Stephen Bach is Professor of Employment Relations at King's College London, UK. Lorenzo Bordogna is Professor of Economic Sociology at the University of Milan, Italy.
The dynamics of employment relations in the wake of the financial crisis have become an issue of major political and social concern, nowhere more than so than in the public sector. As this outstanding collection of essays from leading scholars in the field demonstrates, public service employment relations in Europe have been profoundly influenced by the crisis, but in divergent, distinctive and quite different ways. By comparing and contrasting the experience of European countries, this book lays out the challenges facing policy-makers, public managers and employees as they seek to make sense of the new post-crisis environment. Highly recommended. -Rhys Andrews, Cardiff University, UK ... we highly recommend this volume to everyone interested in the public sector and its employment relations, in particular to all scholars, practitioners and politicians who like to think beyond 'national boxes' and are interested in evidence-based substantiation of their decisions on the public sector. - Werner Schmidt and Andrea Mu ller, Research Institute for Work, Technology and Culture, Tubingen, Transfer: The European Review of Labour and Research This is a terrific book. Anyone interested in developments in labor relations or political economy in the public sector in Europe and elsewhere will want to read it. - Harry C. Katz, Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining, Director, Scheinman Institute, ILR School, Cornell University