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Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Stephen J. Silvia


Since the onset of the Great Recession, Germany's economy has been praised for its superior performance, which has been reminiscent of the “economic miracle” of the 1950s and 1960s. Such acclaim is surprising because Germany's economic institutions were widely dismissed as faulty just a decade ago. This book examines the oscillations of the German economy across the entire postwar period through one of its most important components—the industrial relations system. As the book shows, the industrial relations system is strongest where the German economy is strongest and is responsible for many o ... More

Keywords: industrial relations system, German economy, German capitalism, industrial relations, Germany, labor law, trade unions, employers associations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452215
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen J. Silvia, author
Associate Professor of Economics, American University