• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The field of employment and industrial relations is undergoing dramatic changes in the developed world; whilst developing economies are also experiencing their own shifts in practice and policy.

The chapters in this collection provide detailed and up-to-date analyses of industrial relations developments in four contrasting economies: Australia, the United Kingdom, China and Vietnam. Readers are invited to make a comparative study of these very different regions and regimes.

Chapters are contributed by leading authorities in employment and industrial relations and make the complex detail of new industrial relations laws easy to understand.

This book is designed for students and scholars of employment and industrial relations, and provides an excellent reference for practitioners and students of labour economics and international and comparative human resource management.

Recent Industrial Relations Developments in the United Kingdom: Continuity and Change under New Labour 1997–2005
Recent industrial relations developments in the United Kingdom: Continuity and change under new labour 1997–2005
DavidNash, Cardiff Business School, UK
Introduction

With Labour's election victory in 2005, Tony Blair achieved his ambition of being the first Labour Prime Minister to serve two consecutive full terms in office. This milestone also provides commentators with an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the past eight years. Scholars in the field of industrial relations have been more interested than most in debating the characteristics of New Labour and the extent to which it has marked a break with the past or a continuation of the policies of its Conservative predecessors. The terms of debate can ...

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