Start date:October 2017
Research Topic:European Social Dialogue
Research pathway:Global Language Based Area Studies
Research Supervisor:Dr Nick Parsons and Dr Jonathan Kirkup
Supervising school:Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC
Research keywords:EU; Europe; Social Policy; Trade Unions
This project will examine social dialogue in two EU member states as well as the articulation between national and European levels of social dialogue in these two states. One case will be characterised by strong union organisations and bargaining structures and one by weak unions and structures. The aim is to analyse whether and under what conditions social dialogue can give voice to workers, whether this leads to consensus over macroeconomic and social policy and whether EU notions of social dialogue are transposable to all member states.