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References to the past of IR system are certainly far less influential than they intended to be. The once hardly uncertain links between the development of labour laws and the socio-economical prevalence of the manager has lost much of its plausibility. In fact, the reinvention of ‘independent contracts’ is directly linked with often emphatically expressed doubts about the employees’ need of security, particularly in view of obvious changes in earnings, the opaque social security set-up and the pervasive, sometimes even legally surefire trade unions movement (Teubner 1987, p. 130).
The state plays a significant role in determining the legal environment within which employment relations are considered as an actor of IR system. Industrial relations vary, to some extent till they count on government legislation to resolve the measures of ‘collective bargaining’, to settle the substantive provisions for ’employment’ and to resolve conflicts (Ron 1994, p. 103). In the U.S., the regulation has noticeably been prominent in forming the IR system, regulating the plans and strategies of bargaining, although less reliance has bee put on legislation to fix extensive service conditions (p. 103). However, in Germany, the law has assumed a central importance and extensive influence in the relations between capital and labour, partly due to pressures from the collective bargaining parties (p. 103). In France, the ‘Collective Agreements Act’ of 1950 provided an all-inclusive official framework for collective bargaining (p. 103). In Britain until the 1970s IR system was less synchronized by law than other Western countries since there was an enduring practice of ‘voluntarism’ and self-sufficiency by the parties which had become part of the British cultural inheritance (p. 103).
As Ron (1994) suggests most IR theory recognizes the limitations on state actions due to the power of other ‘actors’. Independent power can be achieved either through high degrees of concentration through a small number of large firms and large unions (in Germany) or potentially low independent power can be compensated through a large number of small and medium sized employers (as in Germany) and unions (in Britain) acting through associations to compensate for their relative individual powerlessness (The State, p7).
There are perhaps some desires to use the comparative studies for practical experience, or to use the IR systems of particular country which can demonstrate lack of higher success possibilities within the society – by means of rapid ‘rates of economic growth’ or an absence of serious industrial conflict – as ‘models’ to follow and possibly adopt (p.5).
Today’s involvement recalls the historical influence of Hugh Clegg, Bill McCarthy, and Allan Flanders, when industrial relations were a striking option for academics (Acken &. Wilkinson 2003, p. xv). This shows a strapping return of unions although, thanks to the recent slump in these economies, some special effects of Employment relations remain at risk (p.