Employ Respons Rights J (2017) 29:151–157 DOI 10.1007/s10672-017-9300-x International and Comparative Employment Relations: Assessing the Global, National and Local Level Contributions to the Field of CER Mathieu Dupuis Published online: 22 June 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 The book International and Comparative Employment Relations by Bamber et al. (2016)isan indispensable piece for any researcher interested in comparative employment relations (CER) and how labor and employment have evolved in past decades. Focusing on a comparison of several countries, both developed and emerging, this study explores how common pressures and divergent consequences inherent in different industrial relations systems affect employ- ment relations. The theoretical approach used by the editors is drawn from the Varieties of Capitalism literature. This literature postulates that despite major changes in the global economy since the 1980s, different models of national capitalism have co-existed and have kept (at least in part) their coherence. National systems of employment relations, as the chapters in the book show, faced common liberalizing pressures but the consequences have been diverse since national institutions still matter in some respects. While rich empirical results and comparisons enable us to capture the evolution of contemporary employment relations systems, by focusing on national institutions and
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