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Sweden: Mergers in a Class-segmented Trade Union System

  • Anders Kjellberg
  • Jeremy Waddington
Publishing year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 225-255
Publication/Series: Restructuring Representation. The Merger Process and Trade Union Structural Development in Ten Countries (Travail & Société - Work & Society Vol. 46)
Document type: Book chapter
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Group
Additional info: Anders Kjellbergs hemsida ERRATA: In Table 9.3 (page 233) union no 31 Målare/Painters column 11: the word AMALG should be deleted.
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Throughout the industrialised world trade unionists are reforming their organisations as part of a strategy to adjust to new labour market, economic and political circumstances. This volume examines the role of merger activity in this process of reform. The book identifies the pattern of merger activity, the factors that promote its development and its impact on union structure and governance. The book comprises two sections. The first section examines the merger process in ten countries (Australia, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, UK and US). The second section comprises three 'horizontal' chapters in which authors of the national chapters develop in comparative perspective themes that emerge from the national chapters.


  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
  • arbetsliv
  • amalgamation
  • department of sociology
  • arbetsmarknad
  • sociologiska institutionen
  • sociology
  • sociologi
  • blue-collar
  • förbundssammanslagning
  • white-collar
  • fackförening
  • fackförbund
  • SACO
  • TCO
  • LO
  • Sweden
  • bargaining cartel
  • acquisition
  • Merger
  • trade unions


  • White-collar Unions in an International Perspective
  • Trade Union Mergers in Europe, Australia and USA
  • ISBN: 90-5201-253-9
Anders Kjellberg
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Labour Migration, Trade Unions and Employers (FAS/Forte). Anders Kjellberg and Olle Frödin.

Union Density in a Global Perspective Anders Kjellberg

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