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Varieties of Capitalism and Employment Relations


Module description

Indicative module content

  • Global employment relations and the global economy
  • Comparative method and theories
  • Varieties of capitalism 1: the UK and other LMEs
  • Varieties of capitalism 2: the CMEs
  • Varieties of capitalism 3: the BRIC countries
  • Essay preparation
  • Employment relations and economic performance
  • The state
  • Employers and employee associations
  • Trade Unions

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will:

  • be familiar with issues of theory and method in the comparative analysis of employment relations
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of employment relations in a number of countries
  • be able to think critically about contemporary issues in employment relations
  • take views on policy issues informed by the latest research.