Labor Relations in Europe: Comparison
The term 'Europe' dates back to the journals of a Spanish monk at the Battle of Poitiers in 732 AD. However, for over a thousand years Europe remained divided politically into several hundred states, many of which possessed economies that had barely changed. This historical division of cultures can be seen throughout ages; as a result some trends in social relations may be defined. Sure countries have different key moments in their history, and these key moments gave a step point to some political and social events, for instance revolutions and other political tides.
Europe is historically populated by numerous nationalities, with their traditions and customs. Nevertheless, some European inhabitants are united by common or similar language and mentality, like German and Holland people, like Spanish and Italian people. Moreover, some scientists divide Europe into cultural areas: Germanic Europe, Latin (or Roman) Europe. Another one division of Europe is based on some geographical objects: Continental Europe and non-continental Europe (Great Britain). Time showed that Germanic, Latin and non-continental Europe had their own standards of social policy, their own trends in labor relations and development. This paper’s main aim is to compare three basic models of labor relations: Germanic, Latin and Great Britain labor systems; and to show some core advantages and disadvantages of these systems.…
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