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From an enabling towards a disabling state?
Gerhard Bosch and Steffen Lehndorff

unregulated segments of the national or international labour market, economic crises and the rapid growth of new service industries with lower trade union density, the balance of power has shifted in recent decades in favour of employers, which can have significant negative effects on job quality. This change has often taken place gradually as the various influencing factors have steadily accumulated, causing labour standards to be eroded slowly. The deregulation promoted by the economic governance framework of the European Union (EU) has accelerated this process. Jill

in Making work more equal
Phil Almond

sometimes been argued that the shifts in the functions of economic governance actors associated with a focus on international competitiveness have been, or should be, accompanied by shifts in the levels of governance. The nation state, in other words, becomes increasingly ‘leaky’ as a ‘container of governance’ (Brenner et al., 2003). Its coordinating capacities are fragmented, with some capacity transferred upwards (e.g. supranational or transnational institutions providing competition rules) and some downwards (with subnational regions or localities charged with

in Making work more equal
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Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes, and Davies Banda

within broader trends of political and economic governance evident in the country. The chapter offers a historical account beginning in the period immediately after Zambia's independence in 1964, moving through the neo-liberal reforms imposed by international donors from the early 1980s to the development of alternative forms of development governance towards the end of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Throughout the chapter, we

in Localizing global sport for development
Introduction and overview
Damian Grimshaw, Colette Fagan, Gail Hebson, and Isabel Tavora

collective bargaining, such as in Greece during the post-2008 recession, protective labour market institutions can be easily dismantled. For this reason, Bosch and Lehndorff argue that a more inclusive regulatory framework needs to be anchored not only to statutory protections and minimum standards but also to strong participatory rights and discuss the scope for national actors to move towards these goals under the new European economic governance framework. Marchington and Dundon discuss the societal forces for ‘fair voice’ and the challenges workers face in liberal

in Making work more equal
Annamaria Simonazzi

Development) (2017), Indicators of Employment Protection (Paris: OECD), http://www.oecd.org/employment/emp/ oecdindicatorsofemploymentprotection.htm, accessed 18 March 2017. Rubery, J. (2015), Re-regulating for Inclusive Labour Markets, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 65 (Geneva: International Labour Organization). Rubery, J. and Piasna, A. (2016), Labour Market Segmentation and the EU Reform Agenda: Developing Alternatives to the Mainstream, Working Paper No. 10 (Brussels: European Trade Union Institute). Schulten, T. and Müller, T. (2014), ‘European economic

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The dualist and complex role of the state in Spanish labour and employment relations in an age of ‘flexibility’
Miguel Martínez Lucio

. (ed.), The New EU Economic Governance and its Impact on the National Collective Bargaining Systems (Madrid: CCOO), pp. 175–204. 308 Making work more equal Rodríguez-Ruiz, Ó. (2015), ‘Unions’ response to corporate restructuring in Telefónica: locked into collective bargaining?’, Employee Relations, 37:1, 83–101. Royle, T. and Ortiz, L. (2009), ‘Dominance effects from local competitors: setting institutional parameters for employment relations in multinational subsidiaries; a case from the Spanish supermarket sector’, British Journal of Industrial Relations, 47

in Making work more equal
Maria Karamessini and Damian Grimshaw

Minimum wages and wage-setting systems in Greece and the UK 17 Minimum wages and the remaking of the wage-setting systems in Greece and the UK Maria Karamessini and Damian Grimshaw Introduction The steady encroachment of a more neoliberal set of market principles among advanced capitalist countries has not necessarily been accompanied by a declining role of the state. This is as true with respect to the state’s role in wagesetting as it is in other areas of economic governance, such as social transfers, product market regulation and corporate governance

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