|Title||Understanding European Trade Unionism: Between Market, Class and Society|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Keywords||Europe, globalization, trade unionism, trade unions, unionism|
In this comprehensive overview of trade unionism in Europe and beyond, Richard Hyman offers a fresh perspective on trade union identity, ideology and strategy. He shows how the varied forms and impact of different national movements reflect historical choices on whether to emphasize a role as market bargainers, mobilizers of class opposition or partners in social integration. The book demonstrates how these inherited traditions can serve as both resources and constraints in responding to the challenges which confront trade unions in today's working world.