International Comparative Employee Relations
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International Comparative Employee Relations

The Role of Culture and Language

Edited by Karl Koch and Pietro Manzella

Employee relations in national contexts are significantly influenced not only by material forces but also by cultural and linguistic factors that are often highly nationally specific. In this innovative book, culture and language are analysed in terms of how they affect employee relations internationally, demonstrating the importance of recognising and understanding these elements in the face of increasing globalisation.
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Chapter 7: Individualism, Democracy and Conflict in the USA

Peter Norlander

Abstract

This chapter argues that regional divisions in terms of legal individual rights and democratic rights have increased. Growing partisanship, and the growth of inequality, has led to increased local activism on employment policy, leading to a split between ‘equity and voice’ states and ‘efficiency and individual rights’ states.

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