This comprehensive book has long been essential for the study of comparative employment relations. The new edition brings the coverage right up to date, with a focus for example on the crucial issue of COVID-19 and the world of work.
[The book] is state of the art. It is broad in its scope, and sophisticated in its consideration of national context and history. It gives a sense of where countries are headed, but also is replete with micro-level detail drawn from credible primary sources.
This latest edition is another major contribution by a group of eminent scholars in the field. It serves to promote the study of comparative employment relations in the current context of globalisation, which is also of topical interest to the International Labour Organization (ILO).
By far the best and most widely used comparative industrial relations book.
The most comprehensive and authoritative comparative analysis of employment relations … especially welcomed because … this stellar group of authors and editors provide new insights on the adaptability of labor market institutions across the globe.
This pioneering book sets the standard for the field. It offers a theoretically informed analysis, which links key trends in employment relations across …countries to global phenomena. It is essential reading for those interested in comparative industrial relations as well as political economy.
The book breaks new ground as an integrated account of the forces shaping employment relations. It provides expert analysis of the national regulation of labour for more than half the world’s population. The introduction sets out a theoretical framework within which the salient institutional characteristics of the different countries discussed in the following chapters can be appreciated and compared.
This book will be welcomed by students and scholars seeking to understand the implications of the interconnectedness of national economies for national level employment relations, institutions and actors … countries are explored in chapters written by national experts who, together with contributions from the esteemed editors, provide detailed information and conceptual tools.
This new edition of a highly praised book is commended for its timely analysis of the impact of globalisation on national industrial relations.
The new edition of this widely admired text analyses systematically the rapidly changing world of employment relations in a range of countries. It places similarities and differences in a powerful framework embracing global and national forces and the strategies and choices of governments, employers and workers.
This classic book is an invaluable source of knowledge and inspiration for everyone – scholars, students and practitioners – interested in international and comparative perspectives on employment relations. The book offers important analysis of a multitude of national systems, as well as a discussion on current challenges facing the world of work, including the Covid-19 pandemic.
This new edition has grown in stature and sophistication. It demonstrates why an understanding of better work and the institutions that help to achieve it are so important, for those in the world of work and those preparing to enter it.
The 7th edition of this established book is a gem: with an ever-stronger and more diverse team of contributors, it combines the rigorous analytical clarity of the previous editions with new perspectives and insights on the recent trends of precarious work, transnational economic, technological and environmental forces, and new forms of employer and employee activism.
The 7th edition of the book builds on, and extends, the contributions of the earlier versions in a unique manner. This is a comparative and international book that is an important reference point for any scholar or student in the subject. It continues to broaden both the intellectual and empirical horizons of the subject allowing us to appreciate the nuances and differences – but also curious similarities – of different systems and national contexts. It is a significant reference point.
This comprehensive book has long been essential for the study of comparative employment relations. The new edition brings the coverage right up to date, with a focus for example on the crucial issue of COVID-19 and the world of work.’ (Richard Hyman, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK) ‘The most enduring and valuable book in the field of international and comparative employment relations in the last 30 years, the seventh edition covers advanced and emerging economies with insightful theoretical implications from a comparative perspective.
By virtue of a veritable who’s who of international experts authoring the country chapters, a review of the central theoretical debates in the field that is comprehensive and sophisticated, and attention to key challenges facing employment relations, including timely discussions of climate change and global public health crises, this volume is the best compendium of employment relations scholarship available.
This new edition provides an excellent, up-to-date entry point into the study of international and comparative employment relations. Readers will benefit greatly from its geographic coverage and conceptual insights.