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Trade unions have repeatedly been challenged by neoliberal programmes implemented within Member States of the European Union (EU) and at the European level. The twenty-seven country chapters at the core of this book chart the features of the neoliberal challenge in the EU Member States and the measures implemented by unions in their attempts to adapt to changed circumstances since 2000. It is clear that union activity, either independently or in conjunction with allies, will be at the centre of revitalization campaigns if the pieces left from the neoliberal challenges are to be picked up and wielded into a coherent response.

This book offers a comprehensive comparative overview of the development, structure, and policies of trade unions in all the 27 Member States of the EU from 2000 to 2020. It presents an in-depth analysis of the neoliberal challenges facing these organizations and their strategic and policy responses.

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Table of contents

Extracts from Trade unions in Europe_2023.pdf

Chapter0_Trade unions in the European Union_Table of contents_2023.pdf

Chapter00_Trade unions in the European Union_Foreword_2023.pdf

Chapter1_Trade unions in the European Union_Identifying challenges_2023.pdf

Chapter2_ Austria_Trade unions in a world of contested stability_2023.pdf

Chapter3_Belgium_Trade unions coping with workplace fissuring and opposing wage moderation in a tottering political system_2023.pdf

Chapter4_Bulgaria_Trade unions estabilishing legitimacy through institution-building and the usages of Europe_2023.pdf

Chapter5_Croatia_Trade unions able to retain influence despite loss of resources_2023.pdf

Chapter6_Cyprus_A divided society with trade unions on a slow retreat_2023.pdf

Chapter7_Czechia_Trade unions escaping marginalization_2023.pdf

Chapter8_Denmark_Trade unions still afloat at ebb tide_2023.pdf

Chapter9_Estonia_Less than meets the eye_2023.pdf

Chapter10_Finland_Trade unions struggling within a Ghent system_2023.pdf

Chapter11_France_Fragmented trade unions, few members, but many voters and much social unrest_2023.pdf

Chapter12_Germany_Different worlds of trade unions_2023.pdf

Chapter13_Greece_Plus ça change_2023.pdf

Chapter14_Hungary_After the end of illusions, trade union son the brink of marginality_2023.pdf

Chapter15_Ireland_Trade unions recovering after being tipped off balance by the Great Recession_2023.pdf

Chapter16_Italy_Pluralism and resilience_2023.pdf

Chapter17_Latvia_Trade unions with the potential to escape marginalization_2023.pdf

Chapter18_Lithuania_Trade unions still see light at the end of the tunnel_2023.pdf

Chapter19_Luxembourg_Residual institutional strength and declining mobilization capacity_2023.pdf

Chapter20_Malta_Trade union resilience in a changing environment_2023.pdf

Chapter21_Netherlands_Erosion of their power base in the stable Polder Model_2023.pdf

Chapter22_Poland_Trade unions developing after a decline_2023.pdf

Chapter23_Portugal_Between marginalization and revitalization_2023.pdf

Chapter24_Romania_Walking the thin line between politics and the market_2023.pdf

Chapter25_Slovakia_From politics to bread-and-butter unionism_2023.pdf

Chapter26_Slovenia_From strong trade union movement to uneven de-unionization_2023.pdf

Chapter27_Spain_Boundaries, roles and changes in trade unionism_2023.pdf

Chapter28_Sweden_still high union density, but widening gaps by social category and national origin_2023.pdf

Chapter29_Conclusion Trade Unions picking up the pieces from the neoliberal challenge_2023.pdf

Appendix A1_Indicators relevant to trade unions in the Europea Union_2023.pdf