The SAGE Handbook of Industrial Relations provides a systematic, comprehensive survey of the field. The result is a work of unprecedented scope and unparalleled ambition. It offers a compete guide to the central debates, new developments, and emerging themes in the field. It will quickly be recognized as the indispensable reference for teachers, students and researchers. It is relevant to economists, lawyers, sociologists, business and management researchers, and Industrial Relations specialists.

Chapter 19: The Evolution of Stakeholder Regimes: Beyond Neo-Corporatism

The Evolution of Stakeholder Regimes: Beyond Neo-Corporatism

The evolution of stakeholder regimes: Beyond neo-corporatism

A central phenomenon of industrial relations (IR) since the 1960s has been the pluralization of the field-in practice, if not in theory. Where the Dunlopian paradigm envisioned a tripartite model, with unions and government as the sole representatives of non-market values, recent decades have seen a rapid expansion of the cast. Many of the emergent actors are ‘new movements’, formed around social identities such as race, gender, disability, and other markers of status; though not centered on the workplace, these groups have had enormous impacts on employment through civil rights legislation and publicity campaigns. Others are more clearly ‘labor’ groups, such as immigrant worker centers that have emerged, largely independent of unions, ...

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