The Dynamics of Wage Relations in the New Europe

  • Linda Clarke
  • Peter de Gijsel
  • Jörn Janssen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Introduction Wage relations and European wage policy

    1. Linda Clarke, Peter de Gijsel, Jörn Janssen
      Pages 1-10
  3. The regulation of wages in the European states

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. The historical process of wage formation

    3. The composition of the wage package

    4. The transformation of wage relations in Central and Eastern Europe

    5. Back Matter
      Pages 127-132
  4. Wage forms, the reproduction of labour and living standards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Social reproduction and the labour process

      1. Marcel Bolle de Bal
        Pages 152-168
    3. The reproduction of labour

    4. The reproduction of the social structure

    5. Back Matter
      Pages 244-245
  5. Competition, the market and changes in work organisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Deregulation and labour market performance

    3. Increasing competition and changing work organisation

      1. Suzanne J. Konzelmann, Adrienne M. Birecree
        Pages 294-307
      2. Peter Jansen
        Pages 322-333
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 334-337
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 338-351

About this book


he debate on 'The Dynamics of Wage Relations in the New Europe' is an T offspring of a research project on 'Disparities in Wage Relations and the Reproduction of Skills in Europe'. At a meeting of the advisory committee for this research held at the University of Westminster in London on 14th November 1994, it was decided (by Linda Clarke,]orn]anssen, Henryk Lewandowski, Philippe Mehaut, Patrick Rozenblatt and Frank Wilkinson) to set up a larger international committee to develop a programme and seek funding from the European Commission for a symposium of experts on wage relations. This committee of ten scientific experts was formed and invited to a number of meetings throughout 1995 and 1996 by DG V of the European Commission in order to develop a programme and proposal for a symposium to take place in 1997. Eventually the proposal, formally submitted by University of Westminster/London, University ofMaastrichti Netherlands, Fachhochschule Dortmund/Germany and University of Osnabriick/ Germany was accepted by the European Commission in May 1996. Additional funding was then obtained from the Hans-Bockler-Stiftung and the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research allowing, in particular, participants from Central and East European countries to be invited. The subject of wage relations, as a central issue of European social policy, was intended to be tackled in an open debate between scientists and policy makers, the latter as individual experts rather than representatives.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Linda Clarke
    • 1
  • Peter de Gijsel
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jörn Janssen
    • 4
    • 1
  1. 1.Westminster Business SchoolUK
  2. 2.University of MaastrichtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Fachhochschule DortmundGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7002-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4445-6
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