- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- About the Contributors
- Comparative Employment Systems
- Institutions and Employment Relations
- Convergence and Divergence in Employment Relations
- Getting Down to Business: Varieties of Capitalism and Employment Relations
- Business Systems Theory and Employment Relations
- Developments and Extensions of ‘Régulation Theory’ and Employment Relations
- Capitalist Diversity, Work and Employment Relations
- Ownership Rights and Employment Relations
- Varieties of Institutional Theory in Comparative Employment Relations
- Institutions and the Industrial Relations Tradition
- Conflict, Order, and Change
- Employment Relations in Liberal Market Economies
- Social Democratic Capitalism
- Employment Regimes, Wage Setting, and Monetary Union in Continental Europe
- Continuity and Change in Asian Employment Systems: A Comparison of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan
- Economies Undergoing Long Transition: Employment Relations in Central and Eastern Europe
- Employment Relations in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa
- The Left Turn in Latin America: Consequences for Employment Relations
- Developing Societies—Asia
- Employment Relations in the BRICS Countries
- Globalization and Labour Market Governance
- Work, Bodies, Care: Gender and Employment in a Global World
- Where are the Voices? New Directions in Voice and Engagement across the Globe
- Insecure Employment: Diversity and Change
- The Migration–Development Nexus, Women Workers, and Transnational Employment Relations
- The Neo-Liberal Turn and the Implications for Labour
- The State and Employment Relations
- Unions: Practices and Prospects
- Institutions, Management Strategies, and HRM
- New Actors in Employment Relations
- The Future of Employment Relations in Advanced Capitalism: Inexorable Decline?
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
In looking at the broader socio-economic and employment relations systems in the post-state socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Martin Myant argues that previously very similar systems have in many respects diverged, and that raises questions as to whether they can still be lumped together into a single analytical category. Some common features include the wide role of informal practices, and specific legal traditions; key differences emerge in relative will and capabilities for law enforcement, and the role of actors in propping up the system. Although there is generally more respect for the law than in the immediate period following transitions, in many countries, employers are now experimenting with legal mechanisms to promote individualization, including the conversion of employees to independent contractors. However, where collective bargaining is deeply entrenched, there has been a tendency towards the further institutionalization of collectivism. Finally, politics matters, and during periods of right-wing rule, even in countries such as Slovenia, greater liberalization has been promoted.
Martin Myant, Head of Unit for European Economic, Employment and Social Policy, European Trade Union Institute, Brussels.
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