Since the 1980s, industrial relations and labor law in Israel
have rapidly changed from a European style of corporatism to a
model of pluralism familiar to North America. The country's legal
and industrial relations systems have become more decentralized,
yet more intensively regulated; they are no longer centrally
managed, but they do not fit the neoliberal model of a free market.
In recent years, a dynamic system for voicing interests has
evolved, granting more leeway to individuals, identity-based
representation, and a flourishing civil society, but restraining
effective collective representation.
In Fading Corporatism, Guy Mundlak explains the
changing nature of labor law and industrial relations in Israel and
the seemingly paradoxical outcomes of transformation as played out
in numerous spheres, including the law governing the recognition of
trade unions and strikes; the emergence of a human rights regime;
and the regulation of temporary work agencies, Palestinian workers
from the occupied territories, and migrant workers. Placing the
example of Israel in a conceptual framework that draws on the
literature of corporatism, Mundlak offers a theoretical coupling of
legal studies and industrial relations that will interest scholars
and practitioners in both fields.
Surveying legal developments from 1920 to the present,
Fading Corporatism will also appeal to readers interested
in the political, economic, and legal history of Israel. At the
same time, Mundlak emphasizes the comparative implications of the
Israeli case study. His account is particularly instructive for
countries in which traditionally corporatist industrial and legal
systems are experiencing similar pressures, such as the
Netherlands, Austria, and Germany.
Table of Contents
You are viewing the table of contents
You do not have access to this
on JSTOR. Try logging in through your institution for access.