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Monday, Nov. 11
SIS Abramson Family Founders Room
Join SIS and the International Economic Relations Program in celebrating the launch of Dr. Silvia's new book, "Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era". In this work, Dr. Stephen Silvia, a prominent scholar of comparative industrial relations and labor markets and also of German politics, tackles the “...oscillations of the Germany economy across the entire postwar period through one of its most important components: the industrial relations system." He contends that the powerhouse German economy has been fueled by the strength of its industrial relations system, which has penetrated German capitalism more deeply than in any other state. Through this lens, he examines the Germany economy as a whole, the impact of Germany’s industrial relations on industrial relations abroad, the actions of trade unions and employers’ associations, and the ways in which German labor and management teams have dealt with the crisis of membership losses.
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“Holding the Shop Together represents scholarship at its best; Stephen J. Silvia’s immense erudition is visible and palpable in every sentence and every thought. This is far and away the best book on German trade unions and industrial relations bar none, in any language. Silvia tells a complex story and concludes that the fate of unions is decided by the political culture in which they operate.” --Andrei Markovits, Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies, University of Michigan