"The Societies of Europe" is an eight-title series of historical data handbooks on the development of Europe from the 19th to the 20th century. The series is a product of the Mannheim Centre for Social research, a body dedicated to comparative research on Europe and one of the leading social research institutes in the world. It is a collection of datasets giving a clear and systematic study of long term developments in European society. The data is presented statistically and is clearly comparative. This volume relates to the development of trade unions in Western Europe.
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DR BERNARD EBBINGHAUS is Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne. He taught sociology at the University of Mannheim and coordinated, with Jelle Visser, the international project on 'The Development of Trade Unions in Western Europe'. He was a John F. Kennedy Fellow (1999/2000) at the Centre for European Studies (CES), Harvard University. DR JELLE VISSER is Professor of Empirical Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and Director of CESAR, a labour relations research group. He was a visiting researcher at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research. Professor Visser is also a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Socieites in Cologne. He has also served as consultant to the OECD and ILO on union statistics.Review:
'...an exceptionally detailed work of reference on trade union membership statistics.' - John Kelly, London School of Economics, British Journal of Industrial Relations 'The work accomplished by Ebbinghaus and Visser is a vast resource...An indispensable reference tool for anyone writing on, or seeking to understand, trade unionism in the different countries of western Europe.' - Richard Hyman, London School of Economics, Transfer '[A]n extraordinary display of painstaking historical and sociological research.' - Colin Church, European University Institute, Industrial Relations Journal
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