Gender, equality and industrial relations in the 'New Europe': An introduction

Gill Kirton*, Anne Marie Greene

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This introduction draws together the broad themes discussed in the articles presented in this special issue, placing cross-national similarities and differences in gender, equality, and industrial relations within a broader conceptual and policy context. As a field of study, industrial relations traditionally downplays the salience of gender and other identity characteristics; however, the European policy context now firmly supports the positioning of gender and equality as key issues within the industrial relations system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-149
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean journal of industrial relations
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005

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