- Introduction to comparative theory and method.
- Markets, institutions and actors.
- Varieties of capitalism 1: the UK and other LMEs.
- Varieties of capitalism 2: the CMEs and Japan.
- The role of the state.
- Reading week.
- Employers, employer associations and multi-national corporations.
- Trade unions.
- Collective bargaining, works councils and employee participation.
- Pay, inequality and unemployment; future trends.
By completing this module, you will be able to:
- Show their familiarity with issues of theory and method in the comparative analysis of employment relations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of employment relations in a number of countries.
- Think critically about contemporary issues in employment relations.
- Take views about policy issues informed by the latest research.
One two-hour unseen written examination.
- Bamber, G, Lansbury, R. & Wailes, N. (eds) (2011) International and Comparative Employment Relations, 5th edition, London: Sage.
- P. Dicken (2011) Global Shift. Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy, London: Sage, 6th edition.