- 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
The growing inadequacy of the traditional institutional actors in defending workers’ rights has created both the space and the need for ‘new’ actors (international coalitions, grassroots organizations and activists, etc.). Some of the actors are not necessarily new but are playing a stronger or taking on new role in (re)shaping employment relations at the workplace level and beyond; in some contexts, these actors interact and permeate each other’s sites and spatial boundaries in recognition of and to complement each other’s resource/capacity constraints. Empirical evidence suggests there is indeed increasing scope for the emergence of new actors, the presence of which is generally, though not always, beneficial to those whom they seek to organize and represent, against a universal trend of deteriorating employment security and workforce well-being.
Fang Lee Cooke, Professor of Human Resource Management and Chinese Studies, Monash University.
Geoffrey Wood, Professor of International Business, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.
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