Employ Respons Rights J (2017) 29:165–171 DOI 10.1007/s10672-017-9297-1 ‘Employment across Markets or Nations’: A Review Paper on International and Comparative Employment Relations Sek-hong Ng Published online: 29 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 This book addresses and explains the national pattern of employment and industrial relations for the world’s key economies. Postulating these nations as economies governed by markets which vary according to their degree of freedom or of regula- tion, the book also provides a succinct critique on the likely trend of their future development from a comparative perspective across nations. It comprises altogether fourteen chapters. The ‘Introduction’ and ‘Conclusions’ chapters are the integrating ‘nexus’ and deal with the theoretical issues and their implications. The remaining chapters each address a specific country: the nations covered include five in Europe, five in Asia-Pacific and two in North America. The missing continents are South America and Africa, as well as Russia. The conceptual framework of this book is built upon the notion of ‘varieties of capitalism’ (VoC). Such a theoretical premise appears consistent with the current prevalence, almost worldwide of financial capitalism and the hegemony of globalization which are often associ- ated with the popularization of the philosophy of
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