BMAN31871 COMPARATIVE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 2021-2022
The coursework essay for Comparative Industrial Relations is between 3,000 and 4,000 words long, typed in Arial font size 12 and with at least 1.5 spacing.
Students must submit an electronic copy of their essay via Blackboard no later than3 pm on Friday 17 December 2021.Unless granted a formal extension for submitting coursework by AMBSs Student Support Team, a mark penalty will apply in the case of late submission of an assignment. The mark awarded will reduce by 10% of the maximum amount available per 24 hours.
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Choose one from 4:
1) To what extent are Co-ordinated Market Economies converging with Liberal Market Economies? Critically discuss with reference to at least three of the countries covered in the course.
2) Critically analyse, with reference to at least three core countries, why levels of industrial action have declined in most countries. Are strikes a feature of the past?
3) Critically examine similarities and differences in how the state influences industrial relations in two of the Coordinated Market Economies covered in this course.
4) Compare the decline in union membership and power across at least three of the core countries, referring specifically to the main explanations provided by the literature. How successful or otherwise have unions been in reversing this decline?