Bernd Brandl

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The aim of this study is to analyse differences and similarities in industrial relations systems in nine sectors across the European member states to identify the prospects of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue (ESSD). Industrial relations in Europe are characterised by increasing diversity within national systems and by functional convergence between(More)
Systematic analyses of the political effectiveness of involving employee and employer associations in public policy making via social pacts in terms of one central alleged function, i.e. raising political legitimacy, are lacking. The aim of this article is to assess the impact of involving employee and employer associations in public policy and their(More)
One of the main problems in empirical sciences is the uncertainty about the relevance of variables. In the debate on the variables that provide a systematic and robust explanation of the share of employees that are members of trade unions, i.e. of trade union density, the problem of variable uncertainty is striking. In regression analyses there is the(More)
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