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By Peter Fairbrother, Al Rainnie

Globalisation, nation and Labour combines a brand new theoretical process with comparative research – making sure that it'll be of significant curiosity to somebody interested by the globalization debate, the way forward for the country, and arranged labour. It shows how although the international is present process huge, immense alterations concerning politics, the financial system and society, the location and position of the kingdom, and the importance of country coverage during this method, is seriously contested. proposing a well timed chance to study and re-assess the trendy kingdom as regards to labour, the essays integrated during this textual content, written via best researchers within the sector, boost a brand new theoretical framework that places paintings, staff and their firms on the center of interpreting nation restructuring. utilizing significant reports from 4 international locations (UK, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand), the members problem many preconceptions relating to globalization and labour association - together with the notions that the kingdom is being marginalized by way of the strategies of globalization, and that the exchange unions have gotten beside the point.  

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It centralises policy-making in the hands of the core executive (Prime Minister’s Office, Cabinet Office and Treasury) whilst decentralising the delivery of policy to a number of agencies, which operate within limits set by the centre. Although this can be, and often is, dressed up by ministers in terms of furthering accountability and empowering users, Cope and Goodship’s research indicates that public service regulation is primarily a ‘control mechanism’ enhancing central government management whilst off-loading difficult issues of provision to local agencies.

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