Politics of Labor in Europe 2012/13
(Politics of Labor 2012/13)

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An important feature of continental European capitalism is its social dimension. Comprehensive welfare systems, and highly institutionalized and politicized forms of industrial relations have constituted crucial elements of the post-war European model of society. A historic compromise between strong labor movements and capital willing to accommodate workers’ demands has provided the foundation for this social model. The capital-labor accord has come under attack in recent decades. Structural changes in production, rising unemployment, shifting macroeconomic priorities, and, last but not least, globalization and Europeanization of production are held responsible for this. Rather than a simple dismantling of the social model, however, we see its far reaching transformation. The course examines the emergence and transformation of the compromise between capital and labor in Europe.

This course requires an enrolment key