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Le dialogue social européen. Histoire d’une innovation sociale (1985-2003)

Jean Lapeyre

Publication date : 2017

Number of pages : 287

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Jean Lapeyre

This book recounts the history of the social dialogue, from its birth to its achievement of greater autonomy, through the different accounts of the actors who conceived and developed it, with reference to various texts, joint opinions and autonomous agreements, and through an analysis of the functioning of the social dialogue. It is therefore a ‘human’ vision of the construction of the social dialogue that is presented in this work. This process was the result of encounters between actors but also of the shared will that existed between them at a certain time, despite the many tensions, in the dynamic context of European integration. The history covers the period 1985-2003, during which time the author was responsible for the social dialogue at the ETUC.

ETUI, Bruxelles, ISBN 978-2-87452-447-9

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