The coursework essay is between 3,000 and 4,000 words long, typed in Arial font size 12 and with at least 1.5 spacing.
Answer ONE of the following questions:
- Compare and contrast the industrial relation systems of at least two countries among those considered in the course. Comment on the extent to which these systems are converging towards a common regulatory model by providing examples of similar/different (de-)regulatory drives.
- Critically compare the role and position of trade unions within the industrial relations systems of at least two of the countries considered in the course, the challenges they face and the strategies they use to strengthen their position.
- Discuss the rise of precarious groups of workers in the labour market with specific reference to those considered in the course, the specific challenges they pose to trade unions and the union attempts to represent these workers.
- Critically compare and contrast the role of the state in industrial relations with reference to at least three countries among those considered in the course.