The Palgrave Handbook of Workers’ Participation at Plant Level

  • Stefan Berger
  • Ludger Pries
  • Manfred Wannöffel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Stefan Berger, Ludger Pries, Manfred Wannöffel
    Pages 1-9
  3. Overviews

  4. Classic, Theoretical and Historical Perspectives on Workers’ Participation

  5. Country Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Jan Drahokoupil, Marta Kahancová
      Pages 301-322
    3. Michele Ford, George Martin Sirait
      Pages 377-392
    4. Graciela Bensusán, Willebaldo Gómez Zuppa
      Pages 459-478
    5. Elena Gerasimova
      Pages 491-514
    6. Holm-Detlev Köhler
      Pages 515-536
    7. Edward Webster, Themba Masondo, Christine Bischoff
      Pages 537-555
    8. Harry C. Katz, Arthur Wheaton
      Pages 575-594
  6. Workers’ Participation at Plant Level and Its Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 595-595
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 621-638

About this book


Comprising the study, documentation, and comparison of plant-level workers’ participation around the world, this volume meets the challenge of offering a global perspective on workers’ participation, representation, and models of social partnership. Value chains, economic life, inter-cultural exchange and knowledge, as well as the mobility of persons and ideas increasingly cross the borders of nation-states. In the knowledge age, the active participation of workers in organizations is crucially important for sustainable and long-term growth and innovation. This handbook offers lessons from historical, global accounts of workers’ participation at plant level, even as it looks forward to predict forthcoming trends in participation.


Protests Social Movement Unions Organizations Modernity workers' representation workers' rights knowledge economy comparative sociology historical sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Berger
    • 1
  • Ludger Pries
    • 2
  • Manfred Wannöffel
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Social Movements and Department of HistoryRuhr University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Department of Social SciencesRuhr University BochumBochumGermany
  3. 3.Department of Social SciencesRuhr University BochumBochumGermany

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