Title

Is There a Third Way for Industrial Relations?

Abstract

There has been little systematic analysis of what the ‘Third Way’ means in the sphere of industrial relations. This paper examines the record of the New Labour government in order to evaluate the distinctiveness, innovation and coherence of its industrial relations policy. It argues that many of the limitations of this policy result from the institutional context within which it was introduced. In comparative perspective, Third Way industrial relations can be thought of as a policy adaptation specific to centre–left governments in weakly co-ordinated liberal market economies.

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date

3-1-2004

Publication Title

British Journal of Industrial Relations

Department

Politics

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1111/j.1467-8543.2004.00302.x

Language

English

Format

text

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