The Future of European Labor Relations: the Decentralization Paradox (Jelle Visser)


Date: Feb 28, 2012

Part of the BEI series, Bringing Back Political Economy: Europe, Ground Zero

Speaker: Jelle Visser, Chair of Sociology of Labour and Organization, University of Amsterdam
Comments: Joshua Whitford, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology Department, Columbia University
Chair: Michele Alacevich, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University

Despite efforts to enhance employer-government coordination and to strengthen social protection, the European labor movement remains weak. European decentralization and fragmentation have paradoxically increased the scope for EU- and state-based interventions in labor relations, while weakening intermediate, self-regulatory structures. Visser will argue that this outcome tends to weaken the moderate and pro-integration forces within the labor movement, and does nothing to alleviate intra-regional tensions.

Co-sponsored by BEI and the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

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Date: Feb 28, 2012

Part of the BEI series, Bringing Back Political Economy: Europe, Ground Zero

Speaker: Jelle Visser, Chair of Sociology of Labour and Organization, University of Amsterdam
Comments: Joshua Whitford, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology Department, Columbia University
Chair: Michele Alacevich, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University

Despite efforts to enhance employer-government coordination and to strengthen social protection, the European labor movement remains weak. European decentralization and fragmentation have paradoxically increased the scope for EU- and state-based interventions in labor relations, while weakening intermediate, self-regulatory structures. Visser will argue that this outcome tends to weaken the moderate and pro-integration forces within the labor movement, and does nothing to alleviate intra-regional tensions.

Co-sponsored by BEI and the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

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