.
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 the Industrial Relations Research Unit of Warwick Business School, European Editor of the Industrial Relations Journal.