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XX20087: German comparative employee relations

[Page last updated: 02 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 33%, EX 67%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 33%)
  • Examination (EX 67%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN10079
Learning Outcomes: Comparisons with the UK will serve to highlight the main characteristics of the German situation and to sensitise students to the reasons behind the complex pattern of relations existing between the "social partners" as represented by state, unions, employers and employees.

Aims: a) To describe and analyse the changing features of employee relations in the UK. This introduction to the subject provides the basis for comparative work later in the course. b) To introduce students to the specific legal, institutional and cultural dimensions of industrial relations in Germany.

Content: Employee relations: an introduction; Trade Unions; Employers and Managers; Industrial Conflict; State and the Law.

Programme availability:

XX20087 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
  • UXXX-AYB04 : BSc(Hons) International Management and Modern Languages (German) with Year Abroad (Year 2)


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