International & Comparative Employment Relations
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2004
This course introduces key concepts in employment relations and comparative method. It traces the historical evolution and current regulation of employment relations in selected countries. It compares these national experiences and explores international issues associated with globalisation (such as international labour standards and multinational corporations). Analysis occurs at both the 'macro' (i.e. national systems) and 'micro' (i.e. workplace) levels. The countries analysed will differ from year to year, but will normally include at least four from the following: USA, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, China, Germany, Sweden, Saudi Arabia and Botswana.
Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in comparative employment relations.
2. Identify and evaluate laws, institutional structures and managerial practices, both historical and contemporary, on employment relations across a number of countries.
3. Apply comparative method to the analysis of national systems and managerial practices of employment relations.
The course will focus on key concepts in employment relations and their institutional and managerial manifestations in a number of countries. More specifically, the themes examined include relations between management, employee representatives (including unions) and the state at both national and workplace levels. The countries will change from year to year, but they will normally include at least four from:
4. Saudi Arabia
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term