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Politics, public policy and the employment relationship

Management Research News

ISSN: 0140-9174

Article publication date: 1 October 2001



Presents 35 abstracts from the 2001 Employment Research Unit Annual conference held at Cardiff Business School in September 2001. Attempts to explore the theme of changing politics of employment relations beyond and within the nation state, against a background of concern in the developed economies at the erosion of relatively advanced conditions of work and social welfare through increasing competition and international agitation for more effective global labour standards. Divides this concept into two areas, addressing the erosion of employment standards through processes of restructuring and examining attempts by governments, trade unions and agencies to re‐create effective systems of regulation. Gives case examples from areas such as India, Wales, London, Ireland, South Africa, Europe and Japan. Covers subjects such as the Disability Discrimination Act, minimum wage, training, contract workers and managing change.



Blyton, P., Heery, E. and Turnbull, P. (2001), "Politics, public policy and the employment relationship", Management Research News, Vol. 24 No. 10/11, pp. 1-68.




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