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Emerging Patterns of Work and Turkish Labour Market Challenges under Globalization

Edited by Roger Blanpain†,
Guest editor Toker Dereli, Pinar Soykut-Sarica, Asli Sen-Tasbasi


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In the context of globalization, Turkey plays a unique role. Poised both geographically and culturally between Europe and the Middle East, with a formidable political history in both realms and a thriving modern economy, its domestic affairs inevitably take on a significance that transcends its borders. Among these its employment relations regime, as it sets about conforming to the neoliberal standards of globalization, prove to be of compelling interest for labour law professionals everywhere.

This collection of thirteen essays by notable Turkish legal academics in the field presents practitioners and researchers with in-depth analysis and commentary on such aspects as the following:

  • ways to raise the floor on working conditions;
  • impact of multinational corporations’ research and development activities on skills and labour costs;
  • education inequalities, skills development, and the role of technology;
  • environment and sustainability issues;
  • Turkey’s proposed severance pay fund as a flexicurity measure;
  • the nature of subcontracted labour particularly as revealed in Turkey’s shipbuilding industry;
  • labour unionism and collective bargaining;
  • female employment and gender-based discrimination; and
  • mobbing and workplace bullying.
The overall analysis does justice to the book’s stated aim of exploring the integration of Turkey’s system of labour and employment relations through transnational connections which have reached levels that can no longer be restricted to national boundaries. Expertly considering these new dimensions and challenges caused by the process of globalization, it addresses the research needs of academics in labour economics and employment relations as well as the interests of human resource management specialists, employer associations and labour unions.

Last Updated 11/25/2013
Update Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041149831
SKU 10059430-0001
Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.


Part I. General and Global Issues.

Chapter 1. Turkey and the Emerging Trends in Global Labour Mobility; A. Şen-Taşbaşı.

Chapter 2. European Multinationals’ Offshore R&D Strategies towards Turkey with Regard to Labour Capabilities, Skills and Labour Costs; A. Tuncay-Celikel.

Chapter 3. Industrial Employment, Emissions and Sustainability in Turkey; S. Acar.

Part II. Labour Market and Employment Issues.

Chapter 4. Education Inequality among Working Age Population in Turkey: A Cohort Analysis; B. Yanık-İlhan, N. Aydıner-Avşar .

Chapter 5. Skills, Technology and Working Practices in Turkey; P. Falcıoğlu.

Chapter 6. The Role of NGOs in the Improvement of the Turkish Labour Market; B. U. Altay.

Part III. Labour Law and Practice. 7. Severance Pay Fund As a Flexicurity Policy; S. A. Limoncuoğlu.

Chapter 8. Some Current Practices and Problems of the Principal Employer–Subcontractor in Turkey: The Case of the Shipbuilding Sector; Y. P. Soykut-Sarıca.

Part IV. Industrial Relations.

Chapter 9. Freedom of Association in Turkey from the Perspective of ILO and EU Norms; T. Dereli.

Chapter 10. The Future of Labour Unionism in Turkey; U. Omay.

Part V. Workplace Issues.

Chapter 11. Female Employment in Turkey; S. Çakmak Şahin .

Chapter 12. Discrimination against Women’s Employment: An Overview from Turkey; G. Özçelik.

Chapter 13. Dealing with Destructive Workplace Behaviour: An Overview of Mobbing in Turkish Organisations; A. H. Yüksel .