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    The regulation of working time in the UK: at the crossroads of national policy changes and the influence of the European Union

    Dimitrakopoulos, Dionyssis G. (2012) The regulation of working time in the UK: at the crossroads of national policy changes and the influence of the European Union. Labor and Employment Review 128 , pp. 55-68.

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    Abstract

    Several disciplines can inform drivers of national regulatory models of working time. The analysis of trends at work in the field generally puts out several socio-economic factors. The relevance of political factors is often associated with the combined action of political parties and social welfare institutions, resulting in "worlds" of working time competing: Social Democrats, Liberals and Christian Democrats. This article analyzes the case of the United Kingdom, often presented as a model of liberal capitalism, and demonstrates that governments based on different parties - and the policies they are - can be accompanied by changes in a given model of capitalism or a "world of working time." Added to this is an important factor often overlooked: the role of unions.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Britain, employment policy, hours of work, political party, union, European Union
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 14:04
    Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 15:39
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8578

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