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State, labor, and the transition to a market economy : Egypt, Poland, Mexico, and the Czech Republic /
Agnieszka Paczyńska.
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University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009.
description
xiii, 268 p.
ISBN
027103436X (cloth : alk. paper), 9780271034362 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009.
isbn
027103436X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780271034362 (cloth : alk. paper)
contents note
Parties, unions, and economic reforms -- Ruling parties, organized labor, and transitions to democracy : Poland and Czechoslovakia -- Ruling parties, organized labor, and continued authoritarianism : Egypt and Mexico -- Labor and privatization in Poland -- Labor and privatization in Egypt -- Labor and privatization in the Czech Republic and Mexico.
abstract
"Explores what facilitates or hinders social group attempts to influence the process of economic restructuring and reconstruction of state-society relations by focusing on organized labor's response to privatization of the public sector during the first decade of reforms. Compares Poland, Egypt, Mexico and the Czech Republic"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
6775072
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2009-09-01:
The design and implementation of economic reforms by a transition economy are influenced by various social and economic interest groups. Paczynska (George Mason Univ.) explores the influence of labor unions on privatization in the context of the historical relationship between labor unions and the state. Convincing empirical evidence supports the contention that historical success of labor unions in extracting material and legal rights from the state is a necessary factor in enabling unions to participate in and shape the privatization process. Testing this contention in several national settings and hence facilitating understanding of comparative reforms, the book skillfully compares the historical legacy of state/labor union relations and the resulting influence of unions during privatization in four countries: Poland, Egypt, Czech Republic, and Mexico. Tracing the historical state/labor union relationship from the early 1900s, Paczynska goes on to describe the experience of labor unions in each country during the first decade of privatization. Rich information on state/labor union power struggles makes this an essential reference for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and professionals of labor law and labor relations, transition economies, and economic reforms. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, research, and professional collections. S. Chaudhuri University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
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This work explores what facilitates or hinders social group attempts to influence the process of economic restructuring and reconstruction of state-society relations by focusing on organized labour's response to privatisation of the public sector. It compares events in Poland, Egypt, Mexico and the Czech Republic.
Library of Congress Summary
"Explores what facilitates or hinders social group attempts to influence the process of economic restructuring and reconstruction of state-society relations by focusing on organized labor's response to privatization of the public sector during the first decade of reforms. Compares Poland, Egypt, Mexico and the Czech Republic"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Acronymsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Parties, Unions, and Economic Reformsp. 21
Ruling Parties, Organized Labor, and Transitions to Democracy: Poland and Czechoslovakiap. 39
Ruling Parties, Organized Labor, and Continued Authoritarianism: Egypt and Mexicop. 83
Labor and Privatization in Polandp. 129
Labor and Privatization in Egyptp. 163
Labor and Privatization in the Czech Republic and Mexicop. 191
Conclusionp. 221
Bibliographyp. 235
Indexp. 257
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