LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT

Username
Password
Remember Me
Or use your Academic/Social account:

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Or use your Academic/Social account:

Congratulations!

You have just completed your registration at OpenAire.

Before you can login to the site, you will need to activate your account. An e-mail will be sent to you with the proper instructions.

Important!

Please note that this site is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Any new content you create is not guaranteed to be present to the final version of the site upon release.

Thank you for your patience,
OpenAire Dev Team.

Close This Message

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Name:
Username:
Password:
Verify Password:
E-mail:
Verify E-mail:
*All Fields Are Required.
Please Verify You Are Human:
fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
Upchurch, Martin; Taylor, Graham; Mathers, Andrew (2008)
Publisher: Sage Publications
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects:
This article defines and explores the crisis of social democratic trade unionism in three countries in western Europe. The authors contend that a particularized form of postwar trade union orientation was socially constructed in Britain, Germany, and France in which a party union nexus gave special privileges to unions in return for compliance with state policies in the national interest. This arrangement has broken down in recent years under the pressure of global product market competition. As a result, trade unions are being forced to adopt alternative strategic orientations, involving both a fracture in the party union nexus and a willingness to work within wider civil society.
  • The results below are discovered through our pilot algorithms. Let us know how we are doing!

    • Ackers, P., and A. Wilkinson. 2003. Introduction: The British industrial relations tradition. Formation, breakdown and salvage. In Understanding work and employment: Industrial relations in transition, ed. P. Ackers and A. Wilkinson, 1-32.Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
    • Andolfatto, D. 2004a. Conclusion. In Les syndicats en France, ed. D. Andolfatto, 165-68. Paris: La Documentation Française.
    • Andolfatto, D. 2004b. Introduction. In Les syndicats en France, ed. D. Andolfatto, 9-14. Paris: La Documentation Française.
    • Andolfatto, D., and J.-Y. Sabot. 2004. Les héritiers du mouvement ourvier: CGT et CGT-FO [The inheritors of the worker's movement: CGT and CGT-FO]. In Les syndicats en France, ed. D. Andolfatto, 15-41. Paris: La Documentation Française.
    • Annesley, C. 2006. Ver.di and trade union revitalization in Germany. Industrial Relations Journal 37 (2): 164-79.
    • Aparicio, J.-C., M. Pernet, and D. Torquéo. 1999. La CFDT au péril du libéral-syndicalisme [The CFDT in danger of neoliberal unionism]. Paris: Éditions Syllepse.
    • Arestis, P., and M. Sawyer. 2003. New consensus, new Keynesianism and the economics of the “third way.” In Neue Keynesianismus: Der neue wirtschaftspolitische Mainstream? ed. E. Hein, A. Heise, and A. Truger, 227-43. Marburg, Germany: Metropolis.
    • Bachet, D., and J.-P. Durand. 2001. Social-liberalism in France. Capital and Class 75:135-48
    • Beale, D. 2005. The promotion and prospects of partnership at work at Inland Revenue: Employer and union hand-in-hand. In Partnership and modernization in employment relations, ed. M. Stuart and M. Martínez Lucio, 137-53. London: Routledge.
    • Behrens, M., M. Fichter, and C. Frege. 2003. Unions in Germany: Regaining the initiative. European Journal of Industrial Relations 9 (1): 25-42.
    • Bieler, A. 2006. The struggle for a social Europe. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.
    • Bieler, A. 2007. Labor at the World Social Forum 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya. Unpublished manuscript. Available at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~ldzab.
    • Bornost, S. 2005. Germany: The rise of the Left. International Socialism 108:14-33.
    • Bornstein, S. 1984. States and unions: From postwar settlement to contemporary stalemate. In The state in capitalist Europe, ed. S. Bornstein, D. Held, and J. Krieger, 54-90. London: Allen and Unwin.
    • Coates, D. 1984. The context of British politics. London: Hutchinson.
    • Cohen, J., and J. Rogers. 1995. Secondary associations and democratic governance. In Associations and democracy, ed. J. Cohen and J. Rogers, 7-100. London: Verso.
    • Charlwood, A. 2004. The new generation of trade union leaders and prospects for union revitalization. British Journal of Industrial Relations 42 (2): 379-97.
    • Crouch, C. 1993. Industrial relations and European state traditions. London: Clarendon.
    • Crouch. C. 2001. A third way in industrial relations. In Labor: The Progressive Future? ed. S. White, 93-109. New Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave.
    • Dale, G. 2005. Popular protest in East Germany 1945-1989. London: Routledge.
    • Darlington, R. 1994. The dynamics of workplace unionism. London: Mansell.
    • Darlington, R. 2007. Leadership and union militancy: The case of the RMT. Paper presented to the International Industrial Relations Association European Congress, Manchester, UK.
    • Department of Trade and Industry. 1998. Fairness at work (Cmnd. 3968). London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
    • Department of Trade and Industry. 2002. High performance workplaces: The role of employee involvement in a modern economy. Discussion paper.
    • Department of Trade and Industry. 2004. Achieving best practice in your business: Maximizing potential. High performance workplaces. http://www.dti.gov.uk.
    • Dreiling, M., and I. Robinson. 1998. Union responses to NAFTA in the USA and Canada: Explaining intra- and international variation. Mobilization: An International Journal 32 (2): 163-84.
    • Dufour, C. 2003. 2000 Works Council election results published. http://www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int/ 2003/03/feature/fr0303108f.html (accessed April 3, 2006).
    • Dufour, C. 2004. 2003 annual review for France. http://www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int/2004/01/feature/ fr0401107f.html (accessed April 3, 2006).
    • Dufour, C. 2005a. 2004 annual review for France. http://www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int/2005/01/feature/ fr0501104f.html (accessed April 3, 2006).
    • Dufour, C. 2005b. 2003 works council election results and new worker representation rules for SMEs. http://www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int/2005/10/feature/fr0510103f.html (accessed April 3, 2006).
    • Flanders, A. 1970. Management and unions: The theory and reform of industrial relations. London: Faber.
    • Flanders, A. 1974. Management and unions: The theory and reform of industrial relations, 2nd ed. London: Faber and Faber.
    • Frege, C., J. Kelly, and L. Turner. 2004. The new solidarity? Strategies for union coalition building in five countries. In Varieties of unionism: Strategies for union revitalization in a globalizing economy, ed. C. Frege and J. Kelly, 137-58. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
    • Gall, G. 2004. Breaking with, and breaking, “partnership”: The case of the postal workers and the Royal Mail in Britain. In Partnership and modernization in employment relations, ed. M. Stuart and M. Martinez Lucio, 154-70. London: Palgrave.
    • Ghigliani, P. 2005. International trade unionism in a globalizing world: A case study of new labor internationalism. Economic and Industrial Democracy 26 (3): 359-82.
    • Goestchy, J. 1998. France: The limits of reform. In Changing industrial relations in Europe, ed. A. Ferner and R. Hyman, 357-94. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
    • Goldfield, M. 1989. The decline of organized labor in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    • Grahl, J., and P. Teague. 2004. The German model in danger. Industrial Relations Journal 35 (6): 557-73.
    • Grunberg, G. 2005. Le Référendum Française Ratification du Traité Constitutionnel Européen du 29 Mai 2005: French politics. Culture and Society 23 (3): 128-44.
    • Hamann, K., and J. Kelly. 2004. Unions as political actors: A recipe for revitalization? In Varieties of unionism: Strategies for union revitalization in a globalizing economy, ed. C. Frege and J. Kelly, 93-116. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
    • Hassel, A. 2003. The politics of social pacts. British Journal of Industrial Relations 41 (4): 707-26
    • Heery, E. 1998. The relaunch of the Trades Union Congress. British Journal of Industrial Relations 36 (3): 339-60.
    • Heery, E. 2005. Trade unionism under New Labor. The Shirley Lerner Memorial Lecture 2005. Unpublished manuscript, Manchester Industrial Relations Society.
    • Heery, E., J. Kelly, and J. Waddington. 2003. Union revitalization in Britain. European Journal of Industrial Relations 9 (1): 79-97.
    • Heery, E., and L. Adler. 2004. Organizing the unorganized. In Varieties of unionism: Strategies for union revitalization in a globalizing economy, ed. J. Kelly and C. Frege, 45-70. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
    • Hinton, J. 1983. Labor and socialism: A history of the British labor movement 1867-1974. Brighton, UK: Wheatsheaf.
    • Hombach, B. 2000. The politics of the new centre. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
    • Hyman, R. 1999. An emerging agenda for trade unions? Discussion Paper 98, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland.
    • Hyman, R. 2001. Understanding European trade unionism: Between market, class and society. London: Sage.
    • Jefferys, S. 1996. France 1995: The backward march of labor halted? Capital and Class 59:7-21.
    • Jefferys, S. 2003. Liberté, égalité and fraternité at work. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave.
    • Jünke, C. 2007. A new formation with potential pitfalls: The new German Linkspartei. Debatte 15 (3): 307-19.
    • Kastendiek, H. 1984. Struktur und Organisationesprobleme, einer staatsstragenden Arbeitnehmerpartei: Zum verhaltnis von SPD und Gewerkschaften seit 1966 [Problems of organization and structure of a state-based workers' party: Relationships between the SPD and trade unions since 1966]. In Das Ende der Arbeitbewgung in Deutschland? ed. R. Ebighausen and F. Tiemann, 85-101. Wiesbaden, Germany: Westdeutscher Verlag.
    • Leopold, J. 2006. Trade unions and the third round of political fund review balloting. Industrial Relations Journal 37 (3): 190-208.
    • Levy, J. D. 2001. Partisan politics and welfare adjustment: The case of France. Journal of European Public Policy 8 (2): 265-85.
    • Lohse, T. 2005. Hartz IV: The German “Word of the Year 2004” and the country's hope to overcome its problem of unemployment. Discussion paper no. 311, School of Economics and Management, University of Hannover, Germany.
    • Ludlam, S. 2001. New Labor and the unions: The end of the contentious alliance? In New Labor in government, ed. S. Ludlam and M. J. Smith, 111-29. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave.
    • Ludlam, S. 2004. New Labor, “vested interests,” and the union link. In Governing as New Labor: Policy and politics under Blair, ed. S. Ludlam and M. J. Smith, 71-87. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Ludlam, S., and A. Taylor. 2003. Political representation of labor in Britain. British Journal of Industrial Relations 41 (4): 727-49.
    • McIlroy, J. 1998. The enduring alliance? Trade unions and the making of New Labor 1994-97. British Journal of Industrial Relations 36 (4): 537-64.
    • Milner, S. 2005. Trade union as a force de revolution? On social movement unionism in France. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK.
    • Minkin, L. 1992. The contentious alliance: Trade unions and the Labor Party. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh University Press.
    • Minock, M. 1988. Pour une histoire du socialisme en France [For a history of socialism in France]. Commentaire 11 (41): 166.
    • Moody, K. 1997. Workers in a lean world: Unions in the international economy. London: Verso.
    • Moschonas, G. 2002. In the name of social democracy: The great transformation. 1945 to the present. London: Verso.
    • Mulholland, H. 2006. Unions withdraw support for Labour over pensions row. Guardian, March 29, 2006.
    • Müller-Jentsch, W. 1986. Labor conflicts and class struggles. In Technological change, rationalization and industrial relations, ed. O. Jacobi et al., 103-28. London: Croom Helm.
    • Murray, A. 2003. A New Labor nightmare: The return of the awkward squad. London: Verso.
    • Nachtwey, O., and T. Spier. 2007. Political opportunity structures and the success of the German Left Party in 2005. Debatte 15 (2): 123-54.
    • Nielsen, K., B. Jessop, and J. Hausner. 1995. Institutional change in post-socialism. In Strategic choice and path dependency in post socialism, ed. J. Hausner, B. Jessop, and K. Nielsen, 3-44. Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar.
    • O' Brien, R. 2004. Globalization, imperialism and the labor standards debate. In Labor and globalization: Results and prospects, ed. R. Munck, 52-70. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press.
    • Offe, C. 1985. Disorganized capitalism. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
    • Offe, C., and H. Wiesenthal. 1985. Two logics of collective action. In Disorganized capitalism, ed. C. Offe. Cambridge, UK: Polity.
    • Padgett, S., and W. Paterson. 1991. A history of social democracy in postwar Europe. Harlow, UK: Longman.
    • Panitch, L. 1986. Working class politics in crisis: Essays on labor and the state. London: Verso.
    • Phelps Brown, H. 1986. The origins of trade union power, 2nd ed. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
    • Poulantzas, N. 1978. State, power, socialism. London: New Left.
    • Prabhakar, R. 2003. Stakeholding and New Labor. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Rainnie, A., and B. Ellem. 2006. Fighting the global at the local: Community unionism in Australia. Paper presented at the Global Futures for Unions Conference, Cornell University, New York.
    • Rhodes, M. 1998. Globalization, labor markets and welfare states: A future of “competitive corporatism”? In The future of European welfare, ed. M. Rhodes and Y. Mény, 178-203. Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan.
    • Robinson, I. 2000. Neo-liberal restructuring and U.S. unions: Towards social movement unions. Critical Sociology 26 (1/2): 109-38.
    • Robinson, I. 2002. Does neoliberal restructuring promote social movement unionism? U.S. developments in comparative perspectives. In Unions in a globalized environment: Changing borders, organizational boundaries and social roles, ed. B. Nissen, 189-235. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.
    • Rucht, D. 2003. The changing role of political protest movements. West European Politics 26 (4): 153-76.
    • Ryner, M. 2003. Disciplinary neo-liberalism, regionalization and the social market in German restructuring. In A ruined fortress: Neoliberal hegemony and transformation in Europe, ed. A. Cafruny and M. Ryner, 201-30. Lanham, MD: Rowan and Littlefield.
    • Schmidt, W., and B. Dworschak. 2006. Pay developments in Britain and Germany: Collective bargaining, benchmarking and mimetic wages. European Journal of Industrial Relations 12 (1): 89-109.
    • Seifert, R., and T. Sibley. 2005. United they stood: The story of the firefighters' dispute 2002-2004. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
    • Streeck, W. 1992. Social institutions and economic performance. London: Sage.
    • Streeck, W. 2005. Industrial relations: From state weakness as strength to state weakness as weakness. Welfare corporatism and the private use of the public interest. In Governance in contemporary Germany: The semisoverign state revisited, ed. S. Green and W. E. Paterson, 138-64. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
    • Tempest, M. 2004. Unions demand radical labour manifesto. Guardian, May 18, 2004.
    • Thompson, P. 2005. The crisis of the German Left: The PDS, Stalinism and the global economy. Oxford, UK: Berghahn.
    • Turner, L. 2007. Framing labor as social justice: Strategic campaigns at Ver.di and Unite-Here. Paper presented to the International Industrial Relations Association European Congress, Manchester, UK.
    • Upchurch, M. 2000. The crisis of labor relations in Germany. Capital and Class 70:64-95.
    • Waterman, P. 2001. Globalizations, social movements and the new internationalisms. London: Continuum.
    • Waterman, P. 2007. Labor at the World Social Forum, Nairobi, January 20-25, 2007: Reviving and reinventing the labor movement as a sword of justice. http://www.openspaceforum.net/twiki/ tiki-read_article.php?articleId=334 (accessed February 24, 2007).
    • Wolfreys, J. 2006. France in revolt 1995-2005. International Socialism 109:3-20.
  • No related research data.
  • No similar publications.

Share - Bookmark

Cite this article