9781137445636

Labor Relations in New Democracies East Asia, Latin America, and Europe

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    9781137445636

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    1137445637

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-08-20
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Labor Relations in New Democracies explores how democratization has changed the material and political fortunes of workers in the new democracies of Europe, Latin America, and East Asia. It also examines how workers have responded to their newly found environment. Alemán tackles these questions through analyses of labor compensation and industrial relations, as well as through detailed case studies of Chile and South Korea, two of the greatest economic and political success stories of the last three decades. The study reveals that where workers have benefited the most from democratization—in Western Europe—they have also become more militant. At the other end of the spectrum, in Eastern European countries workers have benefited the least from democratization. As a result, they have experienced declines in their

Author Biography

Jose Aleman is Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University in New York City, USA. He has degrees from Cornell University (BA) and Princeton University (MA, PhD) and teaches courses in Comparative Politics and Political Economy. His work focuses on the comparative study of democratic institutions with a particular focus on the political economy of redistributive policies in new democracies. Aleman is also interested in democratization, democratic consolidation and social science methodology. He has received fellowships from the Macarthur Foundation, the Mellon Foundation and the Korea Foundation.

Table of Contents

Foreword; Ingo RohlfingIntroduction
1. Industrial Relations after the Third Wave
2. Democratization and Socioeconomic Security
3. Labor Market Regulation and Industrial Conflict: An Empirical Baseline
4. Labor Market Regulation and Social Dialogue: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis
5. Protest and Social Dialogue in South Korea, 1987-2006
6. Protest and Social Dialogue in Democratic Chile, 1988-2006
Conclusion: Participation, Flexibility, and the Future of the Third Wave

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