The Swedish Model of Industrial Relations: Self-Regulation and Combined Centralisation-Decentralisation

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The Swedish model of industrial relations is analyzed with respect to some closely related dimensions: collective agreements - legislation, cooperation - confrontation, self-regulation - state regulation and centralisation - decentralisation. Both the historical development and the present state of the model are discussed. In an analytical table the dimension self-regulation - state regulation is combined with the dimension centralisation - decentralisation. A distinction is made between self-regulation on the part of unions AND employers' associations (bipartite self-regulation) and on the other hand on the part of unions OR employers' associations (unilateral self-regulation). By that the four fields of the table are extended to six fields. The development in the last 10-15 years is described as a "new mix of self-regulation and state regulation and of centralisation and decentralisation".
Titel på värdpublikationTrade Unionism since 1945: Towards a Global History
Undertitel på värdpublikationVolume 1: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East
RedaktörerCraig Phelan
FörlagPeter Lang Publishing Group
Antal sidor44
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-03911-410-8
StatusPublished - 2009



Bibliografisk information

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This book is one of two volumes on the history of trade unionism from a global perspective. It contains chapters on a number of countries in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It is publihed as volume 1 in the series Trade Unions Past, Present and Future.

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>Mer information om boken</a>
The Swedish Mediation Office (Mediation Institute) was founded in the year 2000 (not in 2001 as mentioned at pp. 156, 164 and 185).

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Sociologi (exklusive socialt arbete, socialpsykologi och socialantropologi)


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