ILRIC 6325

ILRIC 6325

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Examines the history of and contemporary change in the institutions underpinning the "European Social Model."  Europe has long been known for its strong labor unions and social regulation of labor markets.  We will ask to what extent these traditions have been preserved or transformed through common trends of market liberalization and market integration within the European Union.  The class is organized around case studies of major western European countries, including Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, and the UK; as well as Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries such as Poland and the Czech Republic.

When Offered Fall.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ILRIC 4325

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17241 ILRIC 6325   LEC 001

  • This course focuses on distinctive features of the 'European social model' -- theory/history on why traditional institutions (encompassing bargaining, etc.) were established in the past -- discussion of different institutional models within Europe -- and how/why these are changing. Classes would include overview of competing theories; national case studies; discussion of the impact of EU social/market policies.