Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 September 2006

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719072529

Bookseller Code (06)


The struggle for a social Europe

Trade unions and EMU in times of global restructuring

Andreas Bieler

Published by Manchester University Press

Critical Labour Movement Studies MUP

  • Provides a detailed comparison of the trade unions of five EU member states, namely Austria, Britain, France, Germany and Sweden
  • Assesses trade unions' options for responding to global structural change in general and to participate in the formation of the future economic-political system of the EU in particular
  • Includes a thorough examination of several European level trade union organisations
  • Investigates the idea that a labour movement's position on EMU depends crucially on its degree of exposure to the competitive pressures of globalisation