Labour Politics and the EU’s New Economic Governance Regime: Methodological Challenges and Innovations of a New Research Agenda

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Title: Labour Politics and the EU’s New Economic Governance Regime: Methodological Challenges and Innovations of a New Research Agenda
Authors: Erne, Roland
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Date: 20-Nov-2019
Online since: 2020-02-07T10:30:48Z
Abstract: Trade unions play a major role in democratic interest intermediation. This role is currently threatened by vertical interventions of political executives in the context of the European Union’s (EU’s) new economic governance (NEG) regime. We are therefore proposing a new research agenda that aims to explore the challenges and possibilities that the NEG poses to labour politics. Our agenda focuses on the way in which labour movements respond to the EU’s NEG regime. Until recently, labour politics had been shaped mainly by ‘horizontal’ market integration through the free movement of goods, capital, services and people. Since the adoption of the ‘Six-Pack’ of EU law on economic governance in 2011, however, the latter has been complemented by ‘vertical’ integration affected through the direct surveillance of Member states’ macroeconomic policies, including industrial relations and social policy (Erne, 2015). The resulting regime opens contradictory possibilities for labour movements. On the one hand, the NEG’s reliance on vertical surveillance makes decisions
Funding Details: European Commission
European Commission Horizon 2020
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: EC - Education Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Kluwer Law
Series/Report no.: Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations; 107
Copyright (published version): 2019 Kluwer Law
Keywords: New economic governance (NEG)Labour politicsResearch design
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Pulignano, V. and Hendrickx, F. (eds.). Employment Relations in the 21st Century: Challenges for Theory and Research in a Changing World of Work
ISBN: 9789403517643
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