Trade Unions, Employers and the Formation of National Economic Policy

  • R. W. Cox


Most of the countries with liberal democratic forms of political institutions are now grappling in one manner or another with the problem of associating trade unions and organized employers in certain aspects of economic policy-making. From one standpoint, this may be regarded as the extension of industrial relations into new fields. But to understand the real import of these developments, it is preferable to take a somewhat different view: the decision-making process of public policy in the economic and social field. For it is only by asking: How is national economic policy really determined? What are the effective influences in deciding it?—that the real role of employers’ and workers’ organizations will become apparent.


Interest Group Trade Union Industrial Relation Economic Planning Income Policy 
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