Examining the traditionally predominant role of the state in shaping employment patterns and social policy in France, French Industrial Relations in the New World Economy analyzes the impact of globalization on French industrial relations.

Looking at the changing economic context of industrial relations, this important text places particular emphasis on the notion of a shift from a national, Fordist form of employment regulation, to an international, post-Fordist form - examining in detail the impact of this shift on the role of the French state and on the balance of power between employer and trade union organizations.

Including chapters on employer organizations, collective bargaining, the role of the state, and workplace representation, French Industrial Relations in the New World Economy explores this fascinating topic in detail and provides a detailed resource for postgraduates studying trade unions, industrial and employee relations, and industrial studies in general.

chapter |5 pages


chapter 1|19 pages

Changing contexts

From Fordism to the ‘new world economy’

chapter 2|23 pages

The role of the state

chapter 3|23 pages

Trade unions

chapter 4|20 pages

Employer organisations

From the CNPF to MEDEF

chapter 5|22 pages

The organisation of work

From an authoritarian to a democratic workplace?

chapter 6|20 pages

Collective bargaining

chapter 7|20 pages

Workplace representation

chapter 8|21 pages